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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....

[Linked Image]

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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.

#12218073 - 08/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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After I get my rebate in, I will have $350 in a brand new Guide Gun. When I compare it to my revered JM 1894, the quality between the two is very similar. The sight hoods and sights are the same. Wood to metal fit is a bit better on the GG. The forearm on the 1894 has rounded edges vise the squared off edges of the newer Marlins. The 1894 is stainless, so it is kinda hard to compare metal finish, but both are fine. I have yet to shoot the GG, but it WILL be more accurate than the 1894. The wood on both is pretty nice. The GG has a little more figure, but that's luck of the draw. Most of the people running down Marlin these days are doing it based on what they read on the internet about the problems Remington had getting the newly acquired Marlin off the ground. Those are the same people that will swear Nosler Ballistic Tips blow up on deer. Remington had some pretty serious issues. They have worked through those for the most part. My experience with modern Remington products is better than my experience with modern Ruger products.

#12218863 - 08/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: FieldGrade]  
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Originally Posted by FieldGrade
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.




Photo bucket is gone...........

another pre safety 44 Marlin.......

just call me Marlinnut...........

pic 2 is '73 Octagon 44.......

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[Linked Image]

#12219026 - 08/19/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: tikkanut]  
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Very nice Tikka-.

#12219956 - 08/20/17 Re: Marlin 94 44 mag [Re: George_De_Vries_3rd]  
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Lots of Marlins guys will tell you all Remlins are junk and JMs are the best. But if you spend anytime googling or Marlinowners forum, you will see lots of fixes for old JMs. I like levers, but there are more moving parts.

Thes one that were being producd whened Remington bought them do have quality issues. I had buggered screwes and stripped holes. They retooled around 2014, and they seem to be pretty good. I just bought an 1895. Lamintated stock has a line I can feel in it, when I try. But the actually function of the gun is great. Not as smooth as my 1894, also Remlin, but I think that may because it is stouter. I'd probaly avid 2008-2014ish. But I would not over pay for a JM. Some people have been gouging on them IMO.

Lets also keep in mind, Marlin has been sol a few times, as most gun companies have been. Do we consider all of them out of business in 1890 or 1930?


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