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    1894 44Mag 15 Inch Barrel?

    Did Marlin do a short barrel 44mag in 1997? I have been offered a 1894 in 44mag but haven't seen it yet. According to the current owner the barrel is only 14.56 inches long and hasn't been shortened, I am assuming he isn't measuring the tenon and it is around 15 inches long but I don't know if Marlin made such a beast. Serial number starts with 03 so it is a 1997 model.
    Over to the brains trust, Is it likely to be factory or has it been chopped?

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    Sounds like a felony to me.

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    I think it needs to be re measured

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    I can't see that Marlin (or any other major rifle company) would have offered such a rifle. They stay in business by selling their goods and the market would be very small for such a rifle.

    I'd measure it as levergunx1 wrote and take it from there...

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    No they didn't make such a barrel length for that model. Likely the owner is measuring from crown to front of the receiver, and not including the threads inside the receiver. Common problem with people who aren't gun savvy.
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    You measure it from the face of the bolt, he’s most likely Measuring from end of barrel to front of receiver, the face of bolt is another 1/2 in back, making it 16”, and they did offer a 16” Version

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    Could be a 44 Mag 1894P model which had a 16.25 inch ported barrel and was made in the late 1990s/early 2000s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marlinman93 View Post
    No they didn't make such a barrel length for that model. Likely the owner is measuring from crown to front of the receiver, and not including the threads inside the receiver. Common problem with people who aren't gun savvy.
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