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Marlin 1894ss

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by awhendricks, Jan 10, 2013.

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  1. awhendricks

    awhendricks Member

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    I have been looking for a new stainless steel Marlin .44 mag 1894, but I haven't had any luck. Does anyone know of an online site that sells any? I have found a blued one on cabelas.com, but stainless seems to be rare.
     
  2. hq

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    They're definitely rare. I searched for one literally for years, first with a grey laminate stock, then with any kind of stock, before I gave up and bought a blued 1894. I thought about refinishing it in satin nickel but never got to it. If I come across a stainless 1894 some day I'll buy it but I don't expect that to happen anytime soon.

    Good luck, I hope yours will be better than mine.
     
  3. awhendricks

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    Thanks for the info. I found a 45-70 stainless steel guide gun today, but I think I'd rather have the 1894. Do you like your 1894?
     
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    It's hard not to like the 1894. Light, handy, reasonably accurate, mild recoil with SPL ammo and it has a very low intimidation factor to people you want to introduce to shooting. I also have a 1895 for big game, Marlin lever guns kind of grow on you.
     
  5. GBExpat

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    FWIW, I found a used Marlin 1894 at the Medina, OH Gun Show in 1988(89?), added a Williams aperture sight, and cleared the ancestral farm of woodchucks one summer.

    With generic whitebox-type 240gr .44Mag ammo (often American Eagle, IIRC) that I would buy for ~$12/box I could hit a 2" self-adhesive, round, blaze orange circle from 100 yards. Very accurate rifle.

    Best shot that I made with that rifle was while standing in the shade behind the barn taking a break in the early afternoon on a HOT day, I spied a dark spot in the field grass about 100 yards out. Since that was in an area of holes, I figured that it might just be a groundhog peeking out before leaving his hole for supper.

    Careful aim & squeeze ... red clay splash & dark spot gone. I found him in his hole, shot between the eyes ... he was looking right at me when I fired.

    I was a pretty good shot with irons back then ... before the presbyopia kicked in.

    Sweet-shooting rifle ... one of my favorites. :)
     
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    The 1894 SS models were special runs. Good luck finding them and if you do, be prepared to pay so long as the person that has it knows. I found one finally on gunbroker a few months ago and after the bids went over $1600, I quit bidding (this was for a 41 Mag).
     
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    As a side note, there are several marlin lever specialty forums. I don't like to mention names, but are easily found if you do a quick google search.

    I have 3 1894's and an 1895 Stainless Guide Gun. Love em all.
     
  8. ExAgoradzo

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    You can't have mine ;) but mine is blue.
    I love my 1894 44 mag!!! I also am very fond of my 1895 45-70...
    Someday I am going to get a BLR in 243...but money is one of those limits...
    I hope you find it.
    Greg
     
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    I found one on gunbroker a few years ago. LIked it, and wound up selling it because I like the 357 better.

    that said, read up on the new marlins. I bought an 1894css online 2 years ago. It was so bad I sent it back to the factory as soon as I opened the. 6 weeks and reject 2 rifles later I just had the factory issue me a refund. I don't know that they have improved........
     
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