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1895sbl question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Revolver Ocelot, Aug 28, 2009.

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  1. Revolver Ocelot

    Revolver Ocelot Member

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    I had my eye on an 1895sbl marlin and was wondering if anyone knew if the rail was removeable, if it isn't does anyone know of another 6 shot 1895?
     
  2. MCMXI

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    The XS lever rail is removable. It mounts to the receiver and barrel using three screws on the receiver and one screw to engage a "wedge" that sits in the dovetail typically occupied by the rear sight.

    By the way, when you refer to it as a 6-shot, do you mean 5 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber? The new SBL holds five rounds in the magazine compared to the standard Guide Gun that holds four.

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  3. Revolver Ocelot

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    its only 5? the website had it listed as 6, I don't know alot about rifles at all so I tend to get lost like this alot.
     
  4. MCMXI

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    Marlin refers to the SBL under capacity as being "6-shot, full-length tubular magazine" whereas for the Guide Gun they state "4-shot tubular magazine". I think there's a subtle difference there, and based on my Guide Gun with the same 18-1/2" barrel, I don't see how the SBL magazine could hold two extra rounds. I think the SBL is a 6-shot rifle meaning 5 in the magazine and 1 in the chamber. It's still on my "wish list" though.

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/bigbore/1895SBL.asp

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  5. tango2echo

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    I have an 1895SBL .45-70. It holds 5+1, for a TOTAL of 6. The standard guide gun (18") holds 4+1. The 16 1/4" barrel model holds 3+1

    t2e
     
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