I have the 1895 GBL in .40/70 Gov't and love the rifle. I also have a .454 Casull revolver.
Has Marlin ever considered combining the two - making a Scout rifle in .454 Casull caliber?
I have been searching and found that Puma used to make one. I went to Legacy Sports website and they didn't have one in the 2012 catalog. I asked them about it and they said that all of Rossi's machinery was purchased by Taurus, but Taurus site only has pistols and revolvers (and a couple assault style carbines).
My rant is "Why has Marlin not come out with a .454 Casull lever action rifle?"
I have the reloading equipment for Casull, and it would be real handy to have both a rifle and revolver in the same caliber. Others made them, and they seem popular from some of the comments I've seen - so why not Marlin?
Marlin makes excellent, and strong lever action rifles if the 1895 GBL is any indication. It came new with none of the issues that I have been reading about from other manufacturers.
So how about it Marlin - how about a nice .454 lever carbine?!!
I think if you look up the operating pressure of the 454 you will see the Marlin 336 can't take a steady diet at that level.
.454 Casull - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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CyberRon...REPEAT after me..."I will go read the other Remington / Marlin Rants first !"
There she BLOWS!!! would have to be stamped on the side. "MARLIN IS DEAD" we just received a shipment of remington shotguns guns for ducks unlimited OMG they are "ALL"plastic even the barrels!! A bigger peice of crap I have never seen. the real Remington Is also "DEAD" what they have now are Management "Morons" that would be better served makeing BB guns!
Even the Rossis which have a stronger action than Marlin have issues with their 454s.
Marlins in 44-40. Whacking varmits since 1888
Marlin loves your hands so they chose not to make this gun.
Besides, what is it again that the 45-70 can't kill...?
I think they had a 480 ruger advertised but it never materailized. I would dearly love to have one in a 480.
You Guys can really be entertaining at times ! Oh and I forgot, welcome to the forum CyberRon. Some great people here.
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