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I found a 45/70 online and I'm going to meet the seller tomorrow. We're both driving 160 miles round trip to meet each other and I'm thinking it'll be worth it. He's selling a 2001 1895CB in 45/70. He's the second owner and bought it from a gentleman who had to sell it due to health problems. He's selling it because he bought a Sharps rifle. I guess I'm just telling you all this because I'm a little excited. I have an 1895 guide gun, but I'm excited for this Cowboy version. I'll post pics if the deal goes forward.
 

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Congrats, you're going to love that rifle.

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I can't say I blame you for being excited! Traveling 160 miles out west is really not that "far". When folks in the North East think about 160 miles, its more than a Marathon!

Enjoy the trip. We will love to see the PICS!


Cheers!


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Well why wouldn't you be excited! Hope it all goes well and we are all loooking forward to pictures :)

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I did purchase the Marlin. I paid $750 for it. It has a couple bumps in the stock, but I'll probably add more with use.
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It goes well with my ported 1895g from 1998
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I haven't loaded much for this caliber yet, but have a variety of cast bullets in several weights: 300, 350, 400, 405, 420, 500 & 540. I've seen some good recipes. Is anyone using Clays or International Clays as a propellant?
 

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Nice looking rifle(s). Glad the deal worked out.
 

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Hey HF,

Great Score!

Good for you.

Am using 13.7 gr of UNIVERSAL CLAYS, under a locally cast 405 gr LFP. Shoots 4-1/2"..........at the 200 yd line!

Later, Mark
 
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You will enjoy the heck out of it.
 

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I did purchase the Marlin. I paid $750 for it. It has a couple bumps in the stock, but I'll probably add more with use.
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It goes well with my ported 1895g from 1998
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I haven't loaded much for this caliber yet, but have a variety of cast bullets in several weights: 300, 350, 400, 405, 420, 500 & 540. I've seen some good recipes. Is anyone using Clays or International Clays as a propellant?
I'm going to make an arm chair quarterback type prediction on the cast 500 gr and 540 gr bullets. I think you will find them satisfying. As in, after you touch one off in the Cowboy you will be satisfied that one is enough. Maybe I'm just getting kind of soft in my old age but I don't find the over 500 gr bullets fun to shoot.

Oh, by the way I had to drive 7 miles to get my Cowboy! I do like it though.
 

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Yea I tried that ..My friend shot it once and said "no thanks" to doing it again. He said maybe some other day!
 

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Have a safe trip. Can't wait to see what she looks like.

Enjoy the Journey
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