Marlin Firearms Co. Model 1895G 1895-G .45/70 Govt. Lever Rifle, MFD 2006

SOLD FOR: $848

WOA#: WY240306MK012

Make: Marlin

Model: 1895G

Serial Number: 94013947

Year of Manufacture: 2006

Caliber: 45/70 Govt.

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Tubular Magazine & Skeletonized Hammer

Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / * * * * MOD. 1895G 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: 18 1/2”

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 semi-buckhorn elevator sight with a U-notch leaf that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver is mounted with a scope rail.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped forearm, straight grip, straight comb, sling stud in the belly and the forearm cap, soft black ventilated Marlin recoil pad, and Marlin “bullseye” in the belly. The wood shows extremely faint handling wear and the checkering is sharp.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 hardly any wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the micro-groove rifling is sharp. There is some faint fouling in the grooves but no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light operation wear. There is a scratch on the left side of the receiver. The right side of the receiver has a small nick. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Fine 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 with its attached Leather Hunter Sling in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment:  The Marlin Model 1895G in .45-70 Government is a modern embodiment of a legendary rifle, designed to deliver powerful performance and rugged reliability. Known as the “Guide Gun,” this model is specifically tailored for big game hunters and those needing a reliable firearm in dense woods or bear country. The .45-70 Government cartridge, originally developed for the military in the late 19th century, offers formidable stopping power, making this rifle ideal for large game hunting.

This Model 1895G features a sturdy lever-action mechanism that Marlin is renowned for, ensuring smooth operation and rapid follow-up shots. Its compact 18.5-inch barrel makes it highly maneuverable, perfect for tight quarters and quick target acquisition. The rifle’s construction includes a solid-top receiver with side ejection, which enhances durability and allows for easy scope mounting.

Owning a Marlin Model 1895G in .45-70 Government is like having a piece of hunting heritage in your hands. Its blend of historical significance and modern enhancements makes it a prized firearm for collectors and an indispensable tool for hunters. This rifle’s robust design and powerful cartridge embody the enduring legacy of Marlin’s commitment to quality and performance.  Please see our photos and good luck! – L.S.

Marlin Firearms Co. Model 1895G 1895-G .45/70 Govt. Lever Rifle, MFD 2006
Marlin Firearms Co. Model 1895G 1895-G .45/70 Govt. Lever Rifle, MFD 2006