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  1. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    Over the Fourth of July weekend was talking guns with my cousin. Little bit of background on his family. They were Ranchers in Corson county West River South Dakota since before 1900. So he pulls out this old lever action rifle out of the closet. I started to look at it and found out that it is...
  2. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    I tried this before last winter, but didn't get too far. Everybody wanted pics and we were rained out of the Piutes where my shop and the rifle are. So here we go again. I bought an early '93, SN 117598 a few years back in pretty rough shape. It had a bad headspace issue plus the stock had...
  3. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    So here's the pickle. The gun that brought me to this forum came as a gift from my grandpa. After asking around on here it's an 1893 model 32-40 cal. with a 408234 serial number. Grandpa really wants me to "hunt with the family gun", but part of me is hesitant due to it's age and heck it's a...
  4. Reloading
    I have 2 full boxes of commemorative "Duke" 32-40 ammo and one box that is half shot, but still have the casings. Wanted to know if something like this can be reloaded. I don't want to shoot the commemorative rounds but don't see a problem with shooting reloaded cases of the ones that are...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hello I am new on this forum, and since this week I am the proud owner of a Marlin 1881 32-40 production year 1888 When I was searching the net for more of its history I found out that probably not many of this caliber has been produced in the 1881 series. I would love to know if someone could...
  6. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    I am trying to find a hyphenated but I don't know which one. I need one that can take everything from tin cans, to rabbits,to deer with minor pelt damage on the animals (no huge holes like a 45-70). If I do any hunting, it won't be over 200 yards(most of my shots are within 50 to 100 yards). I...
  7. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    Hi Everyone, I am a new user to Marlin Owners. I have a .32-40 lever action rifle and I am trying to locate the Model number of the rifle. I may be covered by one of the sights. The serial number is 320148 and I found a web sight that indicates the rifle was manufactured in 1905. It has a...
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