September 22, 2010
By Dick Metcalf
Marlin's new Model 1895 SBL Guide Rifle is state-of-the-art for whitetail hunters who prefer big-bore lever-action brush carbines. Chambered for the legendary .45-70 Government, the 1895SBL is a true all-conditions tool, with stainless steel barrel, receiver, trigger guard plate, loading gate and enlarged loop lever, plus a weather-impervious black/grey laminated stock, heavy 18 1/2-inch barrel, and six-shot full length tubular magazine.
Standard sights are the durable XS Ghost Ring Sight System for faster target acquisition compared to conventional sights. Plus, the 1895SBL has a full-length XS lever rail mount to accommodate long eye relief scout scopes, traditional scopes, or modern electronic/reflex sights. The recommended retail price is $978.45.
Go online to www.marlinfirearms.com.