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    1893 38-55 ?

    Hi guys, hope you all had a great Christmas. I recently got into cast shooting and I'm having a lot of fun with it. I was thinking of looking for an 1893 38-55 . I was wondering if some of the 1893 38-55's were made for smokeless powder and could take a bit more pressure like the 32 HPS or were they limited to black powder pressure only ? I'd appreciate hearing from the guys with experience with the 38-55. I've never shot one but I think that out to 200 yrds they should still be a fine hunting cartridge.

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    Any 1893 made after 1895 will be smokeless unless the barrel is stamped "For Black Powder Only"

    The barrels after 1895 say Special Smokeless Steel.

    The first year 1893 and 1894 were not marked and were softer black powder barrels.
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