Marlin is bringing back 357!

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  1. Jonnyuma

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    How do you like the Henry?
    I've been looking at them online but haven't seen one in person yet. I hear good things...
     
  2. FortunateSon

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    In my opinion, the craftsmanship is outstanding. Well made, beautiful guns. I bought mine used and have put about 100 rounds through it. It has been flawless and accurate. Henry's are a little on the spendy side, although I got a really good deal on mine, but I wanted a lever action in .357 and I couldn't be happier with this one.
     
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  3. RVTECH

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    Ditto this. My BBB in .357 is a work of art and shoots the same. I sold a Winchester trapper (that gave me nothing but grief in the 10 + years I owned it) to buy the Henry. The Henry shot great out of the box. The only issue I had with mine was a known (and common) problem with the loading tube but after studying the problem I discovered what it was and the fix was easy and it's been fine since.
     
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  4. Reno911

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    Ooooooooooh. :)
     
  6. Mister Bisley

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    Oh boy!
     
  7. Reno911

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    Tell me about it. I figured they would be better received.

    So far no word on the threaded model. The sale of the model above definitely gives me hope.
     
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    Quick check on the Marlins, still got the Stupid F'n crossbolt safety.. yep thought so.. PASS
     
  9. aasbra

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    I just started seeing a few of the threaded models show up for sale on GunBroker, and I received an alert today from GrabAGun that they had them in stock. Sold out quickly; was OOS by the time I tried to place an order. They only received 25 from what I was told.

    I just pulled the trigger (so to speak) on one from a large seller on GunBroker. I had a newer 1894 in 45 LC that was pretty nice, but not as nice as my older Marlins. I let it go earlier this year in hopes of finding one of the older Cowboy models, which is what I was after in the first place. I saw a new 1894C in 357 at the Albany show last weekend that didn't look bad (about like the one I had in 45LC). Hopefully this one will be at least as nice as those two. Fingers crossed.
     
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  10. aasbra

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    Picked up the 1894 CST from my FFL last night. Looked it over pretty good before accepting the transfer, and then again today when I cleaned it up. I am pleased so far, but haven’t had a chance to get it out to the range today.

    Trigger is a bit heavy, but not bad. Action is also a bit stiff, but with some use, and maybe different springs and a little polishing should improve. This afternoon, I swapped out the hammer spring and did a bit of polishing, and the action definitely feels nicer, and the trigger pull lighter. I should have done a before and after measurement with the trigger pull gauge but I didn't.

    I wasn’t thrilled with the aesthetics of the textured black stock at first, but the more I handle it, I appreciate the functionality and it is growing on me. Nice short, handy little carbine which hopefully will be fun with a suppressor.

    Sorry for the indoor pics, it’s raining today. Even though this thing is built with that in mind, I didn’t feel like getting it or me wet today.

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  11. Reno911

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    Damn, just damn!
     
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    That is one sexy firearm!
     
  15. xtratoy

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    Is the stock a painted black Wood stock or is it a synthetic?
     
  16. KKG

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    Sorry, that one does less than nothing for me. I'm not a SS fan and even a poor piece of any kind of wood is better than the black whatever it is. I also see Zero use for a threaded barrel because I believe a rifle is for obtaining Higher Velocity and not for being quiet.
     
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    Lose the plywood stock, (and synthetic is also a travesty), and I'll own one if they ever really are available.

    I've also gotta say...With all the hate of Remlin products, I wonder how much of this hate is spread by real owners, or others that just heard they were bad. My post-JM Marlins worked every bit as well as the originals, and just as accurate.:cool: And although the safety is not natural to these guns, just ignore it.o_O
     
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    Ditto this.
    I have 5 lever action rifles and for me its the tradition and history of shooting them so its open irons, wood & blue.
    I will admit however I fell to the 'bright side' of SS with the pair of S&Ws I bought a couple years ago. I still like blue, but these are hassle free.
    MY experience is there is no doubt the ORIGINAL JM Marlins have the edge in fit, finish and function HOWEVER I was looking at a NEW one the other day in Sportsman's WH and I was quite impressed. It was a carbine with a wood stock & octagon barrel in .45C (and engraved with what looked like a gold, deer inlay on the receiver) but the fit, finish and function were pretty dang good on it!
     
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  19. aasbra

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    I'm pretty sure it is a wood laminate stock, painted black with a textured paint. I just pulled the buttstock to swap out the hammer spring and it definitely looks like painted wood, not plastic.
     
  20. aasbra

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    I have wondered the same. I had a recent production (probably 2017) 1894 in 45 Colt that shot and functioned well; fit and finish was pretty nice (but not as nice as my older, pre-remington Marlins). But it cost me less than $500 new. I have also seen some where the stock didn't fit well, there were machining marks visible in the finish, broken screws on a new gun on the dealers shelf, etc. The broken screw rifle was one of the fancy new engraved Cowboy models in 45 Colt at a Sportsman's Warehouse that cost about $1,000 as I recall.

    The fit and finish on this one looks nicer than the 45 Colt that I had, but I agree it is not a classic lever action (nice walnut, polished blued steel, conventional sights, etc). It also should be nicer in my mind for the cost (not quite 2X what I paid for the 1894 45 Colt. Definitely more of a niche gun, rather than a traditional lever action. I will be curious how well they sell.
     
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