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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 03-15-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Who still uses their Marlin lever action exclusively for Pa.

I still use my 1977 built 35 Marlin in deer season as it just feels so natural to be in the woods with a great pointing,deep woods rifle.Who else is still using theirs as these were a popular rifle for alot of years.
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Have a 1895 45-70 that is one of my favorite rifles.
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I grew up on the 30-30 and moved to the 35 and carry it for bear. I like the gun but the season is so short and I have so many other choices to carry. I do like walking with it. It just feels right. However my new game is a contender chambered in 30- 30. I also have a 35 barrel but never fired it yet. Waugh!

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I do. Its reliable, does what I want it to do very well, comes with memories and traditions, and Like jimbridger said, it just feels right.
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First rifle I bought with my own had earned money was a Marlin 35 rem.. Hunted a good many years with it and gave it to my younger brother and he still hunts with it to this day. That was another one I should of kept, ha, put's those 200 gr. round nose bullets in a nice little group at 100 yards and it's pretty devastating on deer and bear with in it's intended range of course.
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Both my rifles are lever actions, a model 88 Winchester in .308 and a Marlin Guide gun in 45-70. Not exclusive to use in PA, exclusive to every where.
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Still using mine that I bought in 1970 for $79.00. Bought a Puma White Hunter at the same time and still have that also....
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Dad got his 35 Rem for graduation before winning the draft lottery. 20 years later I killed my first deer with it. 30 years later again, this year, I hope my boy takes his first deer with it.
Loved that 35 guitar growing up.
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My dad won his 35 in 1962. He gave it to me in 74 and I hunted with until I left in 80. My son now uses it when he comes to PA from Alaska. That gun has lots of memories.

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Got mine for Christmas in 1970 when I was 14 years old. It's been used every year since. Even my brother and son have used that gun on occasions. It's killed a pile of deer over the years. The stock is scratched, varnish is down to bare wood in several areas, the blueing shows wear on the receiver & lever and the gold wearing thin on the trigger. No need to re-do anything -Love it just the way it is. This .35 Marlin's action is smooth as butter, and the gun's always ready to go when I am. Filled with Good memories too...
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