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My cousin is buying a 1873 Winchester mfg in 1885 38-40 he can safely fire blackpowder loads in it correct and not modern ammo?

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I have been shooting my 1873 Winchester 38-40 with some light to mid-range TrailBoss loads with no obvious issues. I would shy away from anything much hotter with modern powders.
 

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I have owned and shot 10 1873s, but down to only 1 now. I only do blackpowder or (usually) pyrodex and cast lead bullets.
 
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