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shortylickens

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One day when I have the cash (not likely) I want to purchase a high quality AK clone. Just for fun. I doubt it would be useful for hunting and probably overkill for home defense. The enthusiasts seem to like Arsenal brand weapons.

UNRELATED: I was looking for something else entirely, and found this article. It actually explains a lot of AR-15 parts in layman's terms before recommending specific models.

No matter how many times I learn these things, I keep forgetting them.
 
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K1052

Lifer
Aug 21, 2003
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One day when I have the cash (not likely) I want to purchase a high quality AK clone. Just for fun. I doubt it would be useful for hunting and probably overkill for home defense. The enthusiasts seem to like Arsenal brand weapons.

UNRELATED: I was looking for something else entirely, and found this article. It actually explains a lot of AR-15 parts in layman's terms before recommending specific models.

No matter how many times I learn these things, I keep forgetting them.
Arsenal is really nice but for the money I'd probably just buy something from Zastava and mod it a bit. The ALG trigger alone is worlds better than any AK factory trigger, for example. I've had a cheap Romanian SAR1 for 15 years that I hardly shot because I hated how AK stocks sit with me and the trigger slapped like crazy. Dropped in the ALG and put an adjustable folder from Magpul on it and it's a lot more pleasurable to shoot.
 

JulesMaximus

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Jul 3, 2003
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I need one of these in my life. It’s a Marlin 1895 SBL lever action chambered in .45-70. A local gun shop has one on consignment but they’re asking stupid money for it. Thankfully, I just read that Marlin is making these guns again under Ruger ownership so I should be able to buy one in the coming months.
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I also bought a Springfield Armory M1A scout rifle in .308 last Saturday. I pick it up on the 28th. Already purchased a scout scope for it and a couple spare magazines.
 

K1052

Lifer
Aug 21, 2003
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I need one of these in my life. It’s a Marlin 1895 SBL lever action chambered in .45-70. A local gun shop has one on consignment but they’re asking stupid money for it. Thankfully, I just read that Marlin is making these guns again under Ruger ownership so I should be able to buy one in the coming months.
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I also bought a Springfield Armory M1A scout rifle in .308 last Saturday. I pick it up on the 28th. Already purchased a scout scope for it and a couple spare magazines.
I really wanted a Marlin 1895 SBL in .357 but all rifles in the line have been unobtanium for a long while. Was going to wait but recently had a chance at my 2nd choice Henry Big Boy X for under MSRP and took it.

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JulesMaximus

No Lifer
Jul 3, 2003
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I really wanted a Marlin 1895 SBL in .357 but all rifles in the line have been unobtanium for a long while. Was going to wait but recently had a chance at my 2nd choice Henry Big Boy X for under MSRP and took it.

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Word is Marlin is up and running again and has 1000 1895SBL rifles shipping to distributors nationwide this month with more in the pipeline. And, under Ruger ownership, they have made some improvements to them as well so they are better than ever.


It’s funny because the rifle on consignment is listed at $3999. Guy missed the window of opportunity on that one because we should be able to buy them now for $1399.
 

K1052

Lifer
Aug 21, 2003
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Word is Marlin is up and running again and has 1000 1895SBL rifles shipping to distributors nationwide this month with more in the pipeline. And, under Ruger ownership, they have made some improvements to them as well so they are better than ever.


It’s funny because the rifle on consignment is listed at $3999. Guy missed the window of opportunity on that one because we should be able to buy them now for $1399.
Yeah, I'll probably still get one eventually but maybe in a different caliber. Going to give it a bit when the new guns start hitting the stores and more reviews come out over time. I've already been burned once this year for being an early adopter.

Also now the little voice is going "well you've already got a .357 so maybe you should look at wheel guns" so thats great.
 

JulesMaximus

No Lifer
Jul 3, 2003
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Yeah, I'll probably still get one eventually but maybe in a different caliber. Going to give it a bit when the new guns start hitting the stores and more reviews come out over time. I've already been burned once this year for being an early adopter.

Also now the little voice is going "well you've already got a .357 so maybe you should look at wheel guns" so thats great.
A buddy of mine bought a Henry lever action rifle in 45-70 and had a problem with it right out of the box. He had to send it back to Henry to get it fixed but now it is fine and they actually turned it around quickly. I think Ruger will be a good fit for Marlin. I’m not worried about the quality. Ruger knows how to make a great firearm.
 

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