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Old July 30th, 2016, 06:33 PM   #1
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My new Marlin 1895 Lever gun.

Just a couple of pics....I'm a lever gun kinda guy. I decided to get this Marlin in 45-70 today. I will take some time tomorrow and shoot a few rounds down range. I hear this one can handle a little hotter loads so I'll see about some later from Big Bore.






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Old July 30th, 2016, 07:21 PM   #2
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Nice looking rifle! I'm going to be ordering myself one very soon


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Old July 30th, 2016, 08:46 PM   #3
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing.

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Old July 30th, 2016, 08:54 PM   #4
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Picked up one a few months ago myself. You'll love it. Your shoulder will tell you when the loads are hot enough.

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Old July 30th, 2016, 09:11 PM   #5
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That's a fine looking rifle. I love mine!

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Old July 30th, 2016, 09:35 PM   #6
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The rifle is gorgeous man. Th wood, the forearm fitment to barrel, all of it. First time I've looked at one as clear in detail as here. I just bought a bunch of parts some NOS usgi magazines I found PLUS bidding a pristine '84 Rem 30-06 BDL on GB even though I'm just about done chasing it. But have this Marlin booked to memory for when I do get a streak of more money left over than month whenever it is. Thanks for showing it. Irons too.

Mind if I ask where you shopped it... like Buds maybe?

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Old July 30th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #7
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Love that wood! And of your choice of the M'95. Hard to go wrong. Congrats and enjoy!

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Old July 31st, 2016, 02:47 AM   #8
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Can't wait to see the leather scabbard you make for this beauty!!!

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Old July 31st, 2016, 05:34 AM   #9
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Can't wait to see the leather scabbard you make for this beauty!!!
I already have this vintage Leather scabbard for my Lever actions. I don't know how old it is but it's very good condition considering the travels it's seen. It's a real saddle worn rig and just beautiful in it's leather work.







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Old July 31st, 2016, 09:03 AM   #10
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is that the one I went back for at the kerrvile Tx show and was sold. Nice catch

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Old July 31st, 2016, 09:31 AM   #11
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Ballard rifling?

Does your's have it? If not then stick with FMJ bullets otherwise you'll never get it sighted in or hit your intended target without luck.

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Oops...nevermind.

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Old July 31st, 2016, 10:46 AM   #13
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Does your's have it? If not then stick with FMJ bullets otherwise you'll never get it sighted in or hit your intended target without luck.
Yes it's ballard rifling, and I'm going to stick with game ammo that's jacketed, or solid copper for faster velocities and flatter trajectories.

It should be a hoot and bear getter, not that we have them anymore in the area.

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Beautiful. I have an 1894 in 45 Colt. I haven't tried hot loads in it, but I read Buffalo Bore 45 LC hot loads can exceed 44 mag in ft/lbs. I can't imagine what a 45-70 would be like.

You should check out Skinner sights... Far better than stock.

http://www.skinnersights.com/index.html

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Old August 16th, 2016, 05:14 AM   #15
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The rifle is gorgeous man. Th wood, the forearm fitment to barrel, all of it. First time I've looked at one as clear in detail as here. I just bought a bunch of parts some NOS usgi magazines I found PLUS bidding a pristine '84 Rem 30-06 BDL on GB even though I'm just about done chasing it. But have this Marlin booked to memory for when I do get a streak of more money left over than month whenever it is. Thanks for showing it. Irons too.

Mind if I ask where you shopped it... like Buds maybe?
Walmart.....

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