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Old 06-09-2018, 7:32 PM
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I have always enjoyed my 1895 stainless guide gun chambered in 45-70. So today when I was at one of our LGS I decided to jail a 444. Anyone else enjoy a good Marlin??
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Old 06-09-2018, 7:46 PM
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Why no pics?


A question like this better with pics.

Seriously, I have just begun the trek for a lever action Marlin.
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Old 06-09-2018, 7:56 PM
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sort of hard for me to justify since i don't live close to anywhere i could really use it, and i stopped training raptors a while back.
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Will have pics in 10 rotten days, and yes a SBL is on my bucket list.
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LOVE my SBL....

The 45-70 is such a fun round to shoot.
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Trigger discipline. Not.
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I picked up a beautiful, ported JM guide gun recently. I haven't had a chance to shoot it.

I also have a 336 in .35 Rem that is a real shooter. Very fun and decently accurate.

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I've gotten three in the last 6 weeks. Guess you could say I like 'em.
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While I first took a shine to the Winchester 1892, it is the Marlin 1894 that is my favorite mount. I am fortunate to own two:





Top: 1894FG, 20" .41 Magnum - made in 2005
Bottom: 1894CS357 18" .357 Magnum - made in 1989

An 1895 is desired.
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Have three, a 94 in 32/20, a 94 in 44mag and an 1893 in 30/30
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Slight threadjack - you guys know of a Gunsmith who specializes in or is really good with Marlin Levers? My Brother has a nice low round count JM 444 that has issues with the action.
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Gotta get me a lever action.
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To answer the OP's question: I'm not a fan of lever guns--PERIOD.
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Hell to the yes. my first deer rifle was marlin 336 30/30 from the 60’s that I picked up for $35 back in the 90’s total pos, but my dad helped me strip it down and rebuild her (really just a lot of talc and tightening is all it needed) and loved it. I carried and used that rifle for everything. Honestly after I enlisted and dad passed I have no idea where it went. God damn it thanks now I have to make some awkward family phone calls.
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Everyone digs the early Marlins. In my case, I like the Henry also. Have both.
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Love my .450 Marlin … it's a 'ported barrel'
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Love mine, have two, both 1894's one in .357 mag. the other in .44 mag.
Both Stainless Steel. Beautiful checkering.
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Yep. I’ve got a 336 in 30/30 from about 1969 and I’ve been on the lookout for a nice 1894 in 357 with no safety.
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Waiting on GB to ship my newly released 2018 Marlin 1894c to California.
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What movie was that?

Apparently, even with optics, the guy in the photo doesn’t need to look at what he’s about to shoot up in the trees.......
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I only own one. Itís a 1951 Marlin 39a.


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Waiting on GB to ship my newly released 2018 Marlin 1894c to California.
Well dagnabbit, mister! We expect pictures! when it arrives... and I'll send you a PM next time I'm visiting family that lives between Laguna Seca and the coast. I'll have at least one of my '94s with me. The new gun you're getting is allegedly on par with a JM-stamped machine.

Is the target range near the racetrack still closed midweek?

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I do enjoy shooting my gold triggered Marlin 1894 - CARBINE CAL. .357 MAGNUM (as stamped on barrel) and so do my shooting friends. It's a very popular rifle.
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Lever actions are my favorite firearm. I have two that are Marlins, both are pre Remington. A 336 in 30-30 and an 1894C in 38/357. I’ll post pictures when I get home later.

I went with a dozen friends to the shooting range a couple weeks ago. Everyone wanted to try the “cowboy gun” lever action.
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Slight threadjack - you guys know of a Gunsmith who specializes in or is really good with Marlin Levers? My Brother has a nice low round count JM 444 that has issues with the action.
Try https://www.rangerpointprecision.com/ out in Texas.
Good people with a passion for Marlin Levers.

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Slight threadjack - you guys know of a Gunsmith who specializes in or is really good with Marlin Levers? My Brother has a nice low round count JM 444 that has issues with the action.
Willie at American Gunworks in Glendale, Ca.

Turned my Remlin 38/357 from a rifle where the lever would lock up at odd times and the action felt like 10 miles of gravel road. What a nightmare.

$150.00 later I have a Remlin that is smoother than my JM 45 LC and has been rock solid reliable since his work.

And to the OP, Yes, I really love lever action fun.
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Well dagnabbit, mister! We expect pictures! when it arrives... and I'll send you a PM next time I'm visiting family that lives between Laguna Seca and the coast. I'll have at least one of my '94s with me. The new gun you're getting is allegedly on par with a JM-stamped machine.

Is the target range near the racetrack still closed midweek?

Hey. Yes range is still there. I would like to check out another Marlin for comparison. Iím hoping the quality is better than the last run in 2016, didnít buy one and only going by what Iíve read. Pictures as soon as I take ownership.
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Well dagnabbit, mister! We expect pictures! when it arrives... and I'll send you a PM next time I'm visiting family that lives between Laguna Seca and the coast. I'll have at least one of my '94s with me. The new gun you're getting is allegedly on par with a JM-stamped machine.

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Big fan, I do not own one but It is top of my shopping list.
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just sold rem made 336 in 30-30 . still looking for JM marked in 44mag in right price tho
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My current Remlin in 45-70.
Will post pics of the 444 when I pick it up!
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I have a couple, both 70's vintage JM stamped; a model 336 in .30-30 and a model 39a, in .22lr of course. Both are fantastic rifles.

I have owned my fair share of rifles over the years, but I have to say, there is something special about the model 39a....

I have to admit i was less than impressed after Remington took over production in 2010 (I think that's right), but I saw a few new ones a year or so ago and they looked much better. Hopefully Remington has gotten all the production wrinkles ironed out, It would be nice if these rifles remained available in the future.
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Marlins are my favorite lever actions. 336bl, 1895, and 1894c are my fave to shoot.

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Will never get rid of my 1894 - something about 10 rounds of .44 Magnum being awesome.
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I recently acquired an 1894 presafety JM in 357 magnum. Just need the matching 44 magnum to go with it. Needless to say, this was a dream gun for me, and I can’t wait to shoot it.
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Just sold a 336 in 30-30 but still have a 1894 in 44 mag I bought at Kmart late 70ís or early 80 & a 1895 in 45-70 made in 1996. I have Williams FP peep sights on both. Also a Henry 22 lever action.
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Maybe. I only have two 22s, a 22 Mag, two 30-30s, a 35 Rem, and a 444.
If I was a real fan I'd also have a 32-40, 38-40, 38-55, 357mag, 44mag, 44-40 and a 450.
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I have a few and I love them.

336 JM 30-30, newer youth 30-30, JM 357, JM 444 (cut to 18 inch), and 2 39TDS (22 cal).

I also have a few winchesters, Henrys and a browning.

I like the Marlins over the other brands.

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