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    Marlin 1895 SBL

    Marlin 1895 SBL

    Hi everyone. Looking for a new Marlin 1895 SBL its the short barrel, stainless steel with a grey laminate stock.
    Would any of you good guys know of any shops etc. with one available.

    Thank you

    Brian

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    Great picture Matt . There's a few around here Brian , unfortunately , that doesn't do you any good . I hope you find one , they're great rifles , although I'm more of a blued steel and walnut guy . Mind you , stainless makes sense for the UK's climate .

    AB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian-Llewellyn View Post
    Marlin 1895 SBL

    Hi everyone. Looking for a new Marlin 1895 SBL its the short barrel, stainless steel with a grey laminate stock.
    Would any of you good guys know of any shops etc. with one available.

    Thank you

    Brian
    Hi Brian,

    I'm afraid I can't offer you a source for the gun but a word to the wise...

    ...as you may be aware, when Remington took over Marlin there was a serious problem with quality control. Reports from the US suggest the situation may be improving but the UK supply may be lagging behind.

    DO not buy a gun without looking at it carefully. Go to the MarlinOwners forum and read up on the problems to look for: poor fit and finish, sights off centre, barrel droop, cracking stocks, poor crowns, jamming on the first round, etc.

    I love the JM Marlins, owning 3 (one 45-70), but I would be careful buying a "Remlin".

    I assume you'll be reloading for it?

    Good luck with the hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xavierdoc View Post
    Hi Brian,

    I'm afraid I can't offer you a source for the gun but a word to the wise...

    ...as you may be aware, when Remington took over Marlin there was a serious problem with quality control. Reports from the US suggest the situation may be improving but the UK supply may be lagging behind.

    DO not buy a gun without looking at it carefully. Go to the MarlinOwners forum and read up on the problems to look for: poor fit and finish, sights off centre, barrel droop, cracking stocks, poor crowns, jamming on the first round, etc.

    I love the JM Marlins, owning 3 (one 45-70), but I would be careful buying a "Remlin".

    I assume you'll be reloading for it?

    Good luck with the hunt.
    Good advise . Like the UK , we are at the end of the retail market . There are still quite a few Remlins kicking around here and some of them have serious QC problems . Usually they're re an easy fix , but I've seen a few with over indexed barrels ( sights tilted to the left ) , feeding problems , some refused to feed at all and just general poor workmanship . The new Marlins seem to work just fine and get good reviews , they appear to have resolved their production issues .
    My 1895 is a Remlin , it has performed perfectly from day one . I wasn't happy with the wood to metal fit and glass bedded the rear tang / butt stock area . Other than that , it's bone stock issue . It is an incredibly accurate rifle , I'd say how accurate , but I doubt some of you would believe me .
    As Xavierdoc pointed out , give it a good looking over before buying and definitely go to MarlinOwners for more detailed info . I'm a member and I really enjoy it , lots of helpful , knowledgeable people .
    Hopefully you find one and enjoy it as much as I enjoy mine .

    AB

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    My boy has the (way pre Remington) 1895 Cowboy 26 inch octagon. Looks good, shoots better.~Muir

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    I also have a Marlin cowboy limited edition in 44mag that I bought when they first came out and it's very accurate without a scope. I love it

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    The first one I looked at was off of guntrader, had it sent to my rfd it wouldn't chamber a dummy round or load in the magazine, It was brought at auction as a fully working rifle, but was actually returned to Edgar brothers for a refund who supposedly put it in as spares or repairs anyway we both got our money back. Was going to bid on the same gun blind, glad I didn't. But if you see one you actually want to have it in your hands before you part with any cash. Get hold of a dummy round too

    atb Matt

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