Sold For: $1,925
Serial Number: 12006938
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Caliber: .41 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-line warning. The left side of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. – NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / MOD. 1894S MICRO-GROOVE BARREL CAL. 41 REM. MAG.” and is also marked with the “JM” proof. The top tang is marked with the serial number. The top of the bolt is marked “41”.
Barrel Length: 20″, Round
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated, ramped, hooded base fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up “U” notched semi-buckhorn elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped, and filled holes, the left side of the receiver has one pair.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth wood with a straight grip, straight comb, brown rubber Marlin buttpad, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. There are some scattered light nicks and scuffs. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has light wear around the edges, most notable at the toe. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the micro-groove rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear. Otherwise, there are only a few scattered minor marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly disfigured with useable slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. The lever safety is present and functions properly. There is a crossbolt safety on the receiver. 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: For more than a century, Marlin’s 1894 has served as a popular pistol-caliber lever-action rifle. The design is still in production today and finds favor with both hunters and Cowboy Action Shooting competitors. This example is a Model 1894S made in 1988 and chambered for .41 Remington Magnum. The rifle is in about Fine-plus condition with most of its metal finish remaining and only minor marks in the stocks. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. The .41 Rem. Mag. was conceived by Elmer Keith and was originally intended for hunting and law enforcement use. He envisioned two different loads: a hot load for hunting and a milder police load. When used with heavy hunting loads, the .41 Magnum offers a flatter trajectory than the .44 Magnum, and can nearly equal its muzzle energy, especially in the new loadings available from Cor-Bon and Buffalo Bore. The .41 Magnum never caught on to the same extent as the smaller .357 or larger .44 Magnum, making these rifles more scarce than the Models chambered for .357 or .44. With its smooth lever action, this is great for informal target shooting or hunting at closer ranges where quick accurate follow up shots may be a necessity. Lever action rifles are some of the most fun and will never lose their charm, this one is in nice condition making it a great “used” option. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle CAN be transferred/sold in California.