Marlin

Model Marlin

Including Models 1881, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895 and 1897.

MODEL 1881

.32-40 WCF, .38-55 WCF, .40-60 Marlin, .45-70 Govt., or .45-85 Marlin cal., tube mag., 28 in. octagonal barrel standard, top ejection, blued finish with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate.

Approx. 20,000 mfg. 1881-1892.

MODEL 1888 (1887 ?)

.32-20 WCF, .38-40 WCF, or .44-40 WCF cal., 24 in. octagonal barrel most frequently encountered, top ejection, blued finish with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate, short throw lever action principle.

Approx. 4,800 mfg. 1888-1889. Ser. range approx. 19,560-27,850.

MODEL 1889 Cal .38      -      MODEL 1889 Cal 44-40

.25-20 WCF (very rare), .32-20 WCF, .38-40 WCF, or .44-40 WCF cal., 24 (approx. 39,300 mfg.) or 28 (approx. 2,260 mfg.) in. octagonal barrel most frequently encountered, side ejection with solid top frame, blued finish with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate, short throw lever action principle.

Approx. 55,000 mfg. 1889-1899. Ser. range approx. 25,000-100,000.

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MODEL 1891

.22 Rimfire and .32 Rimfire/Centerfire cal., 24 in. octagonal barrel most often encountered, choice of side loading (1st variation) or tube loading (2nd variation), blued finish with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate, sear safety system on lever action.

Approx. 18,650 mfg. between 1891-1897. Ser. no. range is approx. 37,500-118,000.

MODEL 1892 Cal .22       -      MODEL 1892 Cal .32

.22 S, L, or LR, .32 S or L cal., 16, 24, 26, or 28 in. barrel, tubular mag., open sight, plain straight stock. Mfg. 1892-1916

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Model 1893 take down

 

MODEL 1893 RIFLE

.25-36 Marlin, .30-30 Win., .32 Spl., .32-40 WCF, or .38-55 WCF cal., 20-32 in. round or octagonal barrels, blue (Model B) or case colored receiver, 10 shot tube mag., straight grip stock. Mfg. 1893-1936.

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Model 1893 Musket

similar to the Model 1893 Rifle, except has 30 in. barrel and military style forearm.

MODEL 1893 CARBINE

.30-30 Win., .32 Spl., .32-40 WCF cal., or .38-55 WCF cal., 15 (only 61 mfg.) or 20 in. round barrel, case colored receiver, 7 shot tube mag., straight or pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1893-1935.

Model 1893 Carbine 1st Model

with saddle ring. Mfg. 1893-1915.

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Model 1893 Carbine 2nd Model

.30-30 Win. or .32 HPS (High Power Special) cal., has "Bull's-eye" in stock, no saddle rings. Mfg. 1922-35.

Model 1893 Carbine Sporting

.30-30 Win. or .32 Spl. cal., 20 in. round barrel, 2/3 mag., 5 shot, carbine style front sight, Rocky Mountain rear, straight stock, hard rubber buttplate, bull's-eye in stock. Mfg. 1923-35.

MODEL 1894

.25-20 WCF, .32-20 WCF, .38-40 WCF, or .44-40 WCF cal., case colored receiver, 10 shot tube mag., 24 in. round or octagon barrel, straight or pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1894-1934.

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Model 1894 Musket

MODEL 1895

.33 WCF, .38-56 WCF, .40-65 WCF, .40-70 WCF, .40-82 WCF, .45-70 Govt., or .45-90 cal., case colored receiver, 9 shot tube mag., 24 or 26 in. round or octagon barrel standard, other lengths were available, open sights, plain straight or pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1895-1915.

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MODEL 1897

.22 S, L, or LR cal., tube mag., 16, 24, 26, or 28 in. barrel, case colored receiver, takedown, open sights, plain straight or pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1897-1922.

 

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MARLIN FIREARMS COMPANY RIFLES: LEVER ACTION, ANTIQUE & OLDER MFG.

Factory information by individual serial number may be available from the Cody Firearms Museum in Cody, WY on the following models with serial numbers 4001-355,504: Models 1881, 1888, 1889, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, and 1897.

Marlin had only one series of serial numbers for all lever action repeating rifles from 1883-1906: therefore serial numbers do not reflect the place in production or sequence number of a gun within a model.

Sometimes, a record shows two or even three guns with the same serial number from the same time period.

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