Is there anyone besides me ,that has interest in this chambering in one of the new Cowboys ?
You sound like me when I go to the range If I have any empty gun cases "I WILL" find somthing to fill them with :!:Parley Baer said:Yep the .38-56 is the same length as the .40-65 and .45-70. Just a necked downed 45-70. The case is available at www.buffaloarms.com
Speaking of the .32-40 I will be taking my Ballard in the caliber out on our shooting camping trip the following weekend. I will also take the 1892 in .32 Colt and the 1894 baby carbine in .25-20. Still deciding what else to take. Parley
44, was at my gunclub over the weekend and their are two guys there in the CBA, the guy that built the 40-65 had another article on building the gun back in 2000 and I was seeing if I could borrow it from one of them to read and copy I have been shooting with these guys for about two months now, all they ever see me bring is Marlin levers , so from seeing me and talking about this article ,I believe one or both of them are thinking the same way as you and I 8) I had a nice 1895 slip through my hands two years ago $250 .It was a little rough (someone got blood on part of the barrel) but would have been perfect for making a 40-65 or 38-5644 WCF said:I read the same Article, have been watching for an inexpensive 95 ever since. What a lever a 40-65 would be, I've checked, you are limited a little on how long bullet you can use to cycle through the action in a 1895., but should be nice. Is the 38-56 a shorter case, I know you can make from 45-70 but I'm not sure of the case length.
Guy I spoke with in PA said he would reline and stand behind his work ,as long as you used cast or didn't hotrod it :!: Believe he told me $225 out the door :!:44 WCF said:I'm leaving for New Mexico in the morning. (Utah). Last trip there was an older 95 45-70 with 24" barrel for $275 at pawn shop near the reservation. It caught my eye because of the long barrel, I didn't know they put a 24" tube on the 95 in 45-70.
I just may pick it up and have it rebarreled or relined whichever is cheapest. I fall asleep each night thinking about a lever in 40-65.
I'm wondering what weight bullet I can use.
I have a vintage 40-82 loading tool and mould, which I'm gonna guess is 260-180 grain bullet. Was my neighbor's for his 1886 Win in 40-82, his son now has the rifle but gave me the loading tools. That mould may just work for the 40-65 in a lever. Will have to cast a few and seat in 40-65 brass and check the length.
psNeighbor at one time make 40-82 brass from a standard case, which I would guess was 45-90.