Marlin Firearms Co. 1895G 1895-G .45-70 Gov’t 18.5″ Lever Action Rifle 2009

SOLD FOR: $1425

LSB#: 211016DS03

Make: Marlin

Model: 1895G

Serial Number: 91080789

Year of Manufacture: 2009

Caliber: 45/70 Govt.

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / * * * * MOD. 1895G CAL. 45/70 GOVT. * * * *”. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-line warning and “REP” in an oval at the rear. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 18 1/2”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass beaded blade that is dovetailed to a serrated riser which is screwed to the barrel. The base is slotted for a hood that is not present. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn elevator sight with a U-notch leaf that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for mounting an optic (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped forearm, straight grip, straight comb, sling swivel in the belly and the forearm cap with a green canvas sling attached, soft black ventilated Marlin recoil pad, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. The wood shows some scattered compressions, scratches, and scuffs. The most notable of these is on the left side of the forearm and on the comb. The checkering shows wear and is generally well defined. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/4″ and 12 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad and wood, respectively. The pad has some light discoloration along the sides. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-Fine condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some light fouling but no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is some faint pitting on the left side of the muzzle and a small spot of surface erosion on the bottom of the muzzle. There are faint lines on the sides of the receiver and lever. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. The trigger is crisp. The receiver contains a push safety that blocks the hammer from hitting the pin. The lever safety is present and functional. 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: The previously mentioned sling and swivels and included as well as paperwork including the manual.

Our Assessment: This Marlin 1895G is in beautiful condition with about 97% of its original finish remaining. This is chambered in the classic 45-70 Govt. caliber. As is usual with military ammunition, the .45-70 was an immediate hit among sportsmen, and the .45-70 has survived to the present day. Today, the traditional 405-grain (26.2 g) load is considered adequate for any North American big game within its range limitations, including the great bears, and it does not destroy edible meat on smaller animals such as deer due to the bullet’s low velocity. It is very good for big-game hunting in brush or heavy timber where the range is usually short. The .45-70, when loaded with the proper bullets at appropriate velocities, has been used to hunt the African “big-five.” The .45-70 has been loaded and used to hunt everything from birds to elephants and the cartridge is still undergoing new development work. The winning bidder would be privileged to bring this one home. Please see our photos and good luck!

Marlin Firearms Co. 1895G 1895-G .45-70 Gov't 18.5" Lever Action Rifle 2009
Marlin Firearms Co. 1895G 1895-G .45-70 Gov’t 18.5″ Lever Action Rifle 2009