Very shallow rifling on my Marlin 1894.


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Macchina
November 11, 2007, 08:42 PM
I was looking down the barrel of my Marlin 1894 in .44 mag, and the (ballard) rifling was amazingly shallow. I could hardly even see it! Is this normal? I've seen handguns with shallow rifling, but nothing this shallow.

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DnPRK
November 11, 2007, 08:44 PM
Are you sure it isn't microgroove rifling? How many land and grooves?

esmith
November 11, 2007, 08:46 PM
Micro grooves can be hard to see. Especially when dirty. You may also be too close when looking down the barrel, try moving your head back and forth until you get the best picture.

Macchina
November 11, 2007, 08:48 PM
No, it has 6 lands, and I have a .22 with the microgroove, and it looks much different.

Snarlingiron
November 11, 2007, 09:18 PM
Uh, the proof of the pudding is always in the tasting. If it shoots well, all the rest is just interesting chit-chat.

Twud
November 11, 2007, 09:21 PM
Mine looks the same way, but I always assumed it was the microgroove rifling. Gun shoots fine.

Macchina
November 12, 2007, 12:24 AM
Mine too, just wondering...

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