1899 J.M. MARLIN M-1894 Lever Action .44-40 WCF Rifle Octagonal Barrel C&R
Classic Alternative to the Winchester 1873 & 1892!
Here we present a J.M. Marlin Model 1894 Rifle in .44-40 WCF, made in 1899 in New Haven, Connecticut. Marlin was one of Winchester’s biggest competitors for the lever action market in the late-19th and into the 20th Century. Originally patented on August 1, 1893 by L.L. Hepburn, the 1894 featured a new locking bolt and two-piece firing pin, alongside an improved one-piece trigger and a short receiver that allowed cartridge compatibility with the 1888 and 1889 models. It features a solid top frame with side ejection and a smooth action.
The Model 1894 and its successors found particular favor in Canada, Alaska, and the Pacific Northwest, where precipitation combined with cold temperatures sometimes caused top-eject designs (like the Winchester) to freeze solid. During the Klondike Gold Rush, the solid-top Marlin design was preferred by many prospectors facing subzero temperatures and dangerous animals, since the solid top frame was better at keeping freezing rain, snow and dirt out of the operating parts of the action.
The overall condition is very good. Original finish. Octagonal barrel and crescent butt plate with the semi-buckhorn sights for the classic cowboy rifle. Strong action. Bright bore with excellent rifling. The stock is solid throughout with honest handling. This is a fantastic rifle with all the features you want on a rifle of this type and caliber. It has a lively action and a fine bore. This one is a keeper!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .44-40 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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