Marlin Model 1894C .357 Magnum Lever Action Rifle / Carbine

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HIGH BID: $655.01
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Auction: 12152618

Manufacturer:   Marlin
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Auction Start:
(June 13, 2013 18:04:00 PT)
Auction Ended:
(June 27, 2013 18:04:00 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Marlin Model 1894C -- .357 Magnum Lever Action Rifle / Carbine

LSB#: 121221MD02

Title: Marlin Model 1894C Lever Action Carbine in .357 Mag w/18 ½ in. BBL

Make: Marlin

Model: 1894C

Serial Number: 21191753

Year of Manufacture: 1979

Caliber: .38 Special and .357 Magnum

Action Type: Lever Action with Full Length Tubular Magazine

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “The Marlin Firearms Co. New Haven, Conn. U.S.A. / Model 1984--Carbine--Micro-Groove—Cal. .357 Magnum” and at the receiver with an ovalled “JM”. The upper tang is marked “21191753”.

Barrel Length: 18 ½”

Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a “U” notch rear elevator sight and a brass bead front sight. Both are dovetailed in the barrel. The top of the receiver has a matte finish to reduce glare and is drilled, tapped and filled for scope mounts.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two piece dark walnut. The buttstock has a straight grip and a black plastic checkered buttplate marked “Marlin”, which has a white spacer. There is a sling swivel at the butt and on a magazine band in front of the forend. The butt has a hole for a “Marlin Bullseye”, but the Bullseye is missing. The buttstock shows minor handling marks with compression marks on the bottom side in front of the Bullseye hole. The forend shows light compression marks with a wear mark on the upper left edge. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: The barrel, magazine tube and the sides of the receiver are blued. The top and bottom of the receiver have a matte finish and the trigger is gold flashed.

Finish Originality: All Original.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is Marlin micro-groove sharp. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 90% of its metal finish. The barrel shows light handling marks and there is a small spot of pinprick surface erosion behind the rear sight. The front barrel/magazine band shows scratches on its right side and there are scratches on the bottom of the magazine tube. The magazine tube also shows very light pitting along its upper left side. The receiver shows light handling marks plus marks around the lower screw on the left side and wear marks along the upper edge of the port opening. Both of the barrel band screws are disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly and we were able to cycle .38 Special rounds through it without jams. We did not fire this rifle.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The rifle includes the mounted hammer extension which has a small nick on its front edge from the bottom of the bolt. It is in Excellent condition.

Our Assessment: The Marlin 1894 models are well known in Cowboy Action Shooting circles for their reliability and fast handling. The lever throw is shorter than any other stock pistol caliber lever action rifle and as smooth as they get. (Uberti Model 73’s with short stroke kits have a shorter throw, but this is an expensive alteration to a more expensive rifle). This rifle will feed .38’s and you shouldn’t have any problem getting 10 of them in the 18 ½” magazine. This very fast handling, good looking carbine is perfect for the beginning Cowboy Action shooter that doesn’t want to spend $1500 for a customized ’73.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.

LSB#: 121221MD02 Title: Marlin Model 1894C Lever Action Carbine in .357 Mag w/18 ½ in. BBL Make: Marlin Model: 1894C Serial Number: 21191753 Year of Manufact

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

UPS Insured shipping will cost $35. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks on especially long pieces or taking down takedowns. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please include a note with payment or email instructions to [email protected]

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. (Please obtain a tracking number from your carrier for immediate delivery confirmation of payment). If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-4 and Saturday By Appointment).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.

We always combine on shipping to save you as much as we can. You can generally assume it will be full shipping charge on the first item, 1/2 on the second, 1/3 on the third, etc. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations (different licenses), or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined.


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CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.5%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

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If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you are liable for 5% of the sale price.

Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are accepted for material misrepresentation, non disclosed flaws, overrepresentation & damage in shipping. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. It is our goal to resolve return issues to keep all parties satisfied with their dealings (look at our feedback). Our return policy is not designed for folks who have just changed their mind or who did not fully read the description. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item. Thank You!

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