Can a 450 Marlin Guide Gun fire 45-70 ammo?
Can you fire modernday factory loads such as 32 20 and 44 40 made by Remington Winchester in an antique Marlin Mod 1889?
No you cannot, the steel and manufacturing techniques in the late 1890's cannot handle the pressures of modern 'smokeless' rounds of today. The marlin 1889 and other firearms of that period fire blackpowder cartridges. And a number of ammo companies today sell blackpowder rounds for the Marlin 1889 and other firearms. You can go to midwayusa.com and other internet ammo sites to get it. However...before you fire any antique, get it checked over by a…
With any firearm of that vintage I would NOT fire a smokeless cartridge thru it.The guns of that time did not have the heat treatment that is available today.These were made during a time when only blackpowder was used as a propellent in gun cartridges.With the cowboy action shooting going on at area ranges today you may find 32-20 blackpowder loads available.
Trying to find out cal of a marlin gun i have it says marlin1878 apr1889 aug21890 march1 1892 marlin safety ser 230440?
i have a marlin safty model 1892 #199269 it was made 3-20-1900 its a .32 cal center fire.model 1892 was made in .32 cal center fire and .32 cal rim fire.you can get replacement firing pins at www.wisnersinc .com. i was able to get .32 cal ammo at graf & son phone #573 581 2266. it is .32 cal short colt by winchester. good luck.
As a general rule... NO! It is possible to fire .38 ammo from a .357 firearm, as the .357 is far more powerful, and the firearm is designed to withstand greater pressures. The usual .38 is not designed to deal with the pressures generated by .357 ammo. Always read the manufacturer specifications before experimenting with ammo. if you don't have access to the specs, take it to a reliable gunsmith. It's not worth losing eyes/hands/arms/lives…
No, they are two different cartridges. 9mm is a semi-automatic cartridge and .38 caliber is a revolver cartridge. As a general rule, no ammo is "interchangeable" with other ammo. Some guns will fire more than one specific cartridge, such a the .357 magum, but each type of ammo is different than each other type.