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If your rifle is of modern steel rated for smokeless powder that should be a fine bullet. However, you should be aware that older rifles not rated for smokeless powder have soft steel barrels which are recommended for lead bullet shooting only as they do not stand up well to the wear of jacketed bullets.
 

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Im not sure, according to Marlin Manufacture Dates it was made in 1894. Its not stamped for smokeless but according to "shooting lever guns of the old west" by Mike venturino all early 1893's where made for shooting smokeless but then in 1905 they produced a Grade B model that was of softer barrel steel.
 
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