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More muscle for your 1894FG

A wildcat that will function in the Marlin 1894 is the .41 GNR. It is simply the .44 magnum necked down to .410. The .41 GNR is the brain child of Gary Reeder at www.reedercustomguns.com/information/GNR_cartridges.htm

I emailed Mr. Reeder and he said that he has converted many Marlin 1894's to .41 GNR and all of his customers are impressed with the results. He also mentioned that the bolt face on the 1894FG would have to be opened up to accomodate the larger .44 magnum rim. Also, if you did not want to alter your 1894FG he could rebarrel an 1894PG or 1894S .44 magnum.

If I can find a used 1894FG cheap enough I am going to have it rechambered to .41 GNR.
 

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Gowge,

The .411 JDJ is very similar to what you described. It is the .444 Marlin case necked down to .410". Just rebarrel a Marlin 336/444 or a Winchester Big Bore 444. If you want more punch, rebarrel a 450 Marlin to accommodate a .410" projectile.

There has been much chatter recently relative to wildcats based on the 450 Marlin case. I couldn't agree more and am optimistically awaiting Marlin/Hornady to get up off of their slide rules and give us a .338/450 or a .358/450. Fat chance! With no positive news concerning the reintroduction of the .356 and .375 Winchesters I think that we will be waiting a very long time for the .XXX/450's.

Meanwhile, there is much powder to be burned in the current crop of lever action rifles ie 30-30, 35 Rem, 38-55, 357/41/44 magnums, 45-70, etc.
 
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