SOLD FOR: $1150.50
Serial Number: 99062898
Year of Manufacture: 2001
Caliber: 45/70 Govt.
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. / * * * * MOD. 1895 CAL. 45/70 GOVT. * * * *” and is also marked with a poorly struck “JM” proof at the rear. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-line warning. The upper tang is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 22”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded brass beaded blade that is dovetailed to a serrated riser which is screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up U-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs of drilled, tapped , and filled holes for mounting an optic (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped forearm and pistol grip, straight comb, sling stud in the forearm cap, brown Marlin buttpad, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. There is a sling stud in the belly and one in the bottom of the nose cap. There is no significant wear or damage. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad has an even layer of white discoloration. Overall, the stocks are in about 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.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is no significant wear worth noting. The action shows faint 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 trigger is crisp. The receiver contains a push safety that blocks the hammer from hitting the pin. The lever safety is present and functional. 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 factory paperwork including a manual and a safety lock.
Our Assessment: This is a “New Model” Marlin Model 1895 lever action rifle made with a 22” barrel. The original Model 1895 rifle ceased production in 1915, and was upgraded and brought back into production in 1972. The barrel is chambered in .45-70 Govt. and has Ballard rifling, which produces tighter groups with lead bullets than Marlin’s Micro-Groove rifling. The rifle is in about Excellent condition with no notable imperfections. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. This rifle is perfect for elk or black bear hunting and its fast lever action will give you a quick 2nd shot on running game if you need it. Please see our photos and good luck!