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Does anyone have one of the newer 44s in stainless? If so how is it? What issues with it? Im considering buying one.
 

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I have a 2009 1894SS .44 Magnum rifle and I love it. Have had zero problems of any sort. Has never missfed or miss-ejected and is gorgeous to boot!




Here it is along with my Ruger Super Redhawk .44 Mag revolver. They make an awesome combo - - - -
 

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Looks nice, is it Remington production? Thats all I seem to find for sale now.
 

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I have one with a 2009 serial number, but I know it was put together in Ilion.....

It had a feeding problem when I purchased it, and I fixed that.....it is the best shooting 1894 that I have ever owned.....this one is #3.

I love it now......
 

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L Pete said:
I have one with a 2009 serial number, but I know it was put together in Ilion.....

It had a feeding problem when I purchased it, and I fixed that.....it is the best shooting 1894 that I have ever owned.....this one is #3.

I love it now......
Glad you got it working, an 1894 in any caliber is a joy to behold! My take on NY made guns up till now is this. Most all the parts on your gun were likely made by the old Marlin anyhow and once the problems of assembly are fixed they should be good guns as well. It will be interesting to see the new ones that have parts manufactured elsewhere. The old Marlin did practically everything themselves whereas I understand Remington will outsource. Should be interesting to see if they can pull it off!
 

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That is one thats on my wish list too. ;D I really like the looks of that stainless.
 

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ALL my Marlins are STAINLESS - - - - -

336SS .30-30
1894SS .44 MAGNUM
1895GS .45-70
1894CSS .357 MAGNUM SCOPED
1894CSS .357 MAGNUM NEKID!


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Golfbuddy45 said:
ALL my Marlins are STAINLESS - - - - -

336SS .30-30
1894SS .44 MAGNUM
1895GS .45-70
1894CSS .357 MAGNUM SCOPED
1894CSS .357 MAGNUM NEKID!

GB45
What a beautiful collection that you have put together! I'm seriously affected by envy at seeing your pic. ;D I have never even seen in person, much less handled a Marlin 357 in stainless. I do own one blued and a 44 and 45/70 in stainless though. Some nice lookin' wood on yours too. Thanks for posting the pic. Regards,

Nail
 

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I have one that was made in 2006 and it has locked up on me a couple times, you know the "Marlin jam". I think I have it all worked out now and of all the rifles I own it is probably my favorite. Here's a pic of my stainless Marlins, the only one missing is a 336XLR that my gunsmith is cutting down for me. Shown top to bottom are
1894CSS
1894SS
336SS
336SS-LTD
1895GS
308SDT
336SDG
 

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Great collection "kingstrider" ! ! Who did the engraving on the 3rd one from the top? Do you have a closeup picture of that one?

I just got back from the range shooting my two 1894CSS's in .357. The one with the scope got boring at 50 yards, I could only see a SINGLE TWO INCH WIDE HOLE IN THE TARGET!
I had to leave and the range was still HOT so I could not go get the target. Next time out I will bring target back to show.

I had one minor issue I have to check out. After I loaded the shells into the tube when I pulled the lever down the first cartridge only came out about 3/4 way and got stuck. I had to jiggle it with a screw driver to free it. I am thinking there may be a burr on that top edge where the tube feeds into the receiver. I shot 30 rounds with no other issues feeding or ejecting.

The second .357 without the scope I shot straight up standing with and it was great - but my eyes do not focus so good on the sights any more. I shot 20 rounds and they were all in about a 3-4 inch wide pattern. I need to work on that but not sure how yet. Is there such a thing as a focusable peep sight?

Thanks,

GB45
 
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