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Old 02-15-2013, 12:42 PM   #11
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The Winchester and Marlin pistol caliber rifles are drilled for sights. I missed a buy on a Marlin at a gun show last year. I was setting up an FNRA table and did not get there quick enough. The Marlins are on the heavy side. The Henry might be the answer.

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Thanks. Im going to look for one and see how they handle. My first choice is still a marlin 1894 but after reseqrching a little last nite im considering a henry bigboy. Not sure i like that brass look though
Never even shot the bigboy but dam they're ugly
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Recently got a Rossi in 45-70. Have nothing bad to say about it. I looked the the marlin and Henry wanting to stay American. I hated the tube mag on the Henry and the marlins I handled had super rough actions. Many people like marlins but he Rossi felt better to me.

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I just picked one up in 357 a few weeks ago. I have yet to shoot it, but have cycled some dummy rounds through it. So far it seems good. Action is fairly smooth and wood fit and finish was pretty good.

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I had an older one in 357 a long time ago. It was surprisingly accurate but the open sights just would not work for me anymore. I would have liked to install a peep but it was not drilled and I did not want to get it done....
I don't know if these could be made to fit, but they are cool. I would like to try a set.

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I bought an EMF Hartford, made by Rossi in .44-40 a few years ago. Love the rifle. EMF did all the work fitting and polishing. Very slick action. My buddy has a Rossi in .45lc. Action is not as smooth, but it is not bad and pretty accurate. If EMF can do it, so can you!!!

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i ended up doing some traveling about SE wisconsin to see some of the different new offerings out there and found one rossi a couple of winchesters some marlins of course and stumbled over an uberti 1873 in 45colt with 24inch octagon barrel. it was nib on the shelf but had a pretty bad ding on the forestock. after a little back and forth got some knocked off the price enough to bring it in line with the marlin cowboy 1894 octagon barrel model.

still learning to use the camera on my cell phone but i dont think i like it very much. i miss my old cheap canon.



you can see the dent in the stock here. it doesnt matter toooo much to me since its likely going to get more dents as i use it.



the reciever is case hardened.



just with the action open from the top



couldnt resist this gun. while im not a huge fan of the top eject stuff this one isnt pelting me right in the face its kinda flopping empties to the right and straight down. i think i can live with that.

sometimes it goes this way. you think you want something then you go and see it in person and while doing that you run across something else.

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i ended up doing some traveling about SE wisconsin to see some of the different new offerings out there and found one rossi a couple of winchesters some marlins of course and stumbled over an uberti 1873 in 45colt with 24inch octagon barrel. it was nib on the shelf but had a pretty bad ding on the forestock. after a little back and forth got some knocked off the price enough to bring it in line with the marlin cowboy 1894 octagon barrel model.

still learning to use the camera on my cell phone but i dont think i like it very much. i miss my old cheap canon.



you can see the dent in the stock here. it doesnt matter toooo much to me since its likely going to get more dents as i use it.


couldnt resist this gun. while im not a huge fan of the top eject stuff this one isnt pelting me right in the face its kinda flopping empties to the right and straight down. i think i can live with that.
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Another CAR. Your gonna love it.

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i just made some dummy rounds for it to try the action. its a little sticky on a rare occasion but so was my marlin 1895 until i cycled a coupled hundred dummies through it.

im looking forward to cracking it open and having a go at its inner workings. but i need to do some research to be sure there arent any little tricks to detail stripping these things.

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