SOLD FOR: $1225
Serial Number: 99058601
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum or Special
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. / * * MODEL 1894P-CAL. 44 REM. MAG. OR 44 SPL. * *” and at the rear with a circled “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: 16.25” Ported
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade on a serrated riser that is screwed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the barrel. Equipped to the top of the receiver via picatinny style rail is a dual brightness red dot sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped forend, straight grip, straight comb, raised checker ventilated Marlin recoil pad, sling stud in the belly and bottom of the forearm cap, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. There are some dispersed little nicks and compressions that are slightly higher in concentration on the left side of the buttstock. The checkering shows very light handling wear and is generally sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/8? from the front of the trigger to the back of the recoil pad, which shows some light wear around the edges. Overall, the stocks rate in about Fine-Plus 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, just a small amount of light fouling near the muzzle..
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few light scratches on the sides of the mag tube at the rear. There are also some sparse marks on the side of the receiver. 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. The hammer has a half cock safety position. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The previously mentioned red dot sight is included.
Our Assessment: This is a Marlin Model 1894P carbine made in 2001 and chambered for either .44 Special or .44 Rem. Mag. It has a 16 ¼” ported barrel and is blued with a black matte finish on the top and underside of the receiver and its tangs. The stocks are checkered walnut with a straight grip and vented black rubber recoil pad. In addition to its open sights, there is a red dot sight mounted on the top of the receiver. The rifle is in about Fine-Excellent condition with about 98% of its metal finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp Ballard rifling and no erosion. With light .44 Special loads, this will make a great rifle for informal target shooting and hunting small game, and with hot .44 Rem. Magnum rounds, it is suitable for deer and black bears. The carbine is light and its short barrel won’t snag on every tree limb you pass. Its lever action will give you fast 2nd shots which are sometimes needed and the barrel porting will reduce recoil. Please see our photos and good luck!