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Marlin 1894 .357 magnum "Trapper" share

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bikemutt, Jan 14, 2014.

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  1. bikemutt
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    I've been wanting one of these for a long time, finally yesterday was the day.

    I heard they only made one run of them for a distributor back in 2006, Davidsons I think.

    16" barrel with a kinda cool set of sights; red fiber optic dot up front and two fiber optic green dots for the rear. Sweet action and handles like a dream.

    Hope she shoots good :scrutiny:

    Thought I'd share a couple pictures.

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  2. chicharrones
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    Wow! Nice Marlin! :cool:

    Call me really jealous. :D
     
  3. Sock Puppet

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    Very nice! Mind sharing what the going rate is for those?
     
  4. hq

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    Perfect timing. I just played with my (blue + walnut) 1894C today and wondered how it would look in stainless + laminate like my XLR.

    Now I know. Gorgeous. Congratulations, it's a beautiful rifle.
     
  5. tallpaul

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    Congrats- it should be fun and useful! I waited a long while to find my 1894c regular and am happy to have it!
     
  6. moxie

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    That is truly gorgeous!
     
  7. bikemutt
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    It's almost embarrassing to say I paid $1500 for it but, the only other time I saw one was as a pair and the seller wanted for $3500 both, he sold 'em for that.

    When this one showed up I didn't even blink. It's doubtful we'll see these on the shelves again.

    I have an 1894CSS as well that's a 2009 rifle REP stamped which I paid less for. It may be a Remlin but thank goodness it's one they made right. It's accurate as all get out. I'm customizing that one with a laminate pistol grip stock, lever and tang conversion. The Trapper will remain unmolested, it's quite fine the way it was born.
     
  8. HoploDad

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    They aren't making any more of those....

    Wow, and it's JM stamped to boot! So many nice blued Marlin 1894's in .357 push 4 figures these days. The money you paid does sound expensive but you can sell that unique model at any time for that number. Can't wait to hear the range report.
     
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    awesome. I like fire sights as well
     
  10. cat_IT_guy

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    Very nice - got me drooling.
     
  11. Dr.Rob

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    Neat rifle! Good heavy barrel for a carbine. You really MUST tell us how it shoots.
     
  12. Torian

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    Looks solid. Nice sights too. Great caliber for a rifle. 357 can turn into a beast out of the right platform.
     
  13. bannockburn

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    Wow very nice! A bit pricey for my limited budget but if it makes you happy, and you can afford it, then it was meant to be. Hope it shoots as nice as it looks.
     
  14. MrDig

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    Nice gun you will enjoy it immensely.

    I have a Blue and Wood 1894C I bought it 8 or 9 years ago and it's still in 90% condition.
    I know I could triple the money I paid for it, and I am broke as can be. (If it cost me a nickle to defecate I would need 4 investors.) But I just can't seem to bring myself to sell the gun, or any of my guns for that matter.
    Some would say my priorities are skewed but when better days come I don't want to regret making a short term decision.
     
  15. horsemen61

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    good looking gun
     
  16. Ohen Cepel

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    Nice!

    I think I have only seen one in many years of roaming around shows all over the country.

    I don't get why Marlin isn't making more of those and the Camp 9/45's.
    They could print money for a long time by bringing a few models back.
     
  17. Armored farmer

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    Nice looking 1894c
    I like mine but.......I like yours more!
     
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    I kick myself in the butt every time I think about the Marlin 1894CP models that I saw in Gander Mtn. about 10 years ago. They were marked around $450 I think. I could have afforded it, but I was only a kid and wasn't used to putting down significant money on things, so i let the price tag intimidate me.
    They were .357mag as well, with a 16" bbl. A few years ago, the need for a 16"bbl .357mag carbine finally hit the point where I bought a Rossi m92. I'm glad I did because it's a nice rifle, but paying $400 for that Rossi (plus another $100 in upgrades I've made) is still not the same as a real deal Marlin I should have bought when I had the chance. Of course, I could have had a Marling when I bought the Rossi, bit didn't want the 18" bbl. I wanted a shorter one and for some reason, Marlin doesn't carry the 1894 with 16" bbl as a stock item.
     
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    You are exactly right, why they vacated the space is beyond my comprehension.
     
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    Agreed. I'm looking at it from the perspective of a guy in CT where we are too civilized for most of the eeeeevil PCCs like a CX4 storm which is now banned. But now that I have a 1911, I'd LOVE a Camp 45. One of those hooked up with a red dot sight, would make for a nice HD gun and companion piece to my 1911.
     
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    I would knock down old ladies to get to that there lever gun.
    Very very nice Marlin right there.
     
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    Dang! That is one fine looking little rifle...didn't know Marlin ever made that one. But there's lots of stuff I don't know. :scrutiny:
     
  23. horsemen61

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    I bet that will go nice with that Wiley Clapp gp 100 :D won't it bikemut
     
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    Awesome looking gun!

    One of my buddies has one in blue with a 16" bbl (he bought it for $400 bucks or so about a decade ago I think) and it is AWESOME!

    Also, I totally agree with Ohen on this:
    Maybe we could petition Remington/Marlin/Freedom Arms (whoever it is) to put these back in production...although its possible that they have laid off the workers that were capable of making them the way they used to be and that is the reason why they haven't put them back on the market again.

    To be honest, I was almost expecting Marlin to announce the reintroduction of pistol-caliber leverguns at this year's SHOT Show :(...
     
  25. horsemen61

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    Can I ask you to do a range review with it and your ruger 77/357 mag please I would like to see an honest review involving the two :banghead: can't find one anywhere about the accuracy and I have to say your recent 357 mag acquisitions are beautiful now to stock up on ammo
     
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