Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop 45-70 Govt 18. Lever Action Rifle

SOLD FOR: $1100

WOA#: WY221208JB001

Make: Marlin

Model: 1895GBL

Serial Number: MR09900F

Year of Manufacture: Post 2011

Caliber: 45-70 Govt

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with 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 “DJ” 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 “MR09900F” with a QR Code.

Barrel Length: Approximately 18.4”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a brass 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 mounted with a 5.5” scope rail for all your favorite sights and optics.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered laminate wood 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, however there are some moderate to light scratches on the buttstock from use.  There is one nick on the right side of forearm.  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. 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 minor erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are some very faint and light scratches on the sides of the receiver. There are a couple scratches on top of the barrel and some minor scuffs on the bottom of the mag tube near the front.  The left side of the receiver has some more prominent scratches but still light. 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: N/A

Our Assessment: This is a Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop lever action rifle made with an 18” 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 Very Good 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!

Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop 45-70 Govt 18. Lever Action Rifle
Marlin Model 1895GBL Guide Big Loop 45-70 Govt 18. Lever Action Rifle