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Discussion in 'Other Marlin Rifles' started by oldbrass, Jan 4, 2012.
certainly there`s a .44/40 or a 45/70 out there somewhere
I have a Rossi .44 but not a Marlin.
Do you have a big bore?
How do you like that rossi ??
I love it. It was a gift on my 18th birthday, it's one of the only stable pieces in my collection.
Kicks like a mule, but I kept it stock with the metal buttplate and probably could change to something softer if I was so inclined.
i would like to add a large bore caliber like the 45-70 to my collection. one of my to add to list is the H-R 45-70 Buffalo Classic. sort of a Marlin as they bought them out several years ago.
I've always wanted one myself. You don't see to many of them.
If I speak up first and yell that I got an Marlin in 45-70 what to I win? I hope it ain't no years supply of cat litter..... I ain't got no darn cat!!
You won a cat!
It's not empty anymore.
Henry is coming out with a 45/70 this year. I`m not sure about the mag tube but I guess a fella could get use to it
Well, here's my 44-40 in an 1894S! I'm beginning the search for a 444 at a non-confiscatory price, but no luck so far. . .
Now you're gonna make me go to the dictionary again. Fom
I've got an 1895GS, an 1895M and a Ruger No. 1 in 45-70 but no pics. I'll try to do better. Fom
Does having a .444 and a .45-70 make me a big bore owner? Both 1895's!
Hey Austin...I'd pick up one of those slip on rubber recoil pads at Wally World for $20. That would increase your fun factor while shooting that Rossi.
I just don't want to pay a gazillion bucks on a 444! Any ideas?
I'd like to have a second .444 myself, but don' like the 1-38" twist that comes on the pre-safety models. Here's what I'm thinking...talk to JES about what is the best 336 platform for a re-bore. I believe the SC's make a better donor gun when converting to a big bore, but a second opinion may be required. Anyhow...if you do a re-bore you can name your tune. Get the ballard rifling, choose how many grooves (3,4 or 5) and the rate of twist you desire. I would personally go with a faster twist in the 1 in 20" neighborhood simply so I wouldn't have to drive lighter bullets real fast in plinking loads.
My .02 cents.
I'm in! I have 45-70 guide gun. It's a blast to shoot! Like to get a cowboy one day.
Why would anyone mention Henry at a Marlin Forum?
There are a few Marlin 44-40's around, I never seem to have enough cash to snag one when an avaible one shows it sweet little face. I bought the 45-70 to fill the void and plink a few squirrels with. ( The price was right) It's the 95 Cowboy not a guide. I would also like a Buffalo Classic/HR handi but in a different caliber .
@fomdiddle is that a Williams peep sight?
Wouldn't you also need a bulged mag tube or is that only for the 45-70's? I thought the bulge was required for the length of the cartridge for which the 444 (2.57") is the same length as the 45-70 (2.55").