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Old December 26th, 2015, 07:05 AM   #16
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Please make sure you don't have one of the rifles built just before Marlin turned over production to "Remington" or ones built immediately after the transition in production.

If you DO have one of those rifles read the Marlin forum info closely and get the receiver inspected. They had a LOT of problems with the short barrelled rifles in 45-70, lots of photos on that forum to assist with checking it out.

A "true" Marlin made a couple of years or more before the change in ownership are coveted these days.

Go to page 35, Post 344 of this rather sad thread for info on identifying the maker and year for your rifle.

http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/45...5-70-a-35.html

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Old December 26th, 2015, 11:22 AM   #17
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I have one of these rifles and it is a real provider. over the years it has dropped probably over 65 deer and 10 elk.

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Old February 15th, 2016, 05:41 AM   #18
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I've had a Marlin 1895 in 45-70 for many years. Include $$$ in your mod budget for a Limbsaver Grind to Fit recoil pad. Your shoulder will thank you.

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Old February 18th, 2016, 09:29 PM   #19
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I have one of these rifles and it is a real provider. over the years it has dropped probably over 65 deer and 10 elk.
I have one as well and other then a feeding problem, which was fixed under warranty. I have probably put well over 500 rounds through it and its worked like a champ.

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Old February 19th, 2016, 09:28 AM   #20
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The guys over on MarlinOwners.com are very helpful.

You might want to consider a Skinner peep sight, depending on how you plan to use the rifle. http://skinnersights.com/1895_sight_4.html

.45-70 load data generally comes in three groups: "trapdoor", Marlin 1895 and Ruger #1 (ascending order of pressure). Even the trapdoor loads can hurt if you are working on load development off the bench. However, it is big fun to light off this handheld artillery.

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Old February 19th, 2016, 11:29 AM   #21
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I may be a little prejudiced, but I'd say you made a good deal!!!

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