Reintroducing the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper 45-70 Lever Action



Reintroducing the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper 45-70 Lever Action

Few cartridges out there are as universally loved as the 45-70 government cartridge. Combining higher velocities with heavyweight and wide diameter bullets makes for a great hunting caliber whether you’re trying to take down a mule deer or you’re going after some of the tougher and more dangerous species that exist on the North American continent. Ruger is proud to be able to reintroduce the Marlin 1895 Trapper featuring the unique adjustable Skinner Sight system as well as a shorter handier barrel length as well as a few minor cosmetic updates to differentiate it from its big looped cousin the Ruger/Marlin 1895 SBL.

Reintroducing the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper 45-70 Lever Action

The Marlin Model 1895 Trapper Lever-Action is Back from Ruger

The Rifle also differs from the 1895 SBL in that instead of a grey laminate checkered stock, the Trapper model features a darker Black checkered stock but still retains the new trademark Ruger/Marlin bullseye and laser engraved marlin logo on the bottom of the stock. If the new Ruger/Marlin 1895 SBL is any indicator of how well this new lever-action is being made, then the 1895 Trapper should prove to be a welcome addition to the revived line of Marlin rifles.

Reintroducing the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper 45-70 Lever Action

Like the previous release of the Ruger Marlin 1895 SBL, the 1895 Trapper features a polished stainless-steel receiver and is accompanied by small nickel-plated parts to keep the look uniform and durable. New for the 1895 Trapper is the Skinner Sight system which is both rugged and accurate. The Skinner Sights combined with the shortened 16″ barrel should give big game hunters and predator hunters the accuracy and quickness they need to make the important shot.

Reintroducing the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper 45-70 Lever Action

Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is pleased to announce its reintroduction of the Marlin® Model 1895 Trapper.

The Marlin 1895 Trapper was conceived by hunting and fishing guides in Alaska who needed a big-bore rifle that was short, quick-handling, and optimized for hunting or protection from dangerous animals. Chambered in .45-70 Govt., this latest Marlin offering from Ruger features a 16.17″, 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.

Model # 70450
Caliber .45-70 Govt
Capacity 5+1
Stock Black Laminate
Material Stainless Steel
Finish Satin Stainless
Front Sight Skinner Sights Blade
Rear Sight Skinner Sights Adjustable
Weight 7.1 lbs.
Overall Length 34.25″
Length of Pull 13.38″
Barrel Length 16.10″
Thread Pattern 11/16″-24
Thread Cap Match-Polished
Barrel Cold Hammer-Forged Stainless Steel
Twist 1:20″ RH
Grooves 6
UPC 7-36676-70450-7
Suggested Retail $1,349.00

Reintroducing the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper 45-70 Lever Action

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