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yes or no Marlin 1894ss

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BULLSI, Dec 30, 2009.

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  1. BULLSI

    BULLSI Member

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    Going to try to add to my collection. Any reason not to get this Marlin 1894ss. I think it would add to the shooting experience, maybe not this marlin but a lever action rifle. I think that it is a must have to get for a collection dont you?

    So is there anything I should know before I try to get this one. Is there a better one out there I should look at.

    Yes or no? I like the stainless steel look of this. Probably dont want to get into any exotic caliber or put a scope on it. Just want a new fun gun to shoot that is different than what I have now.

    Dont really know anything about them, just that I dont own one yet.

    Probably not a big fan of the sights on this though. Is the front one, one of those hooded sights I find those to block your view of the target some so would those be a problem to change out to something better (that I could do and not mess it up) if I got this.

    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/1894centerfire/1894SS.asp

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  2. charlie505

    charlie505 Member

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    DO IT - JUST DO IT!!

    I have a 44mag guide gun - I changed the sights - LeveRevolution 44 mag round - WOW - great round
     
  3. Gunfighter123

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    I have one in .44mag ---- works 100% and is accurate , powerfull , and looks great -- whats not to like !!!
     
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  5. ColeK

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    Buy it and change the sights
     
  6. Badlander

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    Yes YES Yes Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
     
  7. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh ya, I got it 357. I put a scope on it. Well made, easy to clean, tons of fun and accurate.
     
  8. Jeff H

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    Oddly enough, I just ordered a lever gun today. A Rossi 92 will be at my local FFL in a few days. I can't wait. Maybe my next will be a Marlin 94.
     
  9. roscoe

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    The only thing about the Marlin .44s is that, according to Buffalo Bore, the twist is insufficient to stabilize heavy (300+ grain) loads. This is apparently not the case with their other rifles, only .44. My levergun is definitely a bear defense gun, so that matters to me.
     
  10. ar24095

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    You are correct mine will not shoot the lee 310 gr WFNGC which actually weighs 315 gr cast with W.W. and gas check installed. But it does shoot the 265RD cast bullet very well.
     
  11. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

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    an excellent gun, i much perfer to the Winchester dure to it's solid top

    i got mine by accident. i was looking for a M39a in .22lr, but couldn't find one. stumbled across a 1894CB with the longer octogon barrel in ,38/,357mag and couldn't pass it up

    the short barrel in stainless looks very nice and handy
     
  12. MarkDozier

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    buy it
    The iron sights are great.
    Scoped the gun (30-30) with my wifes rifle scope and shoot sub 1 inch groups at a 100 yards. My next one is a 357 mag.
    The 45-70 guide in SS is super. a plinking round for it, 240-260 grain lead bullet with 12 grains of unique. Use a 1/4 inch square of quilt batting to fill empty space in case. Much like shoot a 38 special in a 357. AWESOME
     
  13. cz85cmbt

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    Can't go wrong with a marlin 1894. I like the .357 if I just had to choose one. Cheaper to shoot by a long shot especially if you don't reload and you can pug squirrels with .38's and deer and other medium game with .357 loads. Pretty versatile.
     
  14. ArmedBear

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    Yes or no?

    YES!:)
     
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    Me too.:D
     
  17. SASS#23149

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    Yes,Yes,..............and..................Yes !!
     
  18. GRAYRID3R

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    I really like my Marlin .308MXLR but I chose a Henry Big Boy for my .44 Mag. You should give it a try as well. Much smoother action

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  19. Big Bill

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    Before you buy the Marlin, I suggest you check out a Henry Levergun...

    Henry Warranty

    THE HENRY WARRANTY
    Henry Repeating Arms stands behind its products as it has historically. We offer a simple limited lifetime warranty; if you have a problem at any time, and it's our fault, we will correct the problem immediately and at no charge. The warranty does not cover excessive wear and tear to parts, and accidental damage.

    http://www.henryrepeating.com/rifles.cfm

    I own a Henry .22 lever action and the wood and workmanship is fantastic.

    Big Boy

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    Big Boy Deluxe

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    Or, you may want a 30-30

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    Or what about the Marlin 336 SS in 30-30?

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    http://www.marlinfirearms.com/Firearms/centerfire/336SS.asp
     
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  20. Plinker Craig

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    I admired this 1894CSS rifle enough to buy one a few days ago. I already have the same rifle in .44M and it is easily the funnest gun I own. I reload both .44M and .357M so getting the Marlin in .357 was an easy choice for me.

    The front sight hood was in the box with the gun. I snapped it into place and took a look at the sight picture. I'll probably take it off since I never missed a hood on my .44M Marlin, and I've never been disappointed with its accuracy.

    So far I like the iron sights on my 1894, but I do like knowing that many sight options exist for me if I want some optic or peep sight in the future.

    I expect my pair of 1894 Marlins to hold up well enough to give to my kids when I quite shooting 30 years from now.

    Already someone pointed out how easy it is to clean the Marlin 1894 relative to the Winchester 1892 lever gun design.
     
  21. glockman19

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    YES I love mine. Partners nice with my S&W 629 Classic. I'm now looking to get the 1894Css to partner with my 686+

    It is a great accurate rifle...one I will not part with...ever.
     
  22. Dr.Rob

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    Problem isn't the 300gr bullets its the overall length of the cartridges. Some of those 300gr+ loads won't FIT as they are compressed powder loads, and the OAL is not going to fit the Marlin's chamber.

    Most factory ammo will fit and load just fine. Marlin makes a great rifle and they are fun as hell to shoot.
     
  23. BULLSI

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    I think that the Henry's are more than I want to spend but look nice.

    I thought that they stopped makeing the Winchesters and I dont know what a solid top is so I dont know if I would like it also.


    That 30-30 1984ss looks nice. I like the stock and price.



    Question should I be worried about the tip of the bullets (30-30) resting against the primers of the ones in front of it when it is in the tube? What if you go to lean it against something and it drops out of your hand would a round go off causing a chain reaction/explosion?


    This would be for the collection and for the experience to shoot a lever action rifle. So I mostly use those flatnose wadcutters .44 in my revolver. What ammo was used back in the day? Was it a .44 or something different? Even though it is a new rifle would like to say that it is the same round etc as used back then. Then on the other hand I really dont want to buy a bunch of different rounds when I can use the same round in my revolver if they didnt use a .44 back in the day.
     
  24. rcmodel

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    He was talking about the Marlin having a solid receiver top.
    The Winchester ejects straight up out the top.

    You can mount a scope on top of a Marlin, but not on the Winchester.

    Also, most all of the Winchesters are built on the 94 action, which is 30-30 length.
    A much longer action and longer then it needs to be for the .44 Mag.

    Marlin 1894 = Pistol caliber length action.
    Winchester 1894 = 30-30 length action.

    rc
     
  25. BULLSI

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    My local gunstore has three of them in stock 689.00 plus tax. I wonder if they are going to give me a good deal since I just bought three others from them this month. I hate that they know that you want it though. I think that may be a bit high but it is local. I always ask what they can do on the price, all the time it is at least a twenty spot off the top and a box of ammo one of my last guns they paid all of the tax. I dont know, I may have to stop in I am going on that side of town anyways.

    Any of you guys buy local and if is do you always get the same sales person so that they know your face. I always get a different person. I just ask, because like I said I always ask "can you do anything with that" and point at the price tag. They take it in the back and ask someone but like i said it is always a different salesperson.

    Anyways 689 to much might be to late by the time you tell me not to get it. I may be off to do some hagglen.
     
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