Something “New” from Marlin


I have to admit – I like the looks.  But there are two things that disappoint.  1.  They are adding some really cheap sights and acting like it’s an upgrade.  That’s just sad right there.   This is really no biggie though, as I’d replace it the same day I got the rifle.  With this.  It begs for the Lever Rail.  2.  The stock – which is fine on the outside… It’s laminate wood on the inside.  I’d rather have seen a sturdy synthetic stock used here to take a pound of weight out of the gun and narrow it up a bit.

It’s interesting that they are having FNC do the Finish on it.  I’d have thought Remington would have kept that work in house and use the same finished that they used on the 700 XCR Tactical Rifles.  I don’t know what advantage FNC’s finish is going to have.  Or maybe… FNC did the finish on the XCR rifles?

Really though – it’s just an 1895 GBL with a Green Stock.  I like it, but I’m not excited about it.

What would really excite me though, is if I could get that in an 1894 .44 Mag.   Now THAT would be sweet.

9 thoughts on “Something “New” from Marlin”

        1. Maybe… Maybe not. I’d have to get one in my hands. But you are probably right.

  1. Yeah, at that price point….no thanks…interesting gun though, and I sincerely echo your sentiments for a .44 magnum offering!

  2. FNC is a type of finish – not a company that does finishes! It stands for Ferritic nitrocarburizing. It is an extremely tough finish.

  3. If you think that $900 is a bit much check out the MSRP on a Winchester 1894 which is made in Japan

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