SOLD FOR: $1400
Model: 1895CB Cowboy
Serial Number: 99119536
Year of Manufacture: 2001
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. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / * * * * MOD. 1895CB CAL. 45/70 GOVT. * * * *” and is marked with the “JM” proof at the receiver. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-lined warning. The left side of the receiver is marked with 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 receiver. 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 left side of the forearm has some faint scuffs and light draglines. The left side of the buttstock has a scratch at the rear that extends on to the buttplate. 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 light wear at the heel with the aforementioned scratch on the left; the checkering is sharp. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Plus 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, just some stubborn fouling near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are some sparsely scattered light marks on the barrel. The bottom of the mag tub, the left side of the receiver, and the lever has a couple tiny spots of light surface oxidation. The action shows faint operational wear. 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 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: None.
Our Assessment: This is a “New Model” Marlin Model 1895CB lever action rifle made with a 26” octagon barrel and full length magazine tube. The original Model 1895 rifle ceased production in 1915, and was upgraded and brought back into production in 1972. The barrel is chambered in .45-70 Govt. and has Ballard rifling, which produces tighter groups with lead bullets than Marlin’s Micro-Groove rifling. The rifle is in about Near Mint condition with only some minor imperfections on its surfaces. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This rifle is perfect for elk or black bear hunting and its fast lever action will give you a quick 2nd shot on running game if you need it. With its long barrel offering a long sight radius for improved accuracy, the rifle is also a good choice for SASS Lever Action Rifle Long Range side matches. Please see our photos and good luck!