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Old March 30, 1999, 01:46 AM   #1
Surprising Smith
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I have recently purchased one of these lever action shotguns. I plan to shoot smokeless powder and wonder if anyone has any ideas where I can get loading components/info for this gun.
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Old March 30, 1999, 12:42 PM   #2
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Have you tried the powder companies websites?
www.hodgdon.com
www.accuratearms
www.lapua.com/vihtavouri/
www.winchester.com then click reloading pages
www.imrpowder.com
These are the ones I can think of offhand. Go to Shooters and you should be able to find more.
If I recall correctly, all 1901s were built with steel barrels for smokeless powder, unlike most of the 1887s.
Gunslinger, if you're reading this could you confirm this or correct me?
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Old April 4, 1999, 05:08 PM   #3
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FAL308 is right; the Model 1901 was made with a steel barrel, and made for smokeless powder, but do NOT use modern ammo.

The only 10 ga. made today is the 3 1/2 inch magnum, which, should you be able to chamber and fire it, would probably disassemble the old thing in an unorthodox manner!

Maybe someone can address the availability of cases; I don't know off hand of a source. I think that gun has 2 7/8" chambers so shells (empty or loaded) may not be available.

There is a pretty good collector market, going as high as $2000 for a really nice one.
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