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Old 11-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #21
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Sorry folks but it is now time for the poo party. I'm not sure how Marlin is still selling lever guns. I've been in the market for a 45-70 for a couple of years now and check the local peddlers quite often. NOT ONE of the 1895's handed me over the counter showed any signs of craftsmanship. I keep hope alive thinking maybe one day, I will be able to handle one that the butt stock doesn't look like an untrained monkey fitted the poor thing together. I really want a new GBL but have my eyes pealed for a nice JM stamped 1895.

I wish you luck should you decide to have them throw one on the boat headed for Germania.
Not positive, but I think Marlin levers went to Remlin in late 2009 early 2010, after that , no more JM stamps.
BTW I love my 1895 GBL, JM stamped.
It will dong a 4" plate at 100 yds all day, open original sights.





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only problem is that the jm stamped guns are not the greatest of barrels as they use the micro groove rifling. that sort of rifling is terrible for big fat 458 bullets. the microgroove rifling is what led to marlins stamped jm falling out of favor and the poor sales resulting in marlin eventually getting sold.

remington rejected the microgroove and prompty switched the 1895 to a cut rifle style which is why they are more accurate with a wider range of bullets. in early 2007 when remington bought them there were some issues with qc but that was quickly rectified.

the ones coming out now are pretty damn decent. yeah the stocks are not handfitted but they arent that bad for the price point. you really dont see well fitted stocks in guns till you hit the 1200$+ price points.

all the marlins ive seen of late are pretty decent to very good. so much so i had no fear ordering mine sight unseen. if you do get a bad one (every company has bad eggs now and then even colt) marlin will make it right.

personally ill take a rep stamped barrel over a jm barrel any day. if the stock fitment is an issue you can always diy it or have someone do it to bring the cost up to the 1200$ price point

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When shooting the heavier calibers a 45/70 can shoot, (405gr. and up) might be a little more recoil than a man can handle.
But they will take any game on the planet, and a perfect gun for fast shots at close range. (If you practice with the mechanics of how they operate).
A.P. - Thanks for letting me know the we men are to frail to handle .45-70 recoil! I'll have to let my wife deal with the dirty work!
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So... I bought two boxes of this Hornady 45-70 yesterday. I told my wife I have a problem. She says, "What's the problem?" I say, well, I have this ammo, but I don't have a gun to use it in, lol. She says, you're getting the Marlin aren't you? Pics of said rifle later today, hopefully.

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The 45/70 is one of the most tested gun/calibers of its kind. The Union army would lob them over in volleys at the confederate armies camps in the civil war over a mile away.
Early forms of artillery...?
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Got it this morning.

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Got it this morning.
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You've still got a problem!

It's still a virgin!

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Time to make some big holes in things.

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I'm planning a hunt with my brother and I don't have time just yet to sight in this bad boy. I will right after the hunt, trust me, I'm itching to shoot it. I showed my wife Anna's comment regarding this caliber, lol. She's leery but willing to give it a go after me. I've got mostly Hornady Leverevolution in 325grn but I do have one box of 405grn Remington that I want to try. I looked the gun over very closely and I do not see any bad machine marks. The action is quite stiff though compared to my new, butter smooth Rossi 30-30. Hopefully it will smooth out with use?

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