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The New Ruger Made Marlin 45-70 1895 Guide Gun

If you are a fan of big cartridge’s and leverguns, then you are probably going to like the video below. Most hunters in North America are probably familiar with the .45-70 Government.

The .45-70 Govt was beloved by hunters during the 1800s, sadly the popularity of the cartridge has dropped off in recent years.

So, while the .45-70 is about as American as apple pie, the .30-30 Winchester, the .30-06 Springfield, and the .45 Colt, only a relatively small percentage of dedicated hunters and shooters still use it these days.

With this cartridge, you can bring down every type of game in North America. But, after all is said and done, I think the .45-70 is making a comeback with alot of folks.

About the Marlin 1895 Guide Gun:

Formerly known as an “1895 GBL” (Guide Big Loop), this model is Ruger’s first reintroduction in the Guide Gun family of rifles and Ruger’s first introduction of an alloy steel Marlin rifle with a blued finish.

Improved manufacturing processes create tight tolerances, resulting in a reliable, attractive rifle. Multi-layered quality control procedures, including daily function and accuracy audits and multiple inspections, result in a high-quality product.

Here are the Specifications:

Model # 70456
Caliber 45-70 Govt
Capacity 6+1
Stock Brown Laminate
Material Alloy Steel
Finish Satin Blued
Front Sight Brass Bead with Hood
Rear Sight Semi-Buckhorn
Weight 7.4 lb.
Overall Length 37.25″
Length of Pull 13.38″
Barrel Length 19.10″
Thread Pattern 11/16″-24
Thread Cap Match-Polished
Barrel Cold Hammer-Forged Alloy Steel
Twist 1:20″ RH
Grooves 6
UPC 7-36676-70456-7
Suggested Retail $1,149.00


Here are the Features:

Receiver, lever and trigger guard plate are CNC machined from alloy steel forgings.

Barrel is made of alloy steel and is cold hammer-forged which results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.

Threaded barrel, with factory-installed thread protector, has an 11/16″-24 pattern to accommodate a muzzle brake or other barrel accessories.

Glass bead-blasted components for a satin finish.

Adjustable semi-buckhorn sights are great for quick target acquisition.

Six-round, tubular magazine with a loading gate located on the receiver.

Soft rubber buttpad effectively absorbs recoil.

Positive, push-button, cross-bolt manual safety and traditional half-cock hammer.

Reliably feeds a wide range of .45-70 Govt. factory ammunition and bullet types.

Durable, laminate buttstock and forend remain dimensionally stable in varying weather conditions.

Sharp checkering provides an excellent grip in all weather conditions.

Nickel-plated bolt aids smooth cycling.

Oversized lever loop provides clearance for operation with heavy gloves.

Slim forend for an attractive look and comfortable feel.

Also includes: Sling swivel studs, offset hammer spur.

Okay, now that you are up to speed on all of the specifications and features, let’s see just how this gun shoots!

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