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  1. 1894 "Octagon" 44mag bi-centennial

    1894
    Looking for any additional information on the 1894 Octagon 44mag carbine. The information I have found indicates this rifle was only made in 1973. The S/N on my rifle is a 1976mfg date. I contacted Marlin who routed me to the historians at Remington who said it was indeed mfg'd in 76 as part of...
  2. 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...
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