Marlin Firearms 1894 .44 Rem. mag / .44 SPL 20.25” Lever Action Rifle 2012

SOLD FOR: $794.00

WOA#: WY240324DH002

Make: Marlin (Remington)

Model: 1894

Serial Number: MR92938B

Year of Manufacture: 2012

Caliber: .44 Rem Mag / .44 SPL

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full-Length Tubular Magazine

Barrel Length: 20” Round

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a hooded beaded blade dovetailed to a serrated ramped base screwed to the barrel.  The rear sight is a u-notch semi-buckhorn with riser dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has two pairs has drilled, tapped, and filled holes for sight options.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, rubber buttpad, capped forend with sling stud, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. There are a few very light compressions and a few draglines and scratches. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 3/4″ from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The plate has light wear on the heel and toe. The buttstock’s fit to the receiver is just short from flush.  There is a small loss in the grip on the left side of the lower tang. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion.  There is some minor fouling in the grooves. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9.5/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The finish is very strong throughout. There is minor loading wear on the loading gate. There are a few other scattered light marks and very minor operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine Plus-Excellent Condition and would rate higher given the stock.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. 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 with its factory box, owner’s manual, plastic gun sleeve, and chamber lock and keys.

Our Assessment: The Marlin Model 1894, chambered in .44 Remington Magnum or .44 Special, is a classic lever-action rifle that has earned a stellar reputation for its ruggedness, reliability, and historical significance. First introduced in the late 19th century, the Model 1894 has become an iconic firearm, especially beloved by hunters, sport shooters, and collectors.

The .44 Remington Magnum and .44 Special calibers offer substantial stopping power, making this rifle suitable for hunting medium to large game, as well as for self-defense purposes. The lever-action mechanism allows for rapid follow-up shots, which is a distinct advantage in dynamic shooting scenarios. This model features Marlin’s robust construction, with a solid steel receiver and a side ejection port that facilitates easy scope mounting and ensures reliable ejection of spent cartridges.

The Model 1894 typically comes with a handsome walnut stock, providing a classic look and a comfortable grip. The rifle’s precision rifling and adjustable sights enhance accuracy, making it effective at various ranges. Its compact size and manageable recoil make it user-friendly, even for shooters who may find larger calibers challenging.

Overall, the Marlin Model 1894 in .44 Remington Magnum or .44 Special is a versatile and durable firearm, offering a blend of historical charm and modern performance that appeals to a wide range of shooting enthusiasts.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Marlin Firearms 1894 .44 Rem. mag / .44 SPL 20.25” Lever Action Rifle 2012