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Marlin 1889

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by .45Guy, Feb 4, 2012.

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  1. .45Guy

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    Well, I just got home with a Marlin 1889 manufactured in 1893 for less than the cost of a used Hi-point. She is ugly as hell on the outside, but locks up tight and has a great bore. Will be trying her out with some of the anemic CAS loads that advertise a MV of 700 FPS.
     

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  2. Salmoneye

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    What caliber?
     
  3. .45Guy

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    .38-40
     
  4. CONNEX 3300

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    Sweet. Looks like fun.
     
  5. .45Guy

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    Well, I detail stripped it, attempted the electrolysis method to kill the active rust, and replaced all the springs. (An adventure in itself.) I got it all back together yesterday, and took it out with a few of the Ultramax CAS loads. There is only one word to describe it: FUN! The anemic little CAS loads sound about like a PCP airgun; that is until they ring steel.
     
  6. .45Guy

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    The ugly stick in all of its glory:
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  7. Asherdan

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    Heh. Pretty is as pretty does!

    That is plain great, thanks for sharing.
     
  8. snakeman

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    wicked!
     
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    I don't think that's ugly a bit, I wouldn't mind that in my safe, at all.
     
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    Think you might have something more than you think... Standard barrel length on the 1889 was 24 inches. Your rifle looks to me like it has a longer tube. (Marlin offered barrels over standard length - up to 32 inches - at a dollar an inch.) Might want to measure yours. Special order rifles carry a significant
    increase in value Folks at http://www.marlinowners.com and http://www.marlin-collectors.com have a wealth of information available.

    Round barrel or octagon? And what kind of sights does it carry? The bottles kind of obscure a good view of the old horse.
     
  12. .45Guy

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    Air, it is a 24" octagon. The bottles are rather strategically placed to hide ugly spots. One, the pitting near the muzzle, and two the boogered screw head from when I got a little P/O'ed after the third time taking things apart to get the piano wire replacement mainspring to work. I sliced my thumb, and instead of walking away, I kept going. Not the best laid plan.
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  13. airedaleman

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    Son of a gun! I'd have sworn that had a longer than standard barrel. Good honest old 1889 nonetheless. Enjoy!
     
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    How many rounds does that thing hold?
     
  15. .45Guy

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    I haven't attempted it, but I'm pretty sure it is 15. After doing the requisite ciphering, 14 and 1 in the chamber.
     
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