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Marlin 1895GBL .45-70GOVT 18.5" Reviews


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54 Reviews. Average Rating:    4.6 of 5 Stars!
5 stars:
82% (44 of 54)
4 stars:
10% (5 of 54)
3 stars:
4% (2 of 54)
2 stars:
3% (2 of 54)
1 star:
1% (1 of 54)
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by Dennis M Saturday 14 October, 2017
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 because 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.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by David D Monday 02 October, 2017
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 hitting 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.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Doug R Friday 22 September, 2017
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.

Rating:     4 of 5 Stars!
by David B Thursday 07 September, 2017
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 wood 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?

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
by Paul R Thursday 31 August, 2017
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. Maybe I can get a gunsmith to sand and refinish that fore end. Otherwise, the finish and function is good.

Rating:     3 of 5 Stars!
by Andrew A Tuesday 22 August, 2017
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 installed 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.

Rating:     5 of 5 Stars!
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