Does anyone know how many Marlin 1897 Cowboy .22's were produced by Marlin?
Not enough! I want one.
Never trust a man who rents pigs : Gus, Lonesome Dove
I suspect the Cowboy versions were made up from leftovers of other commemorative models rather than selling them off to the likes of Numrich. When there were no more parts, no more Cowboys. The fancy wood was probably from the Annie Oakleys. Probably a fairly short run.