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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.
 

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I have always wanted a stainless steel 1894 in 357
 

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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".
 

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

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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.
 

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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.
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 !!
 

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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.
 

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

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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.
 

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


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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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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.
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