Marlin Firearms Co. Model 1894 JM .44 Magnum Lever Action Rifle 1977

SOLD FOR: $730.87

WOA#: WY240327JS018

Make: Marlin

Model: 1894

Serial Number: 23156026

Year of Manufacture: 1977

Caliber: .44 Rem 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. / MOD. 1894 – MICRO-GROOVE BARREL CAL.44 REM. MAG” and at the rear with a “JM” proof on the right side. The upper tang is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 20.25”

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is a brass beaded hooded blade dovetailed to a serrated ramped base screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a semi-buckhorn elevator sight with a U-notch that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled in four places for mounting a scope (not included). The left side of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled as well for rear target sight options (not included).

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with a straight grip, straight comb, checkered black hard rubber Marlin buttplate, nose cap, sling stud in the belly, and a sling stud mounted to the magtube.  The wood has slightly shrunk from age and fits a little shy to the receiver and forend band.  There are no chips or cracks. There are a few minor scattered handling marks.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate shows some marks on the heel and toe but the checkering is sharp.  Overall, the stocks rate in about FIne condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling sharp. There is no notable erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads range from lightly tool marked to sharp but all retain serviceable slots. There are a few small scratches on the barrel exterior and on the receiver.  The markings are clear.  Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and smoothly.  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:  This Marlin Model 1894 chambered in .44 Remington Magnum, produced in 1977, stands as a testament to American firearm craftsmanship and innovation. This lever-action rifle, which traces its lineage back to the late 19th century, has evolved into a versatile and powerful firearm cherished by hunters and shooting enthusiasts alike.

With its robust .44 Rem Mag caliber, this rifle offers impressive stopping power, making it particularly effective for hunting medium to large game, as well as for home defense. The Model 1894 is celebrated for its reliable lever-action mechanism, which facilitates quick follow-up shots and smooth operation. It features a solid-top receiver and side ejection, enabling easy scope mounting and enhancing its practicality in the field.

Crafted with a blued steel barrel and a durable walnut stock, the Model 1894 combines durability with a classic aesthetic. Its lightweight and compact design make it easy to carry and handle, whether trekking through dense woods or navigating rugged terrain. This particular model, produced in 1977, embodies Marlin’s long standing legacy of quality firearms manufacturing.

This Marlin Model 1894 encapsulates the charm and reliability of a traditional lever-action rifle while offering the power and versatility needed for modern shooting applications. It’s a favorite among those who appreciate the unique blend of history, craftsmanship, and performance that Marlin firearms deliver.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Marlin Firearms Co. Model 1894 JM .44 Magnum Lever Action Rifle 1977
Marlin Firearms Co. Model 1894 JM .44 Magnum Lever Action Rifle 1977