Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore

Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore



Reviews: 177
Total reviews: 177
Positive: 144
Mixed: 17
Negative: 16
Retail Price: $624.00
Used Value: $436.80
Sale Price: $553.89

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Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore 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 Model 1895 Big Bore Specifications

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

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Fair Market Range $575 - $600
Fair Market Price $588
MSRP $624.00
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  • Highest Price: $626.60
  • Lowest Price: $607.53

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Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore 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

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Marlin Model 1895 Big Bore Reviews

Positive: 164 Mixed: 0 Negative: 13
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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

    Fast shipping and a great gun!

    March 11, 2017
    Christopher B
  • 100

    great product and price

    March 6, 2017
  • 100

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

    March 1, 2017
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    February 28, 2017
    ED 59
  • 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

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

    February 23, 2017
  • 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
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    January 28, 2017
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    January 22, 2017
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 100

    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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 100

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

    July 20, 2016
  • 100

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

    July 17, 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 100

    well made rifle kicks pretty good

    March 24, 2016
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 ones (identifiable with the square barcode before the serial number) are very nice. more

    March 16, 2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

    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
  • 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
  • 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. to purchase oneto keep in the truck with iron sights only. more

    October 22, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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
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    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
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 100

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

    November 28, 2012
    Jacob C
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    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
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    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 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 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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 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
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    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
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 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 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
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    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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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 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
  • 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
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    October 31, 2011
  • 100

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

    October 10, 2011
  • 100

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

    August 25, 2011
    BILL L
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    .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
  • 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

    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 teddy roosevelt named his 45-70 "big medicine" this thing is deadly. more

    January 9, 2011
  • 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
  • 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
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    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 if eny one can help me letvme know thanks.

    July 29, 2010
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    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
  • 100

    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
  • 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
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    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
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    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 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