SOLD FOR: $1575
Serial Number: 99023369
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Caliber: .450 Marlin
Action Type: Lever Action with ¾” Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / * * * * MODEL 1895M CAL. 450 MARLIN * * * *” and with the “JM” proof at the rear. The right side of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s “Safety Warning”. The upper tang is marked “99023369”.
Barrel Length: The ported barrel is 18 ¼”.
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a semi-buckhorn U notched rear elevator sight and a hooded brass bead front sight. The folding rear sight is dovetailed in a barrel slot and the front sight to a serrated ramp base screwed to the barrel. The top receiver is drilled, tapped and filled in four places for a scope mount (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece dark walnut. The buttstock has a straight checkered grip and a black ventilated rubber recoil pad with the Marlin “Mounted Cowboy” logo. The stock has a sling swivel stud and a Marlin Bullseye, and the checkered forend has a steel cap with a sling swivel stud. The buttstock shows a notable impact on the right side near the comb along with other scattered compressions and light scratches. The forearm shows some light draglines as well as small scrapes on the left and bottom rear. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is intact and sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/4” and 12 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the recoil pad and wood, respectively. The pad shows faint wear and remains supple. The stocks rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion but there is some faint fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is faint thinning at the muzzle and tiny spot of oxidation mid barrel. There are sparsely scattered faint marks on the receiver and barrel. The inside of the lever has taken a plum hue. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. This rifle is equipped with a lever safety and a frame mounted push-safety. We did not fire this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The .450 Marlin is a belted cartridge derived from the .458 Winchester Magnum to act as a “modernized” .45-70. The case is approximately the same length as the .45-70, and produces about the same velocities, capable of taking any North American game animal. Retaining about 98% original finish, this is a great looking rifle in Fine-Excellent condition that obviously hasn’t seen a lot of use. Its short barrel and large bore are perfect for hunting in heavy brush. Please see our photos and good luck!