Marlin 70456 1895 45-70

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70



Reviews: 87
Total reviews: 87
Positive: 74
Mixed: 5
Negative: 8
Retail Price: $624.00
Used Value: $436.80
Sale Price: $549.99

How would you like to rate Marlin 70456 1895 45-70?

Best Deals» more deals
  • National Gun Owner Association & Buyers Club
  • $549.99

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 Info

With a big-loop finger lever for easy deployment with gloves and a full-length tubular magazine offering six rounds of .45-70 Gov’t. firepower, this rifle is big, fast-acting medicine in any neck of the woods. It features a two-tone brown laminate stock for enhanced weather resistance and distinctive looks. SPECIFICATIONS: Mfg Item Num: 1895GBL Category: FIREARMS – RIFLES Action: Lever Caliber: .45-70 Government Barrel Length: 18 1/2″ Overall Length: 37″ Capacity: 6 + 1 Trigger: Single Stage Safety: Hammer Block Front Sight: Ramp Front Sight with Brass Bead and Wide-Scan Hood Rear Sight: Adjustable Semi-Buckhorn Folding Read Sight Weight: 7 lbs Stock: Brown Laminate Finish: Blue Other: Deep-Cut Ballard-Type Rifling

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 Specifications

BrandMarlin Firearms
Caliber.45-70 Government
Barrel Length18 1/2"
Primary Uses

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 Videos

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 Pricing

Used Gun
Fair Market Range $575 - $600
Fair Market Price $588
MSRP $624.00
New Gun
Price history for Marlin 70456 1895 45-70
  • Highest Price: $690.06
  • Lowest Price: $607.17

Where to Buy Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 - Best Deals

  • National Gun Owner Association & Buyers Club
  • $549.99
  • Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore
  • $614.95

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 Ammo Deals

  • Hsm 45702n 45-70 405 Rnfp 20/25 BGS: 99235
  • $22.00
  • Hornady 45-70 Government 325 Grain Flex Tip BGS: 23906
  • $26.00
  • Winchester Ammo Supreme 45-70 Government Ballistic Silvertip BGS: 63778
  • $26.00
  • Buffalo Cartr Ammo 45-70 Govmt BGS: 35377
  • $27.00
  • Federal 4570as Power-shok Speer Hot-cor Hp 20rd 300gr 45-70 Government BGS: 67304
  • $27.00
  • Armscor Ammo 45-70 300gr Jhp 20/10 BGS: 35326
  • $29.00
  • Federal F4570fs1 Fusion 20rd 300gr 45-70 Government BGS: 59192
  • $29.00
  • Winchester Ammo X4570cb Super X 45-70 Gov Lead Flat Nose 405 BGS: 81791
  • $30.00
  • Winchester 45-70 Government 300 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point BGS: 65231
  • $31.00
  • Hornady Leverevolution 45-70 Government Gilding Metal Expand BGS: 61036
  • $32.00
  • Remington 45-70 Goverment 405 Grain Soft Point BGS: 66234
  • $32.00
  • Hsm Hsm457012n 45-70 Government Round Nose 430 Gr 20bx/25 Ca BGS: 89765
  • $33.00
  • Winchester Ammo Supreme 45-70 Government Dual Bond 375 Gr 15 BGS: 63777
  • $36.00
  • Barnes Vor-tx 45-70 Government Tsx Flat Nose 300 Gr 20 Round BGS: 74415
  • $42.00
  • Federal P4570t4 Vital-shok Trophy Bonded Bear Claw 20rd 300gr 45-70 Government BGS: 80988
  • $42.00

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 Q & A

There are no questions related to Marlin 70456 1895 45-70

Marlin 70456 1895 45-70 Reviews

Positive: 81 Mixed: 0 Negative: 6
  • 100

    This rifle is a blast. Perfect function and good accuracy. I did upgrade the sights to XS ghost ring sights which are an excellent upgrade. The fit and finish are very nice. I would certainly buy it again.

    December 30, 2018
    Ben C
  • 100

    It came into the FFL holder that I requested it go to and I picked it up after the required paperwork, then went to my range and enjoyed shooting it that same day? EXCELLENT service!

    November 23, 2018
    Ricky L. I
  • 100

    Absolutely love this rifle!! Finish is awesome, trigger squeeze is awesome and overall completely satisfied. Be prepared to get thumped when you squeeze that trigger though. She will knock you on your rear. Added a picat...inny rail and an UTG bugbuster to complete her. The white tails here in ohio have no chance. Used the 90 day layaway option and shipped super fast after my last payment. more

    November 23, 2018
    nolan j
  • 100

    great brush gun for alaska bears, shoots great not to heavy fun to shoot, recoil not bad at all for the caliber

    November 12, 2018
    Edwin M
  • 100

    First 47.70 awsome price and awsome gun very pleased with product and buds quick service.

    October 28, 2018
    marion a
  • 100

    Had this for a few years and love it. Works flawlessly and accurate, and the only issue is the fit and finish of the stock. The stock checkering must have slipped and got cut off set to the first pass and it basically is... smooth and odd double lines. All in all great gun that I’d buy again. more

    October 25, 2018
    Robert G
  • 100

    Perfect for that extra protection in bear country. Compact and powerful - we can be fishing or hunting with no worries of an aggressive bear in the area. This is a must have in populated bear country, it a game changer.

    September 26, 2018
    David S
  • 100

    Not a bad looking or functioning gun. Out of the box, I threw a Burris Fastfire 3 on that I had laying around. Using the 325gr flextip Leverevolution ammo, it was giving impression clovering off the bench at 100 yards. T...rigger was set at 8 lbs which is way too heavy, so having a gunsmith work it to around 3.5 currently. For the money, not a bad little lever gun. more

    September 19, 2018
    Steve R
  • 100

    For The Reloaders Out There...
    First off I love this gun and if you reload it gets even better. I use berrys 350gr bullets with 15gr of Unique powered and it's a blast to shoot. Still a powerful round with very little recoil and very easy on the brass....I can load them for about 30 cents a round. more

    August 17, 2018
    brianengy ·
  • 100

    This is such an amazing firearm. All around smooth firing and no complaints this one will deff be on the range and out in the fields with me.

    August 16, 2018
    William G
  • 100

    I'm very happy with my purchase. Very accurate rifle. The staff was very courteous and helpful.

    August 14, 2018
    Woodson A
  • 100

    Fast and easy service from Bud’s! Gun came quickly and was in great shape! I will definitely buy from them again.

    July 25, 2018
    Brian K
  • 100

    AWESOME quality & amazing wood. Best leveraction & most accurate ever owned. Top it off with the XS SIGHT SYSTEM & ready to hunt. THANKS BUDS!!!!

    July 11, 2018
    LEX G
  • 20

    First time I took it out, the magazine follower got stuck in the tube after loading a few rounds. Didn't cycle well either.

    July 3, 2018
    Wesley B
  • 20

    Buds is great as always, fast shipping.. As far for the rifle can{d1867602868dd9744a2602f348810a4edb6c7901a368355a8fef730a7cc7a8a4}u2019t say the same..Fit and finish on rifle is great, no jams or failure to feed...accur...acy was really good, but it was shooting almost 2 FEET DOWN, but still grouping tight .. after adjusting rear sight all the way up it was still shooting 8-12 inches low, depending on it was shipped back to Marlin for repairs...will se what happens...this is second identical Marlin rifle that has similar issues, this shouldn{d1867602868dd9744a2602f348810a4edb6c7901a368355a8fef730a7cc7a8a4}u2019t have passed quality control at all. !!!!..thanks more

    June 29, 2018
    Sandro C
  • 100

    I love this rifle. The Marlin 1895 GBL in .45-.70 Govt is a fantastic weapon. Accurate right out of the box. Two shots and I was driving nails.

    June 28, 2018
    James M
  • 100

    I've always wanted one of these guns but I've seen several reviews online where people complain about the guns overall fit and finish. I hesitated for a long time and finally bought it through Buds Guns because of the I have to say that so far I am very pleased. The only thing I could find wrong with it is that one of the sling swivel studs wasn't turned the right way. Easy fix. It shoots very well and of course has quite a bit of kick. It seems to shoot a bit low but optics are on order so no problem there. Overall I'm very happy with the product and the transaction. Shipping was fast and free. I recommend this gun to anyone in the market. more

    June 26, 2018
    David P
  • 100

    Great Gun.
    My fiance got me the 1895GBL for Christmas and I've been shooting it non stop since. I had to fiddle with the sights a bit but after I got her dialed in its very accurate!!! Great Gun I've put probably close to 400 round...s through it easy, no issues whatsoever more

    June 17, 2018
  • 100

    This is a beautiful firearm. It shoots straight and true. I haven’t had any of the issues that I read about during my research. I’m very pleased with my experience with Buds Gunshop and will gladly do business with t...hem in the future. more

    April 12, 2018
    Craig R
  • 100

    In Texas,feral hogs abound and wreck havoc on crops and woodlands. The Marlin 1895GBL .45-70 GOVT 18.5" lever rifle is the perfect solution. One powerful, hard-hitting, well-place shot is enough to take down the squealin...g beast. If you cannot take him down with one shot, having available five rounds in the magazine tube will get the job done. Great rifle. I have never had any mechanical problems. more

    March 29, 2018
    Harry P
  • 100

    This rifle is flawless (out of the box) from butt to barrel, and despite bad reviews over the last few years, I am extremely happy I purchased it! If you want an awesome lever-action rifle chambered in 45-70, this is one... is it! Despite delays in processing and shipping on Bud’s end, the rifle was delivered to my FFL in one piece, and nothing was missing or damaged inside the box. I’d recommend both the Marlin 1895 GBL, and Bud’s! more

    March 24, 2018
    Steven O
  • 100

    A beautiful rifle in my opinion. Good fit and finish at a good price. Buying from Bud's was very easy. This is my first rifle in 45-70 and it is a real hoot to shoot. If you can reload your own ammo you can save a bundle... with this round. more

    March 11, 2018
    tad j
  • 100

    Absolutely beautiful firearm. The fit and finish is excellent and dealing with Bud’s was as easy as offending a snowflake. I bought this rifle to accompany me during my Alaska exploits, and I feel that I chose well.

    March 9, 2018
    Kerry O
  • 100

    Beautiful gun. I know there has been a lot of talk since they have been purchased and people aren’t happy with them. But this is a beautiful gun. No issues so far. Very happy with this purchase and Buds was great as us...ual. more

    February 21, 2018
    warren p
  • 100

    I have had mine for 3 years now and absolutely love it. Zero problems, looks good cycles well, probably 300 down the pipe. It's my go too bush gun

    February 17, 2018
  • 100

    My New Favorite Rifle.
    Bought one of these a few months ago and I love it. Great fit and finish, Smooth action and trigger. Very fun to shoot and a tack driver with Winchester Round Nose Lead 405 gr and similar power reloads.

    February 17, 2018
    Rick B
  • 100

    Awesome Rifle And The Xs Ghost Sights Work Great!
    This is a beautiful quality rifle that will suit many needs. the fit an finish is great and the xs ghost ring sights works amazing!

    February 17, 2018
  • 100

    This is a little sweetheart. It's only 37 inches long so it handles great in a 4 X 4 box blind, brush and dark woods. And the 45-70 cartridge if enough for anything out to a couple of hundred yards anyway. The recoil is ...not bad. It handles well and is easy to carry and is generally a cool little rifle. Fit and finish are good and the trigger is crisp. I've only had it a couple of years and I've taken a deer, a couple of hogs, a bear and a buffalo with it. more

    February 11, 2018
    Douglas T
  • 100

    This rifle was ordered for deer season. It is the most Awesome lever gun I have ever shot. 45-70 has so much stopping power. great out to 200 yards.

    January 14, 2018
    Raymond W
  • 100

    Purchased this rifle recently. It does not have the recoil I expected but my first rifle was a 7mm Mag. so..... Comfortable for me to shoot and fun to shoot. I would say it isn't any worse from a recoil perspective than ...shootin buck shot. Fit and finish are great. No cycling issues or anything. I would recommend this rifle if you are in the market for a big bore lever gun. more

    January 5, 2018
    Wade W
  • 100

    LOVE IT! It's all that and a box of bullets...

    January 2, 2018
    Clarence M
  • 100

    Love it. It’s now my nw Hog stick

    December 20, 2017
    david w
  • 100

    I did quite a bit of research on this Rifle before purchasing it from Buds Gun Shop. Buds had the best prices and there was also a Manufactures Rebate at the time of purchase, so it was a Major Savings for me compared to... other Dealers! Ordering and having the Rifle sent to my Local FFL Dealer was extremely easy, and my Rifle arrived in a Very timely fashion! Good looking Well Built Rifle, and a Smoking Deal on it! Great doing Business with you Folks! more

    December 19, 2017
  • 100

    Gun showed up in mint condition. Accurate and functioned perfectly.

    December 12, 2017
    adrian t
  • 100

    Kicks like a mule! Shot a one gallon water jug and blew it to smithereens!! It's pretty accurate using iron sights. I'd put a scope on it if someone sighted it in for me. After about 5 rounds it's rather punishing. The r...ifle is really nice looking and well made. I love the big loop too. Easy on the knuckles vs a standard size lever. I am completely happy with this purchase and the 100 rounds I bought for it are going to last a long time. LOL more

    December 4, 2017
    Randal H
  • 100

    Coupled with their price garantee and a factory rebate, crazy good deal! As for the rifle it’s self... powerful and accurate with a beautiful stock.

    December 1, 2017
    Brad V
  • 100

    Yay Buds...14 and counting. With all the negative press Marlin has gotten I really didn't know what I was getting into, but I pressed buy anyway. I am not disappointed I did. I wasn't expecting such a well made, handsome... rifle. I would not call it a perfectly crafted, heirloom quality firearm but it is well made, especially at this price point. It feels very solid and had a reasonably smooth action out of the box. Cleaned, lubed and cycled several times and the action became much smoother as expected. Took it to the range and I honestly cannot remember the last time I had so much fun. The rifle functioned flawlessly and man does this thing thump. It is accurate with the stock sights but planning to add an Aimpoint Micro for hog busting and defense when in the Northern Rockies. If you are on the fence about Marlin quality, no worries, the 1895GBL rocks! more

    November 4, 2017
    charles t
  • 20

    service from buds was top notch just like always, my marlin was not top quality. besides the rough fit and finish the rifle would group with any ammo. spent more time at marlin then in my hands. man just all around let d...own by marlin should have bought a henry. more

    November 1, 2017
    cody c
  • 100

    Buds gun shop is one of the best companies I have ever dealt with. They keep you informed all along the way on your orders, they ship fast and the item is as described. I see retail stores in the next 20 years closing be...cause online shopping is a more personal experience. And I did my research before buying this rifle and NO ONE could beat their price. Thank you Buds Gun Shop for selling the best products at a good price. You are the best and will have my business in the future. more

    October 14, 2017
    Dennis M
  • 100

    Well, what can I say about the 45-70 that hasn't been said. I did run a cleaning patch through the barrel, it came back clean. Great looking rifle, the range experience was great. The sights were on enough that I was hit...ting 8 inch round steel at 100 yard consistently. Having never shot a big bore rifle I was a little tense on the first shot. The recoil was substantial. but not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Overall, the gun looks great, the range experience was great, great responses from a couple of buddies that shot it. Yeah, great gun. Would recommend the gun and Bud's Gun Shop. more

    October 2, 2017
    David D
  • 80

    Great gun, good looking, and good shooting. The barrel was very dirty in the bore when I received it and took quite a while to clean, that's the only knock I have.

    September 22, 2017
    Doug R
  • 100

    Here's the brief; my rifle was produced in June of 2016 (purchased from Bud's in June 2017) so let me say these newer Marlins seem to be running a lot better than what they were selling after the Remington buyout. My woo...d to metal fit was pretty decent which was a pain point for a long time and the metal finish looked fine, no obvious blemishes. I will say the action was a little rough to work, after taking it down I noticed the edges were a little rough throughout, specifically the opening on the footplate, the channels cut into the bolt and a few spots on the lever that pass through the bolt. After a little file work (take your time and DO NOT use a power tool) the action smoothed out as nice as my 1994 vintage Marlin. At the range the gun was consistent (3rds almost touching) though I found that the point of impact was about 6" low at 50 yards even with the rear sight elevator maxed out. This isn't an issue for me since I had ordered a peep sight for it anyway but that's something to keep in mind. Overall this rifle is a blast (lol) the short barrel makes it handy and you get 6+1 of 45-70, what could be better? more

    September 7, 2017
    David B
  • 60

    Buds gets 5 stars for service. This rifle gets 3 stars. The front and rear iron sights are terrible, will be immediately replaced. The finish work on the laminate fore end is poor, especially the front and rear edges. Ma...ybe I can get a gunsmith to sand and refinish that fore end. Otherwise, the finish and function is good. more

    August 31, 2017
    Paul R
  • 100

    Marlin and Buds do it again! It's a great handy rifle. Built for a specific purpose. Lots of power in a smaller package. Action is smooth, finish is what you expect. Could use a bit better sights but the ones that are in...stalled are good. Drilled and taped for scope mount of that's what you like. The rifle shipped on time and everything arrived as it should. No complaints through the whole process. more

    August 22, 2017
    Andrew A
  • 100

    this was a great transaction , will buy again , the rifle- what a peace of work ,wish i had bought it long ago,cant believe how balanced it fells, shoots great , kick is not bad at all ,laminated stock looks great was a ...little skeptical , but was vary well done , every one should have this in their collection more

    August 15, 2017
    jw g
  • 100

    It is obvious that the quality control has improved since the Remington transition period. I plan on smoothing the edges around the area when the Cartagena are loaded in. It tends to shave your brass a bit. Other than, it's a great little workhorse. You can't beat it in this price range. more

    August 10, 2017
    Scott S
  • 80

    Well like everyone else I too was concerned about ordering a Marlin sight unseen. I must say though I am happy with how things worked out. I thoroughly inspected the rifle inside and out when it arrived at my local ffl.T...he stock was in good condition overall. The lines are nice and uniform around the end cap and receiver. There were no scratches or blemishes on any of the metal parts. The front sight hood however was loose and lying on the bottom of the box. It is also mising the hammer spur that the manual says is included. The action cycled smoothly and it did not have any feed issues or other function issues. I have fired it around 30 times and the only issue I had was the stock forend loosing up. I retightened it and it hasn't loosened again. I wouldn't say marlin quality is back where it was before but I will say it is back to an acceptable level again. I would buy this gun again at this price. more

    July 11, 2017
    ryan j
  • 100

    I had a great experience, found the item at a good price, ordering was quick and easy, I used a preferred dealer and was notified when my rifle arrived, went to pick it up the paperwork was quick. The only problem I have... is why have I not been using BudsGuns a lot longer. Went to the range did my break in on the rifle it is zeroed at 75yds. for using in woods hunting and it will one hole at 75 and 100yds. and at 150yds. there is very little paper between the holes. Sometimes a plan does come together. Load is 300gr. Hornady XTP over 53.4grs of H4198, used this load in previous Guide Gun it is a crusher in both ends. more

    July 6, 2017
  • 100

    Ok, first off I am 6.2 and 200lbs... the reason I went with the carbine was because it held six rounds yet empty weighed the same as the rifle. I was hoping the weight of the additional rounds in the tube, would help off...set the recoil of the 4570 government. That said the carbine feels very small in my hands, but bringing it up to my shoulder reminds me of the reason I ordered a quick handling carbine . While in retrospect I think I would've preferred the rifle with it's hardwood stock over the carbine I truly cannot say that I am not very pleased with the gun I received . A quick handling, compact, power house, with stylish large lever ring and a generous shock absorbing shoulder pad, this rifle is about as fun as a horse kicked to the shoulder can be.. this rifle will be from hear on my 100 yard and under white tail/black bear gun.... more

    July 6, 2017
    Kenneth C
  • 100

    Product received as advertised as scheduled for delivery andable to pull up and apply for the factory rebate as advertised with the product. This is about the third or fourth purchase I have completed with this company a...nd gave no complaints with their service or merchandise more

    July 3, 2017
    Rob M
  • 100

    Beautiful rifle. Fit and finish is really good. Action smooth. Has great balance and feel when shouldered. I will say I have not fired this rifle yet. So can only comment on physical aesthetics.

    June 29, 2017
    Jeffrey A
  • 100

    This Marlin is a winner. Fit, finish, and function is flawless. I own a Henry big boy in 357 and love it. I also own a 336w Marlin 30/30 made in 2014 and it functions great but the stock and fore end fit wasn't great. I ...was worried about buying another Marlin site unseen after all the horror stories you read about them but I took a chance because of the great price. I wouldn't think twice to buy another Marlin. I'm glad to see Marlin is returning to its former glory. Also this was my first purchase from Buds and I couldn't be happier. Thank you Buds for a great customer experience. more

    June 29, 2017
    Wesley S
  • 100

    I like this rifle. It has a good solid action and nice wood. It should handle any strength of cartridge easily. It's balanced good and is light for it's size. I would recommend it.

    June 29, 2017
    rod l
  • 100

    What can I say it is a 45-70, plan on using it for a backup gun for while elk hunting in colarodo,I have been using hornady ammo with good results. Gun arrived at the dealer in perfect condition.

    June 23, 2017
    Robert S
  • 100

    I wasn't really looking to buy this gun, but saw it on sale and saw the Marlin rebate, so well, the rest is history. I took it to the gun range, but they wouldn't let me shoot it there, so I bought a 4x4 post and took it... to the farm. I haven't shot a high caliber rifle like this before, so I was somewhat apprehensive about how it was going to handle. What I found out is this gun is FUN to shoot. The ammo is a bit pricey, but not completely unreasonable. This rascal shot completely through the post and who into the cotton field. I watched a YouTube video on cleaning and did the easy clean myself. The dude in the video completely stripped his rifle, but I don't think I'm quite up that challenge just yet. Back to the gun... again, fun to shoot and I can see it will be a good hog gun. Just ordered a rail to attach a scope, I'll let you know how that works out. Thanks, Bud and Marlin for my new toy. more

    June 22, 2017
    Don D
  • 100

    I have been eyeing this model of 1895 and despite the rep remlins have gotten over the years I decided go give it a shot with the current rebate going on. The fit a nd finish were great, the wood looked good and fit well... and the bluing looked nice. Loading door was stiff but I had no issue loading rounds. Action felt rough but smoothed out greatly after cleaning and lubing and working the lever a few dozen times. The length is very handy and is quick to shoulder and sight your target. Trigger is heavy but not terrible. The only issue I had with this rifle was with thd front sight, it was way too tall. Even with the rear sight fully elevated this rifle was shooting low. Easy fix though, just add a shorter front sight. I was planning on adding xs sights anyhow. The rounds I shot had a tight group and windage was dead on, just low. As always Buds was great. I am glad I gave this rifle a chance. more

    June 21, 2017
    jeremiah J
  • 80

    Buds had great service as always on this one. Fit and finish is good and despite the big bore is a blast to shoot. Iron sights are spot on at 100 yds and I'm still undecided on scoping it or not. My other half wouldn't l...eave mine alone so I ordered another one for her. more

    June 14, 2017
    Shane K
  • 100

    Helluva lot of fun to shoot! Great gun!

    June 8, 2017
    adam s
  • 100

    Ordered the Marlin GBL and shipping was very fast. I had heard all the horror stories about the Marlin remlins but I think Marlin is back. The fit and finish on my rifle were perfect. The rifle is extremely accurate and ...functions perfectly. The trigger is a tad heavy but smooth. I really love this rifle. Order with confidence. more

    June 2, 2017
    Gregory D
  • 100

    Marlin has had some quality issues in the recent past. such is NOT the case now. I just received and shot my new 1895GBL WOW!!! function was very nice( better than my 35 year old JM 336). The fit and finish is better too... (near perfect no gaps or wobbles and the laminate looks great as well). Remington has made the investment to bring these awesome guns up to where the old marlins were or even better? OK I could do without the safety (half cock duh!). I shot 2" groups at 50 yards (which is as good as I can do with iron sights on any gun because as I get older I kind of shoot in braille). more

    June 1, 2017
    peter s
  • 100

    Definitely a tough gun! Not too much kick, tough laminate stock, plenty of after market accessories. I looked into other 45-70 Leverguns (Henry, Cimarron) but ended up pulling the trigger (pun intended) on the Marlin 189...5 GBL due to the Big loop, 18.5" barrel, and the laminate wood stock. One good looking gun that functions well and is tough enough to take on any hunt. more

    May 15, 2017
    joshua b
  • 100

    This beautiful Marlin 1895GBL in 45-70 was not my first purchase from Bud's Gun Shop. Nor will it be my last. This was definitely the strangest purchase to date. I'll explain. Like a little kid counting down to Christmas... I stalk Bud's web page to track the travel of my new rifle. When the delivery date arrived it wasn't delivered. It showed that it was still at the FedEx hub just south of Dallas. I'm a fairly patient fella so I waited a couple of days and still no rifle. I call FedEx to find out what was going on. I told the lady, "We are only about 3 hours west of you. Unless you're using mule trains again it should have been here three days ago." They admitted they had no idea where it was at. They put a tracer on it. I contacted Bud's and gave them the info. Everyone waited. Finally they admitted they had lost the rifle. Bud's stated once they had gotten the paperwork they would immediately send another rifle. This is exactly what they did. So I began tracking the next rifle. The day it was to arrive I got a call from the FFL and I said, "My rifle is in???" They said, "Yes both of them." Called Bud's again and let them know both rifles had shown up at my FFL. Throughout this whole ordeal Bud's was so easy to work with. The customer service folks I worked with were very nice. As for the rifle I haven't had time to shoot it yet but I have played with it. It is flawless. Fit, finish etc are great. The action is smooth and will get buttery smooth with use. The trigger breaks nicely with a little creep. There is the floppy Marlin trigger thing but there is a fix for that. I'm currently stalking my latest purchase :D Thanks Buds! more

    May 13, 2017
    Tom W
  • 100

    Perfect, just what looking for. Buds always has what I'm looking for at a great price and fast shipping.

    May 3, 2017
    Roy A. R
  • 80

    It's a beautiful weapon and good customer service. My only complaint is that the trigger pull was very bad. I had to completely rework it. Although when I discover a flaw in the stock and called customer service they wer...e very cooperative and just sent me a replacement on the spot. I'm sure they would have dealt with the trigger in the same manner if I had sent the weapon back. more

    April 24, 2017
    josh b
  • 100

    Fast shipping and a great gun!

    March 11, 2017
    Christopher B
  • 100

    I wanted a field gun with a more potent round than my Marlin 336 in 30-30, so I opted for this. I'm very happy with the choice. The working parts and accuracy are definitely up-to-the-task in that I'm getting 2 MOA with ...iron sights. The weight and "maneuverability" are perfect for my purpose - an in-the-brush and saddle gun with the power to take down the largest animal with authority. Initially, I was a little disappointed with the stock as it can't possibly compare with my 336's walnut look and feel. But then, it has an advantage over the walnut in that it's essentially waterproof synthetic. As a field gun, I'll take that every day of the week. In reading the reviews, I see people complaining about lack of quality and parts falling off but I've seen none of that. Maybe Marlin fixed their process, or maybe those errors were flukes, but this is a well-made and accurate gun for a decent price. I'd buy it again. Oh, and if you haven't ever fired a 45-70 from a (relatively) short barreled gun, you're in for a surprise - it's got quite the flash and kick. I've had more than one person on the range ask me, "What the heck are you shooting?!" more

    February 23, 2017
    Kenneth K
  • 100

    As always Buds was great to work with. This is my third or forth purchase and as always I had zero problems. They even priced matched for which is always nice. I was hesitant to make the purchase online since I have hear...d many complaints about Marlins quality going down since they were bought by Remington. I have seen this first hand in store with bad fit and finish on the stock and crooked sights. This rifle was perfect though. I'm sure my wife is glad we don't live near a Bud's outlet or I would need a larger safe. more

    February 21, 2017
    Jordan G
  • 100

    Quick service from buds again. Great price. Gun seems to be good quality. Marlin is doing a great job of pushing out great guns again. Very happy I made this my first 45/70. Can't wait to put some extras on it!!!

    January 18, 2017
    Jason H
  • 100

    Good looking rifle ,smooth action. I haven't shot it yet but looks like a keeper. Smooth transaction from Buds as usual. I've read other reviews where other people have complained about the quality going down since Remin...gton took over Marlin several years back. However, that does not seem to be the case any longer. Can't wait to get out and shoot it. more

    January 14, 2017
    Eduardo O
  • 100

    Quality firearm, none of the factory defects that have plagued older models. Fast shipping, good packaging, best price I found, I would definitely do business again.

    January 13, 2017
    tyler B
  • 40

    Fit and finish appear to have been fixed aesthetically in the Remington manufactured Marlins but that's where the good ends. Lever loop was sharp to the point of injury and ceased functionality without even firing a shot.... Lever now will not latch and jams completely solid so cannot be opened. I will be doing a complete strip to see if I can fix the problem easily but beyond that it's going to be sent back to Marlin for repair. I should not have to be doing finishing work on a finished product. Buds provided easy ordering and quick shipping as usual, no fault to them. Be wary when purchasing new manufacture Marlins. I am extremely disappointed this firearm will not be available for Elk this year. more

    September 23, 2015
    Robert G
  • 100

    Ordered the Marlin 1895 GBL 45/70, was a little worried about it because of the reviews of the Marlin Lever action rifles since Remington took over. But my worries were unfounded. The gun is beautiful, good fit from wood... to metal all over, functions great and I paired it up with a Cabelas Scope made for this gun shooting the Lever Evolution rounds. Bore sighted it, took it to the range, mounted it to the led sled and sighted it in a 25 just to play, then took it to the 100 yard line, of course it was shooting 6 inches high, but after 3 rounds, I took out the center dot of the bullseye, moved over to a different target and fired 6 shots, now this was still on the led sled at a 100 yards, but all 6 shots were within the 2 inch square, so accuracy is outstanding for throwing that much led down range. I would tell you, if you are on the fence about this gun, get off the fence, get on the computer and order it. more

    September 15, 2015
    James O
  • 100

    I have 3 Marlin rifles. A .17 HMR, bolt action .22 and now the 1895 GBL. I received the 1895 45-70, 8/22/15. It is a very good rifle. Cycles very well, fit and finish is great. Really like the laminated stock.....NICE. some 325 grain Hornady leverevolution through it, within 1 1/2" of bullseye out of the box using iron sights. Seems like it's going to be real accurate. Using this ammo, recoil is about like my 12 gauge Remington 870 assault shotgun with a 1oz. #4 shot load. I love the lightness and handy feeling of this gun...definitely a keeper. more

    August 22, 2015
    Michael C
  • 100

    Gun came in great shape. No signs of wear or any use. This was my first online gun purchase and definitely will not be my last. Buds was super fast with the shipment of my gun.

    July 29, 2015
    Scott C
  • 80

    Buds is great as always if i could give them more stars i would...thumbs up pleasure dealing with them even when u have a issues...tx..As far as rifle goes,wood and finish seams to be good or great, I don't know how old ones are but this shoots great accurate,heavy recoil got to love it lol , only thing that I did not like is that they could do better job on Lever, sending them edges down better to make it smooth they are bit on sharp side ....not big deal guess with time it will get better as my other marlin did...hopes this help u guys out..4 stars for Lever only... more

    June 26, 2015
    sandro c
  • 20

    I had always been a big fan of Marlin rifles, that being said this is not a Marlin rifle of old. While all the parts of the Marlin are there, the fit and finish is horrible. The checkering was so light it looked as if th...ey never adjusted the tooling to do it properly. The receiver parts were forced together rather than machined to fit. Save your money and look for a good used Marlin with a JM stamp on it to show it was actually made in the Marlin factory. It saddens me that the quality that was once the hallmark of Marlin rifles is no longer. more

    February 2, 2015
    Donald W
  • 100

    I just love this lever action as it is but having blurry eyesight I changed the sights for rear ghost sights, I also added a sling and a expandable on stock 6 ammo carrier sock. I love this rifle the most even over my se...mi's. Only problem is how expensive the 45/70 ammo is and I can't afford to shoot it much. Recoil doesn't bother me. Did I say that I am in love with this rifle lol more

    November 21, 2014
    Raul V
  • 100

    Purchase and delivery went well as usual. Arrived in good condition and shoots well out of the box. Has a good kick especially with 405gr loads. Easily managed with halfway decent technique. Shot 2 1/2" groups at 100 yds... with Hornady 325 gr FTX. The 18" barrel is awesome in heavy brush. more

    July 5, 2014
    Ray A
  • 60

    The front sight hood had fallen off which I didn't think would be a big deal to snap back on. unfortunately it wasn't until I got home that I noticed the lose sight hood had put a small scratch in the crown. The recoil had lose rubber along it's edges that I had to take a dremel tool to clean it up. The rest of the gun looked great but you shouldn't have to do any work on new gun, just shoot and enjoy. more

    January 18, 2014
    Dirk G
  • 100

    Don't believe everything you read about the new "Remlins". The 1895 gbl is a great rifle designed for the serious rough country hunter. And at the price point that can't be beat, you can't go wrong with this rifle.

    December 27, 2013
    guy h
  • 100

    Buds, fast shipping even though I asked them to wait, but its all good. Marlin in tip top condition, the only problem was the sloppy Marlin trigger that all marlins have. Other than that a thing of beauty. I will go out ...and shoot it soon just been busy with work and stuff. Stock was shaved down at the edges so it should be fine with magnum loads, barrel was A+, action had to be cleaned and total dissembly showed bad pitting near trigger which did not affect the action or fire. Search youtube for marlin sloppy trigger fix where I did a video telling you how to fix the problem. Its easy and better than buying a $80 trigger. I added xs ghost ring and cannot wait to take this champ out on hogs. If your not into reloading you will be after this gun touch your hands. Wish I could have got a Real Marlin but this is as close as you can get, happy shooting guys take the leap you will be glade you did. more

    February 13, 2013
    jarrod s
  • 100

    I purchased my 1895 over a month ago and I am very satisfied. The quality is exceptional as expected. I had heard rumers that Marlin quality had droped but with mine that was not the case. Fit and Finish was better than ...that of the Rossi my 2nd choice. As for Buds it was one of the easiest transactions completed on line and shipping was fast. more

    January 25, 2013
    joey a
  • 100

    Nice gun, slick action and fires a beast of a bullet. Tracking deer is fo suckas!!!!

    November 28, 2012
    Jacob C
  • 100

    Very happy with this Remlin, good fit & finish- and I was kinda took a little longer than I was used to from Buds - but they sent emails saying how busy they were and I have to give them props for that - I ...understand if thats what it takes to keep the prices and the services superior. Thank you. more

    March 10, 2012
    Otto H
  • 100

    This 1895 has wonderful balance and shooting mid-powered reloads was great. I was shooting indoors at only 25 yards but the rifle was clover leafs with that big 45-70 350 gr slug. Factory loads were fine but I started to... flinch after a few shot. Good boom, but hard on the sholder. I did find that I had to seat the copper platted bullets deeper so it would not jam into the riflings making it hard to close the lever. I just have to be more careful reloading different shapped bullets. more

    January 23, 2012
    Jerald C
  • 40

    RESPONSE BY BUDS: WE DO NOT OPEN AND INSPECT ANY OF THE NEW GUNS WE SELL. IT IS ALWAYS THE CUSTOMERS OPTION TO REFUSE TO ACCEPT TRANSFER FOR AN REASON AND RECEIVE THEIR CHOICE OF A FULL REFUND OR REPLACEMENT GUN. THEI...R IS NEVER ANY REASON FOR A CUSTOMER TO TAKE POSSESSION OF A GUN THEY ARE NOT 100{1a5df925e690d9e681cd4d5b901ffa01ea3db8dac5a9d4c0a00223ccdb981c25} SATISFIED WITH. This is the second Marlin I ordered from Bud"s. I've ordered several guns from Bud"s over the years. Overall I've been pretty happy with Bud's. However, these two Marlins arrived at my local dealer in pretty bad condition. Both were sold as new, but looked used. more

    December 19, 2011
    Gary B
  • 100

    I made my first gun purchase from Buds. I was really satisfi

    August 25, 2011
    BILL L