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The Old 45-70
#16
I've got a Marlin 1895 Guide Gun with a Williams aperture sight that I enjoy shooting. I've yet to take any game with it though. I took it to Wyoming with me when I went elk hunting as a backup to my primary since there were supposedly a good number of grizzlies in the area. It's light and handy, easy to shoot, with most loads. If you shoot any of the heavy Buffalo Bore loads through it you'll know it immediately. From recoil, muzzle blast and concussion. Pretty impressive, but not a load I'd want to shoot all day from a bench.
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#17
I have a Marlin 1895 S? It has the micro groove rifling. IT is my favorite rifle to shoot. It is the only rifle that has won me money. I bet a buddy of mine $20 bucks that I could hit a 1'x1' metal plate that was a smidge over 200 yards away with the rifle. Iron sights. Hand loads. I won the $20 wit the first and last shot. I didn't offer to do it twice. The rifle is amazingly accurate and I like the stock sights.



Years ago I had a Siamese Mauser that had been barreled in .45-70 by E.R. Shaw. Alas the person that I bought the rifle from had attempted some piss poor gunsmithing and the rifle did not feed properly. I sent it to a gun smith and that went badly also. Good gunsmiths are hard to find. I sold the Siamese Mauser and I have been looking to replace it ever since. A bolt action .45-70 would be the bees knees.
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#18
[quote name='Fuer grissa ost drauka' post='419928' date='Nov 15 2009, 09:52 PM']I have a Marlin 1895 S? It has the micro groove rifling. IT is my favorite rifle to shoot. It is the only rifle that has won me money. I bet a buddy of mine $20 bucks that I could hit a 1'x1' metal plate that was a smidge over 200 yards away with the rifle. Iron sights. Hand loads. I won the $20 wit the first and last shot. I didn't offer to do it twice. The rifle is amazingly accurate and I like the stock sights.



Years ago I had a Siamese Mauser that had been barreled in .45-70 by E.R. Shaw. Alas the person that I bought the rifle from had attempted some piss poor gunsmithing and the rifle did not feed properly. I sent it to a gun smith and that went badly also. Good gunsmiths are hard to find. I sold the Siamese Mauser and I have been looking to replace it ever since. A bolt action .45-70 would be the bees knees.[/quote]





Here's a nice one: [url="http://www.19thcenturyweapons.com/507/keenesport.html"]http://www.19thcenturyweapons.com/507/keenesport.html[/url]
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#19
grizz-baby, i admire your taste in rifles - i was wondering to myself why you preferred a straight stock in the lever action, if i understood that correctly - doing some hip shooting or something?



i have had some fun with 45-70 - there was a Federal Agent in a sea plane, a Customs Chase Plane Jet, and a sexy 45-70 involved - best coffee i ever had at gunpoint - i believe it was a Marlin lever gun ...but that is a story for around the fire....





Teddy Roosevelt, born on my birthday, favored this round, if i remember correctly, and i sometimes do....



i'd have had a Marlin in 45-70 if i wasn't strapped for gun-cash and had a little bit of OCD with pump shotguns that shot slugs....



when i get rich and famous, i'll buy us both those take-down stainless Alakan jobbies and we will terrorize the Great White North gopher population together and then retire for some Merlot.



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#20
[quote name='90north' post='419947' date='Nov 15 2009, 08:54 PM']Here's a nice one: [url="http://www.19thcenturyweapons.com/507/keenesport.html"]http://www.19thcenturyweapons.com/507/keenesport.html[/url][/quote]



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#21
I bought a Stainless Guide gun in 45-70 specifically for N. Idaho.. One of the best rifles I ever owned, and I own a few... I wish they made a synthetic stock for it though... I took mine apart and had the stock and forearm Line-X Kevlar bedliner coated.. My Ruger 454 Alaskan backs it up...


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#22
[quote name='Trace Rinaldi' post='435225' date='Jan 15 2010, 11:07 AM']I bought a Stainless Guide gun in 45-70 specifically for N. Idaho.. One of the best rifles I ever owned, and I own a few... I wish they made a synthetic stock for it though...

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You'll find synthetic stock, and many other things, here: [url="http://www.wildwestguns.com/alaskanguide.html"]http://www.wildwestguns.com/alaskanguide.html[/url]
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#23
[quote name='nightdawg' post='435235' date='Jan 15 2010, 12:23 PM'][quote name='Trace Rinaldi' post='435225' date='Jan 15 2010, 11:07 AM']I bought a Stainless Guide gun in 45-70 specifically for N. Idaho.. One of the best rifles I ever owned, and I own a few... I wish they made a synthetic stock for it though...

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You'll find synthetic stock, and many other things, here: [url="http://www.wildwestguns.com/alaskanguide.html"]http://www.wildwestguns.com/alaskanguide.html[/url]

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Yeah Im aware of them... $600 for a synthetic stock? I'll pass... The Linex Kevlar coating cost me $20 <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbsup:' /> All I wanted was for it to be fully weather proof.. For 600 bones I could buy a whole nuther rifle...
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#24
Having handled that rifle Trace, I think you made the best decision. The thing is beautiful and handles like a dream. You did a great job on it!



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#25
Your Guide Gun will serve you well. I took one up to Alaska for the summer in 2000. Hand loaded some Barnes solids to around 1850 fps. They WILL break down anything you'll run into.

Guns come and go in the gun safe. The Guide Gun stays!



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#26
At the risk of waking the dragon, I have to mention that I bought a Marlin model 444 (made before they called it the 1895 in .444 Marlin) from my friend Joe.

It has a 20 inch barrell and I love it. It has a Lyman peep sight and just feels good.

I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, but hope to get "a round tuit" after I get back from the spring thing in Texas, God willing. I have some regular Remington loads for it as well as some Hornady high energy loads.

I might take this one north with me this fall for Moose, but may scope it before I go... maybe a 2X7 Bushnell 3200 Elite????



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#27
[quote name='Grizzly Dave' date='29 April 2010 - 12:01 AM' timestamp='1272517289' post='461462']

At the risk of waking the dragon, I have to mention that I bought a Marlin model 444 (made before they called it the 1895 in .444 Marlin) from my friend Joe.

It has a 20 inch barrell and I love it. It has a Lyman peep sight and just feels good.

I haven't had a chance to fire it yet, but hope to get "a round tuit" after I get back from the spring thing in Texas, God willing. I have some regular Remington loads for it as well as some Hornady high energy loads.

I might take this one north with me this fall for Moose, but may scope it before I go... maybe a 2X7 Bushnell 3200 Elite????



Griz

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Griz, If interested, I can bring two boxes of new factory Remington ctgs (444 Marlin) along for sale or swap.



Had them last year on the trade blanket and no one was interested. Let me know.
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#28
Sure you can bring them to the Spring thing, but I won't have a lot to trade, I am not bringing a heck of a lot because I'm flying and have to go through customs but mainly it is a weight thing.



Griz
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#29
I still want a Long-Lever in .45-70... and the rest of the kit too. Imperial Hindu-Kush era.



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#30
He awakens the dragon again. <img src='http://www.hoodswoods.net/IVB/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt='Rolleyes' />

I went to a gun show on Sunday and low and behold there was a Ruger medium No.1 in 45-70 for a thousand. It had an old Redfield widefield on it which I wasn't interested in because I think the Leupould 2.5 X was made for that rifle. So I didn't take it. I had sold over $600.00 worth of knives and books and had a bit of money, but could not do a grand note.



I phoned him last night he lives a couple of hours from here. We wheeled and dealed and came to an agreement without the scope, but with the rings included. I sent him a money order registered mail and phone him a few minutes ago and he will bring it down in a few days.



I just realized that I have wanted one for over thirty years since I saw John Doumont's as he pulled it out of the factory sealed box.



I guess I am slow on the draw, or on the uptake, but to take thirty years to buy something I have coveted is a new record for me.





Oh yeah, I phoned my friend Buck Duane and told him he can take me out of his will for that Ruger of his.



Griz
Hopefully the S won't HTF and I pray every day that it won't. It would not be fun.



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