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Hello,

just bought one 45-70 from a fellow shooter, its a beauty.
A bargain i think all with bullets, redding dies, +/-300 cases off brass, gunpowder, primers,....... .




for the amount of 450€ euro +/- 620$ dollars
Is it difficult to reload this ammo or the same as all other ammo.
I already reload .357, 30-30, 9mm, and .38 sp.
 

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Great find! Gorgeous rifle! Reloading it is as easy as your other straight walled cartridges, just make sure you stay within the power limits recommended by the reloading books and you will be good to go!
 

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Hello,

just bought one 45-70 from a fellow shooter, its a beauty.
A bargain i think all with bullets, redding dies, +/-300 cases off brass, gunpowder, primers,....... .




for the amount of 450€ euro +/- 620$ dollars
Is it difficult to reload this ammo or the same as all other ammo.
I already reload .357, 30-30, 9mm, and .38 sp.
Ya got one nice rifle! :congrats:
 
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Thanks everyone,

Yes, I suspected that it was a nice bargain!





What I just seen by email is that the weapon was purchased in 2011 new and in the factory off marlin would this be possible!?????
A document would confirm this and has to find the paper.
Would it be a real marlin or already Remlin??,

I'm afraid that it would be a Remlin the quality is really not as well than a real marlin I think.

Why not get to little belgium delicious beers, and most marlin arms are very cheap here.


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Nice lookin' rifle and a good deal to boot

nothing difficult about loading the .45-70

congrats and enjoy
 

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Congrats on a beauty of a deal!
 

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Thanks everyone,

Yes, I suspected that it was a nice bargain!





What I just seen by email is that the weapon was purchased in 2011 new and in the factory off marlin would this be possible!?????
A document would confirm this and has to find the paper.
Would it be a real marlin or already Remlin??,

I'm afraid that it would be a Remlin the quality is really not as well than a real marlin I think.

Why not get to little belgium delicious beers, and most marlin arms are very cheap here.


davep
yes you do have great beer - I love leffe and hoegarden (did I spell those right - are they both belgian?).

They are still branded as marlin, and it would still be the marlin factory even after the take over. The question of marlin or remlin is answered by the serial number and JM proof stamp on the barrel. Generally if it was made before 2009 it's pure marlin, afterwards probably not. Although they started the take over before so 2008/2007 is safer. You find the year of a JM marlin by subtracting the first two serial number digits from 100. E.g. 92xxxxx would be made in 2008. I doubt they sell many marlins in belgium so yours may well be a JM
 

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yes you do have great beer - I love leffe and hoegarden (did I spell those right - are they both belgian?).

They are still branded as marlin, and it would still be the marlin factory even after the take over. The question of marlin or remlin is answered by the serial number and JM proof stamp on the barrel. Generally if it was made before 2009 it's pure marlin, afterwards probably not. Although they started the take over before so 2008/2007 is safer. You find the year of a JM marlin by subtracting the first two serial number digits from 100. E.g. 92xxxxx would be made in 2008. I doubt they sell many marlins in belgium so yours may well be a JM
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Yes you spell it right and yes belgian roots ;). Much beter is the Duvel and Omer little heavier beers delicious.

I found such a stamp on the rifle so if there is a mark on with JM its a marlin right
the firearm is purchased from Marlin factory itself in 2011, the person was there and had a friend that works there.
There are more, stamps on it but these are from the transit into Germany. see the picture

Does you know what "Hege" and "AA" means ????

Greetings

Dave
 

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Thanks to you all for the great support.

Now seek sum reloading data for lead and copper bullets,


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what powder and bullet weights are you looking at? The hodgedon website has some good load data, heaps of options. But then so do most powder manufacturers websites.
Hello,

Yes you spell it right and yes belgian roots ;). Much beter is the Duvel and Omer little heavier beers delicious.

I found such a stamp on the rifle so if there is a mark on with JM its a marlin right
the firearm is purchased from Marlin factory itself in 2011, the person was there and had a friend that works there.
There are more, stamps on it but these are from the transit into Germany. see the picture

Does you know what "Hege" and "AA" means ????

Greetings

Dave
Mine doesn't have those stamps, I'd guess they're various european proof marks. The stamp confirms what we know with yours being a 1999 rifle!

Haven't tried those beers, in fact I don't recall seeing them in the UK and belgian beers are rather thin on the ground round here... I'll remember the names though
 

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Congratulations on the good buy. Nice rifle and the pictures are very good as well. Thanks for sharing with us.

Enjoy the Journey
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davep:

If you can't find the JM stamp on the barrel (Its located on the barrel close to the Receiver, but sometimes with age the stamp is worn off) check the serial number. Remington made Marlins start wit "MR" (for Marlin-Remington).

If the story you got about a "friend" knew someone that worked in the Marlin factory) etc. is true?? I don't know, that could be a old-wives tale, the SERIAL NUMBER and the JM stamp tell the truth.

As someone else already Posted, I doubt that they sell a lot of Marlin's in Belgum, but then, what do I know about Europe other than their prices on things are HIGH complared to the US. Taxes in Europe are out of sight!

Anyway, it sounds like you got a good deal and a very nice looking rifle.


Mike T.
 
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