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Offline LonesomePigeon

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Re: Model '94 .38-55
« Reply #30 on: November 28, 2019, 05:57:55 PM »
Another update. I will most likely be rebarrelling it with a custom barrel from winchesterbarrels.com. It's not cheap but the new barrel would have same length, same balance and taper, same rifling and same markings as the original. 

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Re: Model '94 .38-55
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2019, 03:09:32 AM »
Hello Pigeon,

Before you re-barrel try a .379 bullet. I always thought this was the correct diameter for the original 38-55.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.38-55_Winchester

Also, a soft bullet might not work so well. I have an Model 1893 Marlin chambered in 32-40 which key-holed
my bullets of 7 parts wheel weights & 1 part 60/40 solder, I switched to 4 parts wheel weights & 1 part 60/40
solder and they shoot fine as did jacketed.

Nice looking old girl, keep it as original as possible.

AntiqueSledMan.
« Last Edit: November 29, 2019, 03:43:10 AM by AntiqueSledMan »