SOLD FOR: $1350
Model: 1895CB Cowboy
Serial Number: MR51132H
Year of Manufacture: 2014-2021
Caliber: 45/70 Govt.
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. ILION. NY, U.S.A. / * * * * MOD. 1895CB CAL. 45/70 GOVT. * * * *” and is marked at the rear with an “A” in a triangle and “PM”. The right shoulder is marked “P” at the rear.. The left side of the receiver is marked with a QR code and the serial number.
Barrel Length: 26″, Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall brass beaded blade with a serrated rear face that is dovetailed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn elevator sight with a reversible V/U-notched leaf that has a white diamond aim guide and is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped in four places for mounting a scope (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a capped forearm, straight grip, straight comb, checkered black hard rubber Marlin buttplate, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. The buttstock shows a few tiny storage marks that are hardly worth mentioning. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows no wear to speak of. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some persistent fouling towards the middle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The metal finish is beautiful and shows no significant wear. The action shows hardly any 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 lever safety is present and functions properly. The receiver also contains a push safety that blocks the hammer from hitting the pin. 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: Included is a serial matching box with a manual, safety lock, and hammer spur. The box shows light storage wear and is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Our Assessment: The Marlin 1895 is the tried-and-true configuration of the famous 45-70 Gov’t rifle. This beautiful rifle sports an American black walnut stock and a 26” octagon barrel, and is built with a precision-tuned receiver. The barrel has Ballard-style rifling and is chambered for 45-70 Gov’t. The offset hammer spur is provided along with a mounting wrench to ensure the best hammer control possible when an optic is mounted on a lever action receiver as there may not be enough space between the optic and the hammer to adequately place a thumb on and control the hammer. The offset hammer spur can be attached to accommodate left or right handed shooters. This rifle is in Excellent condition showing little, if any, signs of use in the field and comes in its factory original matching box. Don’t pass up the opportunity to add this to your arsenal. Please see our photos and good luck!