Ruger Reintroduces the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper

New Marlin 1895
The new Marlin 1895 Trapper rifle from Ruger. IMG Ruger

U.S.A. -( Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is pleased to announce its reintroduction of the Marlin Model 1895 Trapper.

The Marlin 1895 Trapper was conceived by hunting and fishing guides in Alaska who needed a big-bore rifle that was short, quick-handling, and optimized for hunting or protection from dangerous animals. Chambered in .45-70 Govt., this latest Marlin offering from Ruger features a 16.17″, cold hammer-forged barrel with a 1:20″ twist. The threaded barrel (11/16″-24), comes with a match-polished thread protector and will accommodate common muzzle devices.

The stainless steel receiver, lever, magazine tube, and barrel feature an attractive non-glare, satin finish – as do all of the small, nickel-plated parts. The bolt is spiral-fluted and nickel-plated for an attractive appearance and very smooth cycling.

The receiver-mounted Skinner Sight system is as accurate and rugged as the rifle itself. Machined from solid stainless steel bar stock, this durable, no-snag, fully adjustable sight system promotes rapid target acquisition while adding to the aesthetics of the rifle. The black laminate stock and forend feature a crisp checkering pattern that provides an excellent grip in all weather conditions. A generous buttpad absorbs recoil and makes the rifle easy to shoot. The forend has been slimmed down for an attractive look and a comfortable feel. Consumers will notice that the trademarked black and white Marlin “bullseye” found in Marlin stocks since 1922 is still there but in red and white.

About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes our commitment to these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.Ruger Firearms

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Swing and a miss, but only because of the price.


The dollar is plummeting in value. Everything is costing more, so it is no surprise this rifle does. Every conservative voter who voted for Biden should be feeling plenty of shame now. They bought the anti-Trump propaganda and now we are all paying the price.

Wild Bill

That is exactly the situation. The dollar is just fiat currency, just paper with pretty pictures on it, and I trade it for real things as long as people will accept it.
The situation was bad enough before Biden, but now that the America Last crowd is in power the buying power of the dollar is plummeting!
It is not the rifle or even the management at Ruger.


Come on Ruger, get the price where it SHOULD be, the price is at least $400.00 over what it should be. I am a Ruger freak, but this price is ridiculous.


Correct. It just doesn’t make economic sense for the guns stated purpose. If I wanted a carbine to head into bear country I could buy a .450 Bushmaster, 16” Parkerized Heavy Barrel, 1:24 Twist, Carbine Length Gas System upper from my M4 carbine for under $300. It would be lighter, shoot faster, and for the price of the 1895 Trapper I could even add a suppressor in come in under budget. I wouldn’t consider the 1895 Trapper for a penny over $700.


True, but like most Rugers ever produced in 45/70 it can be loaded hotter than factory with no problems.


Now thats a rifle I could get behind


I like Ruger firearms , but this appears to be way over priced . Marlin sold this gun for under $1000 . This product appears to have been a victim of Biden economics . Let’s go Brandon #FJB


How about in .357?


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Henery X model is two inches longer and $1,049.00. Fiber optic sights, drilled for scope, has picatinny rail and Made in America.

Last edited 1 month ago by musicman44mag

A closer comparison is the Henry All-Weather at $1198 MSRP. One less round in the magazine. Similar enough to make for an interesting choice.


Grab a Gun want’s 2,000.00 for this gun. Crazy!!!


They also have some sp-5k for the low low price of $4,999.99


Gee, halfway to that great big BMG 50 in the sky!!!! What to do, what to do.

Maybe a ATN night scope instead. Either would be nice.