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#13426313 - 01/06/19 Marlin 1894 Src  
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I just picked up a 1971 94 in 44 mag.at the local gun show. It has the gold saddle ring and trigger. I have a 1972 336 in 30-30 with the same gold saddle ring and trigger,that I got when I was a kid. I have noticed that I dont see them often.
Are these scarce, and are the ones with the saddle rings worth more?

I was thinking about mounting a 2.5 fixed power on the 1894, opinions on what brand scope ?

Thanks.

300 BP

#13427030 - 01/06/19 Re: Marlin 1894 Src [Re: stikshooter]  
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Weaver 1-3x20.......

tuff to beat for $175

#13429097 - 01/07/19 Re: Marlin 1894 Src [Re: stikshooter]  
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Marlin 44............Weaver 1-3x20

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#13501260 - 01/27/19 Re: Marlin 1894 Src [Re: stikshooter]  
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That Weaver is a good scope. Several of my friends have them on 30-30s and 45 Colts. And they shoot stout loads in the 45s. Not cowboy loads.


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#13535392 - 02/06/19 Re: Marlin 1894 Src [Re: stikshooter]  
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On page 218 of Brophys book. Marlinfirearms

States the saddlering was issued between 1969 and 1971.

If you are going to hunt in the winter time I would recommend an illuminated reticle if you can find one.


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#13538780 - 02/07/19 Re: Marlin 1894 Src [Re: stikshooter]  
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Thanks Angus. You just made me spend $90 bucks on that book. grin

I ended up putting a 2.5 Burris on the gun, I like it so far.

#13543387 - 02/08/19 Re: Marlin 1894 Src [Re: stikshooter]  
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It is a most wonderful book.

My uncle who was a hard core gun trader would always ask me if I ever talked to him.

" u get brophys book yet?"

I finally did. Paid 90 bucks just like you!


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#13549022 - 02/10/19 Re: Marlin 1894 Src [Re: stikshooter]  
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I reference mine often as well as my "The Ninety-Nine" by DP Murray. Royal's book "Savage 99 Rifle" is also a good reference that picks up chronologically where Murray left off.

T.S.


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