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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   February 23rd 2018, 5:45 am

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BLR 358, Win 1895 case hardened take down 3006, Win 94 3030, Win 94 case hardened octagon trails end 45colt, Henry steel 45colt, Henry 45-70, 1894 Marlin pistol grip 44mag. Had a bunch more but traded and sold a bunch over the last year.
Forgot to mention my beloved Win 9422. First gun I bought after I turned 18yr.  Working on a trade for an old but mint savage 99 now Smile
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PostSubject: Thunderstick 1895 Marlin 45-70 Big Loop   March 27th 2018, 9:25 am


Here is my Lever.  Very accurate and handles like a dream.  Enjoys spitting out 325 Hornady Leverevolutions.

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 27th 2018, 10:22 am

That big loop helps when wearing gloves in cold weather. Nice gun!

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 27th 2018, 10:59 am

Here's a family rifle that's been used hard and put away wet. Shot a few stealers and mucho game while on the trail.

This is the wife's grandfather when a cattle/sheep guard in CO and UT.


Taken in 1940's at butcher shop in Cedar City UT.



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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 29th 2018, 1:40 pm

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Very accurate and handles like a dream.  Enjoys spitting out 325 Hornady Leverevolutions.

I would be careful with the 45-70 Government Hornady 325 gr LEVERevolution FTX when fired from a Marlin Model 1895. Early on there were warnings about the pointed nose acting like a firing pin when loaded in tube magazines. Usually a round nose design is the cartridge of choice.




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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 29th 2018, 2:22 pm



This is 1860 Henry. I just bought it in January of this year and have yet to get out shooting it. The weather is looking like it might start warming up so I hope to shoot it soon. It is 45 colt.

Jim

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 29th 2018, 2:42 pm

Beautiful wood on that Henry.

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 29th 2018, 7:23 pm

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This is 1860 Henry. I just bought it in January of this year and have yet to get out shooting it. The weather is looking like it might start warming up so I hope to shoot it soon. It is 45 colt.

Jim

I was talking to Tony.

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 30th 2018, 6:44 am

@Buck Conner wrote:
@Tony wrote:
Very accurate and handles like a dream.  Enjoys spitting out 325 Hornady Leverevolutions.

I would be careful with the 45-70 Government Hornady 325 gr LEVERevolution FTX when fired from a Marlin Model 1895. Early on there were warnings about the pointed nose acting like a firing pin when loaded in tube magazines. Usually a round nose design is the cartridge of choice.



I owned several Marlin levers and I only ran flat-nose or round-nose bullets for the same reasoning.
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   March 30th 2018, 9:29 am

When we first got the LEVERevotution cartridges in stock it wasn't a week and a Marlin lever gun at another store had a magazine light up (go bang - explode) with this designed bullet. Cabelas went crazy as did Remington, out came the WARNINGS about this issue. Thanks Marty.

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   April 2nd 2018, 1:30 pm




1895 marlin 45-70 shooting Winchester 300 grain ammo at 50 yards first target then 325 grain Hornady Leverevolution  ammo at 125 yards.  I am amazed that a lever gun can be this accurate.  Growing up, I was always told to go with a bolt action rifle for accuracy and that lever guns were for close range/thick timber. They were pie plate guns at 100 yards.

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   April 6th 2018, 2:46 pm

Hey' Tony.  With a little more work you might get that rifle shooting halfway decent.  lol!

I've fired, almost exclusively but not quite, Speer 400 grain JSP in my old Marlin 1895.  I load the cases with enough 3031 to get about 1800 fps with that bullet.  That load has killed many deer and has grouped 5 shots in 1" at 100 yards.  Couldn't do that now with anything I own.  Have fired a few factory 400 grn loads and some 300 and 350 grain bullets handloaded by someone else.  All my lever guns, except for the M99s, shoot nothing but flat or round nose bullets.
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   April 22nd 2018, 1:27 am

Winchester model 88 .284win......(1971)
    2nd. owner... my only lever.
    some very fine levers  gentlemen.....
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   April 22nd 2018, 5:32 am

@WASATCH CHARLIE wrote:
Winchester model 88 .284win......(1971)

That's one of the best in my book.  My old hunting pard back when they were new picked one up, and sure made my starving student self wish I had one.  He mounted a new Weaver K4 on it, and I personally saw him make first shot hits and kills from 10 yards out to over 400 yards.  How can you beat that?
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   April 22nd 2018, 8:00 am

@WASATCH CHARLIE wrote:
Winchester model 88 .284win......(1971)
    2nd. owner... my only lever.
    some very fine levers  gentlemen.....

I have owned several (new) Model 88's in .308, .264 and .284 lever guns, sold them to the family 40 years ago and they still have them. Between the 88's and their 94's they have been deer killing machines since day one.

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PostSubject: Only one   September 14th 2018, 9:28 pm

I've only got the one Marlin 1895 blued gun in 45/70.  I absolutely suck with blade sights (it happens after 40+ years), so i did replace the stock one with an XS-ring sight and rail.  The optic is a 1-6x Leopold firedot.  I have also replaced the old trigger with the Wild West Guns 'happy trigger'.  The original was ok, but having it flop around just got on my OCD nerves.


Love the kick of the bigger/slower rounds (400gr or more).  The lighter ones (~300 gr) shoot fine, but they just don't feel as nice to my shoulder.  Just did a recent load test on Beartooth Bullets 525gr 'Piledriver' projectile; makes your teeth rattle a bit, but shoot pretty well.  I've also loaded the FTX rounds and haven't had any issues with them, though I really don't use them much.  I figure 405gr lead is more than adequate for anything.  I also cast and powder coat my projectiles, so my shooting costs are pretty low...once you take away the reloading equipment initial cost!
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   September 14th 2018, 11:51 pm

Good lookin' handloads........casting and handloading is a big part of the sport......WC
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   September 15th 2018, 3:03 pm

I like levers, always have.  After selling 8 guns to help finance our move to Maine, I now have only 5 levers left; most I've had since the Earths crust cooled.  I've owned three Sav M99s, two in .308 and my pet 250/3000.  I've never sold a Marlin but have sold 2 Win 94s.  I will keep my older M94 "Trapper" 30/30.
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   September 15th 2018, 4:22 pm

Big Al here are some brass framed lever guns we have brought, traded for, swap or sold in the last 50 years. These were the better ones, my father always tried to stay in the NRA Excellent to Fine Condition. About the time he would get something neat that I liked, he sold or traded it for another one he liked.


The upgrading we went through seemed to never stop until he died in 1975. Every nickle he could save was spent on antique weapons or antique housewares used to trade for more weapons.

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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   September 16th 2018, 1:39 am

@Hanshi wrote:
I like levers, always have.  After selling 8 guns to help finance our move to Maine, I now have only 5 levers left; most I've had since the Earths crust cooled.  I've owned three Sav M99s, two in .308 and my pet 250/3000.  I've never sold a Marlin but have sold 2 Win 94s.  I will keep my older M94 "Trapper" 30/30.
lol! By this time next year,you will be speaking FRENCH   ,if you live up north by the QUEBEC border.........
250-3000   that's the round I'd choose iffin I could only have one center fire.....
                         WC / Glenn
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PostSubject: Re: Whacha got?   September 16th 2018, 2:22 pm

@WASATCH CHARLIE wrote:

lol! By this time next year,you will be speaking FRENCH   ,if you live up north by the QUEBEC border.........
250-3000   that's the round I'd choose iffin I could only have one center fire.....
                         WC / Glenn



We are in the SE corner of Maine; you know, palm trees, mango and citrus trees.  The tropical area, ahem!
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