SOLD FOR: $1375
Serial Number: 22079100
Year of Manufacture: 1978
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CONN., U.S.A. / MODEL 1894 – MICRO-GROOVE BARREL – CAL. 44 REM MAG” and at the rear with a “JM” proof. The upper tang is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 20 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade that is dovetailed to a serrated riser which is screwed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up semi-buckhorn elevator sight that is not installed and is included separately. The top of the receiver is drilled and tapped in four places for mounting a scope, only one hole is filled. The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for a side sight.
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 wood shows no perceptible imperfections. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some light discoloration and the checkering is generally sharp. Overall, 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 in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There is a light scratch on the top of the barrel behind the rear sight dovetail. There are sparse nicks and scratches on the sides of the receiver. The lever shows a faint plum hue. The action shows light operational. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. The lever safety is present and functions properly. The hammer has a half cock safety position. 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 manual, the previously mentioned rear sight, and an installed hammer spur.
Our Assessment: The Marlin Model 1894 is a lever-action repeating rifle introduced in 1894 by the Marlin Firearms Company of North Haven, Connecticut. At its introduction the rifle came with a 24-inch barrel and was chambered for a variety of rounds such as .25-20 Winchester, .32-20 Winchester, .38-40, and .44-40. Variants in other chamberings remain in production today. The Marlin 1894 is one of the stronger lever-action designs ever produced; it has been in production, with very few changes, for over a century now. The action is robust, dependable, and remarkably easy to disassemble and clean. As a field rifle, it is handy to pair this light and easy-to-use carbine with a similarly chambered revolver. Cowboy Action Shooters have embraced this design, as well. This is a beautiful Marlin 1894 made in 1978 and will make a very happy owner of the winning bidder! Please see our photos and good luck!