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    @ebee @Solo

    I would highly recommend getting a midwest hand guard for it - they are lighter, allow you to use Mlok attachments like QD points and allow you to use a standard bipod (if you try to use one on the standard hand guard it wobbles). I think it is also much nicer in the hand than the standard hand guard. 55six sells them though I think they are out of stock at the moment.

    I also got rid of my iron sights as I run a VX6 1 -6 and at 1 power it is a both eyes open shooter. Ditching the irons allowed me to put the scope on with Steiner lightweight low rings and subsequently I think I will get away without using a cheek riser - you may find the same with your 1-8 Viper @Solo

    I just need to get a QD drilled into the stock so I can use my magpul sling side on and I think I will get one of those Wild West Trigger Happy kits from Brownells now that the ITAR limit has been raised - they lower the trigger pull to a crisp 2.5lbs apparently.

    My 3030 Dark below:

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    The handguard is probably also on my list, though a fairly low priority. $400 is a lot of money for a bipod mount when I could just move my sling swivel stud back an inch or two. I think I also (slightly, though looking at yours, that may be changing) prefer the aesthetics of the stock handguard.
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    @Solo totally get where you are coming from, at the end of the day lever guns are generally very traditional looking firearms and the Mlok hand guard is a very polarising look.

    I think it looks fine with the Dark series rifles as they have that modern look to them already, I am not a fan of the Mlok hand guards on the more traditional looking rifles. I'll be getting a 1895SBL 45/70 as well eventually and I don't think I will be putting one of these hand guards on them as I think it will ruin the look of it.

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    Putting a scope on a lever ruins the look anyway, might aswell go the whole hog


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Putting a scope on a lever ruins the look anyway, might aswell go the whole hog


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    anyone have skinner sights locally looking for one for my m8194c

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Putting a scope on a lever ruins the look anyway, might aswell go the whole hog


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    Weird how these things work. I feel a scope looks great, but a red dot looks wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Putting a scope on a lever ruins the look.
    Agreed
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    I agree with @Solo - I think a small 1-6 or scout type scope looks great on lever action rifles. Loved the 1895sbl in the movie "Wind River".

    Each to their own, if everybody liked the same thing life would be boring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    if everybody liked the same thing life would be boring.
    True that!
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Quote Originally Posted by grunzter View Post
    Got this before our socialism trial, so been untouched for a few months.
    1945 No5 Mk1 ROF LE Jungle Carbine.
    I had to use some raw umber oil paint on the stock to get it the same colour as the rest, and one area that needs a touch just below the bolt, will do that one day... but otherwise came out ok.
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    Iím surprised how the jungle carbine is not a whole lot shorter than the No4.

    The old man said the carbines had a mean kick compared to the No4. (Which after the M1 carbine was his weapon on choice in the jungle)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    I agree with @Solo - I think a small 1-6 or scout type scope looks great on lever action rifles. Loved the 1895sbl in the movie "Wind River".

    Each to their own, if everybody liked the same thing life would be boring.
    And I don't like the way scout scopes make them look

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    I recently got this 1874 NZ marked .577 Snider.
    Am in the process of accumulating the required pieces to begin loading for it..should be a bit of fun.
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    I guess i like the look of dark marlin both ways-and both with smallish scopes too. I have a stainless JM 30-30 with a 1-4 leupold and I like the look of that and my dark marlin 30-30 has basically the same scope(pig plex). I probably will get the midwest hand guard eventually. I have a couple of nice 1894s (.357 and .44mag) and couldn't imagine a scope on those. Your set up of the dark marlin with suppressor on is in my opinion about as sexy as it gets! does the midwest hand guard change the weight much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebee View Post
    I guess i like the look of dark marlin both ways-and both with smallish scopes too. I have a stainless JM 30-30 with a 1-4 leupold and I like the look of that and my dark marlin 30-30 has basically the same scope(pig plex). I probably will get the midwest hand guard eventually. I have a couple of nice 1894s (.357 and .44mag) and couldn't imagine a scope on those. Your set up of the dark marlin with suppressor on is in my opinion about as sexy as it gets! does the midwest hand guard change the weight much?
    @ebee

    The Oceania suppressor does a really good job of suppressing it, it is a pleasure to shoot. It is a little lighter than the stock grip but I didn't weigh the difference. The rifle weighs 3.7kgs all up from memory with the suppressor and scope on it so not super light but certainly not a really heavy rifle.

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