Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop 45-70 Govt 18.5” Lever Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $890

WOA#: WY240224CC005

Make: Marlin

Model: 1895GBL

Serial Number: MR13635G

Year of Manufacture: 2016 (WK Date Code)

Caliber: 45-70 Govt

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with 6 Shot Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left shoulder of the barrel is marked “1895GBL” and “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. ILION. NEW YORK. U.S.A.  / * * * MODEL 1895GBL – CAL. 45/70 GOVT. * * *” and is also marked with a “WK” 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 “MR13635G” with a QR Code.

Barrel Length: Approximately 18.5”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a beaded blade that is dovetailed to a serrated riser which is screwed to the barrel.  The rear sight is a U-notch semi-buckhorn with a step riser for elevation.  The top of the receiver is drilled, tapped, and filled for optic options.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered brown laminate with a capped forearm and grip, straight comb, sling stud in the belly and the forearm cap, and a black rubber Decelerator buttpad.  There are no chips or cracks.  The LOP measures 13.75” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. Overall, the stocks are in about Excellent condition. The checkering is crisp with sharp peaks displaying light handling wear.  The left side of the handguard at the rear has a concentrated area of scratches and nicks with some more sparse marks found on the left side of the buttstock.

Type of Finish: Blued

Finish Originality: Original

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

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The action shows little to no operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle is in about Excellent 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 its factory box, owner’s manual, Gun Sleeve, and Gun Lock.

Our Assessment: This is a Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop lever action rifle made with an 18.5” round barrel and half length 6+1 magazine tube. The original Model 1895 rifle ceased production in 1915, and was upgraded and brought back into production in 1972. This particular model was made before Marlin was bought out by Ruger in 2020.  This rifle is in Excellent condition with only a few light marks in its surfaces. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. This rifle is perfect for elk or black bear hunting and its fast lever action will give you a quick 2nd shot on running game if you need it.  The 45-70 delivers massive energy downrage which is why many hunters appreciate its knockdown power fit for any bear or large game.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop 45-70 Govt 18.5” Lever Action Rifle
Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop 45-70 Govt 18.5” Lever Action Rifle