It’s taken a lot of effort, and both Martinez and Dobler are proud of the results. Yeah, okay, that’s not a huge scope—but it still looks silly resting atop such a classic design. Heck, if someone — anyone — is walking into the field with a big bore lever action rifle, odds are it’s a Marlin 1895. They said they would set up a refund if needed. Marlin Model 1895CBA Cowboy Lever Action Rifle - 45-70 Govt, 18.5 Problems loading and cycling are the issues I have personally witnessed on several of the new generation Marlin rifles. The standard model does have a nice rubber buttpad though. There’s a lot of steel in those inches; weight is 7 lbs., 12 ozs. Against that, we’d gotten good rains, which meant there was lots of food and plenty of water, and the pigs were widely dispersed. As I said, my 1895 Marlin with 26" barrel is shockingly accurate: At 50 yds. Either the hole or the dowel is not round- quite a gap can be seen on one side. Lever gun aficionados are familiar with the “Marlin red” finish of the wood on the older guns as well as many custom Marlins. Free FedEx Option* (0) Leupold 1 PC BASE MAR 336R $ 25.56 (0) Weaver 1 Piece Gloss Black Top Mount Base ... Payment Options/Cancellation Fees Shipping & Returns State Restrictions Warranty Team Buds Recent Reviews. For me the “new” Marlin has been a big hot turd. The latter offer good bases for the guide gun concept. Naturally, I started with the ghost-ring aperture. Image courtesy JWT for www.thetruthaboutguns.com. Groups were measured at extreme spread with a micrometer, then 0.458" subtracted for bullet diameter. That was before the Kick-Eez recoil pads came out but what I had installed was similar. Guessing not much change in recoil from the other patterns based on the weight listed. Winchester lever-actions get most of the Hollywood glory, but I well recall several appearances of Marlin rifles: Glenn Ford carried one in “Cimarron,” and a Marlin saved Brad Pitt’s bacon in “Legends of the Fall.” Marlin lever guns are cool, and I have long admired the current “guide gun” concept: short barrel, sling swivels, weatherproof finish and some type of updated sighting equipment—maybe a ghost-ring reticle, red-dot sight or low-powered scope. I have a Marlin CB in .38-55 with a tall skinny front sight and an MVA vernier. Contact Us. FTX; Winchester’s 300-gr. This doesn’t have anything to do with the review. Stepping up to a more modern loading, the commercial Hornady 325gr FTX LeverEvolution round shot 2.7-inch average groups. In time I would take the rifle hog hunting, and I intended to use the Aimpoint. I have a JM GS that is my brush gun, a GBL that I'm still playing with and now this CBA. FTX in the LEVERevolution series, a fast load rated at 2050 f.p.s. Citing less-than-youthful eyes, the author chose to mount an Aimpoint Micro H-1 on the gun’s XS Lever Rail (2). Clearly this dog wanted to hunt. Immediately I felt as though I was facing a dilemma: I don’t need another .45-70, and really can’t afford this one. Here on California’s Central Coast we’re in the “condor zone,” meaning we have to use lead-free bullets, so I also checked it with Hornady’s 250-gr. I bought a TCR-22 earlier this year and just took my son out to shoot it for the first time a few weeks ago. The wood is not bad at all. It will be the 3rd guide length 45-70 I have. They were all about the same size, maybe 150 lbs., no monsters, but no piglets—all were perfect “eatin’-size” porkers. I have a late 70’s production Marlin 45-70 and after shooting stout 350 gr Hornady handloads in it, the first thing I did was to have a soft recoil pad installed. The rail mount with ghost-ring aperture is maintained, and the bottom of the enlarged finger loop is wrapped with nylon parachute cord matching the stock finish. Wednesday, August 30, 2017. The new 1895 is simply a Model 336, enlarged for the old .45-70 Government caliber and released in 1972. I’ve never had any problems except for the front sight hood, I keep ordering replacements and the stupid “clip on” hoods keep blowing off in the tall grass and getting lost. I can’t help it, I have to throw a little lever-action love out there first. The shorter version fits my style and needs better than the rifle versions. Many hunters consider it the new standard for store-bought lever gun performance, and for good reason. This Model 1895 Cowboy Action Shooter is chambered for 45/70 and features a 18.5" octagon barrel with deep cut ballard type rifling, 6-shot tubular magazine, adjustable marble semi-buckhorn rear and marble carbine front sight. The barrel and magazine are pinned together by a fore-end cap. The ultimate from the factory is probably the Model 1895SBL: stainless and laminate, six-round-capacity tubular magazine, sling swivel studs, oversized finger loop, and a rail mount with post front and ghost-ring rear aperture. There are no reviews yet. After Marlin fell under the Remington umbrella, a misaligned front sight was one of the most common complaints against the Marlin guns. Up close it hits like a freight train, and the Marlin action is strong enough to use either handloads or “specialty loads” that take the old warhorse up into a different power class. I seriously doubt it’ll come to that. Thanks for the review. Ray fished it a few days ago last couple of hours of daylight.Eight bass 2-5 lbs. ” The example of the “strong lever action” in most manuals is the Marlin 1895, made after the 1948 model 336 changes. 3 Comments on Marlin Classic Model 1895 Mini Review; When it comes to big bore rifles for North American game, there’s 1 rifle that stands out as the biggest practical bore to use for short range game busting, the Marlin 1895. But laying prone behind it? If my grandfather had owned a Model 1895 in .45-70 Gov’t, it would likely have been the older “square bolt” model manufactured from 1895 to 1917. There was no such issue here. If this one goes back or I get the refund I’ll get a Ruger No 1 or what was my initial plan, a Henry. yes it is drilled and tapped see ***** UPC: 026495010362 Description: MAR 1895 CBA 45-70 LVR 18.5 B Brand: Marlin Model: 1895 CBA Type: Rifle: Lever Action Caliber: 45-70 Finish: Blue Action: Lever Action Stock: Walnut, Satin Finish, Straight Grip Sight: FT: Marble's Carbine RR: Adj. If you should choose, a filler block for the safety is inexpensive and simple to install. It’s known and lamented that there have been delays getting Marlin back up to full production. Marlin 1894CB45 Done My Way ... New Reviews; Members. As of the date of this review, the suggested retail price on the Marlin 1895CB is $839 US. I’d heard of the problems Marlin had a few years ago but the one I bought is just great. Although it has the improved action of the Model 336, the current 1895CB shares a lot of features with the original rifle. The trigger pull is superb, and loading and unloading were smooth and easy. This 1895CB has a lifter that lifts just fine and a finger lever that pivots smoothly and without catch. All lever-actions can be operated in ambidextrous fashion, and you’ve got to love that, but the only lever-actions that are truly bilateral in design are top-eject models, which largely leaves out Browning, Savage, the Winchester 88 and all the side-eject Marlins. My wife has raised goats. The crossbolt was filled with a metal dowel to conceal the hole but obviously done after all the metal polishing. As per usual when I wander off into the weeds of gun history, feel free to skip this section. DNZ 12048 Game Reaper Marlin 1894,1895,336 30mm Medium 1-Piece $ 74.95. Folks, if you need more than two, something has gone awry. With the exception of no cell service, we’re fine here. Length: 44 1/2″ Tops. Streetlights never went off today it stayed so dark. Appropriately, today’s factory loads focus on field performance and maximum velocity at pressures low enough to be safe for use in Trapdoor Springfields. Yes, there was a .444 Marlin back in the ’70s, and I had shot some hogs with a friend’s Model 1895 in .45-70 Gov’t in the ’90s. We have one in the big pond that will probably go 12′ but the older he gets the more shy he is. The Marlin 1895 Dark Series is a new take on an old idea. They refused to order one because they didn’t do enough volume with Marlin to order. Overall * * * * 1/2 …Now i want one, sheesh. I’ve felt this with every factory Marlin of the modern age, no matter who owned the company. I really like the 336 Marlin. It is a major upgrade, and also extremely modern. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. As good as anyone can expect with traditional barrel-mounted iron sights and a long sight radius. In June I bought my first Marlin, .45-70 1895GBL, new. NOT GRANDAD’S MARLINMarlin currently offers eight versions of its Model 1895 Big Bore in .45-70 Gov’t: one with a 22" round barrel and half-magazine; a full-magazine rifle with a 26" octagon barrel like my 1895; and six versions with 18.5" barrels. 1 star 2 stars 3 stars 4 stars 5 stars. But the average for all five groups was 1.321". And, put ‘em all together is exactly what Marlin’s done in late 2017. In this weeks video we review the Marlin 1895 SBL, popularized by Jurassic World. Lets start with the hammer. yes it is drilled and tapped see ***** UPC: 026495010362 Description: MAR 1895 CBA 45-70 LVR 18.5 B Brand: Marlin Model: 1895 CBA Type: Rifle: Lever Action Caliber: 45-70 Finish: Blue Action: Lever Action Stock: Walnut, Satin Finish, Straight Grip Sight: FT: Marble's Carbine RR: Adj. My second Marlin was a stainless steel Guide Gun with ported barrel and I added XS Express sights. It is a smooth, accurate, handsome, and reliable rifle, deserving of the legendary Marlin brand. You're reviewing: Marlin - 1895 CBA 45-70 Gov't Your Rating. I picked the one that looked the largest, waited until it turned broadside, and put the red dot on the center of the shoulder. The replacement was shipped back to Marlin/Remington also at the end of the following week due to similar (not as bad) issues but also problems with the hammer fit and alignment. Short time later I was taking it home with me. I really wanted to like the Marlin but I’ve been stung too many times. Check out this and other Marlin products online at www.marlinfirearms.com. Get the American Rifleman Insider newsletter for at-a-glance access to industry news, gear, gun reviews, videos and more—delivered directly to your Inbox. It has an 18 octagon barrel and blued finish. This gun does not. It may not be as nice as other guns in the category but at just $625 I think it is a great deal. The Marlin 1895 is the tried-and-true configuration of the famous 45-70 Gov’t rifle. Ordered me an 1895 CBA last night and can't wait to get it. In the 1890s lightning struck twice with two brilliant designs — the Winchester 1892 and the Marlin 1894. In my case it doesn’t matter—my days of precise shooting with aperture sights are over! It will be the 3rd guide length 45-70 I have. However, while magnification has nothing to do with raw accuracy, it sure does make it easier to shoot groups. Submit Review. Great review! Topwater. And CCI has a 22 Plinkster special edition ‘Stangers’ with a “22” head stamp instead of the usual “C”…. Whatever Remington got wrong on Marlin before, they have indeed fixed the production issues with these guns. I used 4198 powder for both, loaded 30.0 grains to 38 grains with the 350 gr. cast bullets and 40.0 to 42.0 grains behind the 325 Hornady FTX jacketed. It was okay with the low-mounted Aimpoint, and I assume it would be fine with a small scope mounted low. There were Model 1895s, 1894s and 336s, and when I picked one off the rack and worked the action, I knew that this was not my grandad’s Marlin. Partners . Built on the beefy 1895 frame, this one offers a trim-totin’ all-weather package of bead-blasted (not satin) stainless steel and water-resistant-coated birch furniture that’s intended for tight spaces, tough country, easy foot carry, and power on demand when a lesser squirrel gun just doesn’t get the job done. Quick pointing, fast-handling and classic styling chambered for big bore rounds of .45-70 Government. The trigger pull is superb, and loading and unloading were smooth and easy. there was no appreciable difference in point of impact. Great review of a really nice rifle. Sharp edges on the lever is one of the things I noticed on the Marlin guns immediately after Remington purchased them. Shooting drills using paper plates as targets may suggest that a tubular-magazine lever-action is not capable of fine accuracy, but the author found otherwise when he slowed down between shots as shown on both plates (4). I cautiously bought the 1895 Trapper SBL 45-70 in stainless a year ago February, it is comparable to my older Marlins, superior in some ways. Write Your Own Review. Available ammunition was Hornady’s 325-gr. Can you get peep sights for the rear sights? After my buddy and gunwriting colleague Chub Eastman passed, I acquired his Marlin 1895 from his widow, Gloria. I talked to both of them about the custom shop Marlins. The laminated stock has been finished with a desert camouflage Cerakote finish; the metalwork has a flat Cerakote finish in desert tan. Somewhere not quite to that level are the “strong lever actions.” The example of the “strong lever action” in most manuals is the Marlin 1895, made after the 1948 model 336 changes. I have no plans to use it to save my life, I’ve got others to use for that. According to Marlin Firearms, the 1895 Guide Gun in stainless steel (also available in blued steel) is a hybrid of the Model 336 series lever action with slight updates made to accommodate the 45-70 cartridge. Introduced in 2009, it is a slightly revamped version of the Model 1895GS in .45-70, which was introduced in 2001 and had all of its major parts manufactured out of stainless steel. Check out Skinner sights. Obviously the short, handy guide gun concept trades off some velocity, but the bullet is still of large diameter and hits hard. The rifle kicked itself clear of the sandbags with every shot, but .45-70 recoil is more of a push than a hard rap, so it isn’t difficult to deal with. MSRP: $972.39. Notable Members; Current Visitors; Recent Activity; There’s no such thing as a buttery smooth Marlin factory action. It will anchor big bucks without excessive meat damage, is equally good for elk and moose in close cover, and is perfect for the biggest black bears over bait or with hounds. With a long octagonal barrel and shockingly good wood, my Marlin 1895 is a lever-action from another era. These were some of the previous areas of concern, but the many folks who coaxed me back to Marlin seem to be right. The light was fading, and I was thinking it was going to be another short night and early morning when we came around a corner and saw four pigs rooting at 70 yds. The big bore beauties have been revived, are as good as they ever were, and the new Marlin 1895CB proves it. I think a Marbles aperture sight mounted on the top tang would be perfect for one of these except not sure if a) it would fit and b) the recoil would be an issue. Tom. Now the gun kicks like a hard push rather than like a sharp jab! The rear sight is a traditional ramp-mounted buckhorn version, with a white diamond insert. E-mail your comments/questions about this site to:EmediaRifleman@nrahq.org For questions/comments about American Rifleman magazine, please e-mail:Publications@nrahq.org You can contact the NRA via phone at: NRA Member Programs1-800-672-3888, To advertise on American Rifleman, visit nramediakit.com for more information. The triggers are crisp and clean, and the example I was sent for this article broke at 3 lbs., 8 ozs. I wish that I could like the newer Marlin lever rifles, However there were three on the rack at my LGS. Length of Pull: 13 3/8” The rifle handles extremely well; I first saw a couple of them at the SHOT Show last year and was intrigued; it seemed a fitting tribute to the guide gun concept—especially if it shot as well as it looked. Not so well known is that the Marlin Custom Shop was moved to Sturgis. With their tapered octagon barrels, these rifles offer true cowboy-rifle heft and aesthetics for everyone from the die-hard cowboy action shooter to the hunter who appreciates 19th century-style. )—Hornady’s LEVERevolution line also includes the soft-tipped 250-gr. The Marlin stock is essentially designed for use with open sights, and it was perfect with the supplied ghost-ring aperture. This is a firearm that looks especially beautiful with a case hardened receiver, but no such option is currently available from the factory. I haven’t checked out the new pond. Well, it might have been if he’d used it for 40-odd years, because it sure felt a lot slicker than I expected! Monoflex load, a homogenous alloy bullet. Same here. I’ve learned the saying “buy once, cry once”, the hard way. It has the curved metal butt plate mentioned in the article. Out of the box, this is a gun I’d stake my life on. BIG GAME HERO. Plenty of examples of both styles exist on the 19th century models. Get the 48th edition Lyman reloading manual, it has a section specifically on .45-70. Stock: American black walnut straight-grip stock FTX load, I would like to say the results were equally perfect, but I don’t know what that means. It also helps that, in the 1970’s and 80’s, there simply weren’t many options for lever action .45-70s to choose from. Thought it might be an article he would read. No, the popularity of the 1895 didn’t really have anything to do with the western expansion or the cowboy age at all. I guess I should note that I was the only person shooting in my division. Let’s put the cards on the table: I love lever-actions, but not equally. Heck yeah I reached for the butt pad. I use the Trapper as protection from bears in Alaska. But if I run it will be to Utah. Rifleman Q&A: What Is A Magazine Disconnect? The lever-action’s roots can be traced back to 1848. And while I do have a soft spot for the Marlin lever guns, I didn’t have a great deal of experience with them until recently. That level of accuracy is all anybody needs from a .45-70—and a whole lot more! There’s very, very little creep or mush. The traditional Ballard cut barrel has a 1:20 twist, enough to stabilize the heavy 400 to 500 grain flat-nosed bullets. Alaskan bush hunters and their guides needed a shorter rifle that packed a punch, and so many gravitated to the Marlin. I probably wouldn’t choose it to hunt brown bears. For y'all that don't know, it's essentially a CB that's been cut down to guide length. If you wade into the den of the Dark Lord, bring your guts and a Marlin 1895. It’s good to know that Marlin is ‘back’. there was no appreciable difference in point of impact. The ghost-ring concept is a large aperture, fast but not precise. I was considering taking it to Africa next May. 24(? If anything, it was the shorter barreled “guide gun” versions, either custom or from the factory, that really built the 1895’s legacy. I just bought this gun today I’ll get back with every one on how well this marlin 1895CB lever action works. Marlin 1895 Trapper 45-70 Govt Lever-Action Rifle with Stainless Barrel $1,123.00 $1,099.99; Notify Me When Available; Brand: Marlin; Item Number: 70450; Marlin Dark Series 1895 .45-70 Govt Lever-Action Rifle $1,049.99; Notify Me When Available; Brand: Marlin; Item Number: 70455; Back to top. The practically ancient black powder cartridge is really at least two, and more like three different cartridges, depending on the firearm it’s used in. Sorry, I’ll read it later. That’s because the heart of the Marlin lever action center fire rifles changed quite a bit in 1948, with the Marlin 36. But the other three old ponds only hold 6 footers. And while I do have a soft spot for the, With a long octagonal barrel and shockingly good wood, my, Marlin currently offers eight versions of its. Value. Both the 19th century Marlin and the current CB come with a 26″ blued octagonal barrel. Right out of the box, the Marlin has a darn good trigger. CCI has a ‘Troy Landry Special Edition’ .22lr mini-mag with ‘Choot Em!’ on the box : https://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/cci-mini-mag-high-velocity-troy-landry-special-edition-22lr-plated-lhp-36-grain-300-rounds?a=1786999. The rail mount on the Custom Shop guide gun offered a whole world of alternatives. I found that a dot of blue Loc-Titeto the screw was necessary to keep it in place, otherwi… I don’t think he paid an arm and a leg for the gun but if I was looking for smithing I’d contact West’s Wild West Guns in Anchorage. I’m left-handed. With an 18.5" barrel the rifle has a 37" overall length, making it quite handy. It’s a lever action! I love my stainless steel 45-70. Quality. The Marlin Custom Shop can install XS Sights’ one-piece steel front post (l.) and ghost-ring aperture rear (ctr. It was a combination that rekindled a lot of interest in the grand old cartridge—even more so when the short-barreled guide gun version appeared in 1998. That little Monoflex bullet had gone in one shoulder and out the other, little damage but a very dead pig—just like it had been hit by a .45-70. Then you handle it, and you are further convinced that this might just be the best stock tracking rifle ever made. However, if you absolutely must, the Marlin comes drilled and tapped for a rail atop the receiver. For this match, I used 70 grains of GOEX FFg powder under a well lubed 405 grain bullet, and took first place in my division (barrel mounted sights). For example, a duplicate of the Trapdoor Springfield cartridge requires the rear sight at the highest setting to hit point-of-aim to point-of-impact at 100 yards. The stocks on the CB are a straight grained American black walnut. Nor was it really a cowboy gun. You really have to try to feel for it. I have reviewed a couple of the Henry 45-70s for this website. for sale by Jays Guns and Accessories on GunsAmerica - 948368131 Most of the post ’48 models of the 1895s I’ve seen, and the majority of the ones currently offered by Marlin, sport the fuller pistol grip style buttstock. At 144 years old, the .45-70 Gov’t cartridge shows no signs of retiring. The smallest groups measured just over 1.4″, with a cloverleaf pattern. Let’s put the cards on the table: I love lever-actions, but not equally. I sold the guide gun after figuring the cost of all the mods to make the gun work right for me. Can't wait to get it. I also shot 100 405 grain Rim Rock bullets with various smokeless loadings at low to moderate velocities. Yes, all Marlin levers are more narrow, and therefore a little sharper than some other manufacturers’ guns, but this lever has rounded and polished edges, as it should. The 250-gr. FTX is rated at 2050 f.p.s. Marlin 1895 CBA, 45-70 Govt When you're ready to hit the trail reach for this open range legend. The first one I handled, I opened the lever and it locked up in the open position, The second felt like It had sand in it and it had machining marks on it. Results on paper plate drills at 50 yds. Includes Ballard-style rifling and is chambered for 45-70 Gov't After all, there were less than 100 American Bison free-ranging by the time the first Marlin 1895 was produced. In .45-70, I’m not sure you’d want it a lot lighter, especially if you intend to shoot heavy loads. One cursory look at the new for 2018 Marlin 1895 TSBL Trapper and you immediately know it is as handy a rifle as has ever been made. The evening was cooling fast, good, but the wind was still strong, not so good. My old Winchester M94 will also have you feeling like Beatrix Kiddo after training on the unpadded shuri makiwara for Pai Mei. The obvious question is how does it compare to the current Henry’s in .45-70? Mine came with the ported barrels but still have the damn crossbolt. No, it wasn’t Winchester that first came up with the idea, it was a company called Volition Repeating Rifle. They work. With aperture sights there’s a compromise to be made. They seem to have a shorter OAL than the traditional factory rounds that I had. The lever is a standard narrow style, and it’s blued. Hornady’s 325-gr. from a 24" barrel. Can't wait to get it. Never liked using the hotter loads on bench rest either. marlin 1894/1895/336/308mx lever rail sight system. The Henry I’ve had my eye on onky has a 4 round magazine. (The new pond isn’t new. Now that Marlin is for sale again, let’s all hope the new owners take those lessons to heart. Kicks like mother, but LeveRevolutions shoot best. There are a few folks now that can color case harden these guns. Speaking of running, there’s a goat farm here down in Texas if you need a place to hightail it to. Appreciate the note. I really do. I noted that there was some velocity loss from the short barrel. That short barreled (16″-18″) 1895 became synonymous with the Alaskan bush guide’s profession. They filed the first patent but in the end i… The .30-30 grossly outsold it (and justly so.). energy of the hottest loads you shot through it? Action: Lever action, side ejection, solid-top receiver Having shot Garrett’s loads and their handloaded equivalent in a 1970s 1895, I can attest to the recoil. Now I can shoot those same heavy loads off the bench when before — it was painful. 1, probably the strongest action ever created for a hunting rifle. plus one. When you’re ready to hit the trail reach for this open range legend. With the right bullet, such as those by Garret Cartridges, the Marlin 1895CB is well capable of ethically taking any animal on Earth. JHP; and Garrett’s 400-gr. It works perfectly, but does spoil a bit of the aesthetic of the receiver. With the 1895CB, Marlin has reminded us all why these fantastic lever actions gained such a deserved following. Marlin Firearms Forum - The Community for Marlin Owners. Then you handle it, and you are further convinced that this might just be the best stock tracking rifle ever made. I would have appreciated a rubber butt pad even more, both for comfort in long strings of shooting as well as the additional length of pull. Funny you posted that. I must’ve gotten good 45-70 Guide Guns back when they first offered them. My intention was to cool and clean between groups, which I did, but I noticed significant vertical stringing within the first few groups. The new production Marlin 1895CB is just as good as any Marlins produced in decades. Probably doesn’t make much sense to have a tube that stops taking cartridges when only half of one more will fit. I strapped on a left-handed Hornady cheekpiece and adjusted it a bit so the fit was perfect. it cuts one ragged hole with every load I’ve tried. “Sharp edges on the lever is one of the things I noticed on the Marlin guns”. True to its heritage with an American black walnut stock and a tapered octagon barrel, and built with a precision-tuned receiver. The group that owns Remington Arms acquired Marlin some time back—and also Dakota Arms in Sturgis, S.D. Subscribe for FREE now to ensure you never missa single vital update... ©COPYRIGHT 2021, THETRUTHABOUTGUNS.COM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Required fields are marked *. Directly underneath that barrel is a full-length magazine. In addition to these, I fired 20 rounds of Winchester’s 300gr Super-X commercial cartridge. I always enjoyed shooting a friend’s 1895, and treasure my 1990s vintage 1894. The .45-70 should be great for that. This rifle clearly wanted to shoot, so to give it the best chance to strut its stuff from the bench I mounted a much larger scope than I would normally put on a .45-70. They do nice thin and tall post sights, as well as receiver top peeps. I’ve got a stainless in .45-70. The contrast between your experience, similar to that of many YouTube posters, and that of JWT suggests to me that Marlin is capable of building a proper rifle, but they can’t do it predictably so they hold onto the good ones for when they need a ringer to send off to a gun journalist. Very accurate and cycles perfectly. Both would prove so useful they’re still being made to this day, a century and a quarter … There is nothing you can do to that gun with 400 gr boolits that won't punish your shoulder. Cycles well, Skinner peeps are accurate, I have been very pleased with it, thankfully. Chad and I looked high and low all afternoon, seeing zero pigs, which is pretty unusual in this area. It’s pretty easy to tell the 19th century Marlins from the later versions. But, they’re so common; why would he? It starts with a straight-grip American black walnut stock and an 18.5" tapered octagonal barrel with deep-cut Ballard-style rifling and a … I also did one of the first stories on the awesome .338 Marlin Express, using it for both elk and moose. The old idea is still valid, and the new things Marlin has done, to my mind, just make the original even better. If you’ve thumped something twice with a .45-70 and it’s still coming it’s too damn late to run. With the larger scope the comb was hopelessly low. Seemed like good stuff, no ammo failures in the new gun. Easy to install ghost ring sights. Standing, none of the rounds were particularly bad. Although the Marlin 1895 shot a buffalo-killing cartridge, it was never one of the buffalo guns. The newer Model 1895 is a different design that simply honors the earlier model designation. This design works well for more precise shooting over longer ranges, as well as using the wider portion between the top of the ears for fast shooting at close-in and moving targets. Rick, it’s called bent. As for the article, nice review! Most reloading manuals will have a “weak” action section, like the Trapdoor Springfield. I also shot multiple Hornady commercial cartridges, to include 40 rounds of their 250 grain Monoflex and 60 rounds of the 325 grain FTX cartridges. In the Marlin, the Hornady round is carrying 1,000 ft/lbs of energy at three hundred yards. Delay after delay despite them saying once they got the FFL info they’d ship (hint, they lied). Check out this great review of one of the best tracking rifles. No stupid cross bolt safeties, thank you. Before it could dry, the ash settled all over everything. Reliability * * * * * You’ll probably have to find private water for him. So should I send it back or keep it and take it on a bear hunt? 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