Marlin brings 4 new 1894 lever guns in .357 MAG to SHOT Show (PHOTOS)

Two 1894C and CB Marlin rifles displayed

The 1894C and CB are traditionally styled lever guns now in production, chambered in .38/.357 (Photos: Chris Eger/

The Remington-owned lever gun maker had a four-pack of .357s for their classic 1894 line on display in Las Vegas last week.

Of the four, one, the 1894C, is a reintroduction of cowboy gun that graced Marlin’s stable for years. Featuring a 10-shot tubular magazine for .38SPL/.357 under a 20-inch barrel, the carbine is traditional with a checkered walnut stock and blued finish with a hooded front sight. MSRP is $788 and Marlin reps told the guns will start shipping next month.

New to the series is the 1894CB or Cowboy model in .357. Priced at $1,092, it resembles the 1894C but has Marble sights, smooth walnut furniture, and a polished octagon barrel.

1894 Cowboy has an octagon barrel, though with Ilion rollmarks

Yes, the 1894 Cowboy has an octagon barrel, though with Ilion roll marks. (Photo: Chris Eger/

A fresher take on the vaunted lever gun line is the 1894 CSBL, a polished stainless big loop with an abbreviated six-shot magazine tube, a 16.5-inch barrel, and a laminate stock. For fast target acquisition, the CSBL includes XS lever rail and ghost front right sights. MSRP is $1,145 and is expected to start shipping in April.

1894 CSBL on white background

The 1894 CSBL is stainless and laminate with big loop and XS sights (Photo: Marlin)

Finally, the 1894 CST is an all-weather offering from Marlin that reps say is the first of the company’s lever guns with a factory threaded barrel for a suppressor– making it especially appealing for hog hunters. Like the CSBL, it includes XS sights. MSRP is $1,154.

Marlin 1894 cst on white background

The CST may be Marlin’s first factory threaded lever gun (Photo: Marlin)

All of the 1894s include a hammer-block cross bolt safety and a traditional half-cock hammer position.

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