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  1. Accurate 45-70 boomstick

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Today I finally got to shoot my "new" 45-70 1895 Cowboy at more than 20yds! Still only 110yds but useful for setting a woodland hunting zero. I've fitted a 1-4 Vortex PST scope on a Williams Ace-in-the-hole combo-rail. I was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy with factory Remington 405gr SP...
  2. Made a stock cover for my 1895

    The 45/70 Govt.
    My "new" Marlin 45-70 Cowboy was just crying out for a leather butt cover, so I made one last night and stained it today. My goals: 1. Raise the comb a little, to allow scope use but without compromising irons 2. Increase length of pull (the gun is a little short for me- see the slo-mo vid in...
  3. Saddle Scabbard suggestions for my 1895?

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hi Folks, I need a vertical scabbard to strap to my saddle that will allow a quick clean draw when elk hunting with my 1895. Do you guys have any favorite brands or makers of such saddle leather? Thanks!
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