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Well I have decide to get rid of my 1894c 357 as I have had enough. I demand both reliability and accuracy out of any firearm I use and if it can't get both then she goes. I have fed this baby a wide range of bullets and powders but do not get the accuracy I want/expect at 50yds. I get 3" to 4" MOA but the worse part is the group moves around. I have worked the metal and wood to relieve barrel tension/stress to no avail. Now the reliability is there as well as the fun factor and having grown up with guns I find there is something special about the 1894C which makes this breakup all the more painful.

It is sort of like a divorce I suppose as I really like certain things about this baby but the performance is not there. I took it to couple dealers and was offered $150 to $200. I won't say I was insulted but come on now these go for $550 new around here. I just as soon as make it a wall hanger and dream of what it could have been versus giving it away.

Well I decide to post this in case anyone has experience mending this kind of broken relationships.
 

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The "new" in the relationship is over and you've put off the inevitable, say good riddance and move on brother .....life's too short.
There comes a time when you're glad its over , so kick her to the curb there's always another waiting to take her place.
This applies to a gun or woman. ;D
 

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Robert, a former co-worker of mine had the same opinion as you-specifically as to women- and he was on wife number seven the last time I heard from him, about fifteen years ago. At his usual pace, he should be up to ten or so by now. Reckon it was him all along??? jack
 

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Start with 12.5 gns of Alliant 2400 and most any bulk 158gn HP.
 

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jack therwhanger said:
Robert, a former co-worker of mine had the same opinion as you-specifically as to women- and he was on wife number seven the last time I heard from him, about fifteen years ago. At his usual pace, he should be up to ten or so by now. Reckon it was him all along??? jack
Oh yeah ,
I figure by the time you hit number 3 or 4 , it might be you that has the problem .
 

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Send it to a reputable shop, preferably one of the sponsors here, with a detailed description of your results and have them look at it.

At worst they will say they can not fix it, at best it will be a dream boat that you lose sleep over.
 

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Of all the guns that Marlin makes, I think the 1894C is the most outrageously overpriced. I had one. I paid $488 new and sold it for $525, and comparatively speaking, it was way too expensive. When I can buy a 336, 444, and a 338 for less than $400, this gun wasn't worth what I paid for it. I'm glad we parted ways.
 

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Kind of hard to move the bullet out closer to the rifling on a lever action rifle since You don't have any room to play with on a lever gun! And if it won't group even with factory ammo, check the Crown for any signs of nick's or dings! It doesn't take much to throw things off. Dennis
 

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Larry Potterfield from Midway USA used to quote Colonel Wheelen on an advertisement on the Outdoor Channel.

My father used to say, "There are enough good horses that we don't need to put up with a bad one." I think the same applies to guns.
 
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