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    1895 ported or cowboy

    There is a 1895 Cowboy and a 1895 that is ported for sale close. Both private party.

    There is only a $50 difference in the asking price with the cowboy being the more expensive. My wife said I could get one but I can't make my mind up which one. I need someone to help convince me which one.

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    Whew. Lucky man! Abundant choices.

    I am just more a fan of the GG. Nothing against the Cowboy. Just seems to me the GG is more adaptable, and a bit lighter. Some people don't like the ports though.

    Let us know which you end up with, and pics too
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    Depends on what you are looking for. My personal preference is the cowboy. The longer barrel offers to me a terrific balance and the cool factor with that looooong octagon barrel is unmatched. The ported guide length barrel has it's virtues. If you want a short barrel for handling in tight places it is the ticket. The porting can make a rifle a bit louder from the shooter's position though. My wife likes her 1895G for the short barrel and balance point further toward the receiver. It helps her hold the rifle "on point" while waiting for a deer to move into eating position. Hers is not ported.

    Good luck on your decision. And remember, on marlinowners, it didn't happen unless we get to see pictures!!

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    Guess somebody else made my mind up for me. Just got a text that the ported one I was looking at sold late last night. Cheaper one is for sale in Homer but I can't go look at it. It is kind of sad but that long barrel is the one thing I don't care for on the Cowboy. I'm vertically challenged. Is $600 to much for a used Cowboy?

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    $600 for a Cowboy is a good deal, GET IT!
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    Don't know how vertically challenged you are but it works just fine with my 5'9" frame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenard View Post
    There is a 1895 Cowboy and a 1895 that is ported for sale close. Both private party.

    There is only a $50 difference in the asking price with the cowboy being the more expensive. My wife said I could get one but I can't make my mind up which one. I need someone to help convince me which one.
    Hey Lenard,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunarphase View Post
    $600 for a Cowboy is a good deal, GET IT!
    Ditto
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    I'd go for the Cowboy in a heartbeat! Although I already have a GS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenard View Post
    Guess somebody else made my mind up for me. Just got a text that the ported one I was looking at sold late last night. Cheaper one is for sale in Homer but I can't go look at it. It is kind of sad but that long barrel is the one thing I don't care for on the Cowboy. I'm vertically challenged. Is $600 to much for a used Cowboy?
    Get the Cowboy!............If you find the barrel is too long for you, have it cut to 18.5" and you'll NEVER look at a GG again.
    The CB wood is thinner, and the Full CB is lighter than the Guide gun........But Hey,............The balance of those CB's is just perfect.

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