Marlin 1894C Lever Action Rifle, a Classic is Now Available at Retail

Marlin 1894C Lever Action Rifle
Marlin 1894C Lever Action Rifle

Huntsville, AL – -( Marlin 1894C, a classic American favorite chambered in 357Mag / 38SPL is now available at retail.

Each Marlin 1894C Lever Action Rifle is made from premium grade steel to create the strongest lever-gun receiver ever built.

The Model 1894C has an ultra-smooth action for rapid follow-up shots. For rock-solid reliability, heat-treated solid-steel forgings are used for the receiver and trigger guard. Walnut furniture, deeply blued metal, 10-shot tubular magazine and Semi-buckhorn folding (SBF) ramp with hooded front sight complete its traditional lever gun profile.

It’s light, compact, lighting fast and built to shoot as good as it looks.

The 1894C is offered at a manufacturer suggested retail price of $788.62.

Marlin 1894C Lever Action Rifle Specs
Marlin 1894C Lever Action Rifle Specs

Marlin Firearms Company

About Marlin Firearms Company

Established in 1870, the Marlin Firearms Company manufactures the world’s most iconic lever-action rifles, as well as broad array of class-leading bolt action rifles and rimfire rifles. Marlin is truly the great American rifle company.

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Emmet M

I have two model 1894, .44 magnums, one with a four power Simmons scope and one with iron sights. Both came out of North Haven, Connecticut with “JM” stamps and superb walnut wood and perfect wood to metal fit. Both were made between 2002 and 2005. Deadly accurate. The rifle with the scope eats any ammo, Hornady leverEvolution included, in 225 grain. The other is a bit more finicky, that being that it really likes the Remington 240 grains better. I have improved the “jamming” problem to a certain extent by tightening the loading gate screw, two full turns. A… Read more »

Emmet Molloy

Meant to say “They don’t make ‘em like that anymore.” By the cam, I am referring to the cam for the lifter. Needs to be rounded, not a spur or pointed.

William Smale

I have a Marlin 1881, 45/70, 24 “Bri, set trigger,s, (factory). Still hunt big game with it. No excuse for poor quality in a “firearm” made to hunt or protect. USA made products were at one time unequal, with exception of a few countries. All about the $$$$. They don,t care about repeat customer’s anymore. If you never owned a quality firearm then you have nothing to compare it with. God Bless my country, USA.

James Traffanstedt

With current ammo choices, you can get a 10 shot 357 mag that will hit with all the authority of a 30-30 at 100 yards.

Good brush gun and good for places that do not allow rifle cartridges.


Gee, Jim, you must be hand loading your 357 rounds to get those results. Just reviewed several ballistics tables and found the average energy of a 30-30 at 100 yards runs between 1200-1400 ft/lbs, whereas the 357 indicates 400-800 tt/lbs (the 800 figure happened only once in three pages of tables, so its certainly atypical). I can see you like the 357 but let’s temper our comments with facts and not hyperbole.

James Higginbotham

i own sever Marlins but in 30/30 caliber.
and they are the older versions and still shoot like dreams.
and so do my Winchesters in 30/30

American Patriot

The current Marlin is only a shadow of what was a great company at one time, but no longer.

Country Boy

And that is the fault of Remington. While the QC of “Remlins” has improved, it’s still a “hit miss” on getting a new one that doesn’t have problems out of the box. Some do, some don’t. So any prospective buyer should thoroughly inspect it in person before purchasing one.

Better yet, buy a good condition JM Marlin…there’s plenty of them out there…..

Kenny Smith

That statement was never so true as it is today . I have seen many older Marlin weapons that were beautiful, so I decided to purchase one . After much research I found a Marlin 336C in 30-30 so I bought it, once I received it I tore into it like it was christmas . Well lets say I wasn’t disappointed, but I was not as happy as I should have been , it is still a well made gun , but the finish is nothing compared to earlier versions. Neither the finish on the wood or the steel parts… Read more »


So you should buy a Henry. You’ll love the quality and finish.

Robert Riggs

I did buy Henry, what a joke! Super low quality very unhappy with what I got. Had to send it back to the manufacturer 3 X and it never is right. I’ll never buy another Henry again. Instead I bought a Ruger to replace the Henry and it’s a much better quality weapon.

Country Boy

The “new marlins” are being produced under Remington. Remington is the one responsible for the lower quality of Marlins since @ 2008, and remington has “cut quite a few corners” in the appearance, wood, wood fit, and metal finishes on Marlin rifles since the Rem. takeover. Slowly (very slowly) Remington is improving the QC on Marlin rifles, but it appears the fit and finish of JM Marlins is long gone. Personally I wouldn’t buy a new Marlin lever rifle, I’d opt for finding a good condition used, JM stamped Marlin. And they are pretty easy to find. For those of… Read more »

Robert Alexander

Maybe so but I hunted one time with myne n killed a buck.Dont see a problem,but I dont really own an old one or worry about yesteryear.Everything was better,so they say.Im 56 & dont remember all this better stuff.

Tom Owen

I’m 69 and I remember guns being of much higher quality across the board. Now you best pay for what you want to own because if you take the less expensive route, you wont like the product.

Mark E Hood

I like the rifle can’t wait to get my hands on one love iron sights

Robert Woods

I like marlin rifles because grampa had a 3030 but m y dad had a 32 winchester. I liked very much. A carbine


Need one like I need Obama back as president. Ah hell, guess I will have to drive over to Buds next week.


Attractive rifle but what stupid clambering.The size of a rifle and the balistics a pistol.

I can’t believe that anyone who knows firearms would want one.

James W. Nix

I am not in agreement either with the .32, but why be a dick? If he likes it, it’s his business! I guess there are some people that think everything has to be their way or it’s wrong! Most people like that are most of the time, the most stupid of all!


You started your reply to Rhett really well, but in the end you turned out to be a dick yourself. Stick with your first two sentences and ditch your last two and rise above the rest of the trolls, malcontents, angry old men and drunks prevalent on these and other boards.

Country Boy

The number of rds. that a lever rifle’s magazine can hold depends on length of the barrel. Sometimes they hold 6, but that’s a short “hunter” type magaxine, shorter than the barrel. The “cowboy” versions of Marlin levers usually have the longest barrel and thus the longest magazine. Also depends on the catridge’s caliber.

Bruce Maldonado

I have killed more deer in brush country with my lever action ,357 than with any other firearm

Wild Bill

Handsome rifle. Why does it only hold ten rounds in the magazine? As I recall, my 1892 Win. in 32-20 holds fifteen. Surely, we can not be less skillful manufacturers than our ancestors?

Bill Carter

The anti-gunners have succeeded in getting a 10 round limit on most all firearms, even some bolt action .22s.

Joe S.

Shorter barrel? Your 32-20 may have a 24” barrel vs an 18” barrel?


Chances are your 1892 is chambered in 32 S&W or 32 short not .32-20, if by some chance you have a rare rifle (and good for you if you do) it doesn’t have a 18 1/2″ barrel like the 1894C does. The .32-20 is longer than the .357 and the 1894C uses every fraction of inch to get 10 rounds in it.

Joe Desson

92s were made in 44 wcf, 25-20 and 32-20 only.


The gun with the 18.5″ barrel only holds 9 rounds in the tube. The 20″bbl. guns hold 10 rounds. The nicest versions of these M94’s weren’t shown in this article. Check out the Marlin site!

Jim Macklin

Did your 1892 have a 24″ barrel? Or maybe they had somebody in marketing who read about 10 round magazine mimits and missed the part about “detachable magazines?”

Nathaniel f Dutile

Shorter barrel probably, shorter barrel shorter tube, plus off the top of my head I don’t know OAL of a .32-20 vs .357 mag

VT Patriot

@WB Probably to eliminate future problems of High capacity tube magazines. We all know that’s next on the agenda.

Wild Bill

@Pat, So the industrialists are capitulating in advance. Why is it that the firearms industry will not risk a few sales to save themselves from the libtards, but the libtards in industry will sacrifice thousands of customers to help destroy the Second Amendment (e.g. Dick’s, Citicorp etc.)?


It is a short rifle…a carbine, 18.5 inch barrel. My Winchester 94 carbine holds only 8 .44 mags. If you want or need more get a rifle, not a carbine.

Jerry S.

Would love to have a .357 to go with my Cimarron Thunderer.