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Old 02-11-2019, 1:37 PM
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I'm very happy with my csbl.
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I love my Marlin 1894 Cowboy! It is in .357 magnum and very fun to shoot at steel plates. I often bring it out for new or novice shooters and it is always a hit. So easy to shoot well and even .357 mag does not kick much. .38 special and .38 special +P don't kick at all.
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I'm happy with my new production 1894c. Get a good look at it before you buy.

Just to add a little bit more. The Marlin is very easy to strip down for cleaning.
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My 1894C in .357 is likely my favorite camp gun. Gives you a repeater with enough horsepower to make that can jump pretty well, without running through a can of ammo in an hour. And since I reload, the brass is readily collected.
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Awesome testimonials everyone. I’ve been under the weather all weekend long and this morning I came home sick from work...not of work lol. Thinking the remedy to this flu is to go rifle shopping for a new 1894C.
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FWIW, Turners has the 1894c on sale for 679.98. It's not the best price.

https://www.turners.com/marlin/marli...185-barre-6744
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Awesome testimonials everyone. I’ve been under the weather all weekend long and this morning I came home sick from work...not of work lol. Thinking the remedy to this flu is to go rifle shopping for a new 1894C.
You might want to search the forum a bit to see the great segment 200Apples did on a new Marlin product first. If you are capable (or willing to pay someone who is) of taking care of some of the issues he had, then it may be worthwhile. I had one some time back, and sold it due to the issues others have described.
Seems that the QC is hit/miss, so examine carefully prior to committing to a particular example.
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Make sure you can look it over really good before handing over any money. Dont order one through your local shop in case its rough.
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I have a crystal ball... You will buy a Marlin 1894C. You will take it to the range. You will shoot it. You will love it. It will become one of your favorite rifles of all time.
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Definitely go for it. A .38/357 level action is a fun rifle to shoot.
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Every single post in this thread is true.


My Marlin Experince. Yours? - by BillyGoatCrawler is the thread splithoof is directing you to.
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My Marlin Experince. Yours? - by BillyGoatCrawler is the thread splithoof is directing you to.
Mongoose’s post is really the take home from Marlin these days. At least that’s my opinion. It’s true, QC can be pretty bad. The good part is most problems reported are noticeable in store if you look it over well before laying cash down.

I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another after looking it over.
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I've had my new production 1894c for about 6 months. I really like mine, no issues.
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I really appreciate everyone’s input/feedback. Although I am 75% set on getting the 1894, I am gonna slow myself down a bit and handle a few if I can find enough before picking one out. My SBL’s all functioned flawlessly and shot quite accurately, but the fit and finish was a small disappointment. I am currently waiting on another replacement buttstock for a different SBL.
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There are now two SBL offered by Marlin. One is your 1895, presumably chambered in .45-70... the new one is an 1894, chambered in .44 Magnum. Mine is the 1894 SBL.
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That 1894CB really looks good. .357 or 45 Colt. So many lever guns and so little time.

https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever...1894cb-45-colt
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Don't hesitate BUY IT NOW!



You will love it , hug it, kiss it .. well not really but you will certainly love shooting it




I just bought a 1894C JM in 357 and its a beauty!
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Marlin Owners forum has a wealth of info. I picked up my 1st lever a few months ago, 1958 336rc, and found them quite helpful.

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'06, "Let's play tic-tac-toe". Great movie.
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Penn, is that the "WarGames" movie?
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DM , yes it is. PM coming.
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TT, that is sooo true! CG’s may give the lever folks they’re own forum. Just kidding mods. Just yapping.
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Oh man!!!!! They're worse than 1911s
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I'll see your "way better" and throw in another two cents.

I hear that in some S.A.S.S. regions there is an event category called The Wild Bunch where shooters can use a lever carbine and a 1911!

Although my 230 grain ball @ 800 fps is no match for my 1000 fps 250 grain .44 Special!

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Ive been bitten as well. Get the 1894. While your at it, grab a 357 and a 44. One blued and one stainless?
Add a win92 or 94. O and then there are Browning blr too.

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I've decided I'm buying a 45-70 on Monday. Don't know what, or where from, but I've got the entire morning of checking out local shops to do so.

Worst case scenario, sportsmans warehouse has a stainless guide gun for 749.
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Well, unless something else pops up that I must have. Then I'll buy it instead. But something must be bought!
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Well, unless something else pops up that I must have. Then I'll buy it instead. But something must be bought!
Let me help

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I'm going to procure one of their products right after Bowen returns my Ruger SRH. Been six months now, so I'm hoping late summer.
In the meantime, I dug up a Winchester '94 that has that ugly safety button on the side of the receiver. I'll have to do a side-by-side for accuracy with that Rossi. Both are in .357
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Having been a MO forum member a long time and having owned both Remlins and my current JM 1895......I believe we are at an inflection point. You may find upon LGS inspection a decent Remlin. But I will leave with you 2 points....one, the value for resale will never be there following purchase and the need for warrantee work with Remlington is worthless frequently. Pick your poison. For close to the same price, you can have an heirloom that will grow in value.
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Having been a MO forum member a long time and having owned both Remlins and my current JM 1895......I believe we are at an inflection point. You may find upon LGS inspection a decent Remlin. But I will leave with you 2 points....one, the value for resale will never be there following purchase and the need for warrantee work with Remlington is worthless frequently. Pick your poison. For close to the same price, you can have an heirloom that will grow in value.
I'm not sure I'm following, but are you saying to buy a JM Marlin in the $800 range and it will grow in value?
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JM Marlins haven't gone down in value yet, they have increased a bit over the years. I think its reasonable to assume they will continue to climb in value.

An $800 Remlin is worth $500.
An $800 JM is worth $800 and probably more later on.
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JM Marlins haven't gone down in value yet, they have increased a bit over the years. I think its reasonable to assume they will continue to climb in value.

An $800 Remlin is worth $500.
An $800 JM is worth $800 and probably more later on.



.......as Mongoose stated.....

Remember.....there isn't a grossly wrong answer either way....just be highly aware of all your facts and make a wise choice you'll look back on 10-20 years from now and celebrate. Remember the old real estate adage....they ain't making land anymore......(same with JM's)
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I plugged my 94 with the ugly saftey, it's still ugly...

It's going to take me a minute to get one of these but I will get one. I'm hoping I can direct some tax refund money towards it, the chopper has been jealous lately, I need to throw some money at that too.

The wifey has a huge wrongful termination payday coming but I don't think I'm going to see any of that money.....maybe if I'm good.
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Im not a fortune teller but I think we all know how thats gonna go lol
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Don't forget Rossi's 454 lever, it's the best of both worlds, you can shoot anything from a super mild 45 Long Colt, to the ridiculous over powered 454 Casull.

It also loads by way of the feeding tube or via the side door.

As far as I know it's the only lever that does all of that.
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