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  1. New Here/Hand Gun Optic

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hi there! Just ordered my 1895SBL and am considering putting a Leupold FXII 4X28 on it with medium rings. Is this a bad idea? I saw something about 18" of eye relief which seems like it could be manageable but I have no idea. Appreciate any help.
  2. 1895 Trapper or 1895 SBL?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Trying to decide between the Trapper and the SBL. I have 2 1894 CSBL's and love the way they handle. Looking to make a move to 45-70 for a bigger punch when needed. The primary concern is the weight difference between the 2 guns and how it will effect the handling. Advertised weight of the 1894...
  3. 1895 SBL Accuracy question

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello all, new member so I apologize if this is posted in the wrong spot. I just bought an 1895 SBL and took it to the range for the first time. Put 6 rounds through it at 50 yards, out of the box open sights, and not a single round hit paper! Had my buddy shoot it and got the same result (or...
  4. New 1895SBL...Born in April of 2019

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Just mounted scope and sling, from a good once-over of this recently manufactured remlin I must say the fit and finish look good. Action is smoother than expected for a new lever gun. Now on to the range for a real test...
  5. Hello from Washington State

    Welcome New Members
    Hello All, I'm a first-time Marlin lever gun owner but a lifelong shooter and firearms enthusiast. I've just purchased a factory-new Model 1895SBL for backcountry bear and large predator defense. I appreciate the opportunity to join this forum to share information, ideas and perspectives...
  6. Has Marlin's quality improved?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I am looking to get my first 45/70 and I'm also wanting to get a gun that's very reliable since I'm hard on some of my guns. I was looking at the Henry All-Weather and the Marlin 1895 SBL. My question to you all is, has Marlin's quality improved? I know for a while they were having issues, but...
  7. New 1895SBL

    The 45/70 Govt.
    First off I am new to the forums and hello to all! Seems to be quite the community here full of help! That being said just purchased a new 1895SBL today quite excited! I feel like a kid at Christmas. I know that the remlins have suffered from some quality issues and wanted to look closer at the...
  8. Hello from Arizona!

    Welcome New Members
    I found this site because I am a new 1895SBL owner and I was looking for loading data for the 45/70 325gn Hornady FTX I have heard that this bullet requires the cases to be trimmed for proper feed and function but I am not sure what the trim length is and I have no loading data on this weight...
  9. Elusive 1895 sbl with JM stamp

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I am new to the Marlin Owners forum and was wondering how to tell if the 1895 I have purchased is a true pre-Remington gun. It is an 1895 sbl with JM stamped on the barrel, but the serial starts with 91xxx. I have done some research and found that even though it has the JM stamp it still could...