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Thread: New Marlin 1894 Issues

  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowSpeed_HighDrag View Post
    I won't be able to make it to the range til later in the week. But, I did cycle a few different brands of 44mag through it today, including the Magtech brass. No issues, hangups, or hiccups whatsoever.

    The buckhorn sight, however, is atrocious and needs to be replaced with a nice receiver mounted sight of some sort.
    Check out Ranger Precision and the Henry factory parts sight for fiber optic front sight, and a rear peep sight. Also, check the hi-viz replacement for the dovetailed buckhorn. All work well.
    You can also mount a mrds on a rail or flat mount for lower sight line.

  2. #22
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowSpeed_HighDrag View Post
    I took it back to Scheels today. It was a pretty rifle, but mechanically was very rough. The trigger was appallingly bad, and flopped side to side/front to back. Cycling the action was also a gritty movement, no smoothness. Rounds would fail to chamber often, and sometimes the rifle would eject two rounds leaving an empty chamber. Long story short, I traded it in for a Henry Big Boy. The Henry is finished beautifully, and is mechanically excellent. Snap caps cycle smoothly, no matter the speed of working the Lever. If it shoots as well as it's made, I'll be very happy.
    I had an 1894p some years ago. Replaced it with a Henry steel 44 Mag......love it
    Proper Planing Prevents Piss Poor Performance.......

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