Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

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Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#1 Post by Shrapnel » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:39 pm

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

#2 Post by claybob86 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:24 pm

Very nice! :mrgreen: Looks like it shoots good too!
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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#3 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:28 pm

Sweet little rifle" :mrgreen:

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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#4 Post by GunnyMack » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:30 am

Well done! One of my favorite calibers too!
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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#5 Post by OldWin » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:14 am

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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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:27 am

Love to see all that old Marlin casehardening still intact.

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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#7 Post by marlinman93 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:24 am

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

#8 Post by Shrapnel » 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?

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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#9 Post by 6pt-sika » Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:41 pm

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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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#10 Post by Griff » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:57 pm

:mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: Cabelas Find: Marlin 1894 38-40 Takedown

#11 Post by marlinman93 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:53 am

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

#12 Post by KirkD » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:49 am

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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