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This weekend there was a Gun Show here where I am working and saw a couple of Marlin's but only one was calling me. I really went to the show with 2 guns in mind a 44 or 357, but open minded to a good-great deal. I came across a 1894 45CB in great condition 2yrs old and for $600. I don't know much about the 45 and the owner told me he bought the gun 2yrs ago the start Cowboy Action shooting just never did so he was selling the rifle. It was clean, smooth, & not a scratch on it. I know I may regret this later, but I just could not get myself to buy it. Did I let a great deal pass me by? My mind said buy it, but my heart said wait for the one you want. :-\
 

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Do a search on Gun Broker for Marlin 1894 357 or 44 mag and you will get 2 pages of them. Do that for 45 Colt and you will get 2 guns.

They are harder to find and seem to get a premium price, but I happen to love the cartridge so am having my 44 re barreled to a 45. That is just me, you have to be happy and if it is a 44 you want, you shouldn't have any trouble finding one, there are many many more of those to choose from!
 

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peacem8kers said:
You passed on a great deal --- if it were what you wanted ;D

Since it was not, you did not miss a great deal. ;)
Amen!
 

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I could not sleep last night thinking I passed a great deal, but now I will sleep with ease. Thanks for helping. In two weeks there is a large show in Reno and maybe there I will find what I am looking for.
 

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I'd say stick to the .357 or the .44 simply because they're both cheaper rounds in relative terms, especially .357 (factory loads). PLUS you can use 'em in yer revolvers!!!
 

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AINT NO FISH said:
I'd say stick to the .357 or the .44 simply because they're both cheaper rounds in relative terms, especially .357 (factory loads). PLUS you can use 'em in yer revolvers!!!
I shoot my .45 colts in revolvers and a rifle :D ...

1894 CB Limited .45 Colt ... One of a Thousand ...


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1895Gunner said:
Sweet picture bjm! I have a 45 Colt handgun, need to find a lever someday to go with it!
Thanks Scott ... but I do have a problem with that holster/belt ... since I have been off since October and eat about 6 meals a day, the belt won't go all the way around anymore. I gave it to my BIL and will look for another one some day soon ;D.


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That's $300 less than what they are sittin on the shelf for here. If yer not set up for the 45, and want a 357 or 44, you did good. I prefer the 45, the 44 is a great cartridge but if ya handload, the 45 is better. DP
 

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That is a fine collection BJM! That Marlin is stunning! Now I finally got it together where I can shoot the same stuff out of my Blackhawk and 1894. When I slugged the factory 45 Colt micro-groove barrel I bought off from Numrich I was pleased it slugged nearly identical in size to my Ruger. I loaded the Marlin up yesterday and shot 50 rounds of my BH ammo through it and had zero leading.. ;D
 

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That is a fine collection BJM! That Marlin is stunning! Now I finally got it together where I can shoot the same stuff out of my Blackhawk and 1894. When I slugged the factory 45 Colt micro-groove barrel I bought off from Numrich I was pleased it slugged nearly identical in size to my Ruger. I loaded the Marlin up yesterday and shot 50 rounds of my BH ammo through it and had zero leading.. ;D
That makes life sweet. I will attempt to do the same with the Ruger BH and the rifle. For me, the Bisley Vaquero is my .45 colt fun gun and I shoot mild loads through it.


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Mikeflies said:
I know I may regret this later, but I just could not get myself to buy it. Did I let a great deal pass me by? My mind said buy it, but my heart said wait for the one you want. :-\
This gun clearly did not want YOU! If it had, it would have called you to buy it. Great deal, but you seem to have made the right decision.
 
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