SOLD FOR: $1327
Model: 1894PG (Pistol Grip)
Serial Number: 97022991
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Caliber: .41 Remington or .44 Special
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. / * * *MODEL 1894PG-CAL. 44 REM. or 44 SPL.* * *” and at the rear with a “JM” proof. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-line warning. The upper tang is marked with the serial number. The top of the bolt is marked “44”.
Barrel Length: 20 1/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated ramped riser and screwed to the barrel. The riser is slotted for a hood that is not present. The rear sight is an elevator sight from which the elevator piece and sight leaf are missing. Equipped to the top of the receiver is a Bushnell Elite 3200 optic with 3-9x magnification and a duplex reticle. The scope shows some light marks along the bottom and the lenses are crystal clear. The scope is in Fine-Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with a capped forearm, capped pistol grip, straight comb, sling swivel in the belly and forearm cap with an attached padded canvas sling, and a textured brown Marlin buttpad. There is a Marlin bullseye in the belly. There are some nicks, draglines, and compressions, most notably along the comb and at the toe. The grip cap shows some nicks as well. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering is generally sharp. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttpad, which shows light wear along the edges and some minor discoloration. Overall, the stocks rate in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is shallow yet well defined. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. The mag tube and receiver show a few light scratches on the sides. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked. There is minor operational thinning on the bolt. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle is in about Very 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. 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: The previously mentioned scope and an installed hammer spur are included.
Our Assessment: 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. The 1894PG is a 20″ 1894 with a Pistol Grip stock and ballard rifling instead of the straight grip. 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 rifle retains about 98% of its finish and is in Fine-Excellent condition. Included with it is a Bushnell Elite 3200 scope that is clean with clear lenses. Please see our photos and good luck!