Well it took 6 months to get here (Australia) from when I originally purchased it from where you guys live but it's finally here! Customs as I found out seem to really love their job and held it for a good extra month!...Its an unfired 1894 cowboy limited in 45 colt. Serial number dates it to 2001 with Jm stamp. I've wanted a pre-remington one for myself for a few years and got lucky enough to find one, then the stars aligned along with the couriers and here we are
In anticipation of it arrival I orders some Skinner sights and they arrived 2 months before the gun did. So heres the pics guys hope you like them
nice looking gun, congrats
And welcome to the forum, there's lots of great advice here
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Nice Rifle and Welcome Aboard!
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Very nice rifle!!
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Welcome to Marlin Owners from Southeast Texas! Beautiful rifle the Skinner sight sets it off! Great choice. Good luck with her.
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She's as pretty as a speckled pup, good on ya!
I really like that brass insert on the Skinner. Wonder what the utility of a tang sight would be considering the range of this rifle. I'm not sure if the MO long-range crew ever shoot the 45 Colt at their hard-to-make-out-targets? My little range only goes out to 150yds so I bet a Skinner would provide me all the fun I could stand for a while.
I can imagine just how tickled you are. I have one in route myself and am aweful anxious to inspect and shoot it. Fellow member here says it appears unfired, although he does not know the history. If it looks that good I'll believe what's easy.
I've been fishing around for what makes a good bullet so I can pick a good mold. I like the look of the Lyman 452629 (but I've only seen pictures) and my buddy here, another MO member, gave me a handful from his Lee 452-255-RF mold (I think the Midway number is 775-664). I like the look of that bullet too. I'll meet the rifle up north after the first of the month and will have those loaded to try out. At least I hope. Still need to slug the bore. They measure 453 and I don't have a sizer yet - but I think chances are they'll work for a test run.
Glad you posted your pictures... and glad I don't have to wait as long as you did. Enjoy your new tool and keep us posted once you take it on it's first outing. Welcome Aboard!!
Good choice, a Marlin .45 is one of most used rifles.
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Very nice gun, you did well.
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