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Rifles => All Rifles => Topic started by: Dave on April 10, 2019, 02:45:50 PM



Title: 1889 Marlin 32-20
Post by: Dave on April 10, 2019, 02:45:50 PM
How's everyone doing? It's been awhile...
Anyhoo  (Wayne's phrase - where is Wayne?) last year I got a lever action Marlin 1889 32-20, made in 1893.  It was meant for black powder but I tried some mild smokeless loads.  They were OK but the rifle likes BP.  From what I've read, the Marlins in that caliber, 32-20, are kinda rare.  It had a broken firing pin but they're still available.  It also had a broken tang safety spring so I made one out of a bobby pin.  It works fine.
Real nice gun to shoot.
I tried to attach a pic - hopefully it worked.
Doesn't look like the pic went through.  Any suggestions on posting pics?


Title: Re: 1889 Marlin 32-20
Post by: Festus on April 11, 2019, 02:34:35 AM
Howdy Dave,
Glad to hear someone is still doing something.
Made a good buy on the 30-30.
Last I heard of Wayner, was 6-8 years ago. He was selling stuff on GunBroker.
Uncle Lee


Title: Re: 1889 Marlin 32-20
Post by: Festus on April 11, 2019, 02:37:03 AM
I was thinking while typing. I meant 32-20.


Title: Re: 1889 Marlin 32-20
Post by: Dave on April 11, 2019, 06:47:05 AM
I had a 30-30 Winchester but it wasn't a fun gun to shoot - I'm a recoil whimp.  I gave that rifle to my son.  32-20 is like shooting a .22.  It definitely did not like smokeless powder so I went back to BP.


Title: Re: 1889 Marlin 32-20
Post by: Festus on April 12, 2019, 02:25:17 AM
I had a Winchester 30-30. Never got around to shooting it. Traded it for a 30 M1 carbine that I gave to my dad for father's day one year.