The 30-30 Wesson was probably developed sometime around 1880 and was used in rifles designed and marketed by Frank Wesson of Worcester, USA, who operated from the 1860s into the late 1880s. The 30-30 Wesson is not the same as the 30-30 Winchester and there is nothing to indicate that it had any influence on the design of the 30-30 Wesson. Smokeless powder loads would not be advisable in this rifle.
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