Ok, took a bit longer to get some decent photos due to the lovely weather but I mentioned previously that I recently got hold of an 1899 made 1894 in 32-20 that had a button mag. I've only been able to find one other picture of a button mag'd 1894 which makes it a little bit interesting and different. I do like the look of the full mag version but the price and condition meant I took this one home.
Bore is good and general condition is quite good also, albeit no original finish remains, just more of a brown hue over the underlying steel. I'll be installing a vernier sight so the missing "correct" fish hook elevator is no biggie and I suspect the front sight may be a filed down german silver blade. I might place a Beach folding in there. But over all I'm quite happy with it, it's certainly a nice gun and I'm looking forward to shooting it to see how it goes. I'll get to fire a couple through tomorrow but what was interesting is that it won't cycle my standard 32-20 round with an NOE cast projectile that both my Win 92 and other 94 marlin of similar era have no issues with, they are just a fraction long. So guess I might have to trim a few cases but I'll do a little experimenting and see what I can work out.
This one it planned to be my new pistol cal silhouette rifle.
Hornetb that is in beautiful shape! Look forward to some range testing! Good luck with it!
Here's a repro fish hook elevator if your interested!
GUN PARTS MARLIN ROCKY MOUNTAIN FISH HOOK REAR SIGHT ELEVATOR | eBay
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Very nice 1894! Those button mags are not very common, way more 1/2 mags. Nice find, congrats!
Very nice gun, and surely not abused. Just looks like someone loved it enough to use it and take care of it.
Old Marlins, and Single Shot Rifles!
Uncommon with button mag. Nice find...Jim