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I recently bought a new-in-box 1895 CB in 45-70 and while cleaning the barreal the patch seemed to catch part way through. I checked it using a bore-light and noticed several ripples in the metal that ran perpendicular to the rifling. I contacted Marlin and was sent paperwork to send the rifle (w/pre-paid shipping label) to a service center. Am curious to know if anyone has heard of this issue occurring before? Am thinking of putting a 2-7x scope on top for hunting wild boar and possibly bear. Might even try it on whitetail here in Ohio. Am anxious to get it back so I can work up an accurate hunting load. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

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Yes, a number of years ago I got one new in the box that had damage in the bore from the barrel stamp, have seen others that had defects where the dovetails are as well.
 
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