SOLD FOR: $1975
Serial Number: 96030629
Year of Manufacture: 2004
Caliber: .41 Magnum
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 1894FG-CAL. 41 MAG.* * * * * *” 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 “41”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated ramped riser and screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a U-notch with an elevator piece that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the barrel has four drilled, tapped, and filled holes for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered wood with a capped forearm, capped pistol grip, straight comb, sling stud in the belly and forearm cap, and a checkered brown Marlin buttpad. There is a Marlin bullseye in the belly. There are some scattered light draglines and tiny compressions dispersed about the wood. There is a more notable compression on the bottom right of the forearm. There are no chips or cracks. The checkering shows light handling wear and 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 white discoloration throughout. Overall, the stocks rate in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling sharp. There is scattered fouling and some light erosion. The erosion may prove to be fouling after cleaning thoroughly.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 96% of its metal finish. There is faint thinning on the leading edges. There are a couple notable scratches on the right side of the receiver toward the rear. The barrel and mag tube show some sparsely scattered little nicks and dings. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked. The markings are crisp. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine 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: None.
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 rifle retains about 96% of its finish and is in Fine condition. Please see our photos and good luck!