Model: 1895G Guide Gun
Serial Number: 92010504
Year of Manufacture: 2008
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The right shoulder of the barrel is marked with the Marlin two-line warning. The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / ****MOD. 1895G CAL. 45/70 GOV’T.****” with a “JM” proof mark just in front of the receiver. The top tang is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 18 1/2″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed into a serrated riser screwed to the barrel. The riser is cut for a protective hood and has a wide view hood currently installed. The rear sight is a flip-up “U” notched semi-buckhorn sliding elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled and tapped holes, only one hole is filled.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, enlarged forend, sling swivel studs front and rear, Marlin bullseye in the belly, and a black ventilated rubber Marlin buttpad. The stocks show minor handling wear with a few scattered light compressions and draglines. Some of the defects are on the forend towards the rear and of the wrist. There is some discoloration around the top tang. The checkering is intact and attractive. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has minor wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some light rubs and handling marks. There are some spots of discoloration likely form oil, they are most noticeable on the left front top corner of the receiver, on the right side of the barrel at the nosecap, and on the nose cap itself. There is light operational wear on the lever, bolt, and hammer. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine Plus-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. The lever safety is present and functions properly. We have not fired 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 1895G Guide Gun lever action rifle made with an 18 1/2” round barrel and three quarter length 6-round magazine tube. This one is marked with the JM proof and was produced in 2008 making it one of the last true Marlin guns before the Remington acquisition. The original Model 1895 rifle ceased production in 1915, and was upgraded and brought back into production in 1972. The barrel is chambered in .45-70 Govt. and has Ballard rifling, which produces tighter groups with lead bullets than Marlin’s Micro-Groove rifling. The rifle is in about Fine Plus-Excellent condition with only a few light marks in its surfaces. The bore is mostly bright with sharp rifling and some faint erosion which may prove to be stubborn fouling. This rifle is perfect for elk or black bear hunting and its fast lever action will give you a quick 2nd shot on running game if you need it. The 6-round capacity is about as much as you’ll see from any .45-70 rifle and with improvements in projectiles for the caliber its 18.5″ barrel and ability to mount a scope should make for a rifle which is accurate and heavy-hitting. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle CAN be transferred/sold in California.