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Old December 16, 2018, 01:29 AM   #1
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Found a 1894 SCBL in .357

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I went to my LGS today to nose and really just say Hi. Looked around and really did not see anything that pulled my trigger. Started to leave and thought that I would look at the Henry rack behind the counter and see if they had the Pump action 22 rifle. I did not even look for that rifle, while scanning I saw a Marlin 1894 SCBL. My eyes lit right up. Asked if it was a 45/70, Owner of the LGS said no it is a 357 Mag. He also stated that he got it in yesterday and just has not really had the time to set it where it's suppose to go. He said he could let me have it for $850. I thought that was pretty steep but you absolutely never see these in my neck of the woods. I bought it right on the spot. I have always wanted this rifle and just tickled to pay what he wanted. No Arguments. Took her to the range, sighted in for 25 yards right out of the box. Love the rifle and after done shooting it looked at the crown and it has a Beautiful Star pattern from shooting.







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Old December 16, 2018, 05:52 AM   #2
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Nice looking gun ... enjoy and Merry Christmas to you!
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Old December 16, 2018, 08:41 AM   #3
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TJB,
Thank you and Merry Christmas to you also.
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Old December 17, 2018, 01:14 PM   #4
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Brian Pearce authored an interesting and informative article on this rifle in the May 2018 (No.298) issue of the Rifle magazine.
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Old December 18, 2018, 12:08 PM   #5
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looks like a solid, well built gun. The barrel looks like its a little thicker than the one on my 357 and should be a good shooter.
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Old December 18, 2018, 12:15 PM   #6
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Very nice gun! Congrats on your new purchase.
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Old December 19, 2018, 09:09 AM   #7
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Congrats on the purchase! I was traveling to my mother in laws a few weekends ago, and stopped by the local gun shop about 45 min. away where I usually get my reloading supplies. I too saw what I thought was the 45-70 version of that rifle, and asked what it was and they also said it was the SCBL in .357. They seem to be getting out there. I would have had more interest, except I already have a 1894C from 2006. Enjoy!
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Old December 19, 2018, 09:31 AM   #8
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I think the .357 out of a rifle is DRASTICALLY under-rated. Can get pretty decent ballistic numbers out of them from what I recall.
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Old December 20, 2018, 04:21 PM   #9
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Thanks guy's
Took it to the range again yesterday and put it on paper. Barely had to adjust the rear sight to the left at 25 yards. Absolutely Love this rifle. Just a great shooter so far.
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Old December 20, 2018, 04:38 PM   #10
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Really like that carbine. If the CST had that stock, I would get that, but painted wood...looking hard at that CSBL.
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Old December 21, 2018, 10:55 PM   #11
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I've been looking for one as well, but have only found one with plastic stock so far. Congratulations and enjoy.
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Old December 23, 2018, 08:33 AM   #12
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Thanks guys,
AL45, if I had seen the one with the plastic stock I still would have purchased it. Just for the simple fact I never ever see these in the wild so to speak.
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Old December 23, 2018, 04:37 PM   #13
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That is a fine looking rifle, shooting these with 38's is just to much fun. Congrats on a fine addition. Would love to add one of these to my collection, thread it and I would be super happy.
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Old December 23, 2018, 09:53 PM   #14
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smee78,
Threading would be nice for some. I am sure that they would sell a ton of them threaded. But for me, I only have 1 neighbor closer than a quarter mile, so I have never been interested in the thread of guns. But that is just me, seems like everyone else is very much into them.
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Old December 26, 2018, 05:12 AM   #15
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Would love to add one of these to my collection, thread it and I would be super happy.
Reference threading one of those, I bought this one last summer:



One of Marlin (Remlins??) newest offerings, it’s essentially a stainless Model 94 chambered for 38 special/357 magnum and threaded 1/2X28”.



The stock and forearm are laminated wood and coated with a black resin that gives a tough and somewhat textured finish.





Mine is extremely accurate and whisper quiet with standard velocity 158 grain 38 special factory ammo.

All my handloads through this rifle have been kept to around 1000 fps and run with the suppressor attached (in fact I’ve never fired it without the can on the rifle).

I have run a myriad of 158 grain LSWC bullets as well as Magnus 200 grain 38 caliber bullets through it at 1000 fps and it’s extremely accurate with both 158’s and 200 grain pills.

IMHO this example is equal in quality, fit and finish to all my older JM stamped Marlins and if one is interested in an threaded Marlin in 357/38 special this is the one for you.
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Old December 26, 2018, 10:13 PM   #16
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I've been waiting for their re-release of the 1894 for years, literally.

I love all of my original pre-rem 1894s and shoot the snot out of them, but I've been sitting on a few NIB ones as well because I was never sure this would ever happen. Remlin has been teasing these for ages but even if released I've been worried that they would be crap as their post buy out carbines were pretty rough and plagued with issues.

So far the limited reviews have all been positive, just going to wait a bit longer, or at least as long as I can hold out....lol Going to go for the same model.
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