Marlin 45/70 Government lever-action

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  1. 2nd Abeliever

    2nd Abeliever New Member

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    Hi all. Greetings. I came across a used Marlin 45/70 Government 1895 model rifle the other day. Excellent condition. My question is, ?what are these usually going for nowadays? As I mentioned, it is used but to my eyes (I'm no pro now!), it looked very clean and barely used/shot. Any input? Thanks in advance.
     


  2. Bullseye Shooter

    Bullseye Shooter Active Member

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    Depending on the model and condition, anywhere from $550 to $880, but that's just a WAG without photos and the exact model (barrel length, finish), etc.
     
  3. Seabear1500

    Seabear1500 Active Member

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    Most of those don't get used much cause they kick like a mule. LOL
     
  4. Eli

    Eli Well-Known

    Man I'd love one of the older "No Safety" models in crappy external shape for a project! They don't kick that bad, not sure on pricing though.

    Eli
     
  5. Hawghauler

    Hawghauler Active Member

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    I don't know the price but I love those. Very jealous.
     
  6. holy

    holy New Member

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    buy it
    side note: i think the 45-70 is also the original chamber of the gatling gun
     
  7. Fleetman

    Fleetman Member

    I have the Guide Gun in 45.70 and it is awesome. I also chose the non-ported barrel....much quieter and recoil isn't bad untill you get up to and beyond 1600+ fps.
     
  8. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    Thats why my neighbor sold his.
     
  9. Hawghauler

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    I really really want one.
     
  10. Fleetman

    Fleetman Member

    There's not much that needs doing that a .45-70 can't do. Standard velocity rounds are easy on the shoulder and sufficiently powerful enough for most situations.....throw in some B/Bore "+P's" or Garrets and you're near .458 performance. In respect to high-velocity .45-70's; I've been beaten worse by rifles in my time but the .45-70 HV's can give a licking on their own. <GRIN!!>
     

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