With this black, tricked-out version of Marlin's 1895 (large barrel) lever action, the lever gets tactical. The parkerized finish and black-webbed hardwood stock of this rifle make it suitable for usage in tough environments. This model is also available in several other colors including blue, gray, and nickel.
This particular example was built by Freedom Arms in Oregon. It features a 24" barrel with a threaded muzzle, scope mount, and sling loop. The total weight is 7 pounds, 5 ounces. It is fully functional and works perfectly. This gun is sold as a "restored" firearm but no details are provided as to what kind of restoration was done. It does have some minor surface rust on the metal parts but nothing serious.
If you want a cool old gun at an affordable price, then this is a good option. However, if you want something that will last for many years and require minimal maintenance, then look elsewhere because this model has been discontinued.
For a century, Marlin Firearms was an underdog levergun manufacturer for Winchester (formerly of New Haven). However, in the 1980s and 1990s, Marlin began to catch up to its old competitor. It now sells the most lever-action rifles in North America.
Leverguns are simple to operate: You pull the trigger which releases a block that allows a spring-loaded hammer to fall on an empty chamber. As the gun is being loaded or unloaded, the hammer will be raised by a hook on the handle or a separate tool called a cocker. When you are ready to fire again, you push the trigger down and release it. The hook on the handle or the cocker will then raise the hammer back up. See how easy this type of firearm is to load?
The term "lever-action" comes from the action itself. The word "revolver" comes from its early use as a military weapon because it could easily be reloaded during combat. Today, this type of firearm is also used by hunters for large game hunting.
Lever guns were popular among farmers because they were easier to clean than other firearms. This means that their market share would have been higher before the advent of industrial cleaning products.
Also, they required little maintenance. If not shot regularly, the mechanism would wear out over time.
Its appeal stems from the fact that it shoots well, looks well, and is surprisingly inexpensive—about half the price of the competition's rifles. The Henry Lever Action rifle has a stunning American walnut stock, the likes of which can only be seen on firearms three times the price. The gun is also lightweight, built very strong, and has a high rate of fire.
Henry manufactured their first firearm in 1866, and today they are one of the largest manufacturer's of guns in the world. The company started as a gun shop owned by Henry Weinhard, a German immigrant who wanted to sell guns at a reasonable price. Today, all of Henry's products are made in America, and many consider them to be an icon of American manufacturing prowess.
The Henry Lever Action was invented by Daniel W. Henry. He got his idea when he was repairing old flintlock guns and noticed that most modern designs used a pull-chain trigger mechanism instead of a traditional trigger mechanism. So, he designed a new trigger system that was easier to make and shoot better than any other lever-action rifle on the market at the time.
For its time, the Henry Rifle was extremely accurate, with some experts claiming it was the best gun available in its price range at the time. Over the years, improvements have been made, but it still remains one of the most affordable guns you can buy today.
Marlin lever-action rifles are still reasonably priced and make an excellent addition to any fine gun collection. The Marlin lever rifles in the levermatic are good value for the collector, in my opinion. They have more modern looks than the other models from Marlin and they come with two stocks, a walnut and a plastic. The quality of construction is good and most parts are interchangeable between models.
There are three models of Marlin lever action rifles that are available today: Model 1894, Model 1895 and Model 1899. All of them use the same basic design but each one has some improvements over the others. The first model was introduced in 1894 and it used a tubular magazine that held six rounds. In 1896 a metal solid-frame shoulder rest was added to the buttstock. In 1898 the hammer-forged barrel became standard on all models. In 1900 a peephole sight was added to the top of the action behind the front sight. In 1901 a bayonet lug was added to the bottom of the action next to the trigger. In 1902 a second hand guard was added under the original wood handle. This second guard was made of steel and was designed to protect field officers' hands from getting shot by their own men when conducting inspections near water holes or other dangerous situations where a hand could reach for a weapon without taking his eye off the scene.