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  • SilentWorker
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    You have secured an amazing deal, my friend! Getting your hands on a gun like this is quite an achievement. My grandad has a Marlin 1894, and it is also JM stamped, so I know how cool this gun is. I have an embarrassing story tied to it, though. I have an M16. I have a great cool bipod for it https://elementarmament.com/product/magpul-mlok-bipod/ that I use on the regular. Well, I decided to try and use it with the Marlin. It was one of the worst ideas I could ever have. I did end up scratching the wood with the bipod because they were obviously not properly compatible. The scratch does not stand out, and this gun has seen combat, so it does have some scratches on it already
    Last edited by SilentWorker; 10-11-2021, 03:12 AM.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by Red Angus View Post
    I made it out this afternoon before chores and ran a magazine through it. It cycles smoothly and shoots good.
    I'll be adding a scope ASAP, mostly because I want it to be usable in low light and partly because I'm horrible with irons. B8863217-B3AF-4559-9B89-EE4A0E3CFED3.jpeg
    That looks like you load and shoot all week.

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  • jhjimbo
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    Originally posted by fitch270 View Post
    My 1895G with a Leupold VX-1 1-4x20 sitting in a Leupold standard 1 piece base with low rings. This scope is the shotgun version with a heavy duplex and 75 yard parallax setting. Works well in thick cover but not a finesse rig.

    F79FC3C5-0119-4A36-8618-FB18289BF6A6.jpeg
    Real nice rig. Get yourself some hard cast 240gr bullets. I like Penn Bullets in Pittsburgh PA. I use IMR 4227 powder. Your rig will be a real deer slayer. Clean the bore with J B non embedding on a bore snake with a patch over the brush. Cleans and laps the barrel at the same time and that rig should shoot well.
    IF you take the lever off to clean (one big screw) be careful putting ejector back in position you do not want to bend it. Just some tips.
    I put a peep sight on my .450Marlin. You might want to try the Hornady Leverevolution in your ,44mag. good luck IMG_1427.JPG
    jim
    Last edited by jhjimbo; 03-20-2021, 09:22 PM.

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  • fitch270
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    My 1895G with a Leupold VX-1 1-4x20 sitting in a Leupold standard 1 piece base with low rings. This scope is the shotgun version with a heavy duplex and 75 yard parallax setting. Works well in thick cover but not a finesse rig.

    F79FC3C5-0119-4A36-8618-FB18289BF6A6.jpeg

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  • Red Angus
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    Originally posted by Amflyer View Post
    I would consider a Leupold 2.5 fixed, mounted as low as you could get it. Back in the early days, I had a scope mounted on a 30-30 as my only CF rifle, and cheek weld was "challenging," to say the least.
    I'm considering Leopold's 2.5X20

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  • Amflyer
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    I would consider a Leupold 2.5 fixed, mounted as low as you could get it. Back in the early days, I had a scope mounted on a 30-30 as my only CF rifle, and cheek weld was "challenging," to say the least.

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  • dewman
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    CD2: you are right they are different and I do have reflexes. People havie been using the terms interchangeably (incorrectly) around here so long I've just gotten used to doing it too. My bad

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  • CD2
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    Looks like a reflex dot sight, not a holographic. I have a couple 2 moa models, one on my Buckmark target.
    On the Marlin...........got one in 2008, 44 mag. It liked the Hornady Custom 240gr ammo. Sub 2" at 100 yards, w a 1-5X.
    I did work the lever a zillion times over a weekend to help smooth out the trigger pull.

    Sold it after a yr. Our regs changed to where a trimmed .35 rem meet the PCR spec so I didn't need a .44 mag.
    Nice rifle, just never got into levers, and with the Marlin woes, sold it and broke even (good enough for me).

    Do think scoped they lose their looks and handiness. A small reflex while not traditional would keep the feeling of the rifle mucho bettero.
    Plus a reflex low means you can use the stock without need of a cheekriser.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by PigHunter
    Right now, my MKIII is naked for easier holster carry. But I might put one of those on it. Isn't the 6mm dot a little large for target shooting?
    I chose the 3mm option because I squirrel hunt with mine. Would think it better for a rifle as well but to each their own. I can quick change uppers on my mk4's so I'm looking at getting another upper with a regular taper to wear holstered on hip.
    Last edited by dewman; 03-19-2021, 11:29 AM.

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  • dewman
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    Originally posted by PigHunter
    With a holographic sight, that rifle would be good home defense.
    I was thinking a Burris ff3 or Vortex venom would be wicked on it as well. Love them on my pistols. IMG_2201.JPG IMG_2199.JPG

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  • dewman
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    I guess Colorado governor Polis "meat out Monday" more for show😂😂😂

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  • Red Angus
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    Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

    Sharp looking rig there redangus! Now if was just in .41 Rem Mag! LOL!

    BTW! How's the cattle market looking this year?
    Good?
    Stable?
    Poor?
    Thanks bubba.

    The cattle market is decently stable at the time.

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  • FirstBubba
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    Originally posted by Red Angus View Post
    I made it out this afternoon before chores and ran a magazine through it. It cycles smoothly and shoots good.
    I'll be adding a scope ASAP, mostly because I want it to be usable in low light and partly because I'm horrible with irons. B8863217-B3AF-4559-9B89-EE4A0E3CFED3.jpeg
    Sharp looking rig there redangus! Now if was just in .41 Rem Mag! LOL!

    BTW! How's the cattle market looking this year?
    Good?
    Stable?
    Poor?

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  • Red Angus
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    I made it out this afternoon before chores and ran a magazine through it. It cycles smoothly and shoots good.
    I'll be adding a scope ASAP, mostly because I want it to be usable in low light and partly because I'm horrible with irons. B8863217-B3AF-4559-9B89-EE4A0E3CFED3.jpeg

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  • fitch270
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    My 1895G is a JM stamped 2008 gun as well, your serial # should start with 92xxx... Thing is Remington bought out Marlin late Dec ‘07 and took over production in January of ‘08 so technically both of ours are Remlins. I’m not sure at what point management started messing with the manufacturing process, I’ve had zero issues with mine so maybe it was put together before things went sideways.

    I bought mine in 2008 and followed the Marlin Owners forum for some time afterwards. Wasn’t a happy bunch there for the most part but I learned a lot about Marlins in general. JM leverguns are bringing a premium right now, chances are good it will hold value pretty well long term.

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