Marlin Cowboy Competition


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Eaglestroker
September 14, 2013, 12:30 AM
I've been on the road a ton lately for my real job without much time to play with anything. Drove all night last night to get home and I got to pick this up from my FFL today! I did a long distance trade for this one and am tickled pink about it.

It's a 1894 'CCB' Cowboy Competition Model in 45 Colt. It's my first 45 Colt and quite a looker if I say so myself :) The CCB model is supposed to have a 'factory tuned' action which I believe, along with the case colored receiver and lever and 20" barrel. Been wanting to start playing with the cowboy shooting so I just need to find me some revolvers to compliment this now... :)



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Sheepdog1968
September 14, 2013, 02:55 AM
Very pretty. Congrats.

Dr.Rob
September 14, 2013, 04:56 AM
wow that's pretty! makes mine look like a plain jane

cat_IT_guy
September 14, 2013, 09:32 AM
Very nice!

juk
September 14, 2013, 11:12 AM
Dude...Is that a blued pick axe with a solid quilted maple handle? LOL! That is a very pretty rifle, too! This is the first I have seen or even heard of that model. I'm interested to know how well it shoots.

Quentin
September 14, 2013, 11:15 AM
Beautiful! And thanks for the great pics, too!

Eaglestroker
September 14, 2013, 11:39 AM
Dude...Is that a blued pick axe with a solid quilted maple handle? LOL! That is a very pretty rifle, too! This is the first I have seen or even heard of that model. I'm interested to know how well it shoots.

You, sir, have a good eye! That spiked hawk was from a friend who is really great with steel. I thought they went well together. Hopefully go do some shooting tomorrow morning!

dagger dog
September 14, 2013, 12:12 PM
I'm seeing green !

How the heck did your dealer find that rifle, or did you do the looking.

I had the hots for just the regular Cowboy in 45, and could only manage to turn up one used, in about a 6 months, of course that search was within my "bankers" ( read wife's) guidelines.

Crunchy Frog
September 14, 2013, 12:17 PM
The Cowboy Comp rifle was only made for a short time but there seem to be a number of them out there. Like many so-called "factory tuned" guns, they may be a little better than their standard counterparts but never as good as a rifle that has been tuned by an experienced cowboy gunsmith.

Remington has not produced the "cowboy" version of the Marlin 1894 rifle and the '94s they have churned out have a poor reputation for quality. As a result, the price of used "JM" marked rifles has gone up. The Cowboy Comp rifles seem to sell at a slight premium above the Cowboy models. I've seen them advertised in the $1100 to $1200 range.

Contact a SASS club near you and start ringing some steel targets with that rifle! You can also use that .45 rifle in Wild Bunch Action Shooting if that is offered in your area.

1858
September 14, 2013, 11:30 PM
WOW!! That is a beautiful rifle. I have the standard Cowboy version of that rifle in .45 Colt and it's incredibly smooth. Mine was made at the Marlin factory.

Justin
September 15, 2013, 03:08 AM
I have zero interest in lever-action rifles, but holy cow that's a pretty gun!

Eaglestroker
September 16, 2013, 11:40 AM
The Cowboy Comp rifle was only made for a short time but there seem to be a number of them out there. Like many so-called "factory tuned" guns, they may be a little better than their standard counterparts but never as good as a rifle that has been tuned by an experienced cowboy gunsmith.

Remington has not produced the "cowboy" version of the Marlin 1894 rifle and the '94s they have churned out have a poor reputation for quality. As a result, the price of used "JM" marked rifles has gone up. The Cowboy Comp rifles seem to sell at a slight premium above the Cowboy models. I've seen them advertised in the $1100 to $1200 range.

Contact a SASS club near you and start ringing some steel targets with that rifle! You can also use that .45 rifle in Wild Bunch Action Shooting if that is offered in your area.

Thanks for the words! I'm familiar with Marlin levers enough to be dangerous and have a few others. After shooting this weekend this is my new favorite. I have no doubt the action might be better by a smith but I'm not that far yet, and this one is quite impressive to me.

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