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    A Little Lever Action

    There is another thread about .357 lever guns circulating right now. It got me thinking about some of my other lever guns so I took my Marlin 1895 Cowboy to the range for a bit of shooting. It’s not a .357 but a .45-70, has a half octagon 24” barrel. I shot a twenty round box of ammo (about all my 64 year old shoulder could handle - LOL). The magazine holds 9 rounds. It’s a very smooth shooting rifle but has quite a kick when using hot, heavy loads. The 24” barrel helps but a .45-70 is what it is. It’s been a good deer and hog gun and the sling makes it easy as an all day carry in the fields or woods. Here’s a few photos. The scratches by the ejection port is just some brass left from empty shells hitting. They’ll disappear with some polishing.

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    Last edited by Minorcan; 03-03-2020 at 01:35 PM.
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    Very nice ! A 45-70 is a handful for those of us with tender shoulders. Hank

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    Nice
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    Looks great! My husband's favorite centerfire rifle is the Marlin .45-70 we have here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WendyZXZ View Post
    Looks great! My husband's favorite centerfire rifle is the Marlin .45-70 we have here.
    Good to hear, do y’all ever shoot blackpowder loads in it? I have in mine and it is a whole bunch of fun, gray powder smoke and smell everywhere. Clean-up is not bad either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minorcan View Post
    Good to hear, do y’all ever shoot blackpowder loads in it? I have in mine and it is a whole bunch of fun, gray powder smoke and smell everywhere. Clean-up is not bad either.
    Not yet, Kenneth used to do a bit of blackpowder shooting a long time ago though!
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    I like lever guns here is a few

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    Hey Rob,

    Wow! That is swell looking "Limited"!!

    For all day fun, try either the 350gr or 405gr LFP w/13.0gr of Unique or Universal Clays!

    Will save your shoulder and save you loot. (about 25 cents/each...as opposed to two bucks/each for Factory).

    Later, Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by msharley View Post
    Hey Rob,

    Wow! That is swell looking "Limited"!!

    For all day fun, try either the 350gr or 405gr LFP w/13.0gr of Unique or Universal Clays!

    Will save your shoulder and save you loot. (about 25 cents/each...as opposed to two bucks/each for Factory).

    Later, Mark
    Thanks much, I actually have tried that very load and it is easy shooting. I also have found that these https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1018302029 are easier on the smallish deer we have down here in GA. The lighter weight kicks less too. For fun shooting the 350 gr is cheaper and better. But for pumpkin or Mellon blasting nothing beats those 500 gr monsters.
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    WOW, Savage170, looks like you about have the lever guns covered! Looks like you have lots of beautiful vintage iron there. Some nice optics as well. Thanks for sharing.
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    Have A Good One,
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    ‘Twern’t be no good if it wasn’t loaded! John Wayne

    I invest in Lead, Brass and Copper. Me


 
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