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New trivia question. In pre WWI Marlin lever actions; what were the calibers available as standard production? (Ballards excluded, as they're too many weird calibers)
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Hey mm93,

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, so here I go.

.25-20 Marlin, .32-20 Marlin, .38-40 Marlin, .44-40 Marlin, .40-60 Marlin, .45-70 Government, .25-36 Marlin, .30WCF, .38-55 Marlin.

Geez I hope I got the nomenclature right. Marlin I know had special versions of cartridges made to their specs even by Winchester.

Even my little 27-S is stamped .25-20M.

Hope I at least came close.

Of course .22 Short, Long, and Long Rifle.

Also probably .410 Shotgun.

I'm anxious to get the REAL answers!!!!!!!!!!!

Geoff
 

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Ok,
25/20, 32/20, 22 short,long & longrifle, 45/70, 32 rimfire, 33wcf, 38/56, 40/65, 40/70, 40/83, 45/90, 38/40, 44/40, 30wcf, 32 special, 32/40, 38/55, 40/60 & 45/85.

More than I thought & I probly missed some, its past my bed time.
 

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You're both close, but Leverdude is closest.
Still left out two standard, but technically different calibers. The 1891/92 were chambered for more than .32 rimfire-hint!
The 1881 had one more "heavier" cartridge than the .45-70. A Marlin only proprietary cartridge-hint.
Lever dude, you hit the 3 instead of the 2 on your ".40-83" cartridge. You are getting tired!
Keep looking!
 

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mm93,

1) I didn't want to get them all or you would accuse me of cheating and typing them down right out of the book!

2) AT LEAST I'M IN SECOND PLACE!!

3) Since my first crack at this I did take the liberty of a little research. I was wrong on the .410 shotgun as this wasn't made until 1929.

4) .32 Long CF which is very similar to .32 Long Colt.

5) The Marlin 1881 was also chambered for .45-85. Is this the cartridge you are asking about? Cartridges of the world makes no mention of the 1881 ever being chambered for .45-85 but Flaydermans does. If this isn't the cartridge you're asking about then I GIVE UP!

Well two more years of this and we can graduate from the mm93 School of Marlin Collecting.

Geoff
 
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Ok, the 92 was chambered for either 32 rim or centerfire by switching the firing pins, Was the 81 ever chambered 50/110? I think thats right but dont have time right now to check.

Geof,

Callit cheating if you want, but I certainly didnt recite all those calibres from memory. :wink: If you have references use them, thats what I always say. :D
 

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???????/!!!!!!!!!

8) i know for a fact, marlin only chambered 2 cartridges.................



rimfire and centerfire.................... :shock: :lol: :roll: :wink:
 

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You are correct Geoff. The other two cartridges I was looking for were the .32 CF, and the .45-85 Marlin. The .45-85 is actually a trick question! Marlin advertised this cartridge for the 1881, but in actuality it is the same dimensional size as the .45-90 Win. Good job!
I'm gonna have to dig deeper to stump you guys!
 

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Marlinman93, If you reread my first answer I listed the 45/85 :D .
The post before Kaintuck was mine too from a different computer, fergot to log on.
 

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Right you are Ken! I guess Geoff was in second again! :wink:
 
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