Ruger Reintroduces the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun
Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

U.S.A.-( 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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Deplorable Bill

There is no living thing on earth that can stand up to a well placed 4570. Elephant, buffalo, great bear, elk, semi truck and low flying aircraft are fair game with a good 4570 Marlin. There have been several types of Marlin 1895’s, some, like this one have big loop lever. Rarely do we see a means of putting a suppressor on one but it’s a really good idea. Those who reload for the 4570 will be interested in the rifleing type especially with the price of ammo these days — thank you clinton, obama and biden. Rolling your own… Read more »


@DB, that’s a really great comment. You should be a staff contributor here on Ammoland. You always write real good stuff.

Deplorable Bill

Thank You but I am not qualified.

Arm up and carry on


harold writes here so a chimpanzee is qualified, you just dont want the obligation to write, totally understandable ,you can submit one offs from time to time if the bug bites


I’ve seen one round of 5.56 grind an 18-wheeler to a halt…

So yeah… .45-70 will knock just about anything down….


I have a Henry in 45-70 and roll my own. Awesome rifle. I was pumped when I learned that Ruger bought out part of the Remington line, knowing that they will put the quality back in to a long time respected name in firearms.


…..and tax the life out of the models…gotta make that initial investment back…BUT, I guess it’s better than going the way of the dodo bird.

Roland T. Gunner

I don’t know about the taxation; but the prices I have seen on the Ruger mfg’d Marlins is up there in the Stratosphere.


Almost double what it should be…


I read about years ago sbout the helicopters and the Martini’s using large caliber soft lead bullets downing them by hitting the tail rotors, The stuck or smeared leading edge lead buildup caused them to go out of balance thus destroying the rotor blades/gearbox or causing enough severe shaking for a crash OR the pilot to bring the aircraft down. The Afghans would then take out the pilot/crew/passengers. Doesn’t take much lead on a tail rotor blade to bring it down, they have to be weighed after painting and weight or paint added (or removed) to balance perfectly same with… Read more »

Unlicensed Bozo

Come on Duncan, put the price in. Takes all of 20 seconds. Get your lazy butt in gear! 🙂



Are you serious on that price?


That’s way too much! Still say make them for 556!! Sell lots of them.


No he is not because Rugers current price is between $1600 and $1900 depending on options.


You apparently have not seen Rugers current price on this rifle . It’s just under $2000 . Welcome to the Joe Biden and Ben Dover economy .

Wild Bill

Buy while you can because a huge recession is on the way!


Two major problems for me with Ruger’s version of the Marlin, first, the price is outrageous and second, Ruger should have gotten rid of the damn useless “Lawyer Safety”. I have 3 Marlins (none with the worthless safety), including a .45-70, and I am very disappointed with Ruger, which has been one of my favorite gun makers for decades.


I hold my old original Marlin 336 – 35 Remington in higher regards than these new overpriced rifles from Ruger .


Yep. I have a ‘very old’ 336c in 35rem, and I love it. It really is all you need for southern Whitetail deer… I have some big stuff planned for it… Firstly, both rear and front sights are going away… Front barrel band is going away…, Rear band…well, somethings gonna happen with it… The blank that takes the place of the rear leaf, will of course be ground/honed/timed/polished to perfection… I’m going to have a real slim base made… And it will probably get some American made weaver rings… Finally, it’ll have a refurbished Weaver 1.5-4.5×20 w/post reticle… Obviously, everything… Read more »

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I am still using a 1873winchester with octagonal barrel ,and if i need more mi or m14 so Im good if i want 45-90 I have a craig in that…dont really trust old rolling block any more


Imma one day build a .50-110 from a CBC 151 receiver I got from a house fire…. I cleaned it up… But imma do some wildcatting to it… Stretched about 4mm… Imma call it, .50-110 Sharps Super Express Magnum… And load it with 750gr A-Max… It’s gonna be my once in a lifetime Elephant gun… Lol, it’s funny how this morphed into what it is, from conception; originally intended to be a one-off custom build for primitive season in .400 Whelen…and somehow, I ended up with an imaginary .50-110 Sharps Super Express Magnum (12.7 x 114mm) haha. I tend to… Read more »

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What’s wrong with (not trust worthy) about rolling block? I understood older springfield trapdoor (or something like that) were built for black powder 45-70 so need low-recoil ammo – but thought falling block or other lever guns were good to go with higher power modern ammo. Keep toying with getting a 45-70, but I don’t have a need, don’t have a budget, and already have other toys. 223 is plenty to ring steel (or more likely miss in my case) — no need to pay higher price per round for the old 45-70. If I was likely to face bears,… Read more »


I have found this model of guide gun to not handle very well.

Personally I find the stock and forend to be fat and not fit very well.

Early models with slimmer stocks and forends.
For me fit and point better.


When these rifles were produced by Remington they cost just under $1000 . Now Ruger produces these rifles and the cost is closer to $2000 . Gouging has become very popular in the firearm industry . I wilms tick with my old original Marlin 35 Remington that cost $70 in the early 60s mail ordered from Sears and Roebuck . No paperwork or paper trail either . $2000 for the 45 -70 to kiss Joe and the Democrats ass will never happen at my house .Ruger can keep it !

Roland T. Gunner

My current Guide Gun is one of the much maligned Remlins; has no issues, and has shown to be better made than my earlier Marlin mfg’d Guide Gun. But Ruger ought to be able to make ’em and sell ’em for under a thousand dollars.


Sorry, but after Ruger’s disgusting Arse Kissing of the ATF and support FOR the NFA in the recent Congressional Hearings, they lost me as a customer.


I have the original Marlin Guide Gun, with the ported barrel. It is loud, but not a problem. I cast my own WFNGC lead bullets and re-load at slightly warm velocities. The only change I made was to add a Wild West big loop lever a few years back. I love it. I don’t hunt anymore, but water-filled milk jugs at 200 yards are a treat.
However, if TS ever HTF, mulies and elk here in MT will be on the plate – right next to the mashed potatoes.


I’m sure this is machined better than the later circa 2012 Marlins, but $2000 really? I bought an 1895 GBL around 2012 and the headspace was dangerously large and the machining looked like someone had finished it with a wood rasp. The whole bolt face and ejector also was covered in brass after only about 10 rounds. The Canadian importers gunsmith really did well by me and fixed it all so no complaints there. It’s an excellent saddle gun due to it’s short length and high round count. I paid only $600 for it in Canada so that’s a tad… Read more »


The rifles need to be up dated with pic rails for optics, and laser/lights, and magazines. Old styles can be nice, but let’s upgrade!


Maybe…or maybe just the first and last 1″ of the receiver… I don’t like the look of a pic rail… Especially not on a nice lever gun… But I’m just one buyer…




Yeah, that would be great for people who like magazine explosions, with the nearly universal pointed bullets of .556 ammo!


I don’t think the magazine thing is as prevalent as it’s made out to be…I’m not saying I want to try… I’m just saying..

Roland T. Gunner

I was picturing a svelte, lightweight rifle fed from an AR/M16 box magazine.


Henry makes them for 556


…more like .25-45 Sharps…with a 105gr hammerhead…