Marlin Firearms Model 1895GS Guide Gun Stainless 45-70 Lever Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1,100

WOA#: WY231122CB030

Make: Marlin

Model: 1895GS (Guide Gun Stainless)

Serial Number: MR55279F

Year of Manufacture: Modern

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. ILION, NEW YORK. U.S.A.  / * * * MODEL 1895GS – CAL. 45/70 GOVT. * * *” and is also marked with a “LK” proof at the rear. The right shoulder of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-line warning. The left side of the receiver is marked “MR55279F” with a QR code.  .

Barrel Length: Approximately 17.75”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade screwed to the barrel with a white painted face. There is a ghost ring dovetailed to a base screwed to the receiver.  There is a Semi-buckhorn rear sight as well screwed to the barrel.

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, and a black rubber vented recoil buttpad.  There are no chips or cracks.  There are some light scratches on the wood with a few shallow compression marks.  The LOP measures 13.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad.  The pad shows light rub wear along the edges. The checkering is crisp with only some light handling wear. Overall, the stocks are in about Very Good condition.

Type of Finish: Stainless

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.  The bore does need a light cleaning.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are some very faint and light scratches on the sides of the receiver.  The action shows light operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Very Good 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. 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 an attached leather sling in good condition.

Our Assessment: The Marlin Firearms Co 1895GS in 45-70 is a standout rifle in the lever-action category, known for blending traditional design with modern enhancements. This model is part of Marlin’s revered 1895 series and is particularly popular among those who appreciate the classic lever-action combined with the power and versatility of the 45-70 Government cartridge. This caliber, celebrated for its significant stopping power, makes the 1895GS an excellent choice for big game hunting and a favorite among firearms enthusiasts who value historical calibers.

The 1895GS distinguishes itself with a stainless steel construction and a striking classic hardwood stock, enhancing both its aesthetic appeal, especially those looking to hold on to that iconic classic look.

The combination of classic design elements and contemporary features positions the Marlin 1895GS as a versatile and desirable rifle, ideal for hunters and collectors who appreciate a mix of traditional style and modern functionality in their firearms.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid!  -L.S.

Marlin Firearms Model 1895GS Guide Gun Stainless 45-70 Lever Action Rifle
Marlin Firearms Model 1895GS Guide Gun Stainless 45-70 Lever Action Rifle