Marlin JM Marked 1894-CB 1894CB Cowboy Limited .45 Colt Lever Rifle, 2009
SOLD FOR: $1475
Model: 1894CB, Cowboy Limited
Serial Number: 91016177
Year of Manufacture: 2009
Caliber: 45 Colt
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked with Marlins two-line warning. The left side of the barrel is marked “1894 COWBOY LIMITED” followed by “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / *****MODEL 1894CB-CAL. 45 COLT*****” and is also marked with the “JM” proof. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 20″, Octagonal
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated brass beaded blade dovetailed to the barrel and the rear sight is a “U” notched semi-buckhorn elevator sight dovetailed into the barrel. The notch can be reversed to present a “V” notch and has a white diamond aiming reference. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for a scope base (none included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, soft rubber Limb Saver buttpad, and a sling swivel in the belly and one banded to the magazine tube. The butt stock has handling wear with some scattered nicks, scuffs and light finish wear. The forearm is relatively clean. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13″ & 14 1/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the wood and buttpad, respectively. The pad is soft showing scattered wear and some minor bubbling along the edges. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good-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.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 92% of its metal finish. There is some light frost along the sides of the barrel. There is a spot of scabbing at the muzzle and on the tip of the front sight. There is some light thinning at some edges. The sides of the receiver show some scattered patches of faint surface oxidation. There are a few other scattered light marks and operational wear. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. There is a receiver-mounted cross-bolt safety. The lever safety is present and functions properly. 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: An installed hammer spur is included.
Our Assessment: For more than a century, Marlin’s 1894 has served as a popular pistol-caliber lever-action rifle. The design is still in production today and finds favor with both hunters and Cowboy Action Shooting competitors. This example is a Model 1894CB Cowboy Limited made with a 20” octagonal barrel and chambered for 45 Colt. The rifle is in about Very Good-Fine condition with most of its metal finish remaining and light wear in the stocks. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and only light surface erosion. With its smooth lever action, used with .45 Colt cartridges it is perfect for Cowboy Action Shooting or informal target practice. Lever action rifles are some of the most fun and will never lose their charm, this one is in nice condition making it a great “used” option. Please see our photos and good luck!