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#12025546 - 05/10/17 Marlin 94 44 mag  
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What is the present state of these nice little rifles in the context of their and Marlin's history? Has the quality declined? Is it better?

Weaknesses? Strengths?

Thanks.

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#12025949 - 05/11/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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they had a few bad years wen rem moved marlin shop after that they are sopost to be as good as before

#12030883 - 05/13/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: 44mc]  
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plenty of good ole 44's out there before Remington screwed the pooch.........

#12038148 - 05/17/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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Save yourself the heartake and get a JM


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#12038566 - 05/17/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: Lunarphase]  
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JM?

#12038641 - 05/17/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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JM = John Marlin

Marlins produced before about 2010, when a remington took over, will have a JM stamp. Usually or always on the barrel near the receiver.

#12038721 - 05/17/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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#12039440 - 05/18/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: tikkanut]  
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Thanks all for the info.

I was in a Scheels the other day and compared a Henry 44 and a new Marlin 44. The Henry gave the impression of higher quality but I bet it was at least a half pound heavier.

#12040494 - 05/18/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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the octagon Henry is pretty hefty............

I'd buy a Henry 16" long before a RemLin anything........

even with tube feed.......

Henry builds quality stuff......

#12040531 - 05/18/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: tikkanut]  
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Tikka-, that was certainly my impression. Why is the tube feed a disadvantage?

I also found the Henry's sights much better certainly for my eyes and the "Remlin" I looked at had quite poor wood at $629.

The Henry was a synthetic stainless and was $999. Ouch!

#12041585 - 05/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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Many lever guys prefer the side loading gate....as in Marlin......Win.....Rossi.......

faster.........I could live with the Henry tube feed......but I have enough lever 357's...44's

and 45 Colts in Marlins to justify a Henry 45 Colt......my only Henry in pic.......

Silver Eagle 2nd Ed.......22LR......very impressive fit & finish.........tube fed ! cool

Less $$ than a Marlin 22 Mountie 39..but still not a Mountie......

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#12042087 - 05/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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#12042098 - 05/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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I have a Marlin 94, cross bolt safety, in 44 mag along with a Ruger SS 4&5/8 SBH I am selling as a pair, along with brass, ammo, bullets,dies. Probably could work out a fair price if you are interested.

JM stamp, S/N 98212xxx if you want to checK MFGR date. (2002 ?) It has to o-ring on the safety fix to lock the cross bolt safety in the off position.Easy to take off if desired

The Marlin has new wood on it because I hate those fat forearms , but original like new wood goes with it. The new wood has a recoil pad on it ( bad shoulder). Also has a Necstar 2-6x scope on it( bad eyes). Not an expensive scope ,but served the purpose.

I need a shoulder replacement as I can't hold up a 4# handgun, and even with the recoil pad, I can't handle the recoil anymore of the rifle. Neither has been shot very much.
I killed an elk with the Marlin several years ago and besides working up a load for it that is all it has been used.

Have to sell both as a pair though. I won't split up

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#12042131 - 05/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: saddlesore]  
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2002...............good one..........

#12042573 - 05/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: saddlesore]  
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Thanks Saddlesore. I might have been interested in the M94 but not both guns -- I'm in the trying-to-cut-down phase!

The best to you!

Nice pic Tikka- and thanks for the info.

#12043159 - 05/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: Lunarphase]  
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Originally Posted by Lunarphase
Save yourself the heartake and get a JM



This^^^^^^ My 78 JM is all I use for Deer these days.
I won't say you couldn't give me a Remlin but if you did I'd sell it.


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#12044248 - 05/20/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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speakin' of Marlin 44's..........

here's one of my pre safety fav's.......

1973 Octagon....

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#12044613 - 05/20/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: saddlesore]  
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Originally Posted by saddlesore
I have a Marlin 94, cross bolt safety, in 44 mag along with a Ruger SS 4&5/8 SBH I am selling as a pair, along with brass, ammo, bullets,dies. Probably could work out a fair price if you are interested.

JM stamp, S/N 98212xxx if you want to checK MFGR date. (2002 ?) It has to o-ring on the safety fix to lock the cross bolt safety in the off position.Easy to take off if desired

The Marlin has new wood on it because I hate those fat forearms , but original like new wood goes with it. The new wood has a recoil pad on it ( bad shoulder). Also has a Necstar 2-6x scope on it( bad eyes). Not an expensive scope ,but served the purpose.

I need a shoulder replacement as I can't hold up a 4# handgun, and even with the recoil pad, I can't handle the recoil anymore of the rifle. Neither has been shot very much.
I killed an elk with the Marlin several years ago and besides working up a load for it that is all it has been used.

Have to sell both as a pair though. I won't split up



Saddlesore, I'm sorry about those problems. I understand all too well.


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#12044860 - 05/20/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: tikkanut]  
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Originally Posted by tikkanut

speakin' of Marlin 44's..........

here's one of my pre safety fav's.......

1973 Octagon....

[Linked Image]

[Linked Image]



If lust is a sin I'm guilty.
Mine's a pre safety but the woods not that nice and it doesn't have an octagon barrel.


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#12048924 - 05/23/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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I recently bought a new-production 1894 .44 mag. I didn't need one, but the store was going out of business and it was discounted to the point that I couldn't not buy it...Anyway, I looked it over real well before deciding to purchase and I could find nothing wrong with the rifle other than some minor cosmetic flaws that are present in most all modern mass-produced firearms. It has turned out to be a good shooter. It's my only non-JM Marlin, but I can't really say I have any complaints about it. I installed a Skinner peep sight and a safety delete from Beartooth Mercantile. Both are well-made products from good companies and they make the rifle that much nicer.


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