Help! New Marlin 45-70


November 23, 2008, 08:10 PM
I was looking at the newest issue of either Field & Stream OR Outdoor Life (sorry, it's my brother's mag) recently. I saw in one of the features sections a list of new guns. One was a 45-70 Marlin. It looked like an awesome little rifle. It had a full tubular magazine, like on a 336, but it was chambered for the 45-70. It had a funny looking lever on it, not standard shaped, but not as exaggerated as on some cowboy rifles. The stocks looked like wood laminate.

It was a way cool looking rifle and I want to buy one. I have not been able to find ANYTHING online, including Marlin's own website and this site.

Anyone have any ideas?? It must be new for 2009.

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Wanta B
November 23, 2008, 08:17 PM
If it is the one I am thinking of it is a 16" barreled Guide Gun.Limited run only.Davidson's had them availible to alocated dealers.

I would love to have one myself but funds going to others I expect Obama to do in.:cuss::banghead::fire:

Wanta B

November 23, 2008, 08:17 PM
Try looking up Marlin 1895 45-70. I hope to have one my self soon.

November 23, 2008, 09:09 PM
From Davidson's website.

1895 XLR:

1895 Trapper Limited Edition

November 23, 2008, 09:33 PM
Thanks for the responses. But none of those are right, at least not the photos.

This gun had a full tubular mag that extended the full length of the barrel. It had an oddly curvaceous lever on it. I don't remember if it was straight or Monte Carlo, but I think it was straight.

It might have been the 16" barrel gun. I wouldn't think it was quite that short, but it might have been. I would need to see pics of it. My guess is that it is new for 2009 and no one knows anything yet.

November 23, 2008, 09:35 PM
Like this? But maybe with a laminate stock?

November 23, 2008, 09:43 PM
Go to I think you will see the lever you are describing there. They sell them as an aftermarket lever or will customize your Marlin. I seem to remember reading that Marlin was going to make a limited run of rifles using that lever and some other special features. But I could be wrong. It could have been a pictire of one of Wild West's custom guns.

Cabelas also sells the levers for $149.

November 23, 2008, 10:11 PM
This one?

It's Field and Stream, at:

November 23, 2008, 10:20 PM
This one?

It's Field and Stream, at:

Hey! Now that's what I've been looking for and figured I'd have to have built. Now to get my hands on one of 'em.....

November 24, 2008, 01:35 AM

That is the same idea, and the closest of all of them. But that is not the exact firearm.

This was a blued gun, did not have the tactical rail, and had a slightly different lever loop.

The gun was not featured in Petzal's column (or article).

However, I might like this one even more! Thanks.

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