Marlin 1983

Discussion in 'Firearms Gallery' started by 22lrfan, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. 22lrfan

    22lrfan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Shot up the last of the ammo for one of my older ones this afternoon. It's been a while since I've shot it and I had forgotten how much fun it was so I had to run upstairs and load some more for this weekend.
    Marlin 1893 32-40 f.JPG
    Some of you oldtimers may recognize this round. Lots of the youngsters have probably never seen one or heard of it. You can see what it is in the last photo.

    This 1893 has a 24" octagon barrel with a 1/2 magazine. It was made between 1917 and 1920. I traded for it at a gun show back in 2011. The rear sight isn't original and it shoots a little high. I'm going to pull the tang sight off of one of my .30-30 '93's and put on it so I can get it sighted in.

    Marlin 1893 32-40 a.JPG
    Marlin 1893 32-40 b.JPG
    Not much finish remaining on it but that gives it character.

    Marlin 1893 32-40 c.JPG
    Marlin 1893 32-40 d.JPG

    This is the only one I have in this caliber for now. It uses 170gr .322 bullets. The cases are really thin. Have to be very careful seating the bullets and crimping or the cases will buckle. Thank goodness it's not as bad as .38-40 and .44-40.

    Marlin 1893 32-40 e.JPG
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  2. cottonmouth

    cottonmouth Distinguished Poster

    Very nice!!!

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  3. SubGunFan

    SubGunFan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    I thought the date in title (1983) was a little young for that gun.
  4. Xd357

    Xd357 Moderator Staff Member

    Lol I 1st read it 1893. Guess my mind just “fixed” it.
  5. 22lrfan

    22lrfan Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Yep. I messed up the title. Can't figure out how to edit a title either.
  6. Joe S.

    Joe S. Distinguished Poster

    I’ve never even heard of that caliber.

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  7. DEADEYE 1

    DEADEYE 1 Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    That is a old one. I have heard of 44/40 and I have a 32/20 Smith . That may be a rare bird there.That picture reminds me of a 22 Hornet cartridge on steroids.
    I have what I think is a 1897 Marlin 22 rimfire.give or take a couple years.
    Super nice gun you have.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018