Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore

Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore

Part Number: 70456

UPC: 026495704568

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Part Number: 70456

UPC: 026495704568

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Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore Description

The hunter who’s looking for plenty of power in a compact, stow-anywhere firearm will find the ideal solution in the Marlin Model 1895. The mighty .45-70 government cartridge lever-action with side ejection and tough Mar-Shield® finish has proven its worth on every species of large North American game. An adjustable semi-buckhorn folding rear sight and ramp front sight with brass bead and Wide-Scan™ hood. Solid-top receiver drilled and tapped for a scope mount. Hammer-block safety.

Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore Specifications

Brand Marlin
Action Lever Action
Caliber .45-70 Government
Capacity 6
Finish Blue
Gun Type Rifle
Sights Adjustable semi-buckhorn folding rear sight

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  • 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 22, 2018
    brianengy
  • 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.

    January 20, 2018
    Rick B
  • 100

    Very good rifle
    Purchased this rifle earlier this year. Shot a buck with it this fall. I hunt in heavy timber. My shots are 75 yards and less.

    November 15, 2017
    TDobson
  • 20

    Still has sights off center
    I ordered one, went to pick-up, looked at first. Sure enough front sight was off center. Thought their quality problems was resolved.

    September 7, 2017
    willy445
  • 100

    They're back!
    I was a bit skeptical after seeing some of the early reviews when Remington took over Marlin. They have come a long way in quality since then. I just bought the Marlin 1895 GS for carrying in the bush here in Alaska. I h...ave to say I'm impressed with the performance of this rifle. Using Hornady 325gr FTX, I was able to keep sub MOA groups and the rifle functioned flawlessly. The fit and finish are great too. I couldn't be happier with my Marlin 45-70. more

    August 3, 2017
    GoHuntin357
  • 100

    Big bore Marlin reborn!
    From my experience with the 1895 GBL I bought in 2016, the Marlin 1895 guide gun has finally made it through the quality issues since going over to Remington. Mine has good action and fit/finish...not at all what I had s...een and heard about in the past. more

    December 25, 2016
    bigborefan
  • 100

    Awesome
    Purchased this gun for my significant other as an extremely early Christmas gift (so he can use it for bear season this year), and I just love the look of it. He is a huge fan of it as well and has been wanting it for so...me time now. He hasn't had time to shoot it just yet so hopefully it proves to be even better than he expects. more

    October 11, 2016
    almipo79
  • 100

    Beautiful gun, exactly what I wanted
    I've been looking at this gun for a long time, watching youtube video after YouTube video. I finally decided to pull the trigger and buy one, and I wasn't disappointed. It looks even better in person and has a great feel.... It was in perfect condition out of the box. I took it to the range for the first time about a month ago and put a couple different types of cartridges through it. Wow it definatley has a kick. Shooting Remington 405 grain felt good, similar to my .30-06. But when I put a 300 grain Barnes VOR-TX through it, wow it kicked like a horse. But it was fun and can't wait to use it with my new scope I bought (basic Nikon 3-9x40) in chrome finish. more

    September 19, 2016
    tommymac86
  • 100

    Fantastic Gun
    I bought the classic with pistol grip and 22 inch barrel. I would not hesitate to take a 200 yard shot at game. So far 3 shots have resulted in 3 dead critters - 1 bear and two deer. The Hornady rounds pack a punch, and ...are accurate, but I reloaded some light shooting cast rounds (rainbow trajectory) for fun. Also hand loaded 300 grain hollow points - very accurate. Fun to shoot, nice fit and finish and accurate. Can't want much more. more

    January 31, 2016
    TroutTrooper
  • 80

    A Kickin Good Time
    I was pleased with this gun, however did find some areas that could be improved. First is trigger pull weight, I haven't put the scale on it yet but it is so heavy that when you do get it to break it is pulling the shot,... haven't found any info yet on how to improve this. A recoil pad should be standard not just a hard butt plate, this is a bad a** kickin machine firing jacketed premium ammo or hand-loads at the top end. The recoil on this bad boy has knocked the front site out of alignment, I found on the forums on this model/caliber it is a problem and there are a number of fixes you can do to alleviate it, as my eyes can no longer use the iron sights I put a 1-4 bushnell banner scope on it so thankfully the front site moving didn't affect me. Side note here, with over 400rds through it the scope has held zero and given no problems. Upon taking it out of the box the action was sticky and not smooth at all, I followed the instructions included with it to strip and clean, I found there was only a little lubricant on the bolt the rest of the action was dry and dirty with machining dust, the barrel was also filthy and metal filings in it, once cleaned and lubricated it ran smooth. These are the reasons why I can only give it a 4. more

    August 15, 2015
    smokeit
  • 100

    Nice Bush Gun
    I previously owned a Marlin 1895 in .450. I sold it to a buddy thinking I'd buy another one. I did not know that Marlin quit making them. I ended up with the .45-70 GBL Guide Gun with the 6 shot magazine and short barrel....It's real nice and 2 round more capacity than my old .450. The bullets don't load up as smoothly as the .450 thanks to the much wider rim but hey, what can ya do?I reload my own stuff which is a bonus because the Bass Pro Shop north of Calgary did not have any factory ammo in stock my last 4 trips there. I load up 325 gr, 405 gr, and 500 gr. It is important to be sure to have the OAL at 2.55" or they won't cycle properly. The action is a bit stiff new but I expect it will smooth out after some use. The sights are OK but I'll likely put better sights on it.I really like this rifle and will be testing it on northern Alberta Bull Moose this fall. more

    July 18, 2015
    PauldaPilot
  • 100

    They are back!
    I had a another 45-70 for a while and it was very accurate but had some problems. I had to send it in for repairs and after getting it back the same problem began to show up again after just a few shots. I'm not convince...d they are as good as the reviews they are getting. I then got a 1895GS Marlin and I could tell right away I had a much more solid gun. It cycled smoother and way more reliably than the other manufacturers gun (the other gun would jam occasionally). I really like the looks of the Marlin and after shooting more than 100 rounds through it with not one problem I can say that Marlin has finally gotten it right again. The fit is great and I don't see any of the problems that have been mentioned since the move to Remington. I would not be afraid of the newer Marlins in fact they might be better than ever. more

    May 31, 2015
    Izzyc
  • 80

    Nice gun, fun to shoot
    Nice gun. My first lever-action and I love it. Smooth cycling, nice finish. Short and light, easy to carry around in the woods. Used with 325 grains lever evolution, the gun was precise enough. Recoil was remarkably ligh...t for this level of firepower. With a shoulder scabbard, makes a nice gun for bear protection where allowed. The only drawback is that the factory sights are hard to see in low light or in the woods. there are many aftermarket options available to fix this.Would buy again more

    May 11, 2015
    Alex
  • 100

    Excellent rifles
    There had been a lot of talk about quality falling off at Marlin just before and after the production move to Remington's factory in Ilion, NY. However, in the past few years things have really turned around and the newe...st ones (identifiable with the square barcode before the serial number) are very nice. more

    March 16, 2015
    BN9130
  • 60

    Good Rifle
    I've owned this rifle for maybe 4 years now, and thought it's worth writing a review on now.

    March 1, 2015
    Fletch
  • 100

    Great rifle!!
    I've always been a fan of Marlin rifles and bought at 39A about 10 years ago (made in the old factory). It's shoots incredibly well so I had high expectations of the 1895. Although I was hesitant at first given Remington...'s purchase of Marlin, I bought it from Bass Pro Shops. Taking the gun out for the first time, I was really impressed and happy with it. The quality of the rifle, the smooth cycling of the action, reliability and ultimately accuracy were top notch. I love this gun just as much as my 39A if not more. I'm taking on a pig hunt next weekend down in CA and this is the perfect combo especially since I can't bring my OR "compliant" AR down south. The lever action shoots incredibly well, is really handy weight/balance wise, and you can't beat the 45/70 caliber for the big hogs. I can't wait! more

    February 14, 2015
    JeffOR
  • 100

    Excellent Hunting Gun
    I purchased this gun just prior to the rifle season last year, I hunt between bush and open fields. 197yrd shot and downed my moose first round. Less kick than I was told I would feel. Highly recommend this gun.

    January 7, 2015
    Lj
  • 80

    Decent Gun
    I was hesitant to buy a newer Marlin after reading all of the mixed reviews. I own an older 336 and it is a great gun. Smooth, accurate, and reliable. The first thing that I noticed about this rifle was that the action w...as somewhat rough. I disassembled and lubed everything. I noticed that the parts are well machined, with no burs, rough edges or tool marks. After 60+ rounds trough it, the action is becoming smoother. The Microgroove rifling makes for a very accurate weapon and the sights are good too. It is easier to take apart and clean that other lever guns, and the price is reasonable. All in all I'm glad I purchased this rifle. more

    January 2, 2015
    savagegunter
  • 100

    45-70 performance
    I purchased this rifle on a Friday, I had to return it on a Sunday, the lever action was sticking, and eventually it became impossible to operate the rifle.I returned it and a new one will be in supposedly on Tuesday.Wai...ting to see what the next one will do, I will update this report after I get the new one. more

    November 7, 2014
    Buscanelli
  • 100

    45-70 great
    I had never shot the 45-70 classic other than sighting and practice, until a 500+# black bear broke into my house in Florida. I shot him in the head and he dropped. Feet folded back, and fell over. I am 64 and feel very ...secure with this rifle. The recoil is not as hard as a Rem 30-06 as far as I am concerned. At under 100 yrds. this is the rifle to stop them DEAD.See facebook victor peters Oct 22. The plate is 9" for reference. He was 44" at the shoulder and 76" from nose to base of tail. They said he would stand 7 1/2' to 8' tall on his hind legs. If I didn't have the Marlin, I would have been terrified. The only other weapon I had was a Glock .40-Model 27. Love my Marlin. more

    October 29, 2014
    vicpeters
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I bought the Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70 with a Red Dot sight. Used it to hunt Russian Boar. Two shots--two kills. One at 30 yards and the second at 15 feet. The last was charging and the round entered in the front chest a...nd exited in the hind quarter. The recoil is not as bad as some claim since it is a heavy rifle. more

    September 15, 2014
    Da6d
  • 20

    Wish it was better quality
    Purchased this gun and it would not cycle the rounds unless you turned it upside down. The edges on the lever are to square which feels as though it's cutting into your hand. Love the look, but to bad it was a lemon. Ret...urned it within the 30 days and Cabela's refunded me the total amount. more

    August 1, 2014
    Johnny K
  • 100

    Good gun
    I bought this as my first rifle, took it to the range use the 405 grain I bought with it, and the the 325 grain Hornady, both worked great. (Hornady was better and cost less) The recoil was a little more than I planned o...n since I had not fired a rifle since I was in the Army in the mid 70's, so I bought a limbsaver slip-on sissy-pad that should make it easier on the old shoulder,the rifle shoots great, looks great. I have no issues with workmanship or anything else. Love this Gun. more

    July 25, 2014
    Bill98
  • 100

    kicks like a cannon 1895 SBL
    I bought mine about 3 years ago and it was love at first sight. the fit and feel for my large build 6'4" 250lb are awesome, I use it as a brush gun in Alaska. I load my own rounds that are just a tad hot and you can... tell when you touch this baby off as your shoulder gets pounded and upper torso gets rocked back. It packs one heck of a punch as the guy at the range next to me found out when he touched it off and nearly popped his shoulder out of the socket with one round. He left the range a few minutes later. I use hard cast non expanding lead load for pass though penetration, wide meta-plate at 405 grains for punching wide open channels and maximum shock and energy transfer. its like running a 20' half inch of re-bar clean thru one end and out the other of the beast. I just use the ghost ring that came with it no scope. It also shoots off the hip and follow ups with the large loop lever make all the difference. I did take the gun down and fine polish all of the workings to speed up the action and reduce break in time. everything just glides smooth as silk now. Get one you will love it. more

    June 6, 2014
    mrspike
  • 80

    A Nice Gun
    Picked up this gun this spring of '14 and it is a fine gun. I took to the range and shot Hornady LE ammo, Win Ballistic Silvertip, Federal Fusion and all have shot well, Win BST better than the rest. I have not yet hunte...d with it but will do so in Sept or try for a black bear this spring. I put a pachmyer decelertor on it because I don't really like the rubber pad that comes with it. I plan on plugging a moose or deer this fall with it. There had been an absence of Marlins on the shelves lately and the 3 that I have got this year and have had no prob with them. I had heard of previous feeding problems with the 95 but mine has had no issue. Some of the SBLs were of a concern, but if the gun chambers Hornady LE then all is well. If there are probs it is an easy and quick fix. Mine feeds, cycles and ejects with no issues at all. The only reason I have not given it a 5 star rating is that I haven't hunted with it. more

    April 25, 2014
    LarryS
  • 80

    Poor quality control
    Well after calling about the marlin 45/70gs and being guarantied that marlin had all the issues taken care of with this gun I ordered one. When I got the gun it would not feed shells at all,it would take big gouges out o...f the case and jam.I was pretty mad about that cause I thought after paying top dollar for the gun that was guarantied to function right it should work right. After I spend 7hr with 320 grit emery cloth I got all the burs out the chamber and all the machine marks smooth the gun works awesome.put 3 boxes of shells through it in three days from light factory loads to heavy reloads and it hasn't missed a beat.I would recommend this gun to others but be ready to work on it out of the box or send it back for repair. more

    April 1, 2014
    Travis
  • 100

    My I love this rifle
    I own an 1895 CB 45/70. Now I know this model is off the new gun market but it is basically the same firearm listed. All I have to say is "I absolutely love this rifle". It is so much fun to shoot. The rifle ha...s a tremendous knock down power and the 405 grain bullets will go through heavy brush. I use this rifle in thick brush, so I sight it to 100 yards. It is so accurate 1-2 inch groups and It circulates the bullets well. Marlin/Remington you out did yourself!! more

    March 8, 2014
    RayP1951
  • 80

    the swiss army knife of rifles
    Ok, mine's the sbl. only difference is the sights and the finish. Fit and finish were pretty good out of the box. none of the tool marks, dints or scratches people have been complaining about. Front post is true vertical... and ghost ring on the sbl is fantastic. It doesn't take much practice to ring the gong at a hundred yards all day long. I do recommend reloading to get the potential out of the 45-70. You can go nice and light for plinking or cowboy action, right up to grizzly bears or hippopotamuses. Or anything in between. It is amazingly accurate and easy enough to shoot - gets dirty fast but a breeze to clean. Oil it up and cycle the action a few hundred times and it'll feel like spreading butter on a hot skillet. I look forward to shooting all my guns, but this one I dream about shooting now. It should be noted to the reloaders out there, Hornady brass is excellent, but it is nearly an eighth of an inch shorter than standard. more

    January 11, 2014
    4570247
  • 100

    GREAT HUNTING GUN
    I bought this rifle this past summer. I was looking at it for awhile and finally decided to go for it. I have put two boxes of lever evolution through it without any problems whatsoever. I find it very accurate. I starte...d out with the open sights and after 5 rounds I was 3" high at 100 and had a decent group. I decided to put on a Williams peep site (fp336), because of my old eyes, and another 5 rounds had it 3 " high at 100. Didn't really intend to put two boxes through it because of the cost of the ammo, but reality is I just couldn't stop shooting it. I have been out hunting now a few times, haven't had the opportunity to pull the trigger on anything yet and can't wait. Recoil is no worse than any of my three 30-06 rifles. This rifle is a pleasure to carry and shoot. I have read some reviews in regard to the trigger. I guess the point is that this is not really a match rifle. This is a real good hunting gun. I hunt the forest in Northern Saskatchewan and a 100 yd shot would be a real long one. I was concerned about the negative reviews of some regarding Marlin problems since Remington started building them. I certainly haven't had any of them. I was able to hold this gun and cycle it prior to buying it and got a verbal commitment from the sales person that any problems would be taken care of, but not necessary more

    November 15, 2013
    johnnyslavic
  • 100

    1895 Marlin Guide rifle works extraordinary quick
    Just had the pleasure to drop an 8 point buck with my 45-70 Marlin 1895 Guides Rifle, while on a river canoe trip in Maine.The deer went down on the first shot.

    November 5, 2013
    CaptJackRegMEGuide
  • 100

    Marline 45-70
    Outstanding weapon. Really likes the Hornady Ammo. Mine is equipped with Leupold 2x7, shoots4 inch pattern at 100 yards. Very smooth action. Just an outstanding hunting rifle with knockdown power you wouldn't believe. Go...ing to purchase oneto keep in the truck with iron sights only. more

    October 22, 2013
    Gopher47
  • 40

    Love and Hate
    Well I have wanted one of these rifles for a while now and purchased one last year, Initially I was not impressed with the rifle. The fit and finish on mine was very poor, stocks didn't fit to the metal at all. Also I ha...d a large enough bur on the edge of the chamber that when I tried to chamber the first round in it it actually crumpled the casing and I had to throw that round away. It took some 600 grit sandpaper and some lapping compound on a shotgun brush to get the gun to chamber correctly. Once these issues were fixed the gun functioned well and shot decent enough groups with factory ammo. I have had to order replacement sights though as the buckhorns on it broke off unexpectedly. I really like the gun and there is no other comparable rifle out there to the guide gun for close in bush hunting or bear protection, that being said I definitely have some issues with the quality of the new "Marlingtons" that Remington is making. Given that this gun is often used as a protection rifle from large furry things with teeth I would only recoment this rifle to someone willing to put in some time and or money to get it 100% reliable before taking into the bush. more

    September 3, 2013
    RT03
  • 100

    Great little gun.
    Couldn't wait to try it out when it arrived. Had read many reviews that suggested there were numerous issues including poor finishing of internal parts making the rifle cycle very poorly and loose stocks etc. Figured tha...t I would try one out first hand to see for myself and if there was problem, I would deal with it accordingly. Well I was pleasantly surprised as the rifle that I received did not have any of the issues that were mentioned in some of the other reviews. Took it out today and put a couple of boxes of shells through it and didn't have any problems. Trigger is a bit "heavy" which is okay as this rifle is not meant to be some kind of long range precision gun. Overall so far I would say that this is an excellent rifle if used for the purpose that it was intended for. more

    August 9, 2013
    S.J.
  • 80

    Great little gun for protection while in the bush
    I bought this gun for protection from bears while camping in the NWT to replace my shotgun which I found to be too long and cumbersome to carry around.This rifle is short, has a great centre of gravity and is really easy... to carry with you. It's not very accurate however. I only took 3 shots with it but... at 50 feet they were all 2 inches off to the right. Not an accuracy you want to go hunting with. And, it's loud! It's louder than my 12gauge!!The reloading is smooth and easy and it ejects spent cartridges well. It takes some effort to remove unspent rounds thought. The cartridge with the bullet is just long enough to keep getting stuck in the ejector hole and you need to shake them out. more

    July 22, 2013
    radekadam
  • 100

    Great Brush Gun!
    Bought this rifle because I wanted a pistol grip with a normal sized lever loop. Have to say I was very impressed. Deep blueing and some of the nicest walnut I've ever seen on a factory rifle.

    July 1, 2013
    Potshot21
  • 100

    Good weapon
    Have not fired a Marlin since the late 70's. read some negative remarks about this weapon. Purchased this and ran a couple of patches and light lube. Fired perfect, no problem cycling the action and solid groupings at 10...0 yards. Can not see wasting money on thousand dollar weapons for a weapon that will be drug though the swamps and or high desert and sagebrush. Outstanding knock down power as always from the 45-70. Have no problem knocking down the feral hogs in the swamps. This weapon is not for the faint or heart that can not stand heavy recoil. more

    June 5, 2013
    Cancerman
  • 100

    Great Scout Gun
    Have had my 1895GBL for a couple of years now. The only ammo it doesn't care for is anything classified cowboy action. Eats everything else. I have never had any problems with mine and yes it was made by Remington. I hav...e installed a forward scope mount and ghost rings by XS, Leupold med rings and a scout scope. Deadly accurate to 200 yards.I would recommend cleaning up the action. Bit rough when new. Trigger is decent but has the Marlin flop to it. Have not replaced it and don't plan on it.This is a monster and is not intended for people with weak shoulders. Will drop anything in its tracks with a well placed shot. Will drop anything in the lower 48 no matter where you hit it. Bad shot on a Texas hog, through the hind quarters, and the pig only had use of front legs. Quick fallow up and done pig. more

    May 17, 2013
    marlinscout
  • 100

    What to expect
    So i bought this rifle knowing full well what i was getting into. Reading all of the reviews and what every one had to say on this riffle from all over the internet. after all my research, i bought it any ways because i ...knew i could make it do what i wanted it to do. more

    February 17, 2013
    chickencat
  • 100

    big gun
    I bought a Model 1895 Classic a few weeks ago. It is as well made as my 336 I bought in 1965. Only blemish is the end of the lever that engages the bolt was not cleaned properly prior to bluing as it left an alligatored ...finish. Otherwise it functions well, looks good and is very accurate. Fit and finish is nice. the 45-70 is a kicker but is fun to shoot. more

    December 31, 2012
    firstcavb229
  • 100

    Deer crusher
    I have taken sixteen deer with this gun,only one ran away.It has massive knock down power,and is very accurate.I can get a half inch group at 100yrds,using 300gr jhp handloads.The down side is heavy recoil,but it handles... it well,due to weight of the gun,and the balance.This in not a gun for a beginner,but worth every penny. more

    December 25, 2012
    mrdoe
  • 100

    Awesome rifle - put another Black Hog Down!
    I normally hog hunt with a Weatherby Mk5 7mm Mag or Beretta A391 Teknys Gold w/a slug barrel. I needed something shorter with open sights to swing around in the confines of the creek bottoms and brush. A friend recommend...ed this rifle in lieu of beating up my Beretta shotgun. more

    December 16, 2012
    Paolo B
  • 80

    Does the job
    I purchased this model a few years ago and it worked decently (jammed a shell when cycling every now and then). Took it apart and cleaned everything, made sure everyting was working fine (which shouldve been done at the ...factory) and now im happy with it. Its a great brush hunter, short barrel and quick target aquisition. Combine this with the HSM bear loads from Cabelas and your set. more

    December 9, 2012
    Tac_Sniper
  • 100

    Great rifle with some minor improvements
    Marlin created a versatile, solid rifle with the Guide Gun. Can be used to hunt deer or great for backpacking in bear country. It is compact and accurate at ranges under 200 yds. Also the lever action allows for quick sh...ooting and a powerful punch with the 45-70. I put in a stainless magazine follower to help with feeding and reliablity. Overall great gun. more

    November 21, 2012
    iltreno
  • 100

    VERY accurate and dependable firearm
    It's a toss of the dice with the new "Remlins" but I lucked out and got a good, solid Guide Gun from Cabelas.ca that had a smooth action & was very (less than 1MOA) accurate right out of the box.No problem ...cycling and shooting any ammo that I have tried in it so far and it has none of the defects cited by other reviewers.My 1895G makes a very accurate hunting combination with the quality HSM "Bear Load" ammo loaded with 430 grain hard cast lead bullets that is sold here on this website at Cabelas.ca.Dropped a huge wild boar stateside earlier this fall with this rifle& the HSM "Bear Load" ammo that never took another step after I squeezed the trigger. more

    October 22, 2012
    bushed274
  • 100

    1895 GBL
    Fantastic rifle and a blast to shoot (no pun intended!) The compact size makes it easy to carry in thick woods, and the large lever loop makes cycling the action very easy with gloves on. One suggestion is out of the box..., work the lever alot. You have to break it in a little if you want smooth cycling when you get to the range. I noticed when I got mine home the lever felt tight, so I kept working it and cleaning untill it felt nice. Also, mine doesn't like to feed the Hornady leverevolution ammo...maybe because of the follower but hey, I can live with that! more

    October 18, 2012
    Musqayan
  • 20

    Marlin quality control issue
    I purchased a Marlin 1895 with the 22" barrel about a month ago. It jammed and would not feed ammo the first time I used it. I had to send it back to Marlin (Remmington) before firing a shot. They replaced the tube ...magazine and made a couple of other adjustments and got it back to me in less than three weeks. The rifle shoots and feeds fine now. more

    October 11, 2012
    wcbc76
  • 100

    Excellent
    I have owned this weapon in the 18.5" SS Guide Model for about 5 years now. I have shot about 300 rounds through the rifle and have never had an issue with feeding or cycling. With the Hornady Lever Revolution It is... extremely accurate out beyond 220 yards. Which happens to be my farthest kill to date. Also, having hunted with 30.06, 280, and 7.62-39 rifles I can honestly say this is the only weapon that I've shot that will put a 300 pound hog down in its tracks. Excelent weapon and caliber... more

    October 11, 2012
    JGB66
  • 100

    Nice compact cannon
    Bought a used 45-70 off the rack at a Cabela's that opened in Rogers, AR. Also bought medium scope mounts, the low mounts did not work as they lowered the scope to the rear sights, even folded over. Shoot leverevolution ...and the rifle has proven to be highly accurate. Recoil is stout but really not punishing. The thick recoil pad helps, as does the weight of the rifle.Cycles ammunition smoothly through, with the only malfunction when I cycled it slowly. Have the GBL and the brown laminated stock is very nice, and the bluing is very nice. I don't know if this rifle was made prior to Remington's buy out, but if it is maybe I am lucky, if not perhaps they read these cites and pay attention. more

    October 9, 2012
    flyfisher1956
  • 20

    difficult cycling lever-action
    this beautiful looking rifle has difficulty cycling the next cartridge into the chamber...plain and simple...Hornady Leverevolution cartridges stick more than standard 45-70 flat-nosed cartridges...so make that first sho...t really count !!! this ain't the Riflemans lever-action nor is it anything that John Wayne would tolerate !! gonna use lotsa lubrication on bullets and the lifting mechanism to aid in un-sticking the cycling of the next cartridge ...good luck...blame goes to the Remington takeover of Marlin and the loss of quality control !!! more

    September 5, 2012
    bobadoorob
  • 100

    Marlin 1895G - 5 Stars!
    Marlin sure did it right when they developed the 1895G (affectionately known as the "Guide Gun"). It's short, handy, powerful, dependable, and deadly accurate - what else do you need in a rifle? My only complai...nt, and this has been mentioned by many others, is that the iron sights that come with rifle are pretty poor. Thankfully, though, you can find excellent, inexpensive aftermarket sights that bring out the rifle's true accuracy. My rifle was made before Marlin was acquired by Remington so I cannot speak to the current quality. I did, however, see a newly produced one at a Maine gun shop and the quality of the wood and the smoothness of the action was lacking. Isolated case or the new normal? I'm not sure. If you can find a pre-"Marlington" 1895, buy it immediately and don't look back! more

    August 9, 2012
    Jeffersonian
  • 40

    Marlin 1895GS very slick after major tune up
    Would I recommend this product? - Yes, IF the buyer is handy with tools and knows a lot about fixing and tuning up guns. Otherwise - NO.Purchased Marlin Model 1895GS (.45-70 GVT) in May 2012 and the gun cycled very rough... out of the box. It jammed completely on several types of factory ammo I tried in it. The trigger was very heavy @ 6.5 pounds. Over a 1 month period I stripped the gun apart and polished and stoned the machining burrs off the moving parts especially the carrier which was very rough. I replaced the factory magazine follower, trigger and ejector with custom parts from Wild West Guns and replaced the heavy factory springs with a Brownell Cowboy Action spring set. I mounted a 2-7x33mm Leupold Rifleman scope using Warne QD mounts.Now the gun cycles like greased lightning with a crisp 3 pound trigger pull and gives me "clover leaf" 5 shot groups @ 100 yds with the Hornady 325 grain FTX factory ammo.Gave the gun a 2-star (fair) rating because I had to do the finishing work that should have been done in the factory. more

    July 7, 2012
    bushed274
  • 100

    Marlin 1895 GBL
    Had this rifle now for a month or so and couldn't be more happy with it. keeping a 3" grouping at 100 yards loaded with 405gr remington. recoil is very managable with the thick recoil pad and the big loop leaves lot...s of room for gloves. it holds 6+1 rounds too, which is great cause i don't like the look of a short magazine tube under the barrel. it'll drop anything you could come across! more

    July 4, 2012
    medieval
  • 80

    Bueatiful rifle!!
    this is everything I expected and more. Kicks a bit more than I thought it should with 405 grn. lead. Would have given a five star if the trigger wasn't so heavy. Nice wood, good metal to wood fit and deep blueing.

    June 1, 2012
    Trailryder
  • 100

    nice handy fun gun
    I bought one of the guide guns when they first came out - they had the ported barrel - noise is awesome but very little recoil - i hand loaded to match 450 Marlin ballistics, using Nosler bullets- took 8 black bear with ...it - it is fast, accurate, easy to carry but it's no 300 Mag when it comes to knocking em down but it is a LOT of fun to shoot and destroys very little hide or meat - i have since bought 2 more Marlins (longer barrel versions) - stay with the shorter barrel more

    January 12, 2012
    Tungsten John
  • 100

    Marlin Model 1895 410
    Got the 410 lever Marlin and purchased some Winchester Slugs, 9 shot and triple O's. The slugs were dead on w/ the gun straight out of the box. I love the iron open sights, very easy on the eyes and I have eye glasses. T...he gun came in flawless condition and the wood was beautiful. The shells cycled perfectly w/ no jam ups. Shipping took only 3 days. I would recommend this gun. Thanks Cabela's! Kowboy more

    January 13, 2012
    OldChurch
  • 100

    45-70 SBL The Ultimate from MARLIN!!!!
    This gun is nothing short of magnificent! The ultimate 'brush gun" for hunters who wish to drop their game in it's tracks... with a quick, clean kill. Rain, sleet or snow ...this gun can take it all. Striking good l...ooks, with knockdown power galore! Snap shooting a 45-70 is a reality, with the Ghost ring sights. I'm thinking about a 1.5 x 4 x 28mm LEUPOLD scope from their custom shop, with QRW low mount rings for low light conditions... a scope that I believe the Worlds Most Foremost Outfitter will soon be stocking for a 'scout scope' mounting on this gun.... with 7-9" of eye relief, the brightness of the 7MM exit pupil, and forward of the rear sight mounting, this waterproof scope is simply the best mate for this remarkable gun! An investment that will last for generations... both Leupold & Marlin ...MADE IN AMERICA!!! more

    January 9, 2012
    Huntandfish4ever
  • 100

    SBL 45/70
    45/70 with lever revolution 325gr. 150yd 3 round sub MOA from a lever gun with a scout rail scope. This thing is great. Marlin really did a great job with this new design.

    January 9, 2012
    4570a
  • 100

    Reliable rifle with an old school feel...
    I can't say enough good about my Marlin 1895 GS .45-70. Coupled with Hornady LeveRevolution 325grn FTX ammo, this rifle delivers 3/4" groups at 100yrds with ease.

    January 3, 2012
    Varminterror
  • 100

    IT SHOOTS AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS!
    I have had my 1895SBL for six months now. I'm a Deputy Sheriff in the Pacific Northwest and spend a lot of time out of my patrol vehicle and in the elements. The Stainless Steel and the gray and black laminated stock can... take all the nastiestconditions you can throw at it. more

    December 16, 2011
    ToastyDogs
  • 100

    Wonderful Brush Gun
    I bought an 1895G in January of 2009. I was previously chasing whitetails with a scoped-up A-Bolt, and the 1895G is much better for my style of hunting and the terrain I hunt. I do a lot of still-hunting and hunting from... natural blinds near thick cover and swamps. One year, I missed several shooting opportunities because of slow handling, fogged optics, and long re-focusing time on the A-Bolt. Don’t get me wrong, I love my A-Bolt and it’s a great gun for sitting in a permanent stand looking over a cornfield, that’s just not the kind of hunting I’m doing these days. more

    November 6, 2011
    OutOfDoorsOnLI
  • 80

    FUN GUN
    THE GUN HAD TROUBLE WITH SHELLS NOT LOADINDG. I SENT BACK TO MARLIN AND THEY REPAIRED IT FAST. WORKS GREAT NOW .

    October 31, 2011
    DOUBLEDCDP
  • 100

    Guide Gun
    Everything seems to function properly. I won't to see what my reloads do in it.

    October 10, 2011
    bpetersen
  • 80

    .450 Marlin = WOW!
    Kicks like an angry mule (as you would expect) but I feel more sorry for whatever it's aimed at. A lot of fun and it'll be a blast (pardon the pun) experimenting with different loads. One thing though is the iron sights ...out of the box are waaaayyyyy off. Groups are good but more than a foot to the right. This gun is built to wallop and the 45-70 may have more reloading brass availability but, after a couple of boxes of factory ammo, I've got all the brass I'll need for a while. more

    February 16, 2011
    Clyde
  • 100

    Well made
    I bought this rifle a few months back and I love it !Feels good bringing it into my shoulder, good ergonomics.I like the big loop makes it so much nicer to get your hand into when needing to load quickly.This rifle feels... great to hold and shoots very natural for me. Trigger has no creep and is very crisp. Action is smooth. I found the 350 gr. Hornady RN shoots very well in this rifle. All 12 shots were touching each other in the same hole. I was shooting free standing at 60 yards. Pretty good I think. You won't be disapointed with this rifle. I like it so much I might buy another marlin. more

    February 15, 2011
    Moose Tracks
  • 100

    WOW!!!
    easy handling, quick point and shoot, light to carry, packs a massive punch. i have the full confidence in this gun to cleanly kill any animal on the planet with a well placed shot. this is my go to gun for serious work.... love the barrel length aqnd the iron sights....this thing looks mean and is always the envy at deer camp...like teddy roosevelt named his 45-70 "big medicine" this thing is deadly. more

    January 9, 2011
    OlSwampy
  • 100

    Nice shotgun
    This little shotgun is a lot of fun to shoot. I've never had any problems with it at all. Recoil is light and the action always works quick and smooth.I carry it along when out scouting for my deer and Javelina hunts and... stick it in the ATV's gun boot when out 4 wheelin. I also like to keep it handy around the house; the triple 0 buckshot shells will put 3 holes about .45 cal size in a torso sized target. more

    December 26, 2010
    1Musketeer
  • 100

    Great Gun!
    I have had my guide gun for only about 3 months and boy all I can say is; big fire power in a small package. I have shot two good sized white-tail deer and neither took a step. I just love how easy it is to point and it'...s so accurate I topped mine with a leupold low-power scope. This is now my go-to gun. Recoil is not as bad as u think, about the same as a 12-gauge slug. more

    November 29, 2010
    randyv78
  • 20

    i have a marlin 45-70.
    i got my 45-70 about a year ago and i have had it worked on .every time i shoot it.i can shoot it 2 times an it james the hamer so u have live rounds in it.so if eny one can help me letvme know thanks.

    July 29, 2010
    muddeyboy
  • 100

    African Safari Gun
    I used my 1895 in 45-70 on wildebeest and warthog in SA back in 2003. Excellent caliber, loaded with 405gr rem ammo.Put each animal down with one shot.I had to sell it this year due to financial reasons, but I am looking... to get another one(hopefully soon). more

    July 17, 2010
    wkc1290
  • 100

    Marlin Guide Gun in 45-70
    I've had two Guide Guns in 45-70, both the blued & SS versions. Traded them in as I was medically advised to stop shooting the heavy recoiling stuff, and make no mistake a 45-70 Guide Gun with even mid-level loads ge...nerates a lot of recoil & muzzle blast (I found when shooting off hand with mid to heavy loads if I didn't wrap my support hand all the way around the barrel, the fore end would twist out of my grip). From the bench the Guide Gun is none too pleasant. I found 10 rounds was plenty for one day, even wearing a PAST Recoil Shield. Still, the Guide Gun in 45-70 is very handy, very accurate, has a ton of up close thump, and a ball to shoot in general. I miss mine so much I just ordered the new Marlin 336BL, essentially a Guide Gun chambered in 30-30 with a big loop lever. more

    June 18, 2010
    NDTerminatior
  • 100

    Great rifle
    The 1895 is awesome. It is accurate, looks good and after about 400 rounds have not had one single problem. Great rifle.

    April 30, 2010
    LeverActionFan
  • 100

    Great rifle in a small package!
    My wife bought me the 1895GS four years ago. Since then, it's been my "go to" rifle on almost every hunt from whitetails in Michigan to moose and bear in Alaska. The selection of factory ammo has been broadened... to include light recoil cowboy action shooting loads to loads that are suitable to take down any North American big game. The handy guide gun, with full power loads, is also gaining popularity in Africa. Keep your shots under 200 yds as the trajectory of the heavy bullets is a rainbow arc. Great caliber, accurate, powerful, light and fast handling... hard to beat that!! more

    March 23, 2010
    CrispyCritter56
  • 100

    Awesome
    I got an 1895 in 45-70 about 4 years ago and it has never let me down. I have a ghost ring sight on it for jumping stuff in the woods. Shoots very well (moa) with cast and jacketed bullets over 400 grains, is okay with l...ighter bullets. My rifle of choice for serious work. more

    January 18, 2010
    UPhunter21
  • 100

    1895G Marlin 45/70
    Have owned my 45/70 for a year or so. Took my first hog and bear with this fine rifle and both dropped on the spot. Nice trigger and some real power. Recoil is subjective but feels less than my 12 ga. slug gun. Money wel...l spent. Not one negative on this one for me! more

    December 19, 2009
    nymeatmaker
  • 100

    Hard to Believe
    Bought mine used because I liked the figure and color of the wood. Really. Just a nice looking lever gun and basically new to boot. Then I noticed it shoots really, really well. It even embarassed a few big name bolt gun...s from my safe. Three shots touching at 100 yds is the rule, not the exception-from a lever gun! It even likes factory RP ammo, a huge plus if you haven't made the plunge into reloading yet. It's a joy to carry, handles great and in the unlikely event of a follow-up shot the muzzle brake and smooth action get you back on target quickly.Here's the really great part; two friends of mine have this rifle too and they shoot as well as mine. One is even a bit better (just not as pretty). The .45-70 caliber is legendary so if you do your part and keep the range manageable it will deliver quick, humane kills on deer, hogs and anything else in North America. Hot loads may let you shoot a bit flatter and farther but make sure you have generous eye relief on your scope.I love my bolt guns but when the hunting gets serious I'm likely to be carrying my Guide Gun. more

    December 14, 2009
    Brassbender
  • 100

    Marlin 1895G will take down any size game
    Great gun. I haved owned this gun for a little over a year and have fired around 1500 rounds thru it and it has performed flawlessly. The lever action cycles smooth and is quicker than bolt action. The fiber optic sight ...is easily visible but do have mine scoped. After experiementing with a couple of scopes I chose Cabela's Pine Ridge Levergun Scope. As for the cartridge, the 45-70 is superb; however, if you go with magnum rounds expect stought recoil but standard pressure is equivalent to a 12 gauge shotgun. Great all around gun for any game from deer and hogs on up - just select the right bullet weight and pressure. The 1895G's size is perfect for the mtns, woods, and thickets of N. AL. Love the gun. more

    December 2, 2009
    Tonynbama
  • 80

    Really Love this Gun!
    I bought this gun about a month ago... overall I'm very pleased with the firearm... I replace the buck horn sights with a new set of Ghost Rings (huge difference)... it comes with an extension for the hammer ( make ...sure to use lock tite for installation)... the loading port seems to have some internal rough edges... I've got about a hundred rounds through it now with no jams or hang ups of any kind. The gun is a joy to shoot and recoil is less than that of a 12 gauge shotgun. The accuracy with the new ghost ring sights is dead on! It's a solid 100+ yard gun! This has become my new go to gun! more

    August 22, 2018
    Daniel
  • 100

    This is my first lever action and was first looking at the 35 rem but decided to go with the more manly 45/70 with the big loop can't go wrong Beautiful wood finish and overall smooth action Ready to turn the ducks into ...chicken nuggets And as always great prices and fast shipping from the team at the sportsman guide Thanks more

    March 27, 2017
    Ryan h smith
  • 100

    great product and price

    March 6, 2017
    mick1957
  • 100

    Beautiful powerful gun. Action is smooth, especially after a good lubing.

    February 27, 2017
    Stevemm
  • 100

    NICE GUN,EXCELLENT PRICE,SUPER FAST SHIPPING,5 STAR TRANSACTION!!

    February 26, 2017
    ED 59
  • 100

    February 1, 2017
    John
  • 100

    MADE WELL, HAS RIGHT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO IT, NICE LAMINATED WOOD.

    January 25, 2017
    LARRY
  • 100

    First of all, this rifle holds 6 rounds in the magazine plus 1 in the chamber,not the 5+1 advertised here.(so that's a good thing) After purchasing this rifle I was first struck by how smooth the action was straight from... the factory. Very smooth, no need to work the lever over and over again. At the range, windage was dead-on and only a few adjustments to the rear sight later, dead-on accurate using 405 grain factory ammo Workmanship is very good, I like the laminate stock more than I thought I would (pictures do not do it justice).Very solid feeling, stout brush gun. Way to go, Marlin! more

    December 22, 2016
    drdrake
  • 100

    Had a Marlin 45/70 only issue micro rifling lots of pressure left shavings in micro driving of rifling, also round capacity mine was a Alaskan guide rifle ,some times things get deep round capacity also. One hard hitting... round use a 300 grain to reduce back pressure. more

    September 9, 2016
    Birddog247
  • 100

    Great gun quick shipping and as nice as it is in the pictures !!

    July 19, 2016
    Jerry
  • 100

    What a nice rifle! Short, but very stout. I have not shot it yet, but I am as looking forward to doing that soon. I'm also sure it will be as durable as it looks.

    May 9, 2016
    Frodo
  • 100

    great product and price

    March 6, 2017
    mick1957
  • 100

    Beautiful powerful gun. Action is smooth, especially after a good lubing.

    March 1, 2017
    Stevemm
  • 100

    NICE GUN,EXCELLENT PRICE,SUPER FAST SHIPPING,5 STAR TRANSACTION!!

    February 25, 2017
    ED 59
  • 100

    January 30, 2017
    John
  • 100

    MADE WELL, HAS RIGHT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO IT, NICE LAMINATED WOOD.

    January 28, 2017
    LARRY
  • 100

    First of all, this rifle holds 6 rounds in the magazine plus 1 in the chamber,not the 5+1 advertised here.(so that's a good thing) After purchasing this rifle I was first struck by how smooth the action was straight from... the factory. Very smooth, no need to work the lever over and over again. At the range, windage was dead-on and only a few adjustments to the rear sight later, dead-on accurate using 405 grain factory ammo Workmanship is very good, I like the laminate stock more than I thought I would (pictures do not do it justice).Very solid feeling, stout brush gun. Way to go, Marlin! more

    December 28, 2016
    drdrake
  • 100

    Had a Marlin 45/70 only issue micro rifling lots of pressure left shavings in micro driving of rifling, also round capacity mine was a Alaskan guide rifle ,some times things get deep round capacity also. One hard hitting... round use a 300 grain to reduce back pressure. more

    September 7, 2016
    Birddog247
  • 100

    Great gun quick shipping and as nice as it is in the pictures !!

    July 20, 2016
    Jerry
  • 100

    What a nice rifle! Short, but very stout. I have not shot it yet, but I am as looking forward to doing that soon. I'm also sure it will be as durable as it looks.

    May 12, 2016
    Frodo
  • 100

    Remington/Marlin have finally got it together, if my rifle is any indication. I am very happy with the looks and performance of my 1895 GBL!

    March 30, 2016
    Shannon
  • 100

    Beautiful powerful gun. Action is smooth, especially after a good lubing.

    February 23, 2017
    Stevemm
  • 100

    NICE GUN,EXCELLENT PRICE,SUPER FAST SHIPPING,5 STAR TRANSACTION!!

    February 28, 2017
    ED 59
  • 100

    February 1, 2017
    John
  • 100

    MADE WELL, HAS RIGHT AMOUNT OF WEIGHT TO IT, NICE LAMINATED WOOD.

    January 22, 2017
    LARRY
  • 100

    First of all, this rifle holds 6 rounds in the magazine plus 1 in the chamber,not the 5+1 advertised here.(so that's a good thing) After purchasing this rifle I was first struck by how smooth the action was straight from... the factory. Very smooth, no need to work the lever over and over again. At the range, windage was dead-on and only a few adjustments to the rear sight later, dead-on accurate using 405 grain factory ammo Workmanship is very good, I like the laminate stock more than I thought I would (pictures do not do it justice).Very solid feeling, stout brush gun. Way to go, Marlin! more

    December 25, 2016
    drdrake
  • 100

    Had a Marlin 45/70 only issue micro rifling lots of pressure left shavings in micro driving of rifling, also round capacity mine was a Alaskan guide rifle ,some times things get deep round capacity also. One hard hitting... round use a 300 grain to reduce back pressure. more

    September 8, 2016
    Birddog247
  • 100

    Great gun quick shipping and as nice as it is in the pictures !!

    July 17, 2016
    Jerry
  • 100

    What a nice rifle! Short, but very stout. I have not shot it yet, but I am as looking forward to doing that soon. I'm also sure it will be as durable as it looks.

    May 13, 2016
    Frodo
  • 100

    Remington/Marlin have finally got it together, if my rifle is any indication. I am very happy with the looks and performance of my 1895 GBL!

    March 31, 2016
    Shannon
  • 100

    well made rifle kicks pretty good

    March 24, 2016
    John

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