Hi my name is Ivo Tavitian, i'm from Sofia - Bulgaria. It's a smoll country in eastern Europe. In all my live, i have interested abaut firearms. I wont to sey many things, but unfortunely my english is very bed :-[ Now i' m 35 old, i have license to hunt with shot gun. My is 16 kal. side by side barells IJ - 58 made in USSR circa 1960, and license to hunt with carabine. In my country it's a litlle bit deficulte to have a gun. But hunting for me is something like religion, it's e great, great thing. Abaut a few months a goo, my old dream came tru. Now i'm a proud owner of a MARLIN 1894C in .357mag caliber, i'm soo hapy ;D, and is to dificulte to exsplaine to you. I'm also have another american firearm - RUGER .357mag, it 's great company with my MARLIN. Now i feel absolutly compleet persone . I work in Sofia as a gunside shooting range, menager and instruktor. To discover this forum it's a big step for me. I wont to know every thing about MARLIN, history, picture, hunting story, everything about my caliber, expirionce with him. I will use this brilliannt little carabine to hunt hog, in neare distance - 50 to 80 meters in a forest place.
If you wont to ask me something, i will answer with pleasure.
Take kare, Ivo
It is great to see people from far away finding us and reading about their love of these great firearms!
Divo, when reading about things on the forum, don't just look at subjects on the 1894, also read about the other models as they are all very similar so what works for one often works for another.
Spend some time looking through the forum's Gunsmithing section, there is a a LOT of great information in it! A great thread to keep saved to your computer is the thread on Disassembling (taking apart) the 1895. It will help you a lot with your 1894 as well.