marlin 1889

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marlincas
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marlin 1889

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Hello, everybody new to the forum.

I have recently bought a marlin for CAS. I can't seem to find much information on the internet for it.

It says patented oct 11 1887 april 7 1889 on the octogon barrel which makes it a 1889 I think.

The odd thing is the barrel length of 18", don't know if any were made in this length or if it was cut. If it was cut down it was a good job, the dovetails for the sight and the end of the magazine look perfect.

By the way the magazine looks like about 3/4 length.

The serial # is 876XX. Does anybody know how to check the factory record to see if it lists how this rifle came from the factory.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: marlin 1889

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You came to the right place. Post the entire s/n and Regnier can look it up in the original factory records.

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Re: marlin 1889

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Sorry it took me so long to answer this post. I have been over seas for quite a while.

The whole serial # is 87655

Hope someone can help.
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Marlincas;

Sorry to inform you, but somewhere along the history of your Model 1889 rifle, someone lopped 8 inches off of the barrel. It was shipped with a somewhat unusual 26 inch barrel in mid-1893. The factory records show that there are 3,729 Model 1889's listed with the 26 inch barrel out of about 55,000 Model 1889's produced.
I hope this helps.
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Re: marlin 1889

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Well, now I'm not scared to shoot it. Hope to get it in some CAS here soon.

Thanks a lot for the help Regnier.
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