Dhansen the bore is beautiful, rifle shoots perfect. I was very impressed with the accuracy it provides. Thats one of the reasons its my favorite. Operation and surfaces on the rifle are all 100%. It took no reconditioning.
Kbtc is that bore or groove diameter?Oh guess I should mention the bore is right at .429
We like the old Marlins!:biggrin:Hansen that is bore diameter, I have not check the grove yet. I assume it will be slightly larger, but I've never worked on a rifle like this before. Mostly Modern rifles until now. Started with a S&W 1500 Deluxe 7mm mag. One of the overseas Howa models. You guys are all amazing btw. Never expected everyone to be so helpful, especially so quickly. Much appreciated!
And truer words have never been spoken! I agree with Lou on the .432" diameter lead cast bullets in the vintage 1894's. However, be aware of your barrel dimensions. I was using 13gr of A2400 with a 200gr RNFP bullet at .432" dia. in a Uberti 26" 1866 with a .421" bore and .429" groove. The bullet made it to about 2" from the muzzle. That same combination from a Marlin 1894 with 24" barrel was measured with instrument velocity 10' from muzzle @ 1080fps. Reloading/handloading is an art and all variables need consideration. Measure, record and pay attention to the details. After you slug your barrel, post your results for us.We like the old Marlins!:biggrin: