Hi All, Just bought my first Marlin. I live in Indiana where only pistol cartridges are allowed for Deer, so I picked up a model 1894 in .44 Magnum. I was a little hesitant to buy a new rifle given all the hullabaloo about Remington taking over the company, but being a Remington fan from way back, I decided to take the plunge.
I bought the rifle on Gunbroker.com and got what I considered to be a hell of a deal - $475 + shipping. When it arrived I examined it really closely and was pretty satisfied. All of the screw heads were nice an the stock mated with the receiver very well. I mounted a Bushnell Trophy 3-9x40 scope and headed to the range.
I had picked up some Hornady Leverevolution ammo and after a few shots had the scope dialed in. The rifle functioned flawlessly, never jamming at all. I shot 3 boxes through the gun to get the feel of it. By the time I finished up I had a target that I had shot 5 rounds into at 50 yards......there were only 3 holes! 3 bullets had landed virtually on top of each other, right in the bullseye!! I can tell you, I was thrilled to death! For a guy that had never shot a lever gun in his life, this is great stuff!!!
I can hardly wait until deer season comes... with the way this rifle shoots, any one that come within 100 yards will end up in the freezer, no doubt in my mind.
After this great experience, it's probably only a matter of time before I start a collection of Marlins to complement my Remington collection. I'm sold!!
Welcome from Texas
Welcome from the Republic of Texas...
"There are two kinds of people in this world my friend, those who have loaded guns, and those who dig...You Dig..."1960 Marlin 336 "TEXAN" .35 Remington / Team .35 #224 / 1964 Marlin "TEXAN" 336-44 magnum / Team 336-44 #15 / 1959-1961 Marlin model 99M1 .22lr (before serial numbers)
Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! John
"Windage and elevation, Mrs Langdon. Always remember, windage and elevation!" John Wayne as John Henry Thomas in The Undefeated
Welcome from Tennessee!
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Team 35 #298
Team 39 #230
Team 60 #166
Team 1894 #366
Team 444 #648
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The best part of the hunt is not the harvest but in the experience.
Welcome aboard from southern Wisconsin.
Congratulations on your newfound happiness, and welcome from NC ! Don't forget to take pictures!
Welcome from Beaumont, TX! I'm with RB need some pics.
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Team 30-30 #618
Marlin League #106
Team 1894 #231