Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun Reintroduced by Ruger

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The Ruger Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

The Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun is back! Reintroduced by Ruger, chambered in .45-70 Govt. it’s been dressed up in a brown laminate stock with crisp checkering. The cold hammer-forged barrel is 19″ long and has a 1:20” twist. The metal has a non-glare, blued, satin finish and the bolt has been nickel-plated for reliability. If you like to use a suppressor or another type of muzzle device, the barrel comes with an 11/16”- 24 threading.

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Ruger Reintroduces the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce the Marlin Model 1895™ Guide Gun. Formerly known as an “1895 GBL” (Guide Big Loop), this model is Ruger’s first reintroduction in the Guide Gun family of rifles and Ruger’s first introduction of an alloy steel Marlin rifle with a blued finish.

“The Guide Gun is our next step in the expansion of the Marlin line,” stated CEO and President, Chris Killoy. “Marlin fans should be encouraged by the growth in product offerings and know that we are going to continuously expand into other models.”

Chambered in .45-70 Govt., this rifle features a 19” cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:20” twist. The threaded barrel (11/16”- 24), comes with a match-polished thread protector and will accommodate common muzzle devices.

This Guide Gun sports a handsome brown laminate stock with crisp checkering to help maintain a good grip in virtually all weather conditions. This rifle also utilizes a traditional, fully adjustable semi-buckhorn sight system. The alloy steel receiver, big loop lever, and trigger guard plate feature a non-glare, blued, satin finish. The bolt is nickel-plated for smooth cycling and durability.

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Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • DukeofChutney DukeofChutney on Oct 03, 2022

    I like their new SBL better, cant wait to see what Ruger does with the 336.

  • Armed Partisan Armed Partisan on Oct 03, 2022

    I wonder if we've reached the point yet where more rifles (and handguns!) have been produced in .45-70 than were actually built for the US Govt? Also, Ruger released the .480 Ruger many years ago, and it probably didn't sell as well as it might have because there were no lever actions chambered in it; I eagerly await an 1894 Stainless in .480 Ruger...

    • Stuki Moi Stuki Moi on Oct 03, 2022

      @Armed Partisan .480 lever: Yessssss! At least if Ammo is also made available at less than artillery shell prices.

      A "short barrel" (high peak pressure, fastish-(for caliber)-powder .480 optimised for the .480 Alaskan would be very pleasant to shoot in a lever. And still flat enough for iron sights, at least with my aging eyes. Perfect combo for brushy hunts, or just rambles, where there is potential for running into bigger bears or moose.