Full custom Marlin 1895 Guide Gun.
If you would have been in the store, you would have probably made that multiple purchase. Used to stop in on game days. Never left empty handed. 😉This is my camping/UTV/hiking carbine. Henry Black in .45 Colt with Vortex Venom and Surefire light. It was set-up for pure function as a working gun for the woods of Idaho.
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This is my only other lever gun; an Uberti Silver Boy .22 LR that I bought a few years ago on clearance from Bud's Guns. $319. Great little .22. I should have bought three of them for my three grandsons.
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Is that site legit? Is that actually run by Marlin and is the inventory live? Prices may stink compared to the 1970's but for the 2020's, those prices are actually fairly decent.I bought a Marlin 336C from K-Mart back in the 1970's for $80. Wish I still had it!
Here is a link to one selling right now for $770. Sigh .........
MARLIN 336C For Sale » Marlin Firearms Store (marlinfirearmstore.com)
Very nice. As a fellow Idahoan, I approve, and having been thinking about something like that for a while now.
Super bad KenLever action guns of all types need love too. Browning, Winchester, Savage, Marlin, Henry, Uberti, Cimmeron, Taylors, Rossi. 22-416.. Show em off
Here’s my 1920 Savage model 1899 takedown in 303 Savage, 1922 Winchester Model 1894 in 32 Win Special and 2018 Taylors-Uberti 1873 in 357mag.
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Yeah, the idea of a camp carbine seemed like a good idea, especially with all of the wolves and Californians in the woods these days.Very nice. As a fellow Idahoan, I approve, and having been thinking about something like that for a while now.
Thanks for sharing the evolution. I'm pretty sure my next lever gun will either be a Henry X or All Weather in 45LC with a RDS and a light mount on it.Yeah, the idea of a camp carbine seemed like a good idea, especially with all of the wolves and Californians in the woods these days.
My "bear" gun for grizzly country is a Ruger Bisley in .45 Colt, so a short lever-action in that caliber seemed logical. I first bought a Marlin 1894 and customized it. However, it had feeding issues that I couldn't resolve. Plus, it was about 11 lbs with the custom finish, sights, Surefire light, sling, and stock pouch. But it was cool...
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It was very comforting to me when I went camping with my Great Dane/Lab mix and a pack of wolves came in while we were sitting around the campfire. He was smart enough to stick close to the fire and the rifle...
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But, since I couldn't get it to run reliably and it was a tank, I got the bright idea of building an AR in .450 Bushmaster. It ended up being slightly lighter, but very bulky to sling in the bush. Worked great, but just wasn't ideal...
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So, when I saw the new Henry Black in .45 Colt at the LGS, I had to have it. Price was $799, which I thought was a bit too much, but I had a military discount, so I brought it home for under $800. I went online and you can't find them for under $1000 from what I've seen.
But, the Henry is smoother than the Marlin, just as accurate, 100% reliable, lighter, and the quality is much better. Very happy with it and it goes in the Kolpin gun case on my UTV when I head into the woods.