Marlin 1895 .45/70 GOVT Lever Action Rifle
A tried and true configuration of the famous lever action rifles, the Marlin 1895 .45/70 GOVT Rifle delivers lever action performance as smooth as you've ever experienced. Made with six machined and heat-treated steel forgings for greater strength, the 1895 also features a clean, flat, solid top receiver that keeps out the rain, snow and debris and makes a perfect base for mounting a scope. Classic Marlin lever action look with walnut stock and iron sights on top. Blued finish. Weight: 7.5 lbs. Capacity: 4+1.
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by PaoloB Awesome rifle - put another Black Hog Down!
I normally hog hunt with a Weatherby Mk5 7mm Mag or Beretta A391 Teknys Gold w/a slug barrel. I needed something shorter with open sights to swing around in the confines of the creek bottoms and brush. A friend recommended this rifle in lieu of beating up my Beretta shotgun.
I was shocked by the kick - what a recoil! It seemed a lot worse than a 3" slug out of the Beretta auto-loading shotgun. Maybe the gas system on the Beretta softened the recoil?
I added a Limb Saver Recoil pad to the stock - what a noticeable difference! This gun is now one of my favorites. It is always behind the seat of my truck. No more worries about beating up a $2,000 rifle scope!
I have had it for over 2 years and it is a great brush gun. I have shot over 20 hogs with it. 4 were glancing shots, that literally spun them around! I use this for anything out to 100 yards - open sights with a good rest.
The 45/70 rounds are easy to find almost anywhere (unlike my 7mm Wby Mag). I have had no problems with rounds feeding or extracting with any of the commercially available ammunition. I don't buy ca-ca ammo - only 1st quality brass factory loads from major manufacturers.
The knockdown power is tremendous! Mule and black tail deer simply fall over (after being knocked sideways a few feet).
At 75 yards, a 300 pound hog ran 10 steps before falling over. The shoulder shot was through & through, with a fist sized wound channel!
This cowboy lever action has become my favorite - a trouble & worry free "beater" that stops hogs in their tracks!
December 25, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by JGB66 Excellent
I have owned this weapon in the 18.5" SS Guide Model for about 5 years now. I have shot about 300 rounds through the rifle and have never had an issue with feeding or cycling. With the Hornady Lever Revolution It is extremely accurate out beyond 220 yards. Which happens to be my farthest kill to date. Also, having hunted with 30.06, 280, and 7.62-39 rifles I can honestly say this is the only weapon that I've shot that will put a 300 pound hog down in its tracks. Excelent weapon and caliber...
October 16, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by bobadoorob difficult cycling lever-action
this beautiful looking rifle has difficulty cycling the next cartridge into the chamber...plain and simple...Hornady Leverevolution cartridges stick more than standard 45-70 flat-nosed cartridges...so make that first shot really count !!! this ain't the Riflemans lever-action nor is it anything that John Wayne would tolerate !! gonna use lotsa lubrication on bullets and the lifting mechanism to aid in un-sticking the cycling of the next cartridge ...good luck...blame goes to the Remington takeover of Marlin and the loss of quality control !!!
September 10, 2012
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