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Hi

Please will someone help me?

In December last I purchased a s/h 1894S. It is a lovely specimen!

What does the "S" mean? I know what the SS mean, but I can't find what the "S" means.

Also, I want to put a leather wrap on the underlever and my question is what is the preferable choice of leather, and what cross-sectional dimentions of the material is considered to optimal.

Many thanks in advance.

Cam

PS as you can see this is my first post, so I take this opportunity to introduce myself.

I am a 54 YO Limey. I am an accountant married with one kid and I am one of a relatively scarce breed in that I own firearms in the UK.
 

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Here is a few I found, match your gun up to this reference.

1894S: 1984-2000 41 Magnum (1,040), 44 Magnum
"S" added to designate Cross Bolt Safety.

1894S: 1987
44 Magnum
New Soft Rubber Butt Plate introduced.

1894S: 1988-91 (2,573)
41 Magnum
20" Round Barrel

1894S: 1988-91 (984)
45 Colt
20" Round Barrel

1894S NRA Commemerative: ? (550)
44 Magnum
*Not cataloged*

1894S : 1993
44-40Win (925)
Ser #'s 444000xx
*Not cataloged*

1894S : 1993
45 Colt (875)
Ser #'s
*Not cataloged*

1894S: 1994
44 Magnum
Checkering added.

For more on this check the link below

http://shootersforum.com/showthread.htm?t=40646
 

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WELCOME to the Marlin owners forum! The Internet has made the exchange of ideas and information between nations much easier.
The 'S' was added to the model number about 1984 to indicate the presence of a cross-bolt safety. Later the 'S' was dropped about 2001 from the model number.
Subtract the first two digits of your serial number from 2000 to find the year your rifle was made.

It is simpler to wrap the lever with a leather boot lace or nylon parachute cord. You use the same method to hide the loose ends as you would when installing guides on a fishing rod.
If you want a lace on style, you can use a section of an old leather belt. Just wrap a piece of paper around the lever and mark it to make a pattern.
I personally don't care for leather wrapped levers. They can trap moisture and cause rust underneath them. The tanning chemicals in some leathers also promote rusting. You will need to remove them periodically to check underneath for rust and coat the lever with a rust preventative.

Interestingly, several people from England and Europe that I have met in business, admitted that they knew where a firearm from WW2 had been water proofed and hidden for 'hard times'.

For now, my government trusts me with firearms. Soon, I will renew the Texas Concealed Handgun License that I have had for about 15 years. With it, I can carry a handgun, on my person, in most places in Texas and many other states.
THANK YOU GOVERNOR ( later PRESIDENT ) GEORGE W. BUSH FOR SIGNING THE LAW THAT MADE THIS POSSIBLE.
Also, in Texas, no license is necessary to have a firearm in ones auto, boat, mobile home, house, business, or property that is owned or rented.
M.
 
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