Luke Cuenco 07.11.23
Ruger is delighted to unveil the return of the Marlin® Model 1894™ Classic in .44 Rem Mag. This reintroduction of the Model 1894 Classic preserves the timeless qualities that have made it an iconic rifle. Crafted by Ruger, the 1894 Classic proudly bears the “Mayodan, NC” marking, a Ruger-made serial number prefix (“RM”), and showcases the distinctive red and white “bullseye” on the stock. The Marlin 1894 rifle was known for its reliability and quick follow-up shots, making it a formidable firearm for individuals facing dangerous encounters or engaging in frontier skirmishes. Its presence in countless Western movies and its association with legendary figures such as Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Cody have cemented its place in the annals of Western history.
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We are excited to reintroduce the Marlin® Model 1894™ Classic. Chambered in .44 Rem Mag, the Model 1894 Classic sports a beautifully-finished American black walnut straight stock and forend and the clean and crisp checkering accentuates both the aesthetics and utility of this truly iconic rifle.
Chambered in .44 Rem Mag, the Model 1894 Classic sports a beautifully-finished American black walnut straight stock and forend. The clean and crisp checkering accentuates both the aesthetics and utility of this iconic rifle..
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) is proud to announce the reintroduction of the Marlin® Model 1894™ Classic chambered in .44 Rem Mag. The Model 1894 Classic retains the traditional characteristics that made this a truly iconic rifle.
“We’re very excited to introduce our first Ruger-made Marlin Model 1894,” said Ruger President and CEO, Chris Killoy. “We have spent many months working to make this rifle the best it can be.”
Chambered in .44 Magnum, the Model 1894 Classic sports a beautifully finished American black walnut straight stock and forend. The clean and crisp checkering accentuates both the aesthetics and utility of this carefully crafted rifle.
Richly blued and featuring a square finger lever, this alloy steel rifle is equipped with a 20” cold hammer-forged barrel with standard six-groove rifling and a 1:20” twist rate. Also capable of shooting the lighter-recoiling .44 Special, the Model 1894 is equipped with a tubular magazine that will accept 10 rounds of .44 Magnum ammunition, or 11 rounds of .44 Special.
“Our focus continues to be on quality,” continued Killoy. “We remain committed to making firearms worthy of John Marlin’s legacy. The fit and finish of this rifle is reminiscent of what was produced by Marlin craftsmen in New Haven, CT many decades ago.”
The Ruger-made 1894 Classic is marked “Mayodan, NC,” bears a “RM” or Ruger-made serial number prefix, and features the red and white “bullseye” in the stock.
Ruger anticipates a high demand for the limited quantity of Ruger-made Marlin lever-action rifles and advises retailers to contact their distributors for availability. They have a currently listed MRSP of $1,239.00 but like most Ruger Marlin re-releases we’ve seen, they’ll likely go for much more in some cases. They also advise consumers against leaving deposits with retailers that do not have confirmed shipments. Additional models in various calibers and configurations will be released throughout the year. For the latest updates and more information on the Marlin Model 1894 Classic, visit MarlinFirearms.com or follow Marlin Firearms on Facebook.com/MarlinFirearms and Instagram.com/MarlinFirearmsOfficial.