Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MCMXI, Jun 3, 2010.
That's such a funny expression ... and thanks!! For anyone that's interested, the price was $695 NIB which seems to be the going rate these days.
That's what I figured! Now if only Marlin would come to their senses and bring out a stainless '94 in .45 Colt, "upgrade" the twist rate in the .44 Mag (stainless at least) to something sensible like 1:20 and start producing a stainless '94/'95 chambered in .454 Casull and life would be PERFECT!! Is that too much to ask?!
This Marlin will be joining a pair of '95s in .45-70 (both stainless) and a '94 in .45 Colt (blue).
Good ideas. I would actually like to see 1:16 or 1:18 twist on the .44Mag.
I just recently got a 1894C in .45LC. I passed on one on the shelf so the dealer could sell it to another customer (I wasn't in a hurry). It took about 2 months to get mine. I would LOVE to have a SS 1894C in .454Casull.
Since they are hard to find, I have no clue what the street price is.
I'm envious, and I have an 1894C already!
Plus, I would assume, S&H & FFL fees.
ArmedBear, $695 NIB which isn't bad, but it's still $60 more than a 1894SS (.44 Mag) ... supply and demand right?! The .357 Mag is more desirable than the .44 Mag in the blue versions too if the price differential is anything to go by. Here are some other typical Marlin prices to put it in perspective.
1894 (.44 Mag blue) $550
1894C (.357 Mag blue) $580
1895G (.45-70 stainless) $625
1894SS (.44 Mag stainless) $635
1894CSS (.357 Mag stainless) $695
1894CB (.45 Colt) $775
I think a '95 would be an easier option (stronger receiver) and a no brainer for Marlin. I'd prepay right now if they gave it the green light. As it stands, Legacy Sports brings the Puma rifles to the US but it looks like the .454 Casull has been discontinued based on the latest Puma spec sheet. Talk about a void for Marlin to step into.
Naturally ... $25 for the FFL and I'm not sure about shipping but when I bought an M1A from them it was $50 to ship via UPS. I have the option to add a handgun to the order (without increasing the shipping cost) before it ships tomorrow morning so I'm thinking ... a nice 3" GP100 perhaps! I already have a 4" on the way (birthday present) but a 3" just looks right to me.
I just bought an 1894 CSS for $679
Neat rifle! I read about it. Wanted one and happened to stumble across one in my local gun store!!! I walked out the door with it.
I shot it today. I added a Skinner Peep Sight and it is a keeper!
I'd like to remove the safety and maybe add a saddle ring... any ideas?
Why did you want to order all of the extras before the gun got home. None of it is needed at all except the better open sights.
now if somebody will just make a synthetic stock I'll be tickled pink. (specifically for my 1894ss 44 mag non barrel band version)
Now those 16" .357 variants that were made on a limited run years back - Those are pretty daggone mythical, from what I understand. Real hard to come across.
I have a nagging question in my mind regarding this gun and the dreaded "Marlin Jam". I don't feel comfortable enough about breaking it down and dremeling it to DIY, although there are instructions online for the fix. Part of me wants to take it to my 'smith for a pre-emptive radius of the offending part. I dunno...
...but right now, everything is great and I love shooting mine! Another part of me says just worry later; supposedly takes thousands of rounds for the issue to show up.
I went with the ringless safety delete for my recently acquired Model 336 in .35 Remington. I will probably use the .35 for Deer. The 1894 will be a plinker and woods gun. The saddle ring/one point sling will make it kinda tacticool!!
I shot both of these rifles yesterday. The 1894 was a blast! 10+1 rounds. Very accurate.
The 336 in .35 blew me away however, 7 rounds to "break it in", iron sights, elbows on a picnic table, target 30 yards or so away. All 7 rounds touched! This will be my deer rifle for next year. 200 Core Lokt Remingtons! Gotta love it.
I appreciate the PMs that were sent directing me to BearTooth. Very cool!
And WELCOME to THR!!
Yes you can shoot 38s just like a revolver.
I have a Marble's tang sight with a Merit adjustable peep on my blue version.
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