SOLD FOR: $2575
Make: Marlin Firearms Co.
Model: 1894 CCL (Cowboy Carbine Limited)
Serial Number: CCL00155
Year of Manufacture: 1999
Caliber: .41 Magnum
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “1894 COWBOY CARBINE LTD.”, “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CONN., U.S.A. / * * * * * * * * CAL. 41 MAG. * * * * * * * *” and at the rear with a “JM” proof. The right side of the barrel is marked with a two-line warning address. The left side of the receiver is marked “CCL00155”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a 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 U-notch leaf that is dovetailed to the barrel. The leaf has a white diamond aim guide. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for mounting a scope (not included). The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for a side sight (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 is clean with no significant wear worth mentioning. 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 is clean. 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 well defined. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is a tiny little ding or two scattered about. There is 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. There is also a push safety that blocks the hammer. 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: This rifle comes in its original serial matching box with a manual, safety lock, and hammer spur. The inner foam has a large chip on one end.
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. 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 example is an 1894 Cowboy Carbine Limited of which only 1,001 were made in 1999. This rifle sports a 20” barrel and is very light, weighing in at just 6.5 lbs. This is a nifty little rifle, and will make a very happy owner of the winning bidder! Please see our photos and good luck!