Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by C.R., Oct 10, 2021.
I had an offset mount for mine but my Son in Law borrowed the rifle and he took it off. I have no idea where it went but I liked it.
Then the Marlins, old Jm only thank you. From 22lr to 357 up to 44 and 45 colts. I had the 45-70s guide and xlrs.
I prefer the Trapper short barrel ones… Just plain old cool.
I still have people tell me you can't use top mounts on a 94 Ae. It's true that with low rise mounts, unfired rounds can sometimes glance off the scope during ejection, but with those see through mounts, I've never had a problem.
my only lever. Winchester Trapper in .357. Sweeeet little shooter. Bought it back in '97 or '98. Label on the box says 'Compact'
Thats an interesting stock. I've never seen one with a cheek riser like that. Do you know if its original?
When I was 16 I wanted to buy myself a deer rifle with my first job. I very nearly let impulse get the best of me as the local sporting goods store had a Marlin guide gun and I drooled over it. The ammo was pretty shockingly expensive at the time though so good sense prevailed and I got a Tikka T3 in 25-06 which was a lot more useful than the guide gun would have been. Some number of years later when I was in better finances someone posted a link here to a site that had them on sale and marlin had a mail in rebate going so I finally scratched that itch and got one. This one had to take a couple rides back to Remington to fix the sights that were crooked, but once that was fixed it was a great shooter and I was only like $300 into it with the mail in rebate.
I was very fond of that rifle until one day it came to my attention that Marlin was making a new version called the CBA that had an octagon barrel, 6 round tube, and uncheckered stock. I fell in love and immediately posted the guide gun for sale to put the money towards one. Well I sold the guide gun but the money ended up going toward race car parts and I put it on the back burner for awhile. Last summer when I heard that Marlin had shuttered production I decided that now was the time so I searched one out and bought it. I payed through the nose for it, a couple hundred over list price in fact, but its what I wanted and I didn't want to chance it if nobody ever made them again. I looked today on gunbroker and there is one with a $1500 starting bid so that makes me feel a little better about what I paid for it! I'm sure in 50 years I won't remember what it cost.
It is original. It was a limited edition with a medallion inlayed into the stock....
Winchester 1972 9422M 22 mag and 9422 22LR
Marlin 39's - Top 1951 39A Peanut- 1981 39M Mountie - 1973 39M OCTAGON - 1970 39 Century
Marlin Levermatics - Model 57M 22 Mag - Model 57 22 LR - Model 56 22LR
You have an awesome collection of Marlin lever guns! I especially like the 39 Mountie! Thanks for sharing them with us!
Turnbull finished Winchester Sporter in .45 Colt - fun to shoot and a real looker.
Two .22 LR
Two .44 Magnums
All of my lever actions are from Henry Repeating Arms
Also have several Ruger Single actions in these calibers, except .45-70 (have no plans to go there).
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