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Daryn Hanks said
Here you go Bert.  I can visibly but barely see a 3, followed by another number which I can now assume is an 8.  Other than that, the wear of this gun is shown and nothing else is able to be made out of it.

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Definitely a 38-55.

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BTW, looks like the loading gate screw is missing. Rt side of the receiver, that larger hole to the rear. See if you can get one and at least put it in.

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Bert H. said

Daryn Hanks said

Here you go Bert.  I can visibly but barely see a 3, followed by another number which I can now assume is an 8.  Other than that, the wear of this gun is shown and nothing else is able to be made out of it.

Definitely a 38-55.

  

Yeah I see that too, is there any information on what kind of 38-55 Ammunition I should look into if I ever want to get any for this gun for future notice?  Not necesarily for shooting purposes but just to put the two together.

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38-55 is not easy to find, your best bet is to go on Gunbroker and look for a vintage round or box, and then pony up the $. 

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Any/all commercially loaded (factory original) 38-55 ammo would be safe to shoot if the rifle is deemed mechanically safe to shoot.  However, and as Steve mentioned, it is not easy to find, and it is not cheap.

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Daryn Hanks said

 

  

Yeah I see that too, is there any information on what kind of 38-55 Ammunition I should look into if I ever want to get any for this gun for future notice?  Not necesarily for shooting purposes but just to put the two together.

  

 

https://ammoseek.com/ammo/38-55-winchester to look at modern options (for shooting)

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Thank you.

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