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Old 07-27-2007, 06:24 PM   #1
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Marlin 1895CB

Has anyone here any experience with the Marlin 1895 CB? I'm kind of torn between this ( a very good used one available) and a just plain 1895. I DON"T want a Guide gun. It would be used as a hunting rifle and just plain fun shooting. I've had other .45/70's so I know "fun" can be a very subjective thing but a new .45/70 is in my future so it's just a matter of decision.
How do you find the weight and ballence?(a very personal thing); how much extra velocity out of the 4" longer tube with 400+gr cast or jacked bullets? Thanks in advance for your input, John
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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Re: Marlin 1895CB

I had an 1895CB for a few months and was very impressed with it. The extra barrel weight tamed the recoil to some extent, and with a Williams Guide peep sight and Hornady plastic-tipped ammunition it was by far the most accurate 45-70 I have ever worked with. The weight and balance was ideal. The balance point was on the rear part of the forend wood, not on the metal of the receiver, a very good feature for both carrying and shooting.

I'll probably buy one of my own, on the strength of the fun I had with the one I got to play with for a few months.

In the past I have owned the standard 1895G and consider the 1895CB to be superior on all counts.

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