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Old 03-07-2011, 10:56 AM
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Default Marlin 1894(C)SBL : an SBL in 44 or 357 Mag!

So Marlin's 45-70 SBL caught the eye of many folks when it was released a year or so ago...



...well I was looking through the 2011 Marlin catalog

http://www.marlinfirearms.com/PDFs/Marlin_2011.pdf

and it appears that Marlin is going to offer 1894s done up in the SBL style. 16.25 inch barrels, in 44 or 357.

I think I might have to pick one up.

Just checked, Bud's has 'em in their system, but no inventory....yet.

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...ducts_id/72761

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Old 03-07-2011, 12:15 PM
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I've had a 38/357 1984C for a long time! Nice long gun if you have wheel guns chambered similarly.
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I was looking around for them as well. On the Marlin forum boards they were talking of them being available around Jun 2011 (give or take a month as my memory a bit rusty).
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I was looking around for them as well. On the Marlin forum boards they were talking of them being available around Jun 2011 (give or take a month as my memory a bit rusty).
Good to know! Thanks.

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What do you figure they will cost here in California?
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Yours truly demonstrating a Hornady LeveRevolution 325 grain .45-70 from an 1895SBL on a hapless water jug...



(BTW, my handle is Paladin on another BBS. It was taken here. )

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.44 all the way.... Love my 1894
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Old 03-08-2011, 6:31 AM
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I have both a .357 & .44mag Marlin 1894 in Stainless steel.

Both excellent firearms.
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I have both a .357 & .44mag Marlin 1894 in Stainless steel.

Both excellent firearms.
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I have both also. No regrets with those purchases.
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I wanted to bump this thread to see if anybody has picked up the 1894c SBL .357/.38spc, and want to know what the general consensus is. I've heard that new Marlin rifles have a bad rap for quality (WTF?!), just wanted to confirm or bust that fact.

Also, does anyone know if you can use http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/prod...ucts_id=104083 .357 Lever Evolution in a revolver? That would be sick!
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Here's another nice one that recently came out:

Check this out! So Tempting! I like them Trapper length barrels.

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I wanted to bump this thread to see if anybody has picked up the 1894c SBL .357/.38spc, and want to know what the general consensus is. I've heard that new Marlin rifles have a bad rap for quality (WTF?!), just wanted to confirm or bust that fact.

Also, does anyone know if you can use http://www.ableammo.com/catalog/prod...ucts_id=104083 .357 Lever Evolution in a revolver? That would be sick!

Since Remington moved the factory, fired the Marlin employees and took over production of the Marlin line quality has been hit or miss, with some rifles being just like the old and others being an absolute train wreck. I have a Remington made 336C in .30-30 and its very nice but I have seen some that are crap. If you buy a new one inspect it well before accepting it.
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Having visited the Marlin forums I'd be careful about buying a newer made one too. I don't ascribe to the theory the current rifles are all bad, I'd just be more watchful. I have a few older Marlins to include the 1894 Cowboy in 45 Colt and 32 H & R and tend to like them in the traditional mode. An XS scope base for the 1895 GG does have my interest though.
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I wanted to bump this thread to see if anybody has picked up the 1894c SBL .357/.38spc, and want to know what the general consensus is.
AFAIK, Marlin hasn't put them into production yet.

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Here's another nice one that recently came out:
I believe that those came out 2 years ago. I think they are going for big bucks on the secondary market...

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I read that Marlin is undergoing some relocation issues, after moving to Ilion. They're just doing rimfires now and will get back into the centerfires as machinery permits. They're getting into CDI, I think, and away from much of the handwork. Still using forgings, though.
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Old 04-18-2012, 4:55 PM
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Disappointing! I want one haha! Can't believe that is what became of Marlin....wow.
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I expect they will get an earful when and if they show up at Raahauge's show in June! I never miss that show. The reading material alone is worth the price of admission.
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When will these be available again? Anyone know?
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Love the .44 in a lever
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I'm with you guys. My 1894c stainless in 44 itch has never gone away...got to save some pennies. But you know the adage-penny saved is the government oversight.
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