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    Marlin Carbine Mod 1895

    Hello guys,

    I have that Marlin Carbine serial number researched. It was listed as a Model 1895 Carbine with a 22-inch barrel. It was shipped from the factory
    8-22-1896. The problem is that it was listed as a 45-70 in caliber and the barrel says 45-90. When I looked at it everything seems to be correct with both front and rear sight. The condition seems to be the same all over. Is it possible that the person who wrote down this information over 100 years ago did a mistake? Or am I dreaming when I think like that?
    I still have the chance to give the rifle back to the seller and get my money back. Please, give me some advice! Any advice at all are very much appreciated!

    Best regards,
    Hombre
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    Marlin Carbine Mod 1895

    Unless there are some obvious flaws, I wouldn't send it back because it's a different caliber. 45-90 brass is available, and it takes the same bullets as the 45-70. SW
    f you got to shoot, Shoot! Don't Talk!

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    Marlin Carbine Mod 1895

    Unless there are some obvious flaws, I wouldn't send it back because it's a different caliber. 45-90 brass is available, and it takes the same bullets as the 45-70. SW
    f you got to shoot, Shoot! Don't Talk!

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    keep it!

    :shock: do you like the rifle? THEN KEEP IT! life is to short!.....i would like one just like it!.....the difference in the 45-70 and 45-90 markings and letter will be a conversation piece for you!
    as far as shooting....just shoot 45-70's in it if you want!....most people do that over here...or just set the bullet out 1/10th of a inch and use 45-70 brass~
    got any pictures yet? we'd love to see em!
    ike a one eyed tom cat.....

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    Marlin Carbine Mod 1895

    You can shoot 45-70 in a 45-90. But the good thing about this in my way of thinking is that 45-90's are a bit more rare in the 1895 then 45-70's. :!:

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    Marlin Carbine Mod 1895

    That's entirely possible that the factory wrote down the wrong number. Marlin records are generally correct, but thee are also numerous cases of wrong caliber, and even duplicate serial numbers on different models.
    I would n't worry that the caliber doesn't match the records, unless you don't like the gun, and then you can send it my way, and I'll enjoy it!
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    Marlin Carbine Mod 1895

    Thanks guys! It is always refreshing to hear your points of view.
    All of you are right. Why bother about it, and as you said Kaintuck:
    the difference in the 45-70 and the 45-90 markings and letter will be a conversation piece.
    For me, I think that the factory wrote down the wrong caliber but that I will never know for sure.
    Kaintuck, pictures will come when I understand how to mail it to the forum. Perhaps I can mail them to you and then you can help me to get them in to the forum....?
    Marlinman, I promise to send the Carbine to you when I get tired of it.....
    Once again, thank you guys.
    Says,
    Hombre
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    Marlin Carbine Mod 1895

    Hombre,
    I'd be glad to post them for you if you like, or you can use a free service called Photobucket. It's easy, and it allows you to put pictures there, and then use them in numerous other formats.

    http://photobucket.com
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