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My Marlin 1893 barrel reads for BlackPower. Does anyone know where I can buy 38-55 BlackPowder ammo? Also, can I shoot the cowboy ammo in it.
 

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The light cowboy loads, with cast lead bullets shouldn't be a problem in your 1893. You might check Old West Scrounger, if you really want to shoot black powder.
I load and shoot smokeless in mine regularly, but only in reduced loads.
 

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Early Marlin catalogs state that the Grade "B" rifles were okay to use with "Low Pressure" smokeless catridges, IE: smokeless loads that duplicated black powder velocities. There were "High Power Smokeless" cartridges for both the 32-40 and 38-55. These were discouraged for use in the Grade "B". Smokeless handloads can be assembled that produce low pressures and fine accuracy. I used smokeless exclusively in both of my Trapdoor Springfields. I fired hundreds of low to mid powered loads through them with no ill effects. My Grade "B" 32-40 is digesting 6.6 grains of Unique with a hardcast 170 grain Meister bullet with ease.
 
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