Itch effectively scratched!

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Tackleberry1, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Traded straight across...

    Gave up a Century Arms AK w/2 mags for this Marlin 1894 GBL in 45-70!

    I've been yearning for a lever gun for years and being an AR guy... Really did not enjoy the "clunky" nature of the AK platform.

    Stock internet pick... I'll post real picks shortly.

    Tack
     

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  3. TLuker

    TLuker Active Member

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    The only problem is those types of itches keep coming back! Nice rifle.. :)
     
  4. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Yeah

    I'm already looking at the after market peep sight.
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Nice gun, but with my eyes, it would require a low power scope to be able hit a bull's butt with a bass fiddle. :p
     
  6. John_Deer

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    The peep sights similar to the brass peep sights that come on Henry rifles are fragile. The dovetail sights that are on the gun are quick handling and accurate. A friend of mine has a rifle just like yours. He has been wanting to put a scope on it since day one. He is still using the dovetail sights. That guns keeps putting meat in the freezer.
    Shoot the gun for a while before you start tinkering. You will enjoy the rifle.
     
  7. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    I put a Skinner peep on one of my Marlins and really like it. They make some nice looking stuff.


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  8. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you reload there is special loading data specific to the Marlin. Do not use loading data for the Ruger.
     
  9. Salvo

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    That's a pretty 1895. My first centerfire rifle was an 1895 and I've had several of them over the years. It is a very competent firearm, able to handle just about anything at normal hunting distances.

    I went through a brief period of making hot loads, but most of the time I have duplicated the 405 grain factory load and found that it is very good.

    I think you'll have a lot of fun with your new 1895.
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I put a peep I found on eBay for about $35. Works very well
     
  11. JCS53

    JCS53 That looks like it hurt Lifetime Supporter

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    I'm sure you are well versed on this tack but just in case. I have the 1895 GBL 45-70. I put the Bushnell Trophy XLT scope on it with Leopuld mount and rings and never had to zero after the first time. The Marlin is notorious for a bad trigger. I got the Nickname the MARLIN FLOP...for under $100.00 you can get a drop in Wild West Trigger and you will be damn glad you did. Made me more accurate as well since I was always a bit jumpy on recoil...It is a 45-70..Nice Rifle man..Enjoy!
     
  12. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I noticed the trigger flop last night and will definitely look into the after market trigger you recommended...

    ...don't think I'll scope it thought. To me, the 1894 is a close range brush gun/hog buster.

    Now... I've just got to find some ranchers with a hog problem! ;)

    Tack
     
  13. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    I was looking at the Skinner online and it looks like a good unit, others have said these peep's can be fragile.

    How's your Skinner holding up?
     
  14. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Thanks... I'll do plan to re load after the 1st of the year and will check that out. The factory loads are SPENDY!

    Tack
     
  15. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    What brand Robo?

    I'm looking at Skinner now but am open to suggestion.

    Thanks

    Tack
     
  16. CardiacColt68

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    Mine is great, but it has only seen range duty. No woods duty. They do have a winged version to protect the sights I think. Of you are really going to abuse them that would be the way to go.


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