New 1894 TD 450 Marlin


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 12:18 pm
After looking for quite a while in local shops and not finding something I liked, I ended up ordering a Model '94 Takedown in 450 Marlin. When I picked it up this week, I found out it was ported. Although I am disappointed with this, that is the extent of my negative observations.

This gun is absolutely gorgeous. Great attention to detail. All stampings are sharp, straight and perfectly perpendicular or inline with the surfaces they occupy. Proportions are perfect: slender and elegant. Fits me better than any other rifle I own. My eyes are almost perfectly aligned with the sights when I quickly shoulder it.

My first impression of the front sight is that I like how unobtrusive it is, but wonder how visible it would be in certain circumstances.

After I shoot it, I'll report on how bad my shoulder hurts. :lol:
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:19 am
What do you plan on knocking down with that caliber...

A building...!? 8-)
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:59 pm
Post pics when ya can I'd like to see her! I'm with shooter what in the world are ya planning to knock down with that beast!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:41 pm
:mrgreen:

Will post pictures as soon as I can.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:28 pm
Forgot to take 'before' pictures, but do have one of it with the wood taken off before I apply some lin-speed oil to it.

Turns out "file is too big". I'll have to figure out what to do about that.

So...I tried to separate the barrel end from the action end (it's a Takedown model), but couldn't. I found one instance in which someone else had the same problem. It took a gunsmith with a hammer and vise to take it apart. Apparently these guns are so tight fitted that the factory grease having dried/hardened worked as a glue and would not let it break free with normal pressure. I'm not sure yet what I'm going to do about it.

Later.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:40 am
Picture files of 500x500 pixels or less work best on this forum...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:22 pm
That's too bad, then. I only have the one camera.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 4:32 pm
Regarding the take down, I applied some Kroil, hoping it might help break the bond while shooting it...

...which I did today for the first time. With fear and trepidation I sat at the bench and pulled the trigger. What a pussycat! :o Well, what I didn't tell you is that I loaded 10 cartridges from mild to medium in order to break me in. All with Hornady's 300gr HP and Reloder 7, I started with a couple 45gr loads, working up to 52gr. I then shot 5 rounds of Hornady's factory FTX loads, and those weren't that bad either.
Amazingly, my first shot was on the X with the next 4-5 within 1". This incredible feat was accomplished at a distance of 25yds. :mrgreen: As the loads got heavier, they moved a bit down and to the left.

Very happy with this rifle. Had heard horror stories about the recoil from this cartridge (and 45/70), but it was nowhere close to some my heavy loads in 12ga. Closer to a heavy .30-06 load in my Model 70, actually. Maybe it's because the gun fits me so well.

Loaded some more 300 grainers over 52gr of Reloder 7, plus set up a dummy round with Hornady's 350 gr Interlock for next loading session and range trip.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:58 am
Sevastopol wrote:That's too bad, then. I only have the one camera.


LOL...You CAN resize them on your end...then post them here.

500x500 pixels is the size limit...

Yours may be 1024x800 or something...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:37 am
Okay. I'll try to figure it out.

Thank you.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:56 pm
I wasn't able to figure it out, but joined another forum and posted pictures just fine, albeit a few more steps were involved.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:46 am
I have no problems...


Image


Are you using a 2nd party image hosting site...or storing and editing pics on your own computer !?

If your own computer...are you re-seizing them to the correct size of 500x500...?!

Have you tried this...?

Use the IMG button on the advanced editor and drop your photo share link between the two delimiters

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:55 am
I have them in my computer file. I select it, but re-sizing doesn't come up in the editing options.
PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:58 am
Then THAT's the problem...

SIZE matters...!! :mrgreen:

Try using a 3rd party hosting site...

I use IMGUR... { free and easy }

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:51 pm
I'll give it a try.

Thank you.
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:31 am
No Problem...

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