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ZOMBIEHUNTER
07-19-2008, 2:15 PM
Any calgunners like the 45/70 i have a marlin 1895 guide gun thats tons of fun anybody alse use one?

damon1272
07-19-2008, 2:42 PM
I just got done popping the cheery on my Browning 1885 high wall that I picked up from a fellow Cal-Gunner. Sat in his safe for 10 years. With buckhorn sights I was hitting a 18" gong at 200 yards no problem. The 45/70 moves like a Mack truck. Aim, Fire, wait, wait, all most there, gong! What a blast to shoot. My next 45/70 will be a Marlin Guide gun. My old man picked one up when they first came out. What a blast to shoot.

Guntech
07-19-2008, 2:45 PM
Hell yeah 45/70 FTW! My uncle has a bunch of em and some 45/70 revolvers too! take em squirrel hunting!!!:D:jump:

Mssr. Eleganté
07-19-2008, 2:54 PM
I've only got one.

http://www.type03.net/firearm-pics/M88A.jpg

rkt88edmo
07-19-2008, 3:56 PM
I have a Marlin XLR 45/70 project in progress, but it stil hasn't made it to the range. Have shot Ivanimal's GG though and really liked it.

ZOMBIEHUNTER
07-19-2008, 4:04 PM
i love my guide gun i have some new leverolution ammo to try but 405 grain soft point is a blast

supersonic
07-19-2008, 4:58 PM
Hell Yeah!!!!!!!! Just picked up my first .45-70 for smokeless & BP cartridge reloading:http://www.hr1871.com/images/zoom_ultra_buffalo.jpg

Only problem is, the thing is sooo light (7-8 lbs) that hot loads are vicious. Adding a mercury recoil unit / lead washers in the stock & lead strips between BBL & forend this weekend. Should tame the "beast." HELL of a blast (no pun intended..........well.....scratch that!!!:p) to shoot. Throwing 524g of lead @ speeds that break the sound barrier makes me feel .................wicked (with a sore shoulder).:cool2:

Lissauer
07-19-2008, 5:06 PM
How about one of these:

http://www.bisonbull.com/BisonBull/wanted29.gif

scfast
07-19-2008, 5:11 PM
Any calgunners like the 45/70 i have a marlin 1895 guide gun thats tons of fun anybody alse use one?A friend of mine has the same gun first gun he ever bought you we took it along with our rimfire's ground squirrel hunting a few years ago there was nothing left...it does kick like a *****..

TRAP55
07-19-2008, 11:09 PM
Just one, an 1874 Sharps Business Rifle that Teddy Roosevelt gave to his hunting guide Bill Grinell. Bill gave it to Mr. Crouch, he gave it to his son, and he gave it to me in a coffee can. Took a lot of work but it's a shooter. Now I need some bullets for the 45lbs of brass i have to reload.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/TRAP55/Sharps003.jpg

supersonic
07-20-2008, 1:14 AM
Just one, an 1874 Sharps Business Rifle that Teddy Roosevelt gave to his hunting guide Bill Grinell. Bill gave it to Mr. Crouch, he gave it to his son, and he gave it to me in a coffee can. Took a lot of work but it's a shooter. Now I need some bullets for the 45lbs of brass i have to reload.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v73/TRAP55/Sharps003.jpg

Great rifle. Amazing backstory.

dfletcher
07-20-2008, 4:31 AM
Any calgunners like the 45/70 i have a marlin 1895 guide gun thats tons of fun anybody alse use one?

Well, I have a Marlin 1895 Camp Gun, an SMLE 45/70 (Navy Arms) and a Contender handgun 16" barrel in 45/70. Most fun to shoot is the Contender - 300 JHP @ 2,100 fps is quite a handful.

HeyZeus
07-20-2008, 5:48 AM
I have a 1895 ltd edition Half octagon / Half round. I just got it so i have not fired it yet. I bought dies and a mold for it. It will be fun.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y13/pbcHeyZeus/100_1588.jpg

ZOMBIEHUNTER
07-20-2008, 10:50 AM
nice guns everyone

TRAP55
07-20-2008, 2:09 PM
Love those Half octagon / Half round barrels, really makes the rifle!

supersonic, Gary, the guy that gave me the Sharps, has some of Bill Grinell's other guns. The one I was really drooling over was a 1878 Colt dbl action I cleaned up and installed springs in. The gun was covered in varnish and the springs had been removed. When I got it cleaned, it looked like it had never been used. That's when I could see the "two" sets of serial numbers. The Colt number was 3 digit from the 1st year of production, the second set of numbers was prefixed by R.C.M.P. We did some checking and it had been issued to a Mountie named B. Grinell. The last part of the puzzle as yet unsolved, was the gun had been chambered at the factory for .44 Russian, and Colt has no reference to having done it.:confused: