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Time to cowboy up...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dr.Rob, Feb 24, 2007.

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  1. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    or dress in Vaquero y Villaista fashion, because my Marlin 1894CB in 44 Magnum finally arrived. Flat bolt, tapered octagon barrel that looks as big as a sewer pipe from the business end... just what the Doctor ordered.

    Haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but that bandolier from Hunter holds 85 rounds of 300gr ammo... should make for a lovely range day.
     

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    Curses!

    Oh, man! I had just gotten a whole savings regimen going. Now there's this .44 envy I have to get over...
     
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    Very nice!

    Don't leave that Hunter bando loaded long term or you'll have thick green bands on your ammo in short order.
     
  4. Smokin Gator

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    I've got one of the older 44 mag cowboy models with 24" barrel. Got a 44-40 20" after I switched to shooting black powder. Next I will probably get an Uberti 73 (Winchester 73 copy) in 44-40... Marlins are very easy to smooth up, too.
     
  5. Dr.Rob

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    On the bandolier, yeah my hands got pretty oily loading it up... I kind of bought it on a whim and it looked neat with the rifle. Actually a pretty comfortable way to carry a lot of ammo.

    Showed it to my brother yesterday, now he wants one. (Think he's going to go with the standard 1894 model)

    Has anyone put a saddle ring on these?

    Or, if a fellow wanted to add a sling... would it be better to use a clamp-style mount on the magazine tube or replace the fore-end cap?

    PS I could have bought an AK, an SKS and a Moisin Nagant for what this cost. :uhoh:

    And I don't own a horse, why do I suddenly want a leather scabbard?
     
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    I definitely need to get a better picture taken of my cowboy rig...but here they are

    • Winchester 1897 12 GA
    • Pedersoli Sharps Billy Dixon .45-70
    • 2 Ruger Vaqueros, .45 Colt
    • Rossi Win 1892 .45 Colt

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    Dr. Rob,


    That's one nice looking rifle!!!!!

    If you don't mind, how many $$$ did you have to let go of, for that 1894CB?

    I went to a local gunshow last Sunday, and one vendor had two (2) 1894CB 'Limited' in .44 mag.

    Now, I gotta tell ya that I am a BIG fan of octagonal barrels. I already have the 1895CB (.45/70 Gov't.)
    This vendor tried telling me that the MSRP on the 1894CB 'Limited' was $900.00, and that he was selling them for $682.00 + tax.

    I have this guy's 'card', so, if the price is reasonable, I might have to let go of some $$$.

    Lastly. . . does anyone know what makes a 'Limited' 184CB so 'Limited'???


    Thanks.
     
  8. Dr.Rob

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    You can find a standard model for about $425, list price on my Cowboy Limited was $592... Gander Mountain lists it at $680 (which was about the lowest price I've seen them at locally). This is one of the reasons I drove to Jensen Arms in Loveland to buy it.

    I am pretty sure all the 1894 Cowboys say 'limited' on the barrel... it's the octagon barrel that makes it a premium price, plus the ser # in on the left of the receiver, rather than the tang so you can install a tang-mounted sight. (Dad mounted one of those on his 1895 CB Limited 45-70.)
     
  9. ReadyontheRight

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    I have the non-cowboy version of one of these. I've always wanted to try putting a scabbard on my bike.:) Unfortunately the "roads" are too rough around where I hunt, and a rifle scabbard while riding my bike around the most liberal neighborhood in the USA might make some of the folks who voted for Keith Ellison faint.
     
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    I've succumb to the lure of the Marlin Cowboy rifle twice now. Pictures like that will surely assimilate others... My 1894CB is in 45 Colt and my 1895CB is 45-70.

    Does your 1894CB in 44 feed SWC style bullets?

    I'm not sure if this is universal but my 1894CB will digest every style of ammo I've tried without a hitch, including the long Keith style SWC's. My plain ol' 1894 in 44 won't feed any kind of SWC... I'm wondering if the CBs are less finicky.

    I understand the scabbard desire too AND the desire to put it on a bike :D

    I'm going to be giving the Kifaru 'Gun Bearer' (http://www.kifaru.net/GUNBEAR.HTM ) a try out rather than sling my leverguns. If I'm lucky it will work well on the bike as well.
     
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    My first rifle was a Marlin 39A over 40 yrs. ago. My most recent Marlin is a 1894C in .357. It goes with a std. '94 in .44 and '94 CBs in .45 and .357.
     
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    It fed plastic wadcutter profile snap caps without a hitch. Haven't got to shoot it yet.

    Can't wait to put that brass bead front sight to use.
     

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