Marlin 1894 Cowboy


The Marlin Model 1894 Cowboy is a lever-action carbine chambered in .45-70 Government. The Model 1894 Cowboy is one of two “cowboy” rifles with 19th century-style features in Marlin’s 1894 series. What’s different about the Cowboy from the Cowboy Colt besides its cartridge is that it’s 6″ longer.

The 1894 Cowboy features a whopping 26″ octagonal barrel and has undergone Ballard-type rifling, which carves six deep and wide grooves into the bore that are supposed to help improve accuracy on high-powered rifles. It’s a slow process that puts almost no stress on the metal. The 1894 Cowboy has an American black walnut stock with a straight grip. The 1894 Cowboy is also equipped with a Marble brand adjustable folding rear sight and carbine front sight. All metal surfaces are deeply blued and stock features a hard rubber butt plate.

The .45-70 cartridge was originally designed by Springfield Armory for use in the Springfield Model 1873. It’s similar to .444 Marlin in that it’s preferred for hunting large game at a shorter range.

Marlin recommends the Model 1894 Cowboy for hunting large game and recreational shooting.



Model 1894 Cowboy
Caliber: .45-70 Government
Capacity: 9
Sights: Adjustable Marble brand rear sight and Marble carbine front sight
Features: Octagonal barrel; tubular magazine; and Ballard-style rifling
Action: Lever
Stock: American black walnut
Material/Finish: Steel/blue
Scope: Drilled and tapped for scope mounts
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Weight: 8 pounds
Barrel Length: 26"
Twist: 1 in 20"
Overall Length: 44.5"

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