We’re digging deep into Marlin’s Model 1895 in this issue and if aftermarket support is an indicator of the big-bore 45-70’s popularity, then we’re not alone in our fascination with the Tyrannosauriffic rifle. Ranger Point Precision recognized a few areas it could improve on the 1895. Chief among them is what we call the little big loop lever ($140) that’s a smaller version of the glove-friendly factory SBL lever. RPP’s version reduces the distance the hand travels to hit the back of the lever, getting the gun back into action faster. It doesn’t come with the 550 cord; we added that. We plugged RPP’s loading gate spring ($42) into the rifle and our thumb thanked us for the reduction in effort needed fill the mag. Swapping out the plastic mag follower with RPP’s fluted aluminum follower ($26) improves reliability with self-cleaning action by scraping the interior walls of the magazine as it travels.
Ranger Point Precision
Marlin 1895 Upgrade Parts
$26 to $140
Frequently Asked Questions
Is a Marlin 1895 a good hunting rifle?
Yes, definitely. The Marlin 1895 is an excellent firearm. Though it belongs to old times, it has got all modern technologies suiting most of your shooting games without any hassle. In short, with Marlin 1985, you can have a comfortable shooting experience.
How accurate is Marlin 1895?
Yes, Marlin 1985 is highly accurate at 50 yards or shorter ranges, but it may become difficult to shoot for longer ranges due to its slow velocity and low ballistic coefficient of the bullet resulting in steep trajectory, and you may have to be precise at estimation and proper holdover.
Do they still make the Marlin 1895?
Yes. The original JM-serialized Marlin 1895’s were made until 2000 when Remington bought the Marlin Firearms company. Remington kept making them but with R-serial numbers .
Since then Ruger has recently acquired the assets associated with the Marlin Firearms brand and in 2021 re-launched the 1895 line-up of rifles chambered in . 45-70 Govt.