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Does anyone shoot an 1873 Short Rifle in .38-40.  How many rounds of .38-40 will it hold?

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Those are 20" barrels right. Those will easily hold 11 .44-40s and they're the same OAL as 38-40s. My 18.5" barrel '73 will hold 10 comfortably, never tried to push an 11th in.

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10 minutes ago, Tyrel Cody said:

Those are 20" barrels right. Those will easily hold 11 .44-40s and they're the same OAL as 38-40s. My 18.5" barrel '73 will hold 10 comfortably, never tried to push an 11th in.

Thanks.  Yes, it is a 20" barrel.

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6 hours ago, German Jim said:

Does anyone shoot an 1873 Short Rifle in .38-40.  How many rounds of .38-40 will it hold?

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Mine has no problem holding ten 38-40 rounds, have never tried eleven. 

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I've got an 18"er ,,, (bulged the barrel, cut it back to 18") that started out as a 24" rifle. Holds 10,, never tried 11.

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At max length, to cycle thru the action will be 1.600", x 10 = 16.00", is your compressed spring & follower over 4" long?  Your rifle may be different than anyone elses... My "Short Rifle" 1873 is only 18=½".  But, FWIW, it holds 10 45 Colts, does NOT hold 11.  (Also a 1.600" max length cartridge).

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