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My latest Marlin...

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by Pilgrim, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Picked up a Marlin 1894 in .44 mag. Serial number has it placed around 1981 date of manufacture. Got her for around $500. Here's what she looked like coming from the auction.

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    And here's what she looks like after a bit of TLC...

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    She cleaned up real good. Now she joins her sisters in the safe - Marlin 1895G .45/70 (top), Marlin 1894 .44 mag (middle), Winchester 94AE .357 mag (bottom)

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    Collection is almost complete. Now I just need a pre-Remlin .30-30 and either a Henry .22 or a Marlin 39A(?).

    God I love lever-actions...
     


  2. itchin

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    Good deal.
     
  3. cbigclarke

    cbigclarke TGT Addict

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    time i get me one
     
  4. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Very nice! I'm still looking for one in .45 Colt.
     
  5. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Ya, if I find one in .45 colt with the octagon barrel for a reasonable price I'm diving in!
     
  6. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    The race is on! You better find it first!:rolleyes:
     
  7. Vaquero

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    Love 'em!
     
  8. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    Big man these lever-actions will disappear into your huge mitts :)

    You'll look like you're sporting one of them there mare-legs lol.
     
  9. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Well-Known TGT Supporter

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    It's a funny thing - this obsession with lever rifles.

    Even though they're an anachronism I can't help but be drawn to them. Maybe it's in their inherent slimness, or light weight. Maybe it's in their perfect point of balance or how easily they're carried in the field (held by the receiver like God intended all rifles to be held). Or maybe it's because they've been ingrained in all my childhood memories through watching Sunday morning westerns like Gunsmoke, The Rifleman, Maverick, The Virginian, Bonanza, Big Valley, etc.

    Their silhouettes represent the image of a true rifle to me in all of it's faded glory...
     
  10. stanjones

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    nice!
     


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