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  1. 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...
  2. Winchester Super X not always burning all the powder

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hi, Today I was shooting my 1895 GG at the range in preperations for the mandatory (in Norway) big game test, now I know my gun shoots great with 405 grains lead bullets with GC that I load myself, but as I got 100 rounds of Winchester Super X 300 grain hunting bullets when I purchased my gun it...
  3. Mount advice needed for 1895 with XS lever rail and Leupold VX-R Scout 1.5-5

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hi everyone. Waiting on the arrival of my "new" 2005 1895. First lever-action. Found a used Leupold VX-R at a great price. Bought the XS Lever Rail and Ghost Sights. Now, looking for advice on how best to attach the scope? Leaning towards quick detach (QD), if they stay true. Also, saw a...
  4. Some 45/70 Reloading This Morning!

    Reloading
    I was headed to the range this morning with the 444's and decided I wanted to shoot the 45-70's as well so to the bench I went. I loaded H4198 with Remington 300gr HP's in RP nickel plated brass. Had a good time before & during range time today! 1895gunner
  5. Reload hornady bullets

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello, I am new to the forum just barely bought a 1895sbl RMEF gun off gun broker. I am going to reload some 325gr ftx bullets, I already have the hornady dies and the special seater for the bullet and know i have to trim the brass, but i don't have Hornady #9 reloading manual i was wondering...
  6. A BIG THANK YOU MOF! Happy Holidays.

    Ranger Point Precision
    Thanks for a great year! We've really enjoyed getting to know so many of you this year on MOF. We've enjoyed sharing what we know as well as learning lots of new things from all you smart people. As a way of saying thanks, we've created a special MOF coupon code for 15% off (MOFTHX). Use it in...
  7. 45/70 ***?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello all. I picked up a Remlin 1895 SSteel 45/70 last year from a local pawn shop. I gave it a few days, did my research, went back and did not see any of the fit/finish/etc problems I was warned about, so I went ahead and bought it. Story was, some guy bought it new, put 11 rounds through it...
  8. Marlin 45/70 - Chris Pratt - #JurassicWorld

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Anyone have plans to see ‪#‎JurassicWorld‬? A Marlin 1895 in 45/70 Govt. is Chris Pratt's rifle of choice for self defense against raptors / dinosaurs. :five:
  9. Hello from Idaho

    Welcome New Members
    Hello, all. I'm Lauren from Idaho. I'm a retired Navy veteran, back home and buying Marlins. My lever action journey started with cowboy movies and the Winchester 94. I loved the looks and romance of the lever gun. Then I saw the Trapper model. Even better! Then came the fateful day I held one...
  10. Lee Factory Crimp Die 45/70 - Why?

    Reloading
    So a lot of people mention that they use the Lee Factory Crimp Die in loading for 45/70. I can understand why some use it when they are seating a bullet at a depth other than the cannelure, but why would I do better with it than my regular RCBS seater/crimper on a bullet that has a cannelure...
  11. 45-70 Load Levels Question

    Reloading
    I have a question that has been bugging me from since I started thinking I might buy a 45/70 and started studying the reloading data. We all know that there are three levels of load pressures for the 45/70, Trap Door, Modern Lever, and modern single shot/bolt gun. When I look through most...
  12. Need help with blue dot and gallery loads for 45/70

    The 45/70 Govt.
    As I'm sure I'm not the only one but hear in Alaska powder is scarce! I was hoping to find some more unique for my gallery loads in my 45/70 gs but am having no luck. I have some blue dot which is the fastest burn rate powder I have on hand and was wondering if anybody had any experience using...
  13. Requesting some details about .45-70 Gov't barrel

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I am helping a friend's widow to figure out what he had in the shed and there are three Marlin Barrels in the pile. One of those is a 45-70 Gov't, which this thread is about. I need to be sure that what I can find out is accurate so I can sell this barrel for her. There are two lines of writing...
  14. Which 45/70

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Which 45/70 should I get. I am not extremely recoil sensitive. I have shot a 30-06 and a 300 win-mag. I don't really care if it is a single shot, lever action, or one of these bolt actions. I would prefer that it is under $1250 with optics or peep sight. Doesn't matter who makes it. Need one for...
  15. Subzero ND-3XL on 1895CB?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    With the magazine nearly at the end of the barrel the Beartooth Merc and WWG light mounts will put the laser light past and close to end of barrel. Anyone have a solution, need for night hog hunting when by myself. Thanks!
  16. 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...
  17. WTB Marlin 1895 45/70 SBL or GBL - Pre Remlin

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hi everyone. I'm looking for a Marlin 1985 45/70 SBL or possible GBL - preRemlin.  If you are selling, or know of someone who is, please message me. I'd like to know the serial number of the gun if you have access to it, and the manufacturing year. Beyond that, it doesn't have to be "perfect"...
  18. Looking for Hunting/Scout Rifle

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hey, I currently own a Marlin 336W in .30-30 WIN. I will be stationed at Fort Richardson, AK (Anchorage, AK) for the next three years at least. I am looking for a good do all rifle to both hunt with and target shoot with (scout rifle concept?). I was thinking a .308 or .300 WIN bolt gun, but...
  19. Half Octagon 45/70 question

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hey everyone, I have been thinking about picking up a 45/70 20-22 inch barrel for hunting. Was at the gun store yesterday and they had a used 45/70 with I believe a 22 or 24 inch barrel and it was half round, half octagon. It was in pretty nice shape, not brand new but maybe 95% or better...
  20. 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...
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