Marlin Model 1881
Until the introduction of the Winchester Model 1886, the 1881 Marlin was the only repeater to be had in some of the big-bore calibers of that time, and it had no competition for several years. Besides the .45-70, this large framed rifle was also offered in a variety of other popular chamberings, including the .32-40, .38-55, .40-60 and .45-85. Between 1881-92, a total of 21,716 Marlin rifles were produced. Most were made with octagon barrels in 28-inch lengths. A few 24-inch round-barreled guns left the factory, and 13 were fashioned as smoothbore shot-guns. In addition the customer could order a custom model with pretty much any type of barrel length and configuration that he wanted if he could pay for it. The standard finish on these fine arms was a blued receiver, barrel and under-barrel tubular magazine, and a color case-hardened hammer, lever, trigger and buttplate. As a rule, 1881 Marlins were made with single triggers, but double set triggers were offered, as were other extras, such as nickel plating, case-hardened receivers, pistol grip stocks and engraving.
- Type: Lever-action Rifle
- Caliber(s): .45-70 Government, .40-60 Marlin, .45-85, .38-55 Ballard, .32-40
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- Barrel length(s): 28 Inches
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