Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

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Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

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I was cruising the Cabelas Gun Library hoping to find a nice gun. I didn't have a wish list, just looking. The Cabelas in Maine had a real nice Colt first generation 38-40 with a 7 1/2 inch barrel. That is a rare configuration in a Colt first generation, but i already have one, so I kept looking in the 38-40 category. Same library had this Marlin 1894 takedown with lots of original condition.

I got it on Monday, shot it on Tuesday...

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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

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Very nice! :mrgreen: Looks like it shoots good too!
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Sweet little rifle" :mrgreen:
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Well done! One of my favorite calibers too!
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Hey! You snaked that right out from under me! :D
I have an 1889 in 38 that is a great shooter.
The 38-40 was very popular here. Them old hicks was smart. Up here, the 44s are much harder to find.
Another scarce one that was popular here was 38-55.
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Love to see all that old Marlin casehardening still intact.
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Good looking old Marlin, and the round barrel is pretty unusual for the era.
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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

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Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 am
Love to see all that old Marlin casehardening still intact.

Can you believe someone thought it was a good idea to send it to Turnbull for restoration?
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Shrapnel wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:33 am
Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 am
Love to see all that old Marlin casehardening still intact.

Can you believe someone thought it was a good idea to send it to Turnbull for restoration?
To each his own but I’d much rather have a nice honest original 30% gun over a complete resto gun .
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:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Shrapnel wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:33 am
Bill in Oregon wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 am
Love to see all that old Marlin casehardening still intact.

Can you believe someone thought it was a good idea to send it to Turnbull for restoration?
I believe it. Some people just like bling, and don't appreciate a true survivor gun with a lot of original finish. I'm so sick of seeing Turnbull restorations. Not that they don't do a decent job, but it's gotten to this point where someone would send a gun like yours to Turnbull.
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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

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Very nice find! I picked up its older brother about a year and a half ago ... a Marlin 1889 38-40 shipped in December of 1889. Here's a photo ...
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