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I hope this doesn't ignite the age old "war" between the brands again but I have to ask since it's time to add another rifle to my battery...

What are the advantages (from a design standpoint) of the Marlin (1894/336) vs. the Winchester M94 rifle (particularly in pistol calibers). I've always favored Marlins because of the smoothness of the action and the ease of disassembly to enable cleaning from the breech but with Bore Snakes that doesn't seem to matter as much any more. The Winchester has more eye appeal (to me) given its slim forearm.

Thoughts?
 

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This topic could ignite some "past posts" also...
I'm sure EVERY Marlin has its merits and "de"merits,
But for me personally, I just like the classic lines of the 94.  I have 6 different flavors of the 94, and for me, they just shoulder better than my marlins.


$.02 worth, please!!!


Be well, Chris
 

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Chris,

Just wanna hear some "fresh" views  :)

I had a 94XTR about 15 years ago that I regret having traded. It was chambered in 7-30 Waters and had a 24" barrel. What a beautifiul piece of the gunmakers art that was! I agree with you they don't get much prettier. I was pretty bone-headed to have gotten rid of it.

I looked at some past posts and it seems that Winchester 94 quality has taken a back seat to Marlin over the past few years. I take it you wouldn't agree.
 

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This one was my "granpappys":)
 It's a Pre-'68 Win. 94 top eject 30-30

He dragged it thru the woods of New England, it was given to me with stocks almost to splinters....
A little TLC and she came right back!
It has a williams foolproof with a large apeture, so it's almost a "ghost ring".   Just one of many...
I love to refinish the stocks from ordinary to slightly fancy. just makes a beautiful rifle even better!!;)
 
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