Marlin 1897 Cowboy ?'s

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hunter718
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Marlin 1897 Cowboy ?'s

Post by hunter718 » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:59 am

Fellows I am new to the Marlin site and Marlins in general. I'm 63 soon and don't know what took me so long to "catch on" to the marlin cowboys. A buddy got me interested in the cowboy silohuette games and left me shoot his 357 24" cowboy about 4 weeks ago. Now I have a 94-357 24"Cowboy, a Texan 20" Oct. barrel, and a 336 30-30 24" Cowboy on the way to my FFL along with 2 39A's and a 57M I bought a couple of weeks ago. Some sort of "Marlin Fever" got me. I am interested in getting a 1897 Cowboy but have not been able to find one for sale. I put an ad in the WTB forumn here today. I have seen in old ads on GB that these were advertised with both 24" and 26" barrels. Does anyone know how many of each were made in the 2 barrel lengths?? Are there different designations for each? Thanks in advance for your replys. hunter718

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Re: Marlin 1897 Cowboy ?'s

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Jun 13, 2009 11:46 am

Hunter718;

I just looked at the 2000 & 2001 Marlin catalogs, and the 1897 Cowboy was only offered with the 24 inch octagon barrel. In 2002, Marlin created the 1897T with a 20 inch octagon barrel. Looks like a 1897 Cowboy with a shorter barrel. Apparently, the 1897T did not sell well as it was not listed in the 2005 catalog.
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Re: Marlin 1897 Cowboy ?'s

Post by tgs989 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:42 pm

Hello,I just bought a Marlin 1897 Cowboy.22 off of GunBroker.com for $849.It was made in 1997? It only came in 24" octagon barrel.There was also a more fancier one made with engraving on it.There was no 26" barrels made for the 1997 year.I have not shot mine yet but I will soon.I do love the octagon barrel on it.-Tim

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Re: Marlin 1897 Cowboy ?'s

Post by handyman » Sat Jul 02, 2011 12:08 pm

i have a 1897t with the 20" barrel . it was bought in 2003. i still keep it in the box and it has never been fired. if you are still looking for one i will sell it to you

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Re: Marlin 1897 Cowboy ?'s

Post by ssg510 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:07 pm

Handyman. Do you still have your 1987t cowboy. I tried to pm you. thanks

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