SOLD FOR: $1250.50
Serial Number: 05012080
Year of Manufacture: 1995
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. 1895SS MICRO-GROOVE BARREL CAL. 45/70 GOVT.” and is also marked with a “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 semi-buckhorn elevator sight with a U-notch leaf that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is equipped with a two-piece rail system 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 belly and the forearm cap, brown rubber Marlin buttpad, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. The wood shows a light nick on either side of the buttstock and a few scattered hardly noticeable compressions. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2? and 12 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad is clean with hardly any wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the micro-groove rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore but there is some fouling on the lands.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of minor light marks on the receiver and barrel but no major imperfections. The action shows light 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 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: The previously described scope is included along with paperwork including a manual.
Our Assessment: This is a “New Model” Marlin Model 1895SS lever action rifle made with a 22” round barrel and two-thirds length magazine tube. 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 Fine-Excellent condition with only a few light marks in its surfaces. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and a small patch or two of negligible erosion. The rifle comes with provisions for a scope. 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. With its maneuverable barrel offering and a pair of rings, this is a perfect brush gun! Please see our photos and good luck!