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inshane64

inshane64

Location : New Mexico
Registration date : 2011-09-25

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 EmptySat Jan 07, 2012 2:45 am

I am a Marlin enthusiast, I collect them and customize them. 45/70 is my favorite caliber.

Here is my guide gun, I have done extensive internal work, polishing everything and smoothing up the action. I also cut a dovetail and modified a magazine tube from a longer barreled version to add 2 extra rounds of capacity.

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I also have a longer barreled one that I have put a huge 30 inch octagon barrel on. The barrel started life as a Taylor Arms Company Sharps Rifle, but a single shot is not my style. The scope I on there until I receive my long range sight.

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Side by side picture for sizing reference.

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thedeep



Age : 73
Location : Indiana
Registration date : 2008-09-10

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 EmptySat Jan 07, 2012 10:43 am

The big problem with buying a Marlin, now, is that Marlin is gone! Some call it Remlin, other nicknames are available, and the quality control is awful. I got lucky. I bought an SBL and everything works fine. That can't be said for many of the guns being produced by Remington...as Marlins. If you are Marlin shopping, look for a used, or older NOS, rifle. Remington is, apparently, out to destroy the Marlin name.
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Registration date : 2008-07-02

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 EmptySat Jan 07, 2012 10:45 am

There has been a lot of complaints about Marlin quality since Remington took over, but my SBL came through in great shape, no feeding problems or cosmetic issues. Leverevolution 325 gr group in 1 1/2 inch/100 yds so I'm real happy. Checking out Leupold 1-4x 28mm scout scope to mount on it. 90% of my shots are between 20 and 65 yds so the ghost ring would suffice, and I'm not red dot savvy but we'll give the scope a chance.

Nice work modifying your guns to fit your needs guys. One shortened, one looooong barreled. The mag extension is a great plus.


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plumbernater

plumbernater

Age : 60
Location : Huntsville Alabama
Registration date : 2011-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 EmptySat Jan 07, 2012 11:32 am

I was noticing the long mag tube too. I like the work. I tinker with some old bummed up guns. Wish I had a laithe to do some barrel work.Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 2010-09-03075916My 336 in 30-30Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 Photo-0060 1895 in 44 mag. The 44 is a sweet, rifle packs quite a punch with the 44 mag out of a long barrel. More than the pistols.
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Cuervo25_1

Cuervo25_1

Age : 45
Location : North New Jersey
Registration date : 2011-01-13

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 EmptyWed Jan 25, 2012 1:31 am

[/quote]Only limitation with lever guns is the poor choice of good bullets for them. [/quote]



Check out hornandy leverloution they have made great leaps in ammo for the leveraction. A well place 30.30 will drop a boar NP I would personally go for a double lung shot in and out. But yea a 45/70 can drop a grizz, or kodiak so I know it will drop a boar
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plumbernater

plumbernater

Age : 60
Location : Huntsville Alabama
Registration date : 2011-02-26

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PostSubject: Re: Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70)   Marlin 1895 Guide Gun (45/70) - Page 2 EmptyThu Jan 26, 2012 10:30 pm

I use to hunt boar with a old winchester 38-40. It would drop em where they stood.
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