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    05-16-2019, 09:32 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Didn't get a chance to go down to the range last night, Grand Daughter was here last night. Spent time with her (she is 6). I did go down today, but instead of taking my hunting load (with gas check) I took some NOW 255 PB SWC with a medium load...
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    05-15-2019, 05:49 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Today I finished up the shoot/clean, 1 shot for 10 rounds then 2 rounds for 20 rounds then 5 rounds for 20 rounds. The cleaning got easier as I went along, didn't expect much in the accuracy department as it was just a load thrown together with...
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    05-13-2019, 08:11 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Correct - the rifle did not malfunction, her thumb slipped letting the hammer down and yes it was cold and wet. My BIL did not blame her for the accidential discharge EXCEPT the rifle should have been pointed in a different direction - she did get...
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    05-13-2019, 11:02 AM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Yes the safety is still on it, and the warning label went with the old barrel. The only marking on the barrel is '44 Mag', and it looks laser engraved vice stamped or rolled - no constriction. More about the safety. I tend to like the safety...
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    05-12-2019, 11:27 AM
    Been there, Done that, Got the T-Shirt
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    05-11-2019, 12:59 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Lar45 - if I was going to do that I would use JB Bore Paste. I have cleaned rifles before with JB's and it worked great. Not sure if would get the burnishing that firing and cleaning would get.
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    05-11-2019, 12:54 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    I don't think we want to pay what it would cost for the lapping of the barrel like they did way back when. Most manufactures do a good job right out of the gate. Like Ruger and Savage - the both produce excellent accurcy right out of the box -...
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    05-11-2019, 12:34 AM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Right now I am using the shoot 1 and clean for 10 rounds, shoot 2 and clean it for 20 rounds then shoot 5 round groups to finish off the 50 rounds and it should be good to go. Went down to my range after dinner, only got 5 rounds fired cleaning...
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    05-10-2019, 11:00 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Maybe he did, but the cost was $525.00 including return shipping. Others that I contacted for the same work was $1,000 and up. Nothing was said about returning my old barrel. The old barrel was useless to me. Yes, I know there are companies...
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    05-09-2019, 09:00 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    No I don't have the original barrel. Didn't ask for it back, plus I didn't get the 5 dummy rounds I sent with the rifle. The old barrel, microgroove, was .431+ too big for a .432 boolit. Maybe go to a .433-.434, but then they wouldn't fit my SBH...
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    05-09-2019, 08:56 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Nonneman Custom Rifles Regan Nonneman Although I wouldn't send him anouther one - quoted me 7-8 months and it was 13+ months.
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    05-09-2019, 04:19 PM
    MGySgt started a thread Marlin 1894 44mag in Leverguns
    Long story short - I sent my 1894 44mag off to have a new barrel put on it 16 1/4in and 1 in 20 twist. It has been gone a long time, however the little brown truck delivered it back to me today. Cleaned the barrel and slugged it. .430 with no...
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Retired Marine
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check