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    Quote Originally Posted by 45BearGun View Post
    eaglesnest and JAG - I'm with you both. I simply like the look of the full length mag tube. When I'm hunting I never put more than 3 in any gun, especially the 45-70. It makes it too heavy and I've never felt the need for more than 2 quick shots (+1 for insurance )

    I've never been crazy about lam stocks either, it's the pistol-grip that I like
    Given that you are not crazy about the lam stocks but want pistol grip I think the 1895ss with a shortened barrel might be a good place to start. Then it wouldn't be terribly difficult to add a longer tube to it. Would be a pretty unique gun when finished and those shouldn't be hard to come by since they have been made since the early 70's.
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    1895 45-70 GS, 1894 45 Colt
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    Compared to hauling around a Win Model 70 30-.06, the GBL is lightweight and easily handled.

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    In the FWIW column: I picked up a Remlim GBL about two months ago.

    - I like the laminate stock work they did (so did several of the "old guys" amongst my Range Officers)
    - I like the oversize lever loop design (as compared to my 39A and `94)
    - I like the absolutely flawless feeding of those big 45-70 cases.... smoothest I've ever felt... fast or slow
    - I wasn't too keen on the 8 lb trigger, so I HappyTriggered & re main-springed it to 3
    - The stock iron sights weren't too bad, but I put a WilliamsFP peep on it to establish load preferences.
    - (then my mid 60's eyes finally said "...put a lo-pwr Leupold on it, stupid...."

    - Finally, I like the way it puts lead (real lead) downrange:

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeyb View Post
    I just got one about 2 weeks ago. It too has MRxxxxxB and the REM Stamp. I called Marlin/Remington and had them look it up. I was informed that it was built in 2012. Check out http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/ph...-bush-gun.html and have a look at it.
    I just looked at my ABL and it has the same serial number combo as you. MRxxxxxB.
    Marlin 1895ABL .45-70 Gov't
    Marlin 444 .444 Marlin
    Marlin 1894SS .44 Mag
    Marlin 1894CB .357 mag
    Marlin 336CB .38-55 Win
    Marlin 336XLR .35 Rem
    Marlin 336C .35 Rem
    Marlin 336D .35 Rem
    Marlin 1936. .30-30 Win
    Marlin 25. .22LR
    Marlin 17VS. .17 HMR

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    This does not work for mine either if it is true mine was made in 2012. I don't know for sure it was but another poster says remington told him that and we have about the same s/n.


    Quote Originally Posted by smokeyb View Post
    I can not find the post, but as I remember it: First 2 digits eg: BF = jan 2011


    B jan F 2011
    L feb G 2012
    A mar H 2013
    C apr
    K may
    P jun
    O jul
    W aug
    D sep
    E oct
    R nov
    X dec

    This is what I have seen, but it did not work for mine. There are other post that explain this for earlier models.

    Good luck
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    Marlin 444 .444 Marlin
    Marlin 1894SS .44 Mag
    Marlin 1894CB .357 mag
    Marlin 336CB .38-55 Win
    Marlin 336XLR .35 Rem
    Marlin 336C .35 Rem
    Marlin 336D .35 Rem
    Marlin 1936. .30-30 Win
    Marlin 25. .22LR
    Marlin 17VS. .17 HMR

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattusmc View Post
    I just looked at my ABL and it has the same serial number combo as you. MRxxxxxB.
    I don't mean to high jack this thread but I found my records and I bought my ABL in June 2011, so it could not have been made in 2012. Any other ideas on Dom for Remlins?
    Marlin 1895ABL .45-70 Gov't
    Marlin 444 .444 Marlin
    Marlin 1894SS .44 Mag
    Marlin 1894CB .357 mag
    Marlin 336CB .38-55 Win
    Marlin 336XLR .35 Rem
    Marlin 336C .35 Rem
    Marlin 336D .35 Rem
    Marlin 1936. .30-30 Win
    Marlin 25. .22LR
    Marlin 17VS. .17 HMR

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    So many good ideas on this thread make me realize having both the GG and GBL is a must.

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    now you're talking.......I'm going to need another safe
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