SOLD FOR: $1510
Model: 1894CB Cowboy
Serial Number: MR87563I
Year of Manufacture: 2017-2021
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “1894 COWBOY”, “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. ILION. NY, U.S.A. / * * * * MOD. 1894CB-CAL. 45 COLT * * * *” and is marked at the rear with an “A” in a triangle and “BO”. 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: 20″, 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, tapped, and filled 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 wood shows just a couple scattered faint draglines. 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 faint wear and the checkering is sharp. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-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 but there is some faint fouling in the grooves.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The metal finish is beautiful and shows no significant wear, only light handling marks. 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: None.
Our Assessment: The Model 1894 was the first rifle with a flat-top, side-eject receiver. Originally patented on August 1, 1893 by L.L. Hepburn, it features a revolutionary lever-fire system with repeat-fire capability. This beautiful rifle sports an American walnut stock and a 20” octagon barrel, and is built with a precision-tuned receiver. The barrel has Ballard-style rifling and is chambered for 45 Colt. 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!