Pj the coolest thing about this rifle is that it's 112 years old! 8) It's like holding a piece of history in your hands. It's pretty neat that it has been taken care of all these years! As far as reloads i'm going to stick with light smokeless! Heck thats why Marlin built the 1893! I might work up a heavier deer / bear load in the future, but for now i'm just going to push some BB Laser Cast with Unique, 2400 and maybe some H-322. I'm told with the twist on these old barrels a 250 grain bullet is what they were made for, but you know how us reloaders get! It's cool that all the powders I have on hand work well in the 38-55! The bore is fantastic on this old gun. It should be a shooter...wish me luck!papajohn said:I hope I'M still shooting when I'm 112 years old!
Nice pickup, awaiting the range report. Got any loads selected for it? Holy Black or light smokeless?
Lever addict,lever addict said:Thanks Levergunz! I would love to see a pic and get some details on your 1889! 8)
Thanks,lever addict said:Levergunz that is one sweet 1889! It's in great condition also. Finding one with a good bore today is a challange, but i'm still looking!