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Marlin 1895 Dark Series
« on: October 04, 2019, 01:43:34 pm »
I'm interested in these. They come with a lot of the goodies that I would like to have on a rifle and I don't have to feel too bad about field use due to the polymer stock and finish.

https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action/model-1895-big-bore/model-1895-dark-series

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Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #1 on: October 04, 2019, 02:06:25 pm »
    I'm interested in these. They come with a lot of the goodies that I would like to have on a rifle and I don't have to feel too bad about field use due to the polymer stock and finish.

    https://www.marlinfirearms.com/lever-action/model-1895-big-bore/model-1895-dark-series


    Looks like the SBL's shorter cousin.  That's a good thing.  The SBL is a personal favorite, and it's a good shooter, very well made.  And this one has a much friendlier MSRP -- can't see anything not to like.
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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #2 on: October 04, 2019, 04:36:34 pm »
    Evil Jim needs to know about this...

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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #3 on: October 04, 2019, 05:28:43 pm »
    Evil Jim needs to know about this...

    Wish we had a tag system like Tatsumaki/discord :hmm .
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    Do we forget that cops were primarily still using 6 Shot Revolvers well through the mid 80's? It wasn't until after 1986 that most departments then relented and went to autos.
    Capacity wasn't really an issue then... and honestly really it's not even an issue now.
    Ray Chapman, used to say that the 125-grain Magnum load’s almost magical stopping power was the only reason to load .357 instead of .38 Special +P ammunition into a fighting revolver chambered for the Magnum round. I agree. - Massad Ayoob

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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #4 on: October 04, 2019, 05:45:31 pm »
    Evil Jim needs to know about this...

    I'm FB friends with him. As far as I remember, he's very aware of it.
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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #5 on: October 04, 2019, 10:47:25 pm »
    Well, a big bore lever gun will always make me stop and look but I can't really figure what the point is of a threaded muzzle on this beast.   :hmm

    I've shot the previous model in stainless with the 18 inch barrel and laminated stock and they are pretty nice guns so I imagine this one will be as well.  I'm not really in the market for one but I can see them selling quite a few of these.  :coffee
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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #6 on: October 05, 2019, 11:02:26 am »
    I'm FB friends with him. As far as I remember, he's very aware of it.

    He is.  He informed me it was on The List.

    Fortunately, they don't do a Dark Series of the .357/.38 SPC models, or it would have to be on my list.  The regular one already is.

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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #7 on: October 05, 2019, 12:13:12 pm »
    He is.  He informed me it was on The List.

    Fortunately, they don't do a Dark Series of the .357/.38 SPC models, or it would have to be on my list.  The regular one already is.
    I too wanted the .357/.38 model. I would have suppressed it, I like the threaded barrel. Perhaps they will add this to the lineup.
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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #8 on: October 05, 2019, 03:56:32 pm »
    Not gonna lie, I'm kinda hankerin' after the 336 Dark.
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    Re: Marlin 1895 Dark Series
    « Reply #9 on: October 05, 2019, 04:17:33 pm »
    I wish my 1895 had came with a rail.  A big bore dangerous game brush gun needs a red dot in my world.  Another rifle I need to think seriously about turning into something I would actually shoot.

    That 336 dark looks like a great Caribou/deer gun.  Especially if you are in a boat or on a wheeler.  As I get older optics are more important and optic ready platforms are more and more appealing.
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