1. Carolina Firearms Forum proudly stands with our fellow 2A supporters in Virginia facing opposition to their Constitutional right to legally bear arms.

I want this so bad

Discussion in 'Lever Guns and other cowboy rifles' started by jmccracken1214, May 6, 2019.

  1. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 I didn’t learn the first time Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    4,876
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Location:
    Thomasville, North Carolina
    Trying to save my money for cans but this baby is calling me hard!
    C07F1243-B0E6-4B66-9A0B-E180188829AE.png
     
    Scsmith42, Jp8819, Windini and 5 others like this.
  2. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    5,922
    Likes Received:
    12,188
    Location:
    Hendersonville, NC
    I have he same thought, but in .44mag. That brass receiver and octagon barrel are just too pretty.
     
  3. Variable

    Variable Active Member Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2017
    Messages:
    573
    Likes Received:
    521
    Location:
    Mocksville, North Carolina
    I have thought about getting a 45-70 lever gun. If i did this would be a great candidate. Not normally my cup of tea, but damn that thing is cool. I would take it to a carbine class at Apex. :)
     
  4. Jeppo

    Jeppo Very LARGE Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 26, 2017
    Messages:
    12,824
    Likes Received:
    21,596
    Location:
    Davidson County, NC
    Just do it.

    And I’ll be there with $600 when you want to unload it. :D
     
    11B CIB and Pbj ak like this.
  5. Tailhunter

    Tailhunter I am a Trapper Charter Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    5,790
    Likes Received:
    7,245
    Location:
    Stokes County
    450/500 will probably work. :p
     
    jmccracken1214 and Jeppo like this.
  6. degenerateJEFF

    degenerateJEFF World's Okayest Shooter Life Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2019
    Messages:
    338
    Likes Received:
    343
    Location:
    Ladson SC
    Triple T guns on armslist has it cheaper...
    NC dealer I have gone through with ease.
    I've been drooling at this exact rifle for week .
     
  7. Majicmike

    Majicmike Overweight lover Benefactor

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2016
    Messages:
    4,862
    Likes Received:
    6,494
    Location:
    Angier
    Buy it
     
  8. doose

    doose Happy to be here

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,091
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    Location:
    West Columbia, SC
    [​IMG]

    This Marlin 1895 with color case hardened receiver, 26" octagon barrel really trips my trigger... they make this with an 18.5 " barrel for you midget lovers. Personally, I like the feed from the receiver as opposed to feed from the magazine tube... just my preference.
     
    ronn47 and Windini like this.
  9. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 I didn’t learn the first time Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    4,876
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Location:
    Thomasville, North Carolina
    I agree, that is One thing that I do not like about the Henry
     
    doose likes this.
  10. jmccracken1214

    jmccracken1214 I didn’t learn the first time Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Messages:
    4,876
    Likes Received:
    4,084
    Location:
    Thomasville, North Carolina
    I bet you would be, you scavenger
     
    Windini and Jeppo like this.
  11. Tim

    Tim I am....an enchanter. Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    5,922
    Likes Received:
    12,188
    Location:
    Hendersonville, NC
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
    doose and Ikarus1 like this.
  12. doose

    doose Happy to be here

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,091
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    Location:
    West Columbia, SC
    that color cased hardened receiiver model is $1800 O.O

    There is the same model with a blued receiver for about $750 called the 1895 Cowboy

    I may rethink my longing for a sharpes 1874 and go with the Marlin 1895 Cowboy instead. I picked up a sharpes a couple weeks ago, and damn that thing is heavy... the Marlin HAS to be lighter.
     
  13. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    2,275
    Likes Received:
    2,335
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    I have the Marlin in 45/70 and love it. The only thing about that caliber, the lever needs to have a big loop to keep it from hitting your fingers on recoil. might not have that problem on the Henry.
    The caliber is legionary.
     
  14. doose

    doose Happy to be here

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    1,091
    Likes Received:
    1,441
    Location:
    West Columbia, SC
    Speaking of recoil, how severe is it on the marlin?
     
  15. Windini

    Windini SWDD Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,330
    Likes Received:
    5,750
    Location:
    WNC
    There is a place in the Firearm Ecosystem for even the lowly hyena...:D
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2019
  16. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    2,275
    Likes Received:
    2,335
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    doose, I reload for the 45/70 and the first time ever reloading I was using Hornady 350 grn (think that was the weight) at close to max loads. It almost took off my shoulder. The loads were close to Ruger loads. Never do that again. With that said, I bought a Limb Saver that slips on the butt of the gun and cuts the recoil in half. I try to keep loads for the Marlin around or below the 1,800 ft/sec. I am only trying to kill paper. Since I got the Marlin, I also picked up a Ruger 1 and 1873 in 45/70. Lover that caliber. Sorta looking around for a Sharpe's.

    If you do get a lever action and shooting anything on the higher side of the ladder, I would invest in the Limb Saver.
     
    doose likes this.
  17. Chdamn

    Chdamn Dungeon Master Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    37,527
    Likes Received:
    202,490
    Location:
    In the Dungeon
    Who do you think you are, Sam Haven? (MHI reference).
     
  18. Button Pusher

    Button Pusher Well-Known Member Benefactor Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2017
    Messages:
    9,249
    Likes Received:
    11,254
    Location:
    Raleigh
    No doubt it's gonna look good on you!
     
  19. JimB

    JimB Picking it up slowly. Benefactor Charter Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    5,682
    Likes Received:
    7,178
    Location:
    Waxhaw
    Shooting it off bags, it generally sucks. But if you stand up and shoot unsupported, so your body can absorb it, it’s really not bad. Not gonna shoot 100 rounds in a day, but can easily shoot 10-20 or more before getting tired.
     
    KnotRight likes this.
  20. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    3,050
    Likes Received:
    6,750
    Location:
    Alamance County
    Remington's 405gr Trapdoor load is a great round & a pleasure to shoot. From my Guide Gun, it feels about like 2 3/4" 12ga bird shot.
     
  21. KnotRight

    KnotRight Well-Known Member Charter Member Benefactor Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2016
    Messages:
    2,275
    Likes Received:
    2,335
    Location:
    Savannah, GA
    Crazy Carl, I love the 405 grn at 1,350 ft/sec in the trap door. Just plain fun to shoot!!!!!!!
    And they used to kill buffalo with that load.
     
    Crazy Carl likes this.
  22. georgel

    georgel Behind Every Blade of Grass

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2016
    Messages:
    4,667
    Likes Received:
    7,253
    Location:
    em95gc
    Screw quiet. Buy it and go make some noise!
     
  23. Crazy Carl

    Crazy Carl seriously? Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2016
    Messages:
    3,050
    Likes Received:
    6,750
    Location:
    Alamance County
    Exactly. Little to no reason for the gobstoppers unless you just like getting the crap kicked outta you.