Are the 1893, 32-40's harder to find in decent shape then the others or am I just unlucky?
PM sent.marlinman93 said:Rrussell,
I'm a shooter/collector, so I don't own anything I wont shoot.
In my opinion, a relined barrel is much more acceptable over a bad bore! I wouldn't hesitate to have an old Marlin relined, although I'd want it done right, and in the original caliber. There are a couple of people who can reline your gun, and when it's done it will be tough to tell it was relined, and it will shoot like new!
Drop me a email if you want their contact info.
Roundsworth,Roundsworth said:I loaded my own for my 1893s. I used hardcast bullets in my 32-40, 30-30s, and 32 HPS. I used Unique and kept velocities down for recreational shooting. I never got around to using any of them for hunting, although my re-lined 25-36 would have been a dream for whitetail. I used jacketed 60 grain and 117 grain bullets with outstanding results.