A Marlin ad from 1894From The Marlin Fire Arms Co.
Shooting & Fishing, September 6, 1894
The Marlin Fire Arms Co. announces its readiness to supply
a new repeating rifle which will be known as the Model 1894.
This rifle will be made with an octagon or round barrel, 24 inches, 14 shots,
the former weighing 6¾ pounds, and the latter 71⁄8 pounds. A carbine will also be supplied with a 15 or 20 inch barrel, 10 and 12 shots,
weighing 6 pounds. Rifles in this model can be furnished with barrels up to 32 inches in length at an extra price of $1 per inch
, either round, octagon, or half-octagon, and the rifles will also be furnished with case
hardened receivers, and the carbines with blue receivers. The company announces its readiness to furnish this model at the present time in .38-40 and .44-40 calibers only, straight grip rifles. The .32-20 rifles with pistol-grip
stock will for the present be supplied in the 1889 model. The .32-20 in the model 1894 will be ready soon.$1.00 an inch...The Good ol' days