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Can sombody enlighten me as to when production of the Model 1889 ceased production and were all the rifles for black powder only? or were some produced at a later time that were for smokeless powder. Thanks Fellas
 

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A total of 55,119 were made. According to Brophy, 1895 was the last year of production, with 319 being made. 183 were made off and on until 1903 out of existing parts. Brophy also states that the 1893, 1895, and 27-S were the only models with barrels marked "Special Smokeless Steel". The book has a breakdown of serial numbers if you are interested.
 

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Roundsworth does the trigger on the 89 just flop around when cocked and ready to fire or is it a problem with the trigger assembly.
 

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The 1889 Marlin has a two piece trigger that allows it some forward motion. I have 2 89s that do this but both have very smooth release when fired.

Great old rifles. I love the lever latch.

DD
 

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Yeah, but I've always had one gripe with the 1889...the bolt block extending down into the trigger area! Other than that, they're great guns!
 
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