Picked up a Lever Action

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by phideaux, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have this problem.....
    when I see something (gun wise) that is a good deal, and its something thats been high on my want/need list for a while.....
    I just cant get it off my mind.

    So I drove back over to the LGS today just for one more look.

    Yep , you guessed it...it followed me home.
    I think Im in love again.

    Marlin 1895 GBL, 45-70 Gov't, brown laminate stock, stamped with JM, designating pre Remlin, and SN indicates early 2009 mfg.
    Like new, very few shots fired , and not a scratch or ding anywhere.
    Crap, it didnt come with a sling.;)
    Hope it shoots as good as it looks.

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    Jim
     
  2. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ho, Fido!

    Nice big boomer ya got there. Have you fired it yet?
     

  3. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    What you planning on blowing to smitherings????:D
    Nice pick up ;).
     
  4. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Here is how it looks with a sling and scope....Great choice Jim..I love mine! IMG_20120808_190526 (1).jpg
     
  5. hombre243

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    Niiiiiice!

    WOOF! Nice thunderstick. Sorry, didn't mean to slobber on your new rifle.:D
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey pancho,
    Nope ,Have not shot it yet.
    Aint got no ammo. Gotta get some reloading supplies for it.
    But I will pick up a box of factory , if I can find it.

    Dutchs , thats cool, I like the sling, what is it , where did ya get it?
    Im gonna stay scopeless ,probably, as I am scopeless on all my lever guns.

    Yeah, Hombre,you can wipe it off when you come shoot it.:)

    Hey SH, probably my bad right shoulder,:rolleyes::D

    I cant wait to blow up something with it.

    Thanks guys.

    Jim
     
  7. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It's just a Realtree made by Avery......you can get them in any sporting goods store. A good friend gave me mine.
     
  8. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ok,
    I do most of my shooping online,

    Ill find them.

    That looks to match the rifle really good.


    Jim
     
  9. hombre243

    hombre243 New Member

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    Lookin forward to it

    Hahaha..you are like me... You love the devastation caused by a heavy projectile traveling at high/moderate speed and crashing into an object of only medium resistance with the end result being the total and spectacular annihilation of said object.

    My old 54 Lyman was a monster. It would blow a huge hole in 6" of wet phone books at 50 yards using 120 gr 3F (777) and a 450 gr soft lead conical. MY GOD! I get all wobbly just thinkin about that. :dizzy:

    :cheesy:
     
  10. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    When I was training my 9 yr old grandson, to shoot a handgun,he had moved upto .38 caliber in my Uberti SAA .357.
    After letting him shoot 50 or so .38 reloads into gallon jugs of water, which only punched holes.
    , I sneaked a .357 into last chamber,
    When he fired that last round, his eyes were wide open,and a big grin came on his face, he was so excited to see the jug fly up in the air and explode.
    Started costing me more from then on.
    Now hes 11,will shoot anything, and big boomers are his favorite.

    Me Too.


    Jim
     
  11. dutchs

    dutchs New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    It really does look great on it. You gonna love that 1895!!
     
  12. bikeride4fun

    bikeride4fun NRA Benefactor Member

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    Great looking gun.....nice....
     
  13. spikedriver

    spikedriver Active Member

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    Do those Marlin's handle just the old low pressure 45-70 loads, or do they handle the newer, "hits like the fist of God" type loadings?
     
  14. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice. Can't go wrong with a nice lever action ;)
     
  15. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Before grabing this gun, I did a little research.

    It is rated at 40,000 psi, but that would be too much for my shoulder and could be hard on the brass.

    Ill work on some loads in the 30 to 35,000 psi range, and if it hurts my shoulder, I may drop to lesser charge.

    Test were done on some old Winchester brass at 70,000 psi and they held up and fell freely from chamber,but I wouldnt try that.

    Jim
     
  16. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That's why I've always loved the 44 magnum.Now I have a Contender rifle barrel in 44 mag. Talk about an increase in velocity :eek:,who knows what kind of damage it can do ;):D?
     
  17. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Know whats fun?

    Seeing what a hot 44 mag bullet,out of a 24" barrel , does to a gallon jug of water at 50 yards.

    Now thats fun.:cool:

    Jim
     
  18. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I can imagine,I use to do that all the time with my super blackhawk. I like doing it with the 35 Rem. Contender pistol too ;).
     
  19. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yep,
    I shot the Marlin 45-70 today.
    Off bench at 50 yds, Open factory sights.( I dont like these sights)
    Using Hornady 325gr FTX ammo.
    First shot was 1 1/2" to right of center. Made sight adjust.
    Second shot ,dead center.
    Third shot, hanging bowling pin,.....holy crap...

    What a huge hole all the way thru , dead center.

    Nice short, light trigger.
    I do love this gun

    Three shots was enough, thats all my shoulder wanted,

    Im very happy with this gun. Into the safe she goes. Until I can reload some ammo..

    Jim
     
  20. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Very nice Jim...how's the shoulder !?