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In early 2006 I bought a Marlin 1894 in .44 magnum. Does it come with the same lousy twist rate as does the H & R in .44 magnum?

I bought a Buffalo classic in 45-70 because I did not like the fact that H & R's Handi Rifle in .44 magnum came with a 1 in 38 twist rate barrel!

I wonder why H & R chose this lousy 1 in 38" twist rate to begin with? Sure hope the 1894 has a faster twist.

Could a 1894 that was purchased in 2006 still have the Micro-groove barrel (Or whatever they're called)?
 

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[Could a 1894 that was purchased in 2006 still have the Micro-groove barrel ]

Read what's stamped on the barrel. If it says Micro Groove, then it is - If it doesn't, it isn't.

IIRC, Different model rifles have differing twist rates.
 

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Not all Marlin Microgroove barrels are stamped so. If the barrel rifling has more than 6 grooves it is Microgroove. The Marlin 1894 44 Magnum comes with a 1:38" right hand twist rifling which is the industry standard for the 44 Remington Magnum, rifle or pistol.
 

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Twist rate on all the pistols I know of are 1-20 for the .44mag. gypsyman
 

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I stand corrected. I don't know where or why Marlin chose a 1:38" twist rate for the 44 Magnum and previous 444 Marlins.
 
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