SOLD FOR: $3125
Model: 1894CB Cowboy Limited
Serial Number: 03032753
Year of Manufacture: 1997
Caliber: .44 Remington Magnum / Special
Action Type: Lever Action with Tubular Magazine
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked with the Marlin warning. The left side of the barrel is marked “1894 COWBOY LIMITED”, “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / **MODEL 1894 CB-CAL. 44 REM. MAG. OR 44 SPL.**” with a “JM” proof mark near the receiver. The right side of the receiver is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: The barrel is a 24” octagonal barrel with a full length round magazine tube.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated brass beaded blade dovetailed to the barrel and the rear sight is a semi-buckhorn sliding elevator sight with a reversible sight leaf that has a white diamond aiming reference on the rear face. The rear sight is dovetailed into the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for mounting an optic (not included). The left side of the receiver has two drilled, tapped, and filled holes for a side-mounted sight (not included).
Stock Configuration & Condition: This rifle has a two piece checkered walnut stock with a capped forearm, straight grip, and a checkered Marlin buttplate. There is a Marlin “Bullseye” in the belly of the butt stock. There are some scattered little nicks on the right side of the forearm and two scuffs on the belly. There is a small amount of white discoloration in the checkering on the right side of the grip and a small scuff just below the checkering. The forearm shows a few faint marks throughout. There are no chips or cracks and the checkering is sharp. The LOP measures approximately 13 1/4” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some light wear at the heel and the checkering is sharp. The stocks rate in about Fine overall 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 97% of its metal finish. There are a few faint scratches on the magazine tube, notably towards the rear. There are some light handling marks on the upper tang. There is hardly any operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are sharp. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine-Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly. The receiver has a hammer-block push safety installed. 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: This rifle is a real find. Chambered in the popular .44 Remington Magnum, it’s a great SASS shooter that you can feed without breaking the bank. The furniture is in Fine condition; the gun retains 97% of its metal finish and has a JM marked barrel indicating it was made prior to the purchase of Marlin by Remington. The 24” octagonal barrel gives it some weight, minimizing recoil, which will help you to get back on target quickly. If you’re a Cowboy shooter or a fan of lever action rifles, you’ll love having this gun in your collection. Please see our photos and good luck!