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Hello All,

Two weeks ago I purchased my first Marlin, the 1895G (Guide Gun). It's a new-to-me rifle. My first used firearm that I ever purchased. Got it at a local gun store. It's in pretty good shape, one small scratch on the receiver and couple dings in the front hand guard, which is annoying, but I got over it. From what I gather it's a 2001 production (SN starts with 99), so an original Marlin North Haven, CT production, JM stamped, non-microgrooved, ported barrel. The trigger is great. No slop, play or wiggle. Not sure if original or not. It's not too light, so I'm assuming it's not a WWG trigger. It has the original sights, and I am planning on installing the XS winged peep sights kit. I love peep sights. Other than that I want to put a sling and buttstock shell holder on it. I'm leaning towards a leather sling/buttstock cover, but I'm having a hard time finding a nice combo. This is the 2nd lever gun that I've purchased. My first was a Winchester Model 94 in 30-30 back in 1999/2000, but I gave that to my brother. Been wanting a lever gun again so I got the GG. Originally I was thinking about getting either a 357mag or 44mag lever gun, but then I saw the 45-70 GG and just had to have it (always wanted a 45-70). The gun store had 2, the used one that I bought and a brand new one (non-ported barrel), which had to have been a Remington made Marlin. I'm glad that I went with the used one. Took the GG to the range last weekend with some Remington 300GR SJHPs and loved it, as did a buddy of mine who recently bought a Savage bolt-action in 30-06. He wanted to trade me for my GG... no freakin way! Can't wait to try some Garrett Hammerheads in this puppy :biggrin:

Edit: Adding requested (crappy iPhone) pics

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Welcome from South Florida! Congrats on your new shooter!
 

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Welcome from Long Island farm country, happy shootin'. Cheers:beerglass:
 

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welcome to the MO from the motor city. enjoy the case of marlinitis. nice looking shoulder mounted light artillery! have fun click, click ....BOOM!
 

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Welcome from the Republic of Texas...
 

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Welcome aboard! Congrats, nice looking rifle... enjoy.
 

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Hello and welcome to Marlinowners from Louisiana!!!!!!
 

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Hello and Welcome to Marlinowners from Pennsylvania! Congrats!!
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee! Great choice in rifles and caliber! Now settle back and enjoy that Marlinitis addiction!

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Howdy and welcome from Kansas!
 

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Enjoy the forum........................
 

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Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! Glad you've joined us! John
 

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Welcome from an old shotgunner.
 

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Congratulations on your new GG. It's sweet! Welcome to MarlinOwners. Glad to have you with us!
 
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