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PostSubject: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:52 pm

Anyone else out there got one?
It's in cold storage at the moment so I don't have a picture of my PERSONAL rifle, but here is the model:


Stainless and walnut is such a classy look. This gun makes the brass on my shooting table jump from the force of that 45/70 leaving the barrel. It makes people jump at indoor ranges and always gets a look (either one of disapproval from the noise biotches or ones of envy 'cause of its power).

The only complaints I have are:
1.) the front site shade got knocked off due to recoil and was lost in tall grass
2.) Not the kick, it's like a 3.5" mag slug, but the muzzle jump.

Now both those problems are easily remedied:
-- magna porting to reduce barrel jump
-- and I'm going to get a scout mount and drop a Leupold FX-II on it

A nice feature with the sights : they fold down so you don't have to remove them entirely to mount a scope.
I prefer to fire Hornady LeveRevolutions (305gr) if not shooting handloads
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:56 pm

That's a beaut!

Marlin is practically in my backyard... I drive by the factory whenever I have to go to, appropriately enough, Target.

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:04 pm

Doc Manhattan wrote:
That's a beaut!

Marlin is practically in my backyard... I drive by the factory whenever I have to go to, appropriately enough, Target.

Hey Doc --

You don't happen to be familiar with Marlin's are you? I never quite understood the emblem they put on their rifles...
It's like an inverted Mauro Armellini Pipe logo. It is a white circle with a black inner dot. If you look closely at the pic above you can vaguely make out where it is located right in front of the rear sling mount. The people at Rick's Gun and Pawn (Connowingo, MD check em out!!) didn't know either.

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:19 pm

According to this neat old book, it's the "Marlin bullseye logo"--a pretty stylized bullseye, but makes sense nonetheless.

Scroll back a page or so and you can see a cool old Marlin logo tiebar... that'd be a neat collector's item!

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:44 pm

Very nice. That is a gun thats been on my list for quite awhile.
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:53 pm

Doc Manhattan wrote:
According to this neat old book, it's the "Marlin bullseye logo"--a pretty stylized bullseye, but makes sense nonetheless.

Scroll back a page or so and you can see a cool old Marlin logo tiebar... that'd be a neat collector's item!

Doc I knew we kept you around for a reason!
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:54 pm

Red Kilt --

This gun is a real....wait for it....wait for ittt....

it's a real blast to own. But seriously, as long as you have the shoulder for it and the money for the ammo you're in good shape!
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:34 pm

I owned one (and the 22" blued predecessor) for a couple of years, but eventually sold them both. Had plans to pack Alaska that didn't materialize and it's really not a very useful gun for the Mid-South. I did manage to take out a bit of the top railing on my porch the first day I brought it home, though. Fooling around with it, loading and unloading, a squirrel jumps up on the railing and without thinking I aimed (poorly) and fired. My wife still reminds me of that adventure and hassle of having to replace a foot of railing.

Great little gun, though.

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:51 pm

I seriously laughed when I read that
It's good to see when we grow up we still get excited over things that go boom
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:11 pm

I have the first edition of that rifle from 1977. (1895 replica, blue, longer barrel)

'Tis a mighty elk bagger in rough/close country, for sure.

Speer 400gr ogive flatpoints over 51 grains of 3031 is safe and gives 1750fps to flatten out the trajectory a bit.

BOOM indeed. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Thu Jan 13, 2011 10:31 am

Very nice! If I were buying a rifle, that model in that caliber would be at the top of my short list.
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:55 pm

Nice carbine. I have a bunch of 1894 Wins, mostly in 30-30, not a lot of bears around here so never got a hankering for a guide gun. Would like a lever gun in 45LC someday mostly for cowboy play, would probably get a Marlin, Win doesn't like those pistol calibers too much.
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Thu Jan 13, 2011 5:12 pm

No and Marlin has SO many options in their Levers, there is bound to be a rifle for your personal tastes in 45LC.

Also Henry is another wonderful U.S. Lever maker. I'd love a Golden Boy in .22lr just for fun. But definitely going to get a Big Boy at some point.
There aren't too many bears here in Baltimore either (LOL) but I can't say no to brute force with sexy looks.

I'm gonna take this sucker boar hunting this summer hopefully so I will be sure to post about my ventures. When I drop my Leupold on 'er I'll post pictures of it so we don't have that boring internet image!
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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:00 pm

Waiting for this one,,,,



http://www.impactguns.com/store/026495018238.html

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Thu Jan 13, 2011 11:29 pm

Ouch $830 plus import to your carrier say a base charge (generally) $50.
Grand total $900+ after tax

To me it would be cheaper to buy things separate and make it.
My 1895gs was $600, the big style loops you can get for about $65 online and the upper rail system with the ghost style sights can be purchased online for $175 I do believe, just my two cents that's all!

The stainless and laminate model is the same price as walnut and stainless. Shop around a little before hopping on that one mate!!
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