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At first glance I thought, "hmm, how does it shoot all of those calibers?".

(shakes head at self, gets cup of coffee)

Nice comparison shot. Cool lever gun... That loop shape and size is my alltime favorite so far. The Marlin 30-30 I grew up with always felt too small and cramped, and I grew up watching the Rifleman anyway so my loop bias leans big. I think these newer loops hit the sweet spot of funcion and a stylistic nod without being silly.
 
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I picked up a Winchester Model 94AE (angle eject) a few months ago in .38/.357. It was the trapper model, made sometime in the 90's. I've had more fun with that little gun than you can imagine. Pretty darn accurate, easy on the shoulder and if you reload, petty easy on the wallet.

I will tell you this...they are getting difficult to find and if you do find one...buy it. They don't hang around long on the shelf.



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Posts: 4424 | Location: Lake of the Ozarks, MO. | Registered: September 05, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I’ve got a Marlin 336 that I would use for hunting or for the range day. I have a nice Winchester/Miruko 1873 in 357 that is fun to shoot. It’s the one I would hang over the fireplace if my wife would let me. But the one I find myself shooting the most is a Rossi 92 in 357/38. It’s handy, lightweight, and mine was smooth and reliable right out of the box.

If it’s a range gun only, I would try the Rossi. Probably the cheapest option and if you like it, then you can try something else.

 
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Took the plunge. Henry brass 45-70. Now thinking about sights or optics. Thanks to all of you for great info and insights.

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I know the OP is not looking for a 22LR, but for the rest, if you ever see a Marlin 39a on a rack, get it while the getting is good. They've become unicorns. Like the Savage 99, the cost of production for the 39a is just too high by modern standards, so IMO you'll never see them new again. Prices will just keep climbing.



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I know the OP is not looking for a 22LR, but for the rest, if you ever see a Marlin 39a on a rack, get it while the getting is good. They've become unicorns. Like the Savage 99, the cost of production for the 39a is just too high by modern standards, so IMO you'll never see them new again. Prices will just keep climbing.


Agreed. I had been looking for one for years at a reasonable price, when one day I walked into the LGS and there was a kinda ugly, well-worn copy on the shelf. When I saw he was only asking $400, I refused to set it back on the rack for fear someone would swoop in and buy it out from under me. It came home, I cleaned it up a bit and fixed a few things, and it's now one of the last rifles I'd ever sell. I'm still on the hunt for an affordable 39M, but that 39A is just a magnificent piece of workmanship. Accurate, fun to shoot, and just exudes quality every time you work the lever.
 
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Hey Kevin, Look around for Marlin Cowboy’s. They are made in two version’s, standard and limited. The limited versions have checkered stocks. The barrels are mostly 34” and all are octagon.

I have both both versions in .22, .38/357, 44spl/44mag, .45LC, .38-55, and .45-70. My favorite and hardest to find was the .38-55 (basically a .30-30 necked up to a .38 cal bullet).

I have several old Winchester’s, but they don’t get shot much if at all anymore (73’s, 92’s, 94’s, and 95’s). The values on these have gone through the roof!

Uberti’s, sold under many import companies are nice as well.

Have fun!


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The barrels are mostly 34” and all are octagon.



I think the .45-70s had 26" barrels, and the pistol calibers had 20" barrels in the cowboy models. My .357 1894 Cowboy has a 20" barrel.

I'm not sure about the other rounds, and I can't find one online to check.

34" would be silly long. I think this is probably a typo.




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The barrels are mostly 34” and all are octagon.



I think the .45-70s had 26" barrels, and the pistol calibers had 20" barrels in the cowboy models. My .357 1894 Cowboy has a 20" barrel.

I'm not sure about the other rounds, and I can't find one online to check.

34" would be silly long. I think this is probably a typo.




Yep, finger check on my part. Went and measured all of them to verify. All the pistol calibers as well as the .38-55 are 24”, the 1895 cowboy (.45-70) is 26”.

With the Winchesters you could order up to 34”. I’ve seen one. Very nose heavy. I have one with a 30” barrel. Also nose heavy.


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I would seek a stainless Marlin GBL in 45-70. I would determine if I preferred pistol grip or straight grip at a LGS. At the Marlin forum, you will likely find used JM Marlins for sale. There are also examples of modified Marlins, and many useful accessories and modifications. A true Marlin is best, but it is possible to find late model good stuff as others have noted. Mine was a transition with Marlin marked parts assembled by Remington, and it was just fine.


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I have been following this thread. I have a chance to buy 2 JM Marlins one is a 336CS in 30-30 and a 1895 45/70 but the prices on Marlins have really climbed over the last couple of years. The price the guy is asking is causing me to pause.


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I have a Winchester/Miroku 1886 with a 26" octagon barrel and a Uberti 1873 with a 24" octagon barrel, both in .45 Colt. Both are a bit nose-heavy, but some people like that. I'm still deciding. I may at some point pick up a 20" round barrel 1873 or Marlin. I had a Henry 20" octagon barrelled .44Mag a few years ago, and it was just plain heavy.
 
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There's this in the Classifieds:

https://sigforum.com/eve/forum...0601935/m/9570052884

Might not be what the OP wants but other posters here might be interested. It's not mine nor do I know the seller.


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