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Ok, from the beginning. A few months ago I picked up a beautiful 1895GS, and posted about it. Since then I have been looking for a 450 to add, and today, well here you go. I DID NOT want a ported barrel and of course as original as it was from the factory. Anyway, I was "persuaded" to go look at this 1895M today.....ported, and with some funky night sights or whatever. Wasn't interested initially, as it had a few bumps and bruises, but he said he had some ammo also, 70 rounds of mixed. So, not exactly what I was looking for, but well, um, $350......not too shabby, eh? :biggrin:

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Hey Chowder,

Great score!

Should do well on "piggy".....LOL

Marlin, bringing home the "bacon", for over 130 years!

Later, Mark
 
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Oh, man, those sights are horrific :biggrin: (No offense meant!)

For $350, I'd say you stole it! I would have bought it in an instant at that price especially with 70 rounds of nice brass to start loading to boot!
 
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Not too shabby for sure! Nice find Chowder:congrats:
 

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Good Deal! Congrats!
 

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Thanks guys....I'm excited (even though it's ported - ha!). The serial number 0008XXX is a 2000 year of manufacture, correct?
 

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congrats, nice lookin' rifle
 

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Grand theft right there!! And you're correct on the year 2000 she be!!
 
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Grand theft right there!! And you're correct on the year 2000 she be!!
Yep at $350 that's a clear case of Grand Theft Marlin alright.

GOOD SCORE!
 

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Nice work! For that price it was a no brainer!!
 

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That is easily half priced....
Makes it easy to afford ammo.
 
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Very nice! I loved my 1895M, it was my first "big bore"! You are going to just love that thing, just wait till you take it out to the range and fire it....folks will be wanting to know what "cannon" you brought!
 

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Thanks for all the kind words folks....I am still quite excited about the latest shooter. I finally got it out to a friends house for a session and it shoots quite well...very, very similar to my 45/70, but a tad louder, even with my decent headset. Question...initially I was complaining about the sights that came with it, but actually liked them for paper busting. Turns out they're Williams Fire Sights and although I do not like the way they look, they are quite bright in low light. Y'all have any opinions on them? Thank you again!
 

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Yes, I think you did a fair deal on the weapon. In the event you think you paid too much, PM me and I'll take it off your hands for $360. Just kidding (although I WOULD give you 360 for it) - that was a great deal.
 
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