.357 Lever Gun

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by Boots2140, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. Boots2140

    Boots2140 New Member

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    Does the Marlin Factory still produce or plan to produce again the lever guns in .357 caliber? Particularly the 1895 or 1894 stainless? They are kinda pricey used. I regret not buying one when they were available. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    I have always wanted a stainless steel 1894 in 357
     

  3. PaulB

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    I have a 357 on order. The only thing the distributor can tell my gun store is, "Marlin is currently not manufacturing any pistol caliber lever action guns".
     
  4. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    Winchester isn't either, which is why I've got a Henry on order.
     
  5. PaulB

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    That's what I was told about Winchester also Donn. I considered a Henry, but their tube load rather then side load. I want a side load. I figure if I have not heard anything by the end of the year, i'll probably pay a premium and buy one off Gunbroker.com.
     
  6. Marlindude

    Marlindude Well-Known Member

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    Rossi has the model 92 in 357, I believe it's a side loader , I hear their nice shooters, but, it's not a Marlin !!
     
  7. PaulB

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    Exactly Marlindude. Its not a Marlin. My local gun shop has a Rossi 357 in stock. The fit and finish is very poor. Nothing consistent where the wood meets the metal.

    I contacted Stevesgunz.com to get a price on one of their worked over Rossi's, but have yet to hear back from him. I'd still rather wait for a Marlin. Besides the quality difference, I think the Marlin will hold its value better in the long run.
     
  8. Marlindude

    Marlindude Well-Known Member

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    The pre Remington's are selling way over blue book, their present value is about 4-600 $ over blue book!
     
  9. blackgul

    blackgul New Member

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    The only thing the distributor can tell my gun store is, "Marlin is currently not manufacturing any pistol caliber lever action guns".
     
  10. Donn

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    Since my last entry in August, the Henry finally made it to my LGS. Much as I like my Marlins, this Big Boy 357mag is really sweet. I'm not crazy about the tube mag either, but that's how they come.
     
  11. jbaker30

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    Boots I suspect Marlin will produce the 1894 in 357mag again soon,but I would IMHO look for a nice used JM. It will be pricey though. I picked up a pre-safety 1894 357mag at a gun show that was a safe queen all it's life that was mint and it cost me $900 and I thought that was high,but even before I could leave the show I was offered more for it. The JM's will always hold there value, and will most certainly go up over time.
    JB
     
  12. Marlindude

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    Breaking this out of jail Monday ! ImageUploadedByMarlin Forum1394073599.035759.jpg

    1894 C 357/38 born 2001


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  13. only1harry

    only1harry New Member

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    So has anyone seen any new 1894 .357's so far? I am still hoping Marlin will make another run.

    Thanks,
    Harry
     
  14. Sage613

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    Just put money down on a 1894 in 357. Paying 475.00. Previous owner carved a design into the stock, which is why I would guess, I am getting a good price.


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  15. Gumpy

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    Yes, you are! Grab it Mon!
     
  16. Hillbilly

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    I talked with a guy in customer service at Marlin that said the 1894c was currently in production and that was a couple of moths ago I think
    Maybe around the first of spring
    I would look for them in stores early to late summer unless they changed their minds or he had bad information
    I have called them and asked on a couple of different occasions
    They know people want them like the cowboy action guys so they are aware of the demand I wonder when and if they are going to start producing the 1894 cowboy in 44 mag again
    I would buy that one


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  17. Hillbilly

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    The 1894c in 357 mag
    is currently in Production and Marlin is selling them faster than they can build them


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  18. jbaker30

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    And getting them back just as fast. My LGS had two in stock for a day, both came back within the week, niether would cycle a round, locked up on first ammo cycle, both were sent back to Remington. I hope that was just the odd pair and most will be better. We shall see.
    JB
     
  19. Hillbilly

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    There are reviews on YouTube about em http://youtu.be/Kh8HEQopRfQ
    The action on my 1895gbl was stiff until I shot it and broke it in
    Now it's sweet


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  20. Hillbilly

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