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I have access to a cowboy action shooter ( probably ) that is an 1892 rifle ( mfg. 1913 ) with a 357 Mag 20″ barrel with no other markings on it than caliber.

I am assuming, but questioning, that .38 Sp. was used in it too. 38 is not marked on barrel.

First question is: Can the receiver handle the 357 Mag. & 38 Sp. in operation cycle and strength. Magazine size ok too ?

Second, do the 357 Mag. & 38 SP rounds pose any problem in the cycle from loading gate to seating to ejection ?

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Bill,

The Model 1892 action is way plenty strong enough to handle the .357 Magnum cartridge (or its weaker older cousin 38 Special). As for cycling the two cartridges through the action, that would depend on how well it was converted (who did the work).  You will need to consult with a knowledgeable gunsmith to determine if the gun in question is mechanically functional with the stated cartridges. 

One thought for you… the vast majority of the people who contribute on this website forum are not gunsmiths, or inclined to modify an original Model 1892 to shoot modern cartridges.  You can buy modern reproduction Model 92 Carbines specifically made for the .357 Mag cartridge.

Bert

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Bert H. said

Bill,

The Model 1892 action is way plenty strong enough to handle the .357 Magnum cartridge (or its weaker older cousin 38 Special). As for cycling the two cartridges through the action, that would depend on how well it was converted (who did the work).  You will need to consult with a knowledgeable gunsmith to determine if the gun in question is mechanically functional with the stated cartridges. 

One thought for you… the vast majority of the people who contribute on this website forum are not gunsmiths, or inclined to modify an original Model 1892 to shoot modern cartridges.  You can buy modern reproduction Model 92 Carbines specifically made for the .357 Mag cartridge.

Bert  

Thanks Bert.

Snap Caps cycle through ok, but since I don’t know the mechanics internally, I’ll check with a gunsmith friend. ( a nice friend to have indeed ! )

Bill

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