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Posted: 8/25/2005 4:38:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 9:01:46 PM EDT by chrome1]
I found this at the fun store today :



I wasn't really looking for a lever gun , but someone had just
come in to sell it to the shop and it was still on the counter .
So of course I had to pick it up and see what it was .
It's a Marlin 1894-P in 44 mag with a 16" ported barrel .



Damn it's short and sweet and appears like new , so I ask " How Much "
The shop owner says , Well your one of my best customers . Hows
$200 bucks sound ..... I said it sounds like its sold !!

Yeah I know it isn't black , but it is kinda evil in a cowboy way

Whatta ya think ?


Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:51:17 PM EDT
Good job, Excellent buy for $200
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 4:53:32 PM EDT
I have this strange urge for one now...
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 5:15:32 PM EDT
NICE !. Have you shot it yet ?.

My Marlin 30/30 is so friggin accurate with iron sights, it's not funny. I'm on the lookout for a .357 one.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:44:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By weptek911:
NICE !. Have you shot it yet ?.

My Marlin 30/30 is so friggin accurate with iron sights, it's not funny. I'm on the lookout for a .357 one.



I didn't have a chance to shoot it today , but I plan on
swinging by the range before I go to work tomorrow , because
The more I handle it , the more I like it . I’m really curious
about how the porting will work , since I never had a problem
shooting hot loads out of my handguns chambered for 44 mag .
I swear if This thing was 3" shorter I could use it as a CCW

I have a Marlin 336 in 30-30 also , it's always been a
good shooter and reliable as a hammer no matter what
the conditions . I don’t see any reason why this one
shouldn’t be the same way .
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 12:50:25 AM EDT
Man.. you got a sweet deal !

Try one of these on it: One Hole Sight
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 1:35:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/26/2005 1:39:17 AM EDT by WIgunnut]
How many rounds does it hold in the tubular magazine...8-10?

Nevermind...Holds 8

Dont forget, it eats .44 Special too
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 1:41:23 AM EDT
I've always wanted a lever action.

One of these days...
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:00:23 AM EDT
Nice! They're awesome in 45-70 too.
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:01:56 AM EDT
I have one in stainless with no ports and paid double that
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 6:42:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By davidp14:
Nice! They're awesome in 45-70 too.




I have one in stainless with no ports and paid double that




+ 1 to each
Link Posted: 8/26/2005 9:01:12 PM EDT
Range Report for those who are interested .

Well I must say . I had forgotten how much fun a lever gun
can be to shoot . I set up two stands at 25 and 50 yards .
The sights were dead on vertically but a little high at 25 yrd
using the 1st notch on the ramp . I bumped it up 2 steps
and had it 2" low @ 25yds and dead on at 50 .

Now you must understand , I don't shoot as well with irons
as I did when I was younger . 50 yards is about my limit
for decent groups with my eyesight . So I was pretty happy
with the 2" groups I was getting at that range .

I also found that this rifle likes a quick hand on the lever
using 240gr SJSP . If you cycle it slowly the soft point
hangs up on the chamber lip . While JHP's fed fast or slow .
I didn't have any hard cast to try this time out , but I suspect
they would feed fine .

All and all I'm quite happy with it . The porting may be overkill
for 44mag , but I did notice that there is virtually no muzzle rise
and recoil is negligible . I really like the way this short barrel rifle
handles . It's light , comes up quick and points like your finger .
I would love to try it in brush type hog hunt .... In fact I think
I will
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 8:58:17 PM EDT
Awesome!

I just picked up this one, same gun but without porting...


It's a wonderful little rifle, fun and fast....and you got a great deal. Congrats!
Link Posted: 8/28/2005 9:53:02 PM EDT
What a steal. Enjoy the gun. That is one hell of a lead tosser you got there.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:00:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 6:01:34 AM EDT by PALADIN-hgwt]
I've owned a 20 inch, 10 shot Marlin 44 Magnum since the early 80's, and have been very happy with it. Until now. DAMN, those shorties look sweet, and have awesome wood compared to my "stained hardwood" whatever finish on my old one. Time to start sweet talking the wife, my birthday is next month...

Paladin

Even admitting I want another lever gun sounds like heresy! have I caught RRD?
*RRD = redneckrifledisease, a rare but uncomplicated version of BRD.

Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:10:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chrome1:
Range Report for those who are interested .

Well I must say . I had forgotten how much fun a lever gun
can be to shoot . I set up two stands at 25 and 50 yards .
The sights were dead on vertically but a little high at 25 yrd
using the 1st notch on the ramp . I bumped it up 2 steps
and had it 2" low @ 25yds and dead on at 50 .

Now you must understand , I don't shoot as well with irons
as I did when I was younger . 50 yards is about my limit
for decent groups with my eyesight . So I was pretty happy
with the 2" groups I was getting at that range .

I also found that this rifle likes a quick hand on the lever
using 240gr SJSP . If you cycle it slowly the soft point
hangs up on the chamber lip . While JHP's fed fast or slow .
I didn't have any hard cast to try this time out , but I suspect
they would feed fine .

All and all I'm quite happy with it . The porting may be overkill
for 44mag , but I did notice that there is virtually no muzzle rise
and recoil is negligible . I really like the way this short barrel rifle
handles . It's light , comes up quick and points like your finger .
I would love to try it in brush type hog hunt .... In fact I think
I will




Glad you like it.

Like countless others my very first gun was a 336. I loved it. I got rid of it a few years later, I dont even remember why.
Now I bug the hell out of my poor father in law to shoot his 1895G in 45-70. I feel a little bad, I should buy him a box of shells or something. Im thinking I need one like yours though since I dont reload and the ammo is slightly cheaper.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 6:22:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/29/2005 6:24:29 AM EDT by photoman]
Thats one nice deer getter right there, perfect for hunting in brush. Will do the job out to 100 no problem, and they are just plain fun to shoot. It's the original bullet hose man, whats not to like.

ETA: lever guns with red dots on them are nice, buddy has a marlin lever action .22lr and we put a cheap simmons red dot on it. Talk about even more fun. I could just see that thing with a eo thingy on it...
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 2:19:07 PM EDT
I have an 1894S in 44 Mag. I love it. Wouldn't give it up for anything.
Link Posted: 8/29/2005 9:57:21 PM EDT
Damn, homie, I's give you two fiddy for it.
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