marlin 1894 .44 mag

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by medieval77, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. medieval77

    medieval77 New Member

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    Just picked up .44 mag rifle. Shoots nice and love it.. been using remmington brand ammo but my dad bought some ammo for me .. it is cheap ammo dont even have a brand name ... Will it jam up like the blazer brand does?
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Nice gun. If the ammo is nameless nobody can answer your question. Load up a single round and try it out. If it works fine ,load up 2 and so on.
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It is such inferior grade ammo that only a certified ammunition dismantler should do anything with it. Send it to me, I am certified, and I will safely dispose of it.
     
  4. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You forgot the ;). Taking advantage of a 1st poster.:eek:
    Short stroking the lever can cause jams.
     
  5. medieval77

    medieval77 New Member

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    I will run a few rounds through it n see what happens.. thx for the info.
     
  6. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Hi medieval77,

    Welcome to the FTF

    My experience with my 1894-.44mag was the first box of ammo

    cycled roughly. Sort of like a new key in a new lock.

    Be sure to use a crisp flick when you work the lever, it

    helps. My 1894 has the most beautiful wood stock

    (Black Walnut) I have ever seen.

    I hope you were also as lucky...
     
  7. medieval77

    medieval77 New Member

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    Hello... It shoots remington rds nice... The other ammo have not shot before... The stock is black walnut also got a good buy on it. Used but in exellent cond... Hardly been used
     
  8. Triumphman

    Triumphman Active Member

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    Welcome to pistol caliber levers, that Marlin perfected and all others want to imitate. My 44mag likes Winchester(white box) in 240gr JSP. I got my 44mag used also, and when I first got it, it wouldn't load or eject a round, UNTIL, I oiled the receiver's innards and mag tube real good. Now, it'll eject a round 4ft away and load with smooth precision. Also, you need to be forceful and purposeful with levering these rifles, they hate short stroking and will jam every time. I've not heard good things about Blazer ammo in lever actions or semiautos. Use only brass casing ammo in the lever. Save the Blazer ammo for a revolver in 44mag which I know you'll have to get. LOL
    Del
     
  9. therewolf

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    Actually, ever since the advent of the .44 "AutoMag" of

    Dirty Harry fame, I've wanted a .44 auto-loader.

    I've found the return springs are so tight on my

    DE44, they take a lot of kick out of the recoil. IMO,

    there's less kick from the DE44 than a .357 Magnum

    revolver.

    So I've paired up my 1894 with my DE44. Not exactly Western style,

    but it's a whole lot easier on the wrist...
     
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  10. Schuss

    Schuss New Member

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    I shoot 300 gr hollow points form mine... Little bit of kick, lots of knockdown!
     
  11. medieval77

    medieval77 New Member

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    Havn't used 300gr in it... But gonna go to shooting range tomorrow n try some of these cheap shells.. let my 9yr old shoot her .22 . Should be a fun day
     
  12. trex1310

    trex1310 New Member

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    As others have said be sure to work the lever briskly
    and it will help to avoid jams. I installed a stainless steel
    extractor on mine and polished the bolt. I've been shooting
    Buffalo Bore 240gr JHP in mine. Very accurate. Good luck
    with yours.
     
  13. dogwalk

    dogwalk New Member

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    44 Mag Carbine

    Bought mine a couple months ago and love it. My wrist can't handle the heavey recoil anymore. one good thing about a carbine; if you run out of ammo, you can club them to death. dogwalk