SOLD FOR: $1,199.97
Model: 1894P Carbine
Serial Number: 00027639
Year of Manufacture: 2000
Caliber: .44 Special or .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action with Full Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / MODEL 1894P – CAL. 44 REM. MAG. OR 44SPL” and at the rear with a “JM” proof mark. Marlin’s two-line warning is marked on the right shoulder of the barrel. The upper tang is marked “00027639”.
Barrel Length: The ported barrel is 16 ¼” in length.
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a semi-buckhorn “U” notched rear elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel. The front sight is a white bead dovetailed into the top of a serrated ramped base screwed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a scope mount and has a matte finish to reduce glare. A William’s peep sight is screwed to the left side of the receiver. The sight has a screw-in aperture and is screw adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a satin finish. There is a smooth diamond pattern in the bottom center of the forend checkering and on each side of the wrist. The buttstock has a straight grip and a black vented rubber recoil pad on the butt, marked with a Marlin Mounted Cowboy logo. A “Marlin Bullseye” is installed in the belly of the buttstock and the forend has a blued steel nosecap. There is a sling swivel stud mounted in the belly and another on the bottom of the forend nosecap. There is a slip-on rubber sleeve with a vinyl cloth exterior covering the back of the buttstock, leaving the recoil pad exposed. There are a very few light handling marks in the surfaces. The forend checkering shows light wear and the wrist checkering is sharp. Both are without mars. The LOP measures 13 ½” from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad. The pad shows light wear marks around the mounting screw holes. The rubber is becoming hard, but the edges of the pad are still pliable. The pad is in about Fine condition. The stocks rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: The rifle is blued with a matte black finish on the top and bottom surfaces of the receiver and the tangs.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Ballard rifling is sharp but shallow. There is no erosion in the bore. There are 5 round ports on each side of the barrel near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99+% of its metal finish. There are a few light marks on the top of the receiver where it looks like a scope was once mounted. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The lever is smooth and closes solidly. The hammer has a half-cock safety position, the rifle is equipped with a lever safety, and there is a cross-bolt safety at the back of the receiver that blocks the hammer. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a Marlin Model 1894P carbine made in 2000 and chambered for either .44 Special or .44 Rem. Mag. It has a 16 ¼” ported barrel and is blued with a black matte finish on the top and underside of the receiver and its tangs. The stocks are checkered walnut with a straight grip and vented black rubber recoil pad. In addition to its open sights, there is a Williams peep sight mounted to the left side of the receiver. The rifle is in about Excellent condition with about 99+% of its metal finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp Ballard rifling and no erosion. With light .44 Special loads, this will make a great rifle for informal target shooting and hunting small game, and with hot .44 Rem. Magnum rounds it is suitable for deer and black bear. The carbine is light and its short barrel won’t snag on every tree limb you pass. Its lever action will give you fast 2nd shots which are sometimes needed, the barrel porting will reduce recoil and the Williams sight will make accurate long distance shots possible.