SOLD FOR: $1425
Model: 1894 Cowboy Limited
Serial Number: 01002912
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Caliber: .357 Magnum or .38 Special
Action Type: Lever Action with Full Length Tubular Magazine.
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “1894 COWBOY LIMITED”, “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / **MODEL 1894CB – CAL. 357 MAG. OR 38 SPL. **” and “JM” proof at the rear. The right side is marked with a 2-line warning. The left side of the receiver at the bottom is marked with the serial number. The top of the bolt is marked “357”.
Barrel Length: 20” Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade dovetailed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a buckhorn with a reversible V/U-notch leaf and an elevator that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for an optic mount and the left of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a peep sight (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a steel nosecap, straight grip, straight comb and a checkered hard rubber Marlin buttplate. The Marlin bullseye is present in the belly. The wood shows no perceptible imperfections or defects. The checkering is sharp and there are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The buttplate shows a few minor marks at the heel and has sharp checkering. The stocks rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is thinning on the sides of the lever, on the loading gate, and on the right side of the receiver below the gate. There is faint thinning on the octagonal edges of the barrel as well as some scattered faint marks. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear with soft edges. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The crossbolt safety is present, but will not go into the safe position. The lever safety functions properly. 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 1894 Cowboy Limited lever action rifle made in 1999 and chambered for .357 Magnum and .38 Special. The rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. With its short barrel, the rifle is light and easy to handle. With .357 Magnum loads, the rifle can be used for hunting animals from small game and varmints up to and including coyotes. Please see our photos and good luck!