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    Boolit Master Guesser's Avatar
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    Too long unused

    I took this out to do some plinking yesterday; I had forgotten just how sweet the little girl really is. 1982 Marlin Model 1894C. Barrel shortened to 16 1/4"; magazine shortened to hold 5 rounds of 357. Taller front sight installed, barrel band moved back and sling swivel mounted to magazine tube. I traded into this little gem in the late 80's or early 90's with a very unloved, despicably performing Ruger P-90; I definitely got the best of that deal. She handles Lyman 358156 sized .358 and checked beautifully over a heavy charge of any slow burner. Got her cleaned up and ready to do it again.
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    East TN Mountains...Thanks be to God!
    Neat rig.
    You can miss fast & you can miss a lot, but only hits count.

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    Nice Marlin you have there. Those pistol cartridge carbines are real handy. I’ve got one in 41 Mag.
    Shoot Safe,

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    Boolit Grand Master Texas by God's Avatar
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    I like the double banded look. Woods gun deluxe.

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    What a little treasure. I bet it's fun.

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    Boolit Master redhawk0's Avatar
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    North East, USA
    Wow...she's real nice. You gotta love the lines on a lever gun. I like the shorty barrel too...real sleek looking.

    The only stupid the unasked one.

    Not all who wander....are lost.

    If more government is the answer, then it was a really stupid question. - Ronald Reagan

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    SW Montana
    That looks like a real gem.
    [The Montana Gianni] Front sight and squeeze

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    Boolit Master northmn's Avatar
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    Dec 2007
    Northern MN
    The 357's are fun. I have a Rossi 92 Win clone in 357. One of the rifles I shoot. While I am not so much into bench rest 5 shot groups I do a bit of what archers call stump shooting. I have a lot of woods on the place and sometimes keep the eye sharp shooting at inviting stumps and blowdowns. It's seen a lot of hours carried on my tractor and 4 wheeler while cutting wood. Enjoy the rifle. Mine likes 125 gr cast, but does not do bad with 158 grains either.


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    Boolit Master
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    East TN
    Your rifle is very similar to my Rossi trapper. These are the handiest of all the lever rifles and a thrill to carry and shoot on a frequent basis. Hope you get to spend more time enjoying your rifle.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Nice gun you have. Love the Marlins

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check