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Old April 5th, 2011, 06:48 AM   #1
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I purchased two of these on 9/11 and sold one a few months before they stopped making them.

.357 Mag Carbine with saddle ring, I have a .357 Mag Ruger GP100 to go with it.

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Old April 5th, 2011, 06:53 PM   #2
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I bought my brother a .45 Colt Trapper for his birthday some years ago, now I wish I would have kept it for myself. It is one of the handiest rifles I've ever used, and paired with my Ruger Vaquero very nicely. I used to take it with me when I went camping in Colorado.

I have a 20" .41Mag Marlin 1894FG... I'm thinking seriously of having the barrel chopped to 16". I have the Ruger Bisley to go with that...!

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Old April 5th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #3
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i have that same gun and love it! here's the pic....4th gun down.



i love the .357 cal! i think it is the perfect cal. for the 16" barrel. .357 is a bit hot in a revolver but feels just right coming out of this gun.

what do these guns run for now a days? i got mine in a trade.

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Old April 15th, 2011, 12:21 PM   #4
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i have that same gun and love it!

i love the .357 cal! i think it is the perfect cal. for the 16" barrel. .357
is a bit hot in a revolver but feels just right coming out of this gun.

what do these guns run for now a days? i got mine in a trade.
Nice!

This information
is a few months old, but it should help establish the value of these rifles.

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Old May 31st, 2011, 09:25 PM   #5
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Nicely done Gentlemen! Ahhh the Trapper. What a Great Rifle.
I bought my Winchester 44mag in 92 like new $230. Had to put the John Wayne loop on it.
Ruger Viquero 44 mag
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I wanted a Trapper years ago, but got distracted...... I have two Marlins in .41 Mag and one in .38/.357. I had a thing for a while where I wanted pistol-carbine combos that used the same ammo. I'd still like another 357. I was looking at a Henry but haven't heard too many good things about them.

I agree with Charlene - the full power loads are a bit hot for handguns but work great in the carbine. The extra barrel length adds a significant amount of downrange energy, too.

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Old June 1st, 2011, 10:11 AM   #7
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junglejim.....you got a great deal my friend. nice jungle tools you got there.

the price on winchesters are holding pretty strong because they are no longer being made. i heard that they are going to stop production on marlin rifles as well......get'm while they are cheap!

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My Trapper in .357Mag.

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Old June 1st, 2011, 10:13 PM   #9
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I have always had a crush on the .357 magnum lever guns! They are light & handy but easily pack enough punch to take whitetails. I have had the itch for one for quite some time now, but haven't been presented with the right opportunity yet. Personally I am fond of the Marlin 1894s, but I definitely dig the Winchester trappers too. One day I will pull the trigger on an example to keep my S&W 66-1 company in the field & safe! Thanks for the post, I enjoyed reading & checking out the pics!

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I bought my brother a .45 Colt Trapper for his birthday some years ago, now I wish I would have kept it for myself. It is one of the handiest rifles I've ever used, and paired with my Ruger Vaquero very nicely. I used to take it with me when I went camping in Colorado.

I have a 20" .41Mag Marlin 1894FG... I'm thinking seriously of having the barrel chopped to 16". I have the Ruger Bisley to go with that...!

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Sorry if I'm necromancing here, but better than a new thread? I'm putting together something similar- a 1971 saddle ring 20" rifle. Original gun only had less than a box through it. But it needed the barrel changed- shouldn't use even your truck gun as a pry bar. Found a Antlered Game barrel cheap. Mean time lost some small parts- fore end, mag tube, spring, follower, bands, sights. All back together now, only parts I still need are the front sight and the wedgey for the rear sight. Anybody got the specs for front blade height? I read .350, .375. or .400.

Plus, anybody know the capacity of the 14" magazine tube? Ive got no ammo yet.

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Sorry if I'm necromancing here, but better than a new thread? I'm putting together something similar- a 1971 saddle ring 20" rifle. Original gun only had less than a box through it. But it needed the barrel changed- shouldn't use even your truck gun as a pry bar. Found a Antlered Game barrel cheap. Mean time lost some small parts- fore end, mag tube, spring, follower, bands, sights. All back together now, only parts I still need are the front sight and the wedgey for the rear sight. Anybody got the specs for front blade height? I read .350, .375. or .400.

Plus, anybody know the capacity of the 14" magazine tube? Ive got no ammo yet.
Sounds like quite a project gun!

Are you talking about a Winchester or Marlin? I hang out over at marlinowners.com someone over there can steer you in the right direction on your FSP if it's a Marlin, and probably if it's a Winchester.

If you have a Marlin and still need the rear sight ramp, PM me and I'll mail you mine off my 1894FG.

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Old October 6th, 2011, 06:37 PM   #13
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Winchester, Charlie. Looks like parts could be found on eBay, generic would work. But I ought to know the spec for height too.

Only Marlin lever action I've had was a Centennial um 39a straight grip? Awesome, I think it was all 10 of my nieces and nephews first shots. My brother has it now, awaiting grand children, some day.

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I made it to the range today. I had bought a front blade from a local gunsmith's bin.

With no stepped wedge (he called it a ladder) in the rear sight, it was pretty good for elevation at 100yds. Terrible vertical stringing, but I think that is the nature of the beast with factory ammo of unknown loading- from the bulk bin at the gunshop.

So, looks like I need a front sight blade about .500 overall height. Barrel has no screw holes, no ramp ever. Just a blade.

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I purchased this Trapper new in 1991.Paid $299.00 for it.It is the early model without the cross bolt or tang safety and chambered in .44 mag.I installed the williams rear sight.

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