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#7268668 - 01/04/13 Re: 1886 38-56 [Re: TheOldTree]
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I think the main reason .38-40s persisted is that they managed to make the barrels very consistent, unlike the .44-40 whose dimensions wander all over the place. The same thing seems to be true of .38-40 and .44-40 revolvers. This issue became even more important when the switch to smokeless powder occurred.

Ive had .44-40 Wins that had from .426 to .432 bores, but all the .38-40s I've had were .400-.401. Colts AND Winchesters.
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#7269093 - 01/05/13 Re: 1886 38-56 [Re: Loggah]
Reloder28 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Loggah
Pretty sure this one i own is worthwhile !! smile



Amazing!! Can I come to your house & pose for a picture with that gun? laugh

My 1886 is nice but it's not THAT nice.
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#7270481 - 01/05/13 Re: 1886 38-56 [Re: Reloder28]
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Long ride for a picture !!!! grin there is a few more in 38-56 these cabinets! Don




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#7280409 - 01/07/13 Re: 1886 38-56 [Re: Loggah]
Henry McCann Offline
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Registered: 11/14/01
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Loc: Montana
Loggah,

When ever I see pics of your rifles, I always think New Hampshire is not really that far from Montana. I bet Loggah would let me visit the Mecca of Leverguns. grin

Always appreciate you posting pictures!

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#7282136 - 01/08/13 Re: 1886 38-56 [Re: Henry McCann]
gunner500 Offline
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Registered: 09/08/09
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Loc: Oklahoma
Dang right Henry, too bad I dont have any more business trips up to Concord, I'd have to try and finaggle an invite to see Loggahs guns. grin

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#7286573 - 01/08/13 Re: 1886 38-56 [Re: gunner500]
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I got a few friends in Montana, Actually theres a 30" barrel 45-90 in there that came out of Montana. i'm just about 1 hr. north of Concord. Don

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#7287026 - 01/09/13 Re: 1886 38-56 [Re: Loggah]
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Loc: Oklahoma
That 30" 45-90 sounds sweet, were I to show for a visit, I'd have to wrap a toe-sack around my neck to try and contain all the drool. grin

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