A monster of an announcement out of Ruger today–the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun returns. The release marks the first Ruger reintroduction in the Guide Gun family, and Ruger’s first introduction of an alloy-steel Marlin with a blued finish. And it should nearly go without saying–this reintroduction further cements Marlin’s status, brining back a model loved by shooters and hunters in the “1895 GBL” (Guide Big Loop).
Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun Details
“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.”
The Model 1895 Guide Gun comes chambered in .45-70 Gov’t. It features a 19-inch cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:20 twist. The threaded barrel (11/16″-24) comes with a match-polished thread protector. It also accommodates a host of common muzzle devices.
The Guide Gun sports a brown laminate stock featuring crisp checker for good purchase and grip in all weather conditions. This rifle also utilizes a traditional, fully-adjustable semi-buckhorn sight system. The ally steel receiver, big loop lever and trigger guard each feature a non-glare, blued, satin finish. The bolt comes nickel-plated for smooth cycling and durability, according to Ruger.
The Guide Gun, in .45-70, remains a beloved game-getter for diehard lever-gun and Marlin fans. Based on everything Ruger has done with Marlin so far, this one is sure to be a winner. For even more info, please visit marlinfirearms.com.
Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun Specifications
- Caliber: .45-70 Gov’t
- Overall Capacity: 6+1
- Stock: Brown Laminate
- Material: Alloy Steel
- Finish: Satin Blued
- Front Sight: Brass Bead with Hood
- Rear Sight: Semi-Buckhorn
- Overall Weight: 7.4 pounds
- Overall Length: 37.25 inches
- Length of Pull: 13.38 inches
- Overall Barrel Length: 19.10 inches
- Thread Pattern: 11/16″-24
- Thread Cap: Match Polished
- Barrel: Cold Hammer-Forged Ally Steel
- Twist: 1:20″ RH
- Grooves: 6
- MSRP: $1,149