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  1. How heavily do you crimp your 45-70 rounds?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I am new to reloading and I am wondering how heavy to crimp. On one hand I read the bullet (resting in a tube as in a marlin GG) can be pressed in the cartridge case by recoil. So you have to crimp heavily as your life depends on it. Keep in mind that the pressure rises. On the the other hand i...
  2. 45-70 and CFE BLK

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Before I start, I would like to make clear that I am very new to reloading. That being said, I might be doing something that might freak some people out. With the limited amount of resources for ammo/supplies I do not have more than 6 selections of powder at any of the stores within a 50 mile...
  3. Sufficient scope rings for +P?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I am looking for guidance. Do you have experience with these ccop scope rings on a 1895 with 45-70 +P loads? CCOP USA 30mm Quick-Detachable Picatinny-Style Rings Matte (4 Screws) Would you recommend these or would you say "don't do it"?
  4. WTS 1895CB

    Marlin 1895 CB JM stamped (2006) Condition is Good has one small rub mark from factory on side of receiver, planned on using it so wasn't hung up on finish. Price: $950 Shipping adds $50 shipped from dealer. The first to post "I'll take it" wins the sale.
  5. Marlin guide gun: 1900yds, offhand, iron sights 45-70

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Who needs a Cheytac with a massive scope, bags and bipod? Mark and Sam after work. Impressive shooting:
  6. Marlin All Weather Polymer Forearm NEW!

    Ranger Point Precision
    Hi Friends - We're excited to announce our new Marlin Polymer Forearms. Stay tuned for the butt stocks as well. :-) Let us know what you think! After much pleading from customers, RPP is excited to introduce our new all weather, M-LOK forend for Marlin lever guns. This robust, glass-filled...
  7. Marlin 1895CBA 45-70 Brand New - Problem with the lever unlatching

    The 45/70 Govt.
    The lever that came on the gun is small and rectangle shaped which with my big hands I would get my knuckles banged with every shot, even trapdoor rated ammo. So, I looked over the oversize levers available for a straight stock (No Pistol Grip) and ended up putting on a Ranger Point Precision...
  8. Marlin Followers Offered

    Bear Tooth Mercantile
    On our site we offer both brass and stainless steel followers and people often want to know which is better. The truth is that it is really a matter of personal preference. The two materials produce very similar performance in the application of a magazine follower in a Marlin lever gun. It is...
  9. Three Beauties! Can you name them?

    Ranger Point Precision
    Checkout these three Marlin beauties from a recent photos shoot. All decked out with our parts: medium loop lever and takedown screw, trigger kit, flyweight loading gate, cloverleaf peep sight, fiber optic front sight... Can you name them all?
  10. Marlin 45-70 Govt Goodness!

    The 45/70 Govt.
    We've got some fun new items for those that love the Marlin 45-70 govt. Marlin 45-70 Govt patches. Based on a Custom match-grade rifle build with a bull barrel. Link to the 45-70 govt patches Marlin Stainless Steel Quick Takedown Screws in 45-70 Govt caliber. We also have them with an...
  11. Marlin 45-70 Bull Barrel

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hi MOF Friends, We had a lot of requests for patches so we're introducing our first one: a Marlin 45-70. This was based one a match-grade Marlin 45-70 we built a year or so ago with a bull barrel and most of our parts. If you like PVC patches, we have them for sale on the website for $9 with...
  12. New 1895 Manufactured Oct 2018

    The 45/70 Govt.
    ​Just picked up a new 1895 from our local Rural King store. They received one new in the box with a manufacture date of October 2018. Wood looks good and solid fit for a base level gun. Lever action was a bit tight, but loosened up nicely with a little gun oil. Sights seem to be mounted...
  13. Help with my new 45-70.

    The 45/70 Govt.
    So there I was, mindin' my own business, and along came this beautiful 1895. She has one small problem though. Someone switched the buttplate for a pad and I'm looking to replace it with an original plate. I'm confused on what is the proper replacement. She was built in '78 with a straight cut...
  14. Marlin 1895 XLR in 45-70

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hey guys, I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I figured you all would be the best to ask the following question... I have been looking for and wanting a JM Marlin in 45-70 and I just haven't really found one that I like or at the right price. I did stumble upon a Marlin model 1895...
  15. 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...
  16. Reloading Cast 45-70 Govt, powder charge?!?!

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I have a new Marlin 1895 SBL in 45-70. I reload all my own rounds for all my firearms. Hornady manual says the newer 1895s can handle upwards of 40,000 CUP. I have Missouri #1 Buffalo 405GR with starline brass and large magnum cci primers. I want to use (already purchased) IMR 4198 for these...
  17. 10% off today through Feb 13th. Code: TREATYOURSELF

    Ranger Point Precision
    Hi MOF Friends - As you know, we do not do a ton of specials but the nanny [in the photo] talked me into a Valentine's Special. :cool: Good for all of our performance parts for Marlin Firearms, Henry Repeating Arms, Steyr Arms, and Springfield Armory. This includes some of our best selling...
  18. '06 1895 XLR 45-70 Yahoo!

    Welcome New Members
    Hi there, I just joined a couple of weeks ago and just bought my first Marlin. I want to thank all the participants for all the wisdom, honesty and tolerance. You all have given me the confidence to know what I want, and go get it. Thanks to all of your input I chose a JM Marlin, and got it...
  19. My First Ever Reload Results (45-70)

    So after several months or reading, researching, watching tutorials, reading and then reading some more; I finally bit the bullet (pun intended) and tried my first reloads. In Australia, we're a little more restricted for powder choice than in the US, but decided on Benchmark 2 from ADI which...
  20. My first gun, Marlin 1895 45-70 G

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello and boy am I glad I found this forum. It looks like a wealth of knowledge. My question I have for you all is wether you think that this gun, the Marlin 1985 Guide Gun 45-70 is a bad first gun I’ve shot Co2 most of my life and a few break barrel rifles but never fired a real gun nor any...