Model 1891-2

Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by stu, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. stu

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    Hey guys there's an ol marlin for sale here in OZ.. add says model 1891-2 .32 S&W any info?
     
  2. SWO1

    SWO1 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Saw one that went for auction at $357 here in the states. It was in TERRIBLE SHAPE.

    It shoots the .32 RIMFIRE...Which was a Black Powder cartridge. Stevens made some rifles as well as S&W pistols.

    Saw where the .32 rimfire is reloadable...Have to get all the dies, and components from FRANCE.

    They say the guns can be reworked to shoot .22, but is expensive. Kind of borderline on being collectable. So unless you JUST WANT IT and depending on the price/condition........???????
     

  3. Hyphenated

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    I had an old Remington in .32 rim fire. The ammo was next to impossible to find. I finally sold it to someone who didn't care about the lack of ammo.
     
  4. oldbrass

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    a .32 rimfire ??? never heard of such a critter
     
  5. Hyphenated

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    Yep...rim fires have a pretty long history. The largest one I am aware of is .58cal. The most famous of the large rim fires is the .44 caliber used in the Henry rifles during the Civil War. The .32 rim fire was a popular pistol caliber. They were chambered in small game guns such as the Remington #4 rolling block, which was the rifle I owned.
     
  6. oldbrass

    oldbrass Well-Known Member

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    GOOD READ..So the Model 39 got it`s roots in 1892 and still going...that`s just amazing..