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Heres another picture for you guys to check out ,had this gun for a while its a 1894 in 38-40 with a 32 inch barrel ,the longest marlin offered. the other marlin in the picture is a half round takedown model 1893 in 30-30 it was made in 1902. Don

 

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I have noticed, in this area, that percentage wise, "long barrel" Marlins, seem more prevalent than Winchester lever guns. Same with the take down feature.

I have nothing official on the matter of course, it may be simply because I am always looking around the tables for Marlins stuck in the middle of a bunch of Wins. ;D and the special feature Wins are not noticed.

I have a 38 40 1894 as well, but in a round barrel, 24". The muzzle diameter is .760, which visually, "looks heavy". Any idea on standard muzzle diameters?

Keep showing those pictures.
 

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Brophy listed std. muzzle diameters in the appendix of his book. Should be able to se them there. The .larger caliber 1894's had a bigger diameter barrel than the .32-20 and .25-20 did. Round barrels in equal calibers always appear larger than octagons due to the fact they are equal in diameter to the points of an octagon barrel. They are also heavier in total weight vs. octagon barrels.
 

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Don,
I've got a small sub collection within my old Marlins that are long barreled guns. Always was attracted to the extra length barreled Marlins, but never came across a 32" 1894 that I could afford. I've got a 30", and numerous 28" 1894's, and a 32" 1893. Also have 1889, 1891, and 1892 with 28" barrels.
That's a real eye catcher to me!
 

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I have 13 long barreled Marlins all with barrels 28" or longer. My display at the
Denver gun show last spring & Sioux Falls gun this winter was long barreled
Marlins. I have 5 in 1893 Marlin 32/40 38/55 & 30/30 & 25/36. 1 1889 38/40. 2 1894 44/40 & 25/20. 5 1895 3 are 38/56 1 45/70 & 1 40/65.
 

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Hey jorgy, what's the bore diameter of your .40-65? And shouldn't that be listed as .40-60 Marlin caliber (same as .40-65 WCF, not .40-60 WCF)?

I had a Winchester 86 in .40-82 that I could never get to shoot straight. It had a tight chamber, could only load .408 bullets in the case, but the bore was .413! I had heard that all of the .40 caliber rifles were like this and they all used hollow-based bullets over BP to shoot good.
 

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Jorgy, that sounds like one heck of a collection of long barrel rifles!! did you take any pictures of your display??? i have a few more long barrel rifles. i never loaded up the magazine full with 38-40 ammo but i think she would be a bit nose heavy !!!!!! the colors on the receiver are still there ,but look like there under a coat of varnish. Don
 

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Hey jorgy, what's the bore diameter of your .40-65? And shouldn't that be listed as .40-60 Marlin caliber (same as .40-65 WCF, not .40-60 WCF)?

I had a Winchester 86 in .40-82 that I could never get to shoot straight. It had a tight chamber, could only load .408 bullets in the case, but the bore was .413! I had heard that all of the .40 caliber rifles were like this and they all used hollow-based bullets over BP to shoot good.
No, the 1895 was actually in .40-65 Win. not .40-60 Marlin like the 1881.
 

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Here ya go Jorgy. Looks like it was a little too dark when the pic was taken, so it's not the best of quality. I brightened it up a little. Anyway we can see 13 long barreled Marlins, that's for sure.

 

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I have 3 1895's in 40-65 a 28" incher a 26" inch TD(mint), & deluxe PG 26" incher
I just picked up at the Sioux Falls gun show. I haven't shot the deluxe yet & the minty TD I never shoot but the 28" incher shoots .408 bullets(240 grain GC) with
good accuracy. I have never slugged the bore on that gun but is my understanding
that there is a lot of over-sized barrels for that caliber. 38-40' s are common that way too. Quite a few will slug over .401. I have one with a mint bore that slugs at.403!
 

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Me & you should get together & put on a display the collector's ass'n won't forget for awhile! If you should ever decide to part with some of those beauties look me
up. I have been collecting strictly Marlins since 1980-31 years! They seem to
accumulate ona a guy after awhile. Jorgy. I live in central Mn.
 

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What a great bunch of activity old Loggah got going here at Marlinowners!!
Wishbone, thanks for getting Jorgy's picture up for us all to see.
Beautiful collection Jorgy!
Learned something about the 1895's actually being in .40-65 nomenclature and not the .40-60 Marlin like the 1881's. Learning something here all the time!

Loggah, keep the pictures coming, absolutely stunning!!

GEOFF
 
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