Looking for a .45 Long Colt rifle

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Deacon_Man, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,271
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    They are and you can thank CAS for that. The Marlin 1894 is one of the more popular leverguns for CAS.

    I personally would go to walmart or academy sports and see if they can order it. And thats even speaking as an FFL-01, I cant compete with the prices Walmart and Academy sells for.
  2. Airdale

    Airdale Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Messages:
    931
    Location:
    N.W. Arkansas
    John,

    I have a Marlin in .44 mag and the round is really tame coming out of a rifle.
    It's one of my favorites that I won't part with. Good luck with your search.
  3. Airdale

    Airdale Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2009
    Messages:
    931
    Location:
    N.W. Arkansas
    I think Josh has it about right for getting a new one. I don't think Academy will order for you (at least that's the way the counter guys expained it to me) they will locate one in one of their other stores and have it sent to your store.

    I checked Buds and they have a Henry "Big Boy" in .45 for $672. It looked like Marlin would be in the same range if they had one.

    The others that make sure are proud of their stuff Uberti and Cimmeron are outta my league.

    One other choice is used. Search the pawn shops and gun shows. If you go that route you might want to consider a few more calibers like .357 mag. or even a .44 mag to enhance your chances of finding a nice Rifle.
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,271
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    The henry big boys are better than the marlins IMO, and 672 is not bad. Ive seen em as high as 800. Thing i like the most about the Henrys is no stinkin thumb scrapin loading gate. they load from the end of the tube just like a marlin 60.

    And another bonus is they have cut rifled barrels as opposed to the Marlins microgroove barrels. Cut rifled is way better for shooting cast.
  5. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2012
    Messages:
    696
    Location:
    Humboldt KS
    I know you can kill the whitetail here in KS with a .22 or a .22 mag, but you don't want to get caught they'll try to take it all away from you. They average to 150 dressed. Just sayin if you know how to and where to shoot it can be done. I don't recommend it.
    My personal favorite is my Marlin 30AW and a neck shot. No chasin and I ruin that dang neck roast!!! .357 would do and the Winni I shot I barely felt anythin and we were usin maximum loads for a .357(they were loaded buy a friend of mine).
  6. wv hillbilly

    wv hillbilly Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    2,404
    Location:
    mountains of wv.
    well, H&R no longer makes one. i cakked the factory and asked
  7. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,665
    Location:
    marion indiana
    Rossi,made by tauras has a .45long colt mares leg like steve Mcqueen had on the 60's go wanted dead or alive.Its lever action and bad as h___!
  8. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2007
    Messages:
    18,271
    Location:
    Heart Of Texas
    My youngest boy Wes calls that a cowboy gun thats his size. And when i asked him what he wants for his birthday july 17, he said the little cowboy gun.
  9. al45lc

    al45lc New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,124
    Location:
    colorful colorado
    I've owned a Marlin 1894/.45L.C. for 20 years now, very accurate even with my hard cast bullets.
    I installed a rear apeture sight by Wiliams and it's good for 100 yards with my heavy loads, killed several deer with it.
    With a 335 gr G.C. cast bullet, I'm pushing around 1800 fps. Hefty recoil though. That's power enough for Elk, much less deer.
  10. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,577
    Location:
    Tampa Bay Area, FL
    I've seen several deers taken with a .22 to the old brain bucket...drop where they stood.
  11. GLS_1956

    GLS_1956 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Messages:
    74
    Location:
    The Great State of Oklahoma
    I have two rifles chambered for 45 (Long) Colt. An Ubertti, Winchester 1873 clone, with curved buttplate and pistol grip buttstock. Very accurate after got the lever safety adjusted, and trigger smoothed out. Second is a Japanese made Winchester Model 92 carbine. Also a nice gun, but it too has that damn curved buttplate. I've gotten to shoot a friend's Marlin 1894 45 Colt carbine. Great gun, if you want a scope, it's the one for you.

    Thankfully they don't recoil much at all. I used them in cowboy action shooting years back. Any of them would be good enough for deer at 100 yards or so.

    Finally I'll say the Ubertti has the smoother action. But it's the weakest design. The Marlin is the strongest of the actions. The Winchester '92 clone the best balance.
  12. jbmid1

    jbmid1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,315
    There's a Rossi .45 LC saddle rifle in my local military exchange that Ilook hard at every time I'm in there. Priced 450 ish.
  13. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2011
    Messages:
    1,869
    Location:
    South Texas

    Yeah Texas is too strict. My Grandfather shot and killed several deer using just a .22LR but at a closer range by shooting them in the head :thumbsup:
  14. Old John

    Old John New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    53
    Yeah, I have a Winchester Trapper Special, in .357 magnum, with a 17 or 18 in. barrel. It's handy around our rural place for varmints. I bought it new, probably 10 or 12 years ago. I have a Winchester "End of Trails" in .45 Colt too. And I would not part with either one of them. Both are 'for fun' guns.
    I 'spect either one would easily take a whitetail. Both are "legal" where we live.
    My Dear Wife claims the End of Trails, but I bought it. My Dear Brother borrowed it for deer hunting and I haven't got it back yet. Guess I'll have to talk to him. Maybe I'll take Dear Wife down to do the talking.;)
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun looking for advice on a tan 30rnd ar mag ( 556 ) opinions? Apr 18, 2014
Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun Question Regarding Odd Looking ( To Me ) 5.56 Ammo Apr 9, 2014
Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun .223 Ammo Boxes..I'm Looking At Some Now Apr 3, 2014
Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun Looking for Collapsible Stock for FN police Tactical Shotgun... Feb 24, 2014
Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun Best Looking/Most Accurate .30-06 Rifle? Feb 14, 2014

Share This Page