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 I'm gonna be getting my SIL a Marlin 1895 .45-70.  I'll let him decide on the grip style if he knows which he wants. If it was up to me? I don't have a clue. But to me the straight grip and the .45-70 don't seem to mix well.  Any experienced big bore lever guys around?
 
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I have one of both.  One is only a .357, but it has the straight grip.  I don't mind shooting that one at all, but I think I do like the pistol style grip a little better.  It just puts your wrist at a slightly more natural angle.
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I like the the straight grip, but thats personal preference.
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 Both of your all's are .45-70's?  Doubt if he's ever had a chance to shoot either grip style in a kicker.
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I have shot them both in heavy 45-70 loads.  It made no difference in recoil that I could tell to my wrist.  
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 That's good to know Jason cause he wants an 18"bbl blue/wood model which would be the straight grip Guide Gun. 
 
 Jeff,the straight grip is your personal preference?  Looks or what?
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I'm a pistol grip fan ( middle 2 are 45/70's) ..Marlin has so many variants out now , you can pick and choose whatever you like
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 He's pretty much set on the configuration of the Guide Gun. I've asked around and it seems grip selection is just a matter of preference.  No advantage of one over the other. Myself,I like the 1895 Classic.

  Yea they do have a GOOD selection. Even in the big bore line. Here's a new one but no pic:

 

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NEW Model 1895GBL

With a big-loop finger lever for easy deployment with gloves and a full-length tubular magazine offering six rounds of 45–70 Gov´t. firepower, this new rifle is big, fast-acting medicine in any neck of the woods. It features a two-tone brown laminate stock for enhanced weather resistance and distinctive looks

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THis one is the one I would get if I were to buy another.


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Here is the GBL


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I hear ya tool, I'll own that one at some point in the not too distant future. Thunbs Up wait a sec, you got any more daughters 300??? This Much
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Davidsons has some limited production models. http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=1895STP


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I prefer the pistol grip. My M94 is a straight grip and it is OK for the irons I have on it.
The Marlins I have shot with pistol grips are more natural pointers for me.
 
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 We'll probably hit the shops and let him handle a few to see what fits best.
 
 NO MORE daughters,nb!!  BoozerOne's enough for me.
 
  That's a NICE Limited Edition model Wes posted!
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

I prefer the pistol grip. My M94 is a straight grip and it is OK for the irons I have on it.
The Marlins I have shot with pistol grips are more natural pointers for me.
 
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i feel the same way. part of the reason why i got rid of my m94. one of these days im going to replace it with a .45-70
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 Here's a new model Marlin is offering that he's considering,1895 GBL:
 
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I saw the first one of those last week in blue but no stainless ones so far.  Isn't the Marlin factory closed and preparing to move?   The supply is likely to get limited. I really like 45-70 it has some serious smackdown to it. 
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The GBL is a looker
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:

I saw the first one of those last week in blue but no stainless ones so far.  Isn't the Marlin factory closed and preparing to move?   The supply is likely to get limited. I really like 45-70 it has some serious smackdown to it. 
 
 That's what I'm concerned with,Wes.  I think I'm gonna move quick on this!
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Man, now I want one of those shortbarreled 45-70s.  Oh well.  Sad
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 Me too!  But I can only afford one. BARELY!
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the only thing i dont care for is the oversized lever, its looks wonky
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 FUNCTIONALITY pyro. LOL
 
 Been told that those narrow levers can hurt under recoil.  Plus the large ones are easier to work with gloves on.
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i can see both of those as valid points, the first more so than the second.
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 Your right.

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