JavaScript is disabled. Might also want to consider the 1895 GBL, and 1895 SBL. I happen to like the SBL better and that is why I got one (one of the JMs real Marlins prior to Remington). Hopefully this one is in top shape but I am nervous about even going to look at it at this point. I have seen the GBL and the SBL model and as much as I like the SBL I am not sure if it is worth several hundred dollars more than the GBL. the marlin 45/70 i eventually want will be an SBL with GBL furniture. I could be wrong. Also, I have seen several with the buttstock like that from Diamond D Custom and I would like to add one of these to which ever model I buy. Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands." No problems there. As a matter of fact there are two on there right now...both Remlins...: Well I got the call last night that my new GBL was in and told him I would stop by this evening to pick it up. I am not sure how I would like the straight stock on the guide gun as I have never shot one. Are there any other differences in these two rifles that I am missing? I am new to lever action rifles and would like to have a Marlin 1895 in .45-70. The only problem I noticed was that after loading the first bullet I just could not push the next bullet in without catching it on the corner of the previous bullet and pushing it in further. Jeff Cooper, The Minutemen - America's original Homeland Security. Which do you prefer, Marlin 1895 GBL or SBL? All of my rifles have always had a pistol grip stock. I really want this gun but for the money it should be right, right from the box. I wouldn't think you'd need the rail unless you were planning on using a scout scope setup and even then you can opt for a shorter and cheaper version. I do believe that the first stop for it though is the gunsmith to smooth and polish everything inside just to get it as smooth as possible. But the STBL may be a classic that I " must have". What I would like to have is a 1895 GBL with the gray laminate stock / forend and XS rail and sights that come on the SBL. I also noticed that the lever was not really smooth at all (nothing like my old 336 .35). I added an XS rail to my GBL, along with a Skinner peep sight and a Skinner front sight. I have this stock set sitting in a box, since I changed to a walnut stock last year. JavaScript is disabled. I asked for a box of bullets and took it to the back of the store and loaded it up and cycled it through. Both were limited runs. All Rights Reserved. Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! The laminate looked a lot better. I'm torn myself. Well I hope your luck is better than mine, I don't know that I'll ever buy another Remington built Marlin. Any use of this content without express written consent is prohibited. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. SBL is stainless, grey stock, XS rail/sights. Can I get your thoughts? Or something else ? It has the end cap on the forearm, not the band. I was curious what is the difference between STBL and SBL ? This is very irritating. Anyone know where I can pick up a gray laminate stock for it? Try to find one of the true Marlin GBL's or ABL's used if you can, I've ran through 3 Remlin GBL's now... That is really a personal thing as to which you like the best. I have been reading for awhile on here so I was a little nervous and new that I needed to really look it over good. So now, my rifle is identical to the SBL (except for the stainless steel). I have seen that in the past Marlin made the 1895 ABL that has the black finish on the receiver, barrel ect, with the gray laminate stock and forend with no XS rail and sights, but it is no longer made. " Hey there guglan welcome to the great Marlin forum, you will enjoy your stay here. A friend of mine's dad had one. Won't know until after Christmas as it is a gift. ",,62284.0.html, Second Media Corp., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. Also the action was a lot smoother than the other one. I plan on getting one of these nice .45-70 lever guns for hunting and I'm torn between the blued GBL or the stainless with scope rail SBL. They said it should be in by tomorrow. But mine must be one of the earlier SBL's from Remlin since it has the same bolt as my 1895g JM. 16.25" I think. From another Ontario Marlin owner. AR15.COM is the world’s largest firearm community and is a gathering place for firearm enthusiasts of all types. Is it the loop shape ? GBL is blue, brown stock, open sights. I was never going to mount a standard eye-relief scope anyway, and the scout mount allowed me to use the Skinner sight I already had. I haven't seen one for sale since I found that one. I got the shorter XS Scout mount. I looking to buy a Marlin 1895 SBL. He had Firesites on his. You can get the XS sights form their website for $150.00 which includes the scout rail in case you want to add a scope at some time. After looking at the various models I have figured out that Marlin doesn't make the exact model I want. I have an old 336A in .35 Rem and if I hunt with it in the rain the stock really swells, hoping the laminate would not do this. eh. The shop owner said that he took it out and looked at it and it was in a lot better shape than the last one. It is practically brand new. This rifle looked and felt great. is a community of Marlin Firearm Owners - Dedicated to discussing Marlin Firearms, Marlin Rifles and more. The only difference between the GBL and SBL are the lever rail and ghost ring (other than stainless and stock color) - the mag tube capacity is identical at six. What amazed me is that the broken piece of the stock was no where in the box so that means it was boxed up like this. Will the laminate weather better than a wood stock? I'd check around on some boards to see about trading stock sets. Does the pistol grip stock make a difference on whether or not the buttstock will fit? The SBL seems to be showing up more, and it sounds like the newer ones may be improving in quality. I have seen a few and all had (and gave me) great wood. Sorry for so many questions, just want to make sure that I get the best deal in the end. Really wish Henry had a guide gun at this point...anyone know of any plans for them to sell a .45-70. It was phenomenal. The black and grey is a stock 1895 ABL,  I love it. Nothing I cant fix. Somebody posted something about Marlin 1895 STBL. I tried the XS rail, but found it too long, and it makes the rifle not as much fun to carry because the sharp edges tear up your hands (I have "construction hands" too). I just read a couple threads on here about people picking up new Remlins in good shape and I was getting my hopes up. 18.5" bbl, full length 6-round magazine, pistol grip, lami stock, big loop, and decelerator pad. I am going to add the ghost ring sights soon. He couldn't believe it either and said that he had never seen anything like it (granted this was the first new Marlin he has ordered for anyone). Not sure which route I will end up going with it in terms of optics or ghost ring sights but I look forward to getting it and building it. :biggrin: Well I stopped by my local gun shop this evening on the way home to see if he could get a ABL but after calling Marlin they told him it was an exckusive and they did not have any. Overall I am happy with this one so now I just hope it shoots. 1999 Marlin 1895g Ported 45/70 XS system Leupold vx3 1.5-5x20. I was looking at the same things as you, I always wanted a Guide gun but not the straight stock, and the cost of the stainless was over the top for me. Guess they are hiring in blind quality control officers if they could not see this before packaging it! is a community of Marlin Firearm Owners - Dedicated to discussing Marlin Firearms, Marlin Rifles and more. The extra shot is not a deal breaker for me. From hunters and military members, to competition shooters and general firearm enthusiasts, we welcome anyone who values and respects the way of the firearm. So I am in the market for a Marlin 45-70. This is bad picture of my 1895ABL it has a pistol grip and grey laminate stock. I ended up getting a good deal on a new GBL so I ordered it.

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