Author Topic: 1893 Carbine 38-55  (Read 387 times)

Offline scooby

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1893 Carbine 38-55
« on: January 21, 2017, 06:04:14 PM »
A real nice day around here so I grabbed the short Marlin and went wandering in the breaks of the canyon. Fired the 20 rounds that I took along at various rocks and clumps of snow. This rifle has responded extremely well to black powder and cast bullets.





Snow level has came down nearly two feet in some areas over the last week, so I had some good going. I stuck to the South facing areas where the snow was soft. A lever rifle just seems to naturally fit in the woods.

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Re: 1893 Carbine 38-55
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2017, 07:37:58 PM »
Nice outing with a great rifle!

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Re: 1893 Carbine 38-55
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2017, 08:27:33 PM »
You do that old smoke generator proud!
"You gonna pull those pistols, or whistle Dixie?"

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Re: 1893 Carbine 38-55
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2017, 09:45:49 AM »
Here is a short article about the 38-55 cartridge. Not much about cast bullets and loads though.
http://www.rifleshootermag.com/ammo/ammunition_rs_3855winchester_200811/

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Re: 1893 Carbine 38-55
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2017, 02:56:30 PM »
Thanks Mazo. Lane Simpson is one of the gun scribes that I always liked.

Out of the three original 38-55s that I shoot, I have switched to the longer Ballard length case. The modern made Winchester cases are too short to allow a crimp when using the 1894 patent reloading tool.