Cal. 44-L, Spanish Garate Anituay Cia?
I have recently aquired an Spanish Garate Anituay Cia rifle, it's lever action and like new, looks similar to an Win. 30-30. On the barrel near the breach it says it's an Cal. 44-L. I went to my favorite range, talked with the owner and he decided it took Colt 44 T shells, wrong. We tried 44 Special also, no go. Does anyone know what type of Cartridge this weapon takes? It appears to be a very fine rifle, even has a saddle ring on left side. Like I said, it's like new and the wood is soooooo fine, looks like Spanish Walnut.
Who ever built this rifle knew what they were doing, so I would like to find some ammo for it, and anything more if anyone knows the history of these weapons? Thanks all. RamBoze