Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL


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Ruger Made Marlin 1895 Price

The original Marlin 1985 was manufactured until 1917. By then, with the introduction of more modern cartridges like the .30/06, the appeal of the .45/70 cartridge had waned. Production of the new Model 1895 began in 1972. It was built on Marlin’s stout 336 actions. Because that action could handle more powerful loads, the 1972 1895 Marlin was largely responsible for the resurrection of the .45/70.

Ruger made marlin 1895 price

Remington purchased Marlin in 2007. They didn’t run Marlin very well, but in 2009 they did introduce the model 1895 SBL in .45/70. It was a better thought-out version of Marlin’s popular Guide Gun. It didn’t have the silly integral muzzle brake, but it did have a full-length XS Sights’ Lever Rail and a large loop lever. I purchased the first 1895 SBLs I found and have used them to take everything from bears in Alberta to buffalo in Africa.

Ruger made marlin 1895 price

The Ruger-made Marlin 1895 SBL.

The Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Specifications:

  • Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms,
  • Model/Catalog #: 1895 SBL/70478
  • Action: Stainless steel lever-action
  • Finish: Polished stainless
  • Chambering: .45/70 Government
  • Barrel: Cold hammer-forged stainless steel, 19 inches, threaded at 11/16”x24 and capped
  • Twist Rate: Righthand, 1 in 20 inches, 6 grooves
  • Stock: Grey laminate hardwood
  • Sights: Adjustable ghost ring rear, high visibility Tritium fiber optic front
  • Weight: 7.3 pounds
  • Length: 37.25 inches
  • Length of Pull: 13.38 inches
  • Suggested Retail: $1399.00

The 2021 Ruger/Marlin 1895 SBL is very true to the 2007 design, but there are some changes of note. The barrel is a half-inch longer and the muzzle is threaded and capped. This allows for the installation of a muzzle brake or suppressor. Some might appreciate a break with max-power .45/70 loads delivering more than 50 foot-pounds of recoil, but to me, putting a suppressor on a fast-handling lever gun seems a lot like putting a saddle on a cat.

Ruger made marlin 1895 price

Model 1895 SBL - Tactical World

Instead of the white striped XS Sights front sight post, this rifle has a front sight with an integrated Tritium and fiber optic vial. This may not offer the same level of extended range precision, but it does seem ideal if you’re battling a pissed-off grizzly nosing around your tent at night. Marlin has also replaced the XS Sights’ Lever Rail with a proprietary version that retains the fully adjustable ghost ring sight. This 23-slot rail allows for the attachment of a scout scope, a prismatic sight, a miniature reflex sight, or even a traditional riflescope.

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