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I bought mine (one reason anyway) was due to the balance and handling of the gun (1895cb 45-70). It points like my old Browning Auto 5. 8)

Since it fit me so well I was able to shoot some great groups which translated to meat in the freezer!

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My first Cowboy was my second Marlin . It was the 1895CB and it multiplied into all the rest of them . Waiting on the 1894CCL in 41 mag to arrive as we speak :wink:
 

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I bought my 336CB 30-30 after admiring it on the shelf for over 2 years. No one wanted to pay the 469. +tax. Dr. A (when MarlinTalk was alive) pushed me over the edge and I "found" the money to make the purchase. The most I have ever paid for a gun!! 505.00 OTD. I LIKE OCTAGON BARRELS. I have since purchased a 45 and 357 CB X 24 and a Zane Grey. I will purchase more as funds are available. I hunt with mine and they are the best.

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Papalote, I got on a kick of hunting with the Cowboy rifles. But they had to have tang sights and shoot home cast bullets .
The first year I did this I got a spike at about 60 yards with the 38-55 , then a big 6 point with the 45-70 at 21 yards and finally a doe at about 40 yards with the 30-30 . I've not tried any of the pistol calibers yet , but I will . Have a nice 250 grain HP load for the 44 mag and a 215 grain load for the 357 . The 44-40 , 45 and 41 I've not fooled with enough to make an educated guesse so far .
 

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I liked the octogon barrel and ease of tear down. Have a .45 CB and a .38 CBC, my wife has a pair of the round barrel 1894's( .44 and .357).....Buck 8) :wink:
 

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Papalote,

The 41 mag is one of my wants. Let the board know how it works out for you. I spotted one at the gun show for around 499. :shock:

I get many ooohs & aaahs when I uncase the big marlin with its octogon barrel. These are impressive guns, that are unique in our day of plastic guns.

So far I have bagged many pigs and deer using 405 gr marlin loads (+p) from a local ammo shop.
 

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Bought two. One conversted to 50 alaskan and the other is a safe queen. I have a early 70's 1895 to hunt with. The cowboy is the best looking gun they have made in years. Had to have a couple.
 
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Bought two. One conversted to 50 alaskan and the other is a safe queen. I have a early 70's 1895 to hunt with. The cowboy is the best looking gun they have made in years. Had to have a couple.

I have a pair also , one gets shot and the other is unfired . But it will eventually be relined to 40-65 .

I think if I ever get the 40-65 done and like the way it comes out I may have to do a 38-56 and or 33WCF :wink:

Got alot of ideas to waste money don't I :!:
 

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Stumbled onto this forum, had a look at the Marlin site to see what you were all on about, only the Cowboys appealed, asked a few questions here, and took a 1 1/2 hour drive to see THE ONE listed in an Aussie shooting mag.

As soon as I laid eyes on it, had to hold it............ and that bloody '94 CBL 45Colt oct 24" somehow followed me home. :shock:

Still my favouite rifle and caliber. :D

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Stumbled onto this forum, had a look at the Marlin site to see what you were all on about, only the Cowboys appealed, asked a few questions here, and took a 1 1/2 hour drive to see THE ONE listed in an Aussie shooting mag.

As soon as I laid eyes on it, had to hold it............ and that bloody '94 CBL 45Colt oct 24" somehow followed me home. :shock:

Still my favouite rifle and caliber. :D

Mucus

Congrats :!: :!: :!:
 
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Mad Mucus said:
Stumbled onto this forum, had a look at the Marlin site to see what you were all on about, only the Cowboys appealed, asked a few questions here, and took a 1 1/2 hour drive to see THE ONE listed in an Aussie shooting mag.

As soon as I laid eyes on it, had to hold it............ and that bloody '94 CBL 45Colt oct 24" somehow followed me home. :shock:

Still my favouite rifle and caliber. :D

Mucus

Congrats :!: :!: :!:
 

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Mad Mucus--Good on you!! I know you will enjoy the 45 colt. The 357 CB is a good' un also. Nice thing is you can load them anyway you want.

I have taken several deer, a bobcat and Jack rabbits with my cowboys. I plan to hunt them almost exclusively, (my "new" 444T, 1971) will get a work out this year.

I will continue to search for the other CBs to complete my collection. I missed a 38-55 due to lack of funds. There will be another in the future.

I am in Canada at this time and have found several CBs on the dealer shelves here. 357 and 45 X 20 and 1895. Apparently they are quite common here.

I did see a 41 mag on one of the auction sites recently.

Papalote
 

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Recently bought a pre-owned cowboy limited in 45 LC with peep sights. My reason for buying is more personal. Growing up on a farm in Illinois my brother's Marlin leveraction 22 hung on the gun rack in the wash room. What a beautiful gun. He bought it with his high school graduation money just after WWII. I dreamed of shooting it when I got "old enough". Before that happened the gun went to California with another brother and was pawned for whatever reason. Since then I always dreamed of owning a Marlin. I got my Marlin from a Cabelas at a decent price and they bought my unused 20 ga pump at a fair price which helped offset the cost. With my Marlin and two Ruger Vaqueros I am just getting started in CAS. I like to buy American whenever I can. I have a two gun holster rig on order from El Paso Saddlery.
 

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Bought a 38-55 CB from a hardware, they had it discounted because it just wasn't selling, my only regret on that trip was when I went back for it's little twin the 30-30 CB it was gone. Got another .357CB from a friend in need of divorce money very reasonable price.
 

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I own one of the first type .45 Colt CB . Just cause I Like all of it . Except the cross bolt sayty.Great shooter though.., Bought used although I could not see any indication of it evr being shot, Payed 400 even out the door at that time............MUTT
 

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I have a 45/70cb and 38-55cb. I like the octagon barrels, the lack of checkering, and the slimmer forearm. Also, with the longer barrels they just seem to balance nice
 

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Love the look and feel of a lever action rifle, especially with an octagonal barrel. Have a 95 45-70, a 336CB in 38-55 and two Cowboy Limited's in 45LC and .357 Love them all but enjoy the 45-70 and 38-55 the best.
 
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They really need to make the 336CB in 32-40 , 25-35 and 32 Speciel.The 1895CB in 40-65 , 38-56 and 33WCF. And last but not least the 1894CB in 38-40 and 25-20.
 

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Hello,I got my first 1894CB in Feb '06, the .45Colt. Got it just after hearing Winchester was discontinuing their '94's and didn't want to have the same thing happen before I finally got my Marlin. I think the 1894's are a handsome rifle and it matches up with my old 1897 Takedown .22
Regards, Patch
 
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