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    Turned out to be a 1894 CB, 45 colt, new, unfired, with hang tag still on it. $500. Ran some dummy rounds thru it. Put in 1, perfect. Put in 4, 1 good, 1 hesitated, 2 more good.
    Can't wait to get to the range. YAHOO! Break in coming up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelican View Post
    I am looking at a 1894 in 45 colt. I have a 336Y 30-30, and a 1895 45-70 so I sorta know about the Remlin thing.
    Is there anything I need to be aware of? Hoping to egt one.
    Thanks for any advice.
    Robert
    I have a JM 1894 CB Limited in 45LC. It has a 24in octagonal tapered barrel. It seems to really like my load of 280 cast with 22 grns H110 powder. If you are buying a new Remlin make sure you can personally check it before you buy it.
    1) check fit and finish
    2) check if sights are canted
    3) bring a light and check the bore
    4) bring dummy rounds and cycle them through---make sure it don't jam
    5) make sure it can cycle with no rounds without jamming
    6) never buy a Remlin sight unseen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy23* View Post
    6) never buy a Remlin sight unseen
    Dead on with that one....learned my lesson.
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    Let us know how it shoots. I have on in 45 colt with 24' octagon barrel. I love the extra forward weight when shooting offhand.

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    Great guns...I have both the 20" and 24" in 45LC, Both JM. I need to get rid of one, but I can't decide which one to keep! Guess I'll just keep both!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelican View Post
    Turned out to be a 1894 CB, 45 colt, new, unfired, with hang tag still on it. $500. Ran some dummy rounds thru it. Put in 1, perfect. Put in 4, 1 good, 1 hesitated, 2 more good.
    Can't wait to get to the range. YAHOO! Break in coming up!
    What bullet shape are you using?
    LG

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    I am going to carry on with the " why not 44 Magnum " question. Chuck Hawk, whoever he is, wrote the 45 Long Colt is not powerful enough for whitetail hunting, if that is your goal.

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    I am usuing a 255gr lead RNFP, over 8.5 gr of Unique in both Handgun and rifle. Seems to be just right for me.
    Thanks, Robert
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    I have taken white tail with the 44-40, I see no reason the 45Colt could not do the same. The caliber is capable, the rest is in the hands of the hunter.

    Nice price on that CB! I think that was a great deal for an un-fired in the box rifle. Maybe I missed it, but what barrel length is it?
    David Ch'iyaan-iilini

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    Quote Originally Posted by ardenkent View Post
    I am going to carry on with the " why not 44 Magnum " question. Chuck Hawk, whoever he is, wrote the 45 Long Colt is not powerful enough for whitetail hunting, if that is your goal.
    Got mine so I would have the handgun and rifle use the same rounds, same as my 357 and my 44.

    A 250 grain round, traveling at 800 to 1100 feet per second not good enough to take out deer?

    Don't hunt myself, but I do enjoy myself at the gun club.
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