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Marlin 1894CB Rifle .357 Mag./38 Spl.

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A slick rifle that got slicker with use, the octagonal-barrel .357/.38 Marlin would fit into any Cowboy-Action shooter's saddle boot. It could do double duty as a small-game rifle with the easy addition ofa scope. We liked the balance, wood quality, looks and overallworkmanship of this traditionally made rifle.

Marlin 1894CB Rifle .357 Mag./38 Spl.

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The rear tang was not drilled and tapped for an aperture sight, which many shooters want. The receiver top had scope-mount holes. Note the white diamond on the rear blade. We liked the side ejection.
Very fine walnut was attached to the Marlin with outstanding inletting. The squared-off lever guard dates back a long time. Note the hammer-lock safety, just above the trigger, and the rear sight's stepped elevator.
The Marlin came with a lever to attach to the hammer for easier cocking with a scope mounted. The loading port was well rounded for finger safety during loading.

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