Found one of those NIB the other day , at one of the semi local gun shops for $399. As usual I am considering since they no longer make this model. anybody had one :?: I'm wondering what kind of results you guys have had with them :!: My results with the 1894P and 1894CB in 44 have been very good .... but they don't have barrel bands :!: I have an 1894FG ( 41 mag ) that shoots alright and it has barrel bands like the PG.
I really like mine. I have absolutely no need for it, but I can't bring myself to let it go. So far, it's shot great with everyting think I've fed it from 210 to 300 grain. I'm determined to use it for at least one deer hunt this year.
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I really like mine too, but my first rifle was a 444. I really like that caliber but I put off getting a rifle chambered in a pistol cartridge for a long time. Don't really know why because I really enjoy the concept now. I am partial to pistol grips though and it took Marlin a long time to come out with 1894s with pistol grip stocks. It's a great plinker or light hunter rifle, and $400 isn't a bad price at all.
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I just with I could find an 1894PG for $400. I would snap it up in a minute. I have the 1894SS and like it but the pistol grip is more
comfortable to me.
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I had a 1894PG. Wonderfull gun, I had a williams peep and firesight front on it and a XS leverscout mount with a burris Scout scope mounted. I really like the combo. I was shooting 240gr XTPs and 270 speer gold dots. I shouldn't have sold that gun.
I picked up a 94PG when they came out a year or so ago. As you may be aware, the bore in the Marlin 44s (with Ballard rifling) is somewhat oversized compared to the nominal .429 44Mag bore. I like cast bullets and have found that you need to use a minimum .430 and preferably a .431 or so cast bullet. Also you will note that the twist is the "old" 44 mag twist of 1 in 38". Stabilizes the 200 grainers well and up to the 240s OK. I wouldn't go any heavier than that for real accuracy (I'm used to 1/2in varmint guns and Sharps rifles that will group 10 shots into 3 inches or so at 200 meters so a 2 1/2inch grouping from a 94PG at 100 yards doesn't impress me. I got the gun for funsies and home defense. The more I use it the more I like it. I found that moderate loads seem to work best (I have over 1000 rounds thru it with various powders and bullet types). Accurate #5 and Unique do a good job with cast bullets. Hornady XTP 200 grain bullets shoot really well, as well (they are .430) Sorry to be so wordy but it may save you some time. Have fun with your PG!! Mine ain't for sale. ... BobG in VA