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I recently acquired a Marlin 1895 Light weight takedown chambered in 33 cf. Can anyone tell me about how many were made? Any idea on what the value might be? I know value is dependent on condition and that is subjective. Lets say the gun is in 80% original condition for conversation sake.

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I've never seen one. Got any pictures ?


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Here are some pics

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Around 5,300 1895s were made in total and considering the .33WCF wasn’t introduced until 1912 there couldn’t have been very many made. I’ll check Brophy’s book and see if I can get any additional information. Nice rifles and very rare.

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Yeah I figured with it checking a lot of boxes, 33 wcf, light weight and takedown, it might be pretty rare. Thanks for looking for information for me.

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You might also want to check over at the Marlin Owners forum there are some extremely knowledgeable folks there that would have the information you seek - that’s where I went when I picked up an 1895 takedown in .40-65 some years ago.

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p.s. additional things I found: there were more than 5,300ish 1895s made but no records for those were retained (some say as many as 18,000 from 1895-1917). The 33WCF in lightweight had many configurations and where apparently put together as available in the factory (e.g. some had lightening cuts and some did not), the takedown was said to be more common than the solid frame in the 33WCF. Nothing on actual numbers produced but I do remember seeing that somewhere?! As for value - 10 years ago a very knowledgeable Marlin collector said a shootable/all there gun was worth minimum $1500…….so I’d say $2-2500 on the low end today (your’s looks like some aftermarket checkering which would likely detract from the collectors value some - depends on how well executed?!). Again nice rifle!!

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Thanks for your input, the checkering is so well done I figured it was factory. Was checkering an option?

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I sure like that !!!


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Checkering was an option and they had several “standard” patterns…..they also did some non-standard patterns too. A better picture would help there but if it’s well done that helps no matter what.

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Recommend Frontier 45 pads for that surface rust. Does not affect the bluing.


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