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I'm seriously looking for a lever action in either 357 or 44mg (I'm not that concerned which tbh) but what I'm unsure of is which of the big manufacturers - Marlin, Henry, Chiappa or even Rossi deserves my hard earned money? For any of you guys that have fired these rifles, what are your biggest pros and cons? Any advice will be gladly received,
BlueBoy69 posted a topic in For Sale (Free Adverts for Private Secondhand Items only)I'm selling my original quite rare Marlin 1894 CL (Classic) 6-shot lever action rifle in 32-20 WCF (Winchester Centre Fire). As mentioned it's an original Marlin, pre-Remington era, so both very well made and finished. It's either 1988-1993, or 2005-2008 production rifle, unfortunately the serial codes of CL rifles don't seem to be the same as other rifles, so the exact year is not clear. The rifle is in great condition as the photos below attest. It shoots well (see image below), this a ten shot ground at 20 yards resting my elbows on the bench with no other support. I have tended to use just low power loads and not high velocity (HV) rounds. It does shoot HV loads OK, well enough to hit foxes and rabbits at 100 yards. It will come with a NCStar Piccatinny scope base, open sights (Marbles I think), a Simmons 4-12x40 SF Prohunter Rifle scope, Sports Match rings, Lyman dies, new nickel-plated (a few more than 100) along with used Starline brass (about 90) and nickel-plated (not sure, Remington I think, about 50) cases, in addition to about 100 lead (bevel base) 120 grain Shellhouse Bullet company bullets. Cases and bullets are both easy to get and cheap to buy. The last one I saw for sale (2nd-hand) was £950 on its own with nothing else, so I was thinking about the same with all the bits. I've got a spare Lyman Peep sight that attaches to the side of the receiver if someone would prefer to use that over a scope? If you are interested, let me know. Higher resolution images can be supplied if wanted. Transfer would be RFD-to-RFD, or face-to-face if you are closer. In the former the buyer plays the costs for the transfer, but if you don't like, I'd pay the return costs. Many thanks, BB69
Bangbangman posted a topic in For Sale (Free Adverts for Private Secondhand Items only)I'm selling my Marlin 1895 Cowboy in 45-70Govt. The 26" octagonal barrel is stamped "JM". The action has been slicked and cycles flawlessly. The gun is set-up for use with a scope: it comes with a shimmed picatinny rail for mounting. There is a quality foresight in situ: rear-sight options are readily available in the UK, should you want to stick to irons. I can supply a rail/aperture/ghost-ring sight combo with the gun, if required. I also have a finger-adjustable Williams rear sight (unused) available at cost. This evocative rifle is a joy to shoot- the 45-70 can be loaded with "light" 250gr loads for plinking, through to loads for deer, boar and even elephant! (See Vince Lupo's African hunts with a Marlin lever gun in 45-70.) I have been feeding it cast bullets in lighter loads as I have no need for 500gr bone-smashers! Bluing and mechanicals are in very good condition. The wood has marks of use but no cracks or splits. I do love this gun and the 45-70 calibre but I want to scratch another 45-70 "itch" and I have other Marlin Cowboys to keep me smiling! 110yd 3shot group with Remington 405gr factory ammunition (witnessed by RO!) For sale at £770, UK only face-to-face (Nr Swansea) or RFD plus fees. For sale elsewhere.