Marlin 1895, rifle, shotgun

Marlin (Marlin) 1895 — a heavy rifle with a clip of Henry, the timeless cowboy romance

Hunting rifle Marlin 1895 is a weapon, reloading is clip Henry (Lever Action). It is available for over a hundred years and among North American shooters considered a cult model, practically a national treasure. From 1884 Marlin model differs in the form of the shutter and large caliber, for which he received the unofficial name Big Bore.

Description Marlin 1895

The carbine lever – Lever Action – the way of reloading. Heavy weapons chambered Central ignition 45-70 Government (11.6 mm) bullet that has great stopping power.

Shop tubular underbarrel. Ejection through the window on the side (right) side of the receiver. It’s possible to install optical sights.

Advantages and disadvantages

Design, time-tested. Authentic carbine during the development of Wild West, which determined its popularity in the US, where there is the cult of the cowboy romance.

  • Clip Henry allows you to reload with a speed approximating to the semi-automatic. Coupled with the enormous stopping power of bullets of the caliber .45-70 Government, it makes it essential for hunting especially big game in the impenetrable thickets, where a huge bear or boar you encounter nose to nose, and will have to shoot a lot and quickly.
  • The abundance of moving parts and joints in the mechanism of reloading is doing, from a theoretical point of view, firearms are less reliable than the bolt rifle. In practice, the clip Henry – is a lever that is able to pull out any jammed cartridge case and to overcome the resistance of the most “evil” of dirt. If the arms follow, then it will work perfectly. The more so that initially the mechanism of the carbine was calculated for firing with the smoke of gunpowder, leaving a huge amount of soot on all the details.
  • Some concern is the location of the cartridge with the Central battle in the tubular store. Despite the fact that the bullet has a blunt form, it cannot be excluded nacola of the primer and explosion of ammunition during falls and bumps.
Ammo .45-70 Government not widespread in Russia and they are expensive.
  • External trigger allows you to effectively monitor the status of the weapons and assess its readiness to fire. If necessary, you can remove the drummer from combat platoon and be in complete safety even with a round in the chamber during long crossings. The valve design will not let you shoot if it is not closed until the end.
  • Clip Henry does not allow, or makes uncomfortable, the shooting stops. This feature in the past has led to the fact that the gun stopped use in the army.
  • The absence of protruding parts – handle stopper or bolt, make this weapon easy to carry in a saddle holster. That is why it is popular among cowboys, usually traveling on horseback.

Photo Marlin 1895 SBL 45-70


This is the weapon for big game hunting – elk, deer, wild boars and bears in the Bush, when the shooting distance is small.


  • Model 1895 – the base, the barrel length of 56 see she polupoltina bed of the wood of American walnut, magazine capacity of 4 rounds, the metal parts covered with blueing.
  • Model 1895CB – long (66 cm) hex barrel, magazine capacity of 9 rounds. Bed video, English, from wood of American walnut.
  • Model 1895CBA – short (47 cm) hex barrel, magazine capacity of 6 rounds. Bed nutty, video English.
  • Model 1895G – short (47 cm) round blued barrel. The magazine capacity of 4 rounds. Bed video English, from dark American walnut.
  • Model 1895GBL – the trunk as in the previous model, shop for 6 rounds, the increased ring of the staples. Bed polupoltina, laminated, brown.
  • Model 1895GS – the same short barrel, shop for 4 rounds, all metal parts of chrome-molybdenum steel without coating. Bed video English, dark wood American walnut.
  • Model 1895GSBL – barrel length 47 cm, round, blued, shop for 6 rounds. Clip the increased size. Bed polupoltina, laminated, green.
  • Model 1895SBL – the same length, but the stainless steel barrel. Shop for 6 rounds. The receiver is fitted with a long (up to half of the trunk) strap weaver. Bed polupoltina, laminated, dark grey.


Marlin 1895CB
Type loaderLever Action
CaliberThe .45-70 Goverment
Barrel length (mm)660
The rifling6 right-hand deep-cut Ballard-type
Step rifling1:20”
BedVideo English, American walnut
Total length (mm)1130
Weight unloaded (kg)3,8
Marlin 1895CBA
Type loaderLever Action
Caliber.45-70 Government
Barrel length (mm)470
The rifling6 right-hand deep-cut Ballard-type
Step rifling1:20”
BedVideo English, American walnut
Total length (cm)940
Weight unloaded (kg)3,6
Marlin 1895G, Marlin 1895GS
Type loaderLever Action
Caliber.45-70 Government
Barrel length (mm)470
The rifling6 right-hand deep-cut Ballard-type
Step rifling1:20”
BedVideo English, American walnut
Total length (cm)940
Weight unloaded (kg)3,18
Marlin 1895GBL, GSBL, SBL
Type loaderLever Action
Caliber.45-70 Government
Barrel length (mm)470
The rifling6 right-hand deep-cut Ballard-type
Step rifling1:20”
BedPolupoltina, laminated
Total length (cm)940
Weight unloaded (kg)3,18


The Marlin 1895 is a rifle with a tubular underbarrel store which is recharged by the clip Henry – Lever Action.

  • The thick-walled barrel, caliber .45-70 Government. There are models of hexagonal shape. Six deep trapezoidal thread type Ballard.
  • The receiver is closed at the right plane two Windows to eject the shell casings and bin store, covered with a spring-loaded shutter. The top face is flat, her two holes with metric thread for mounting optical sights.
  • Stopper is round with one tooth extractor and a flat mirror of the larvae. The locking mechanism is a wedge within a rectangular slot located on the bottom side of the stem closer to the shank of the firing pin. While lock is the closure of parts of the firing pin, so the shot is possible only in case if the shutter closes the breech completely.
  • The firing mechanism is cocked with a lever, connected with bracket Henry. The trigger can be cocked or released manually to the position of the so-called polovskaya when between it and the shank of a striker remains a gap of a few millimeters, not allowing the shot.
  • The drummer has no springs and walk freely in the channel of the stem of the stopper, so if the trigger it rests, and in the chamber there is a cartridge possible press of the cap and shot. This case especially is discussed in the Directive, which requires that the shooter was controlled by the position of the trigger and be sure to put it on polovtsa if he for some reason is in its extreme forward position.
  • For mechanical locking of the trigger is the fuse box which has the form of a button located above the trigger guard, the buttplate receiver. He turns off the shift button to the left, then on the pin there is a red ring mark.
  • The set of sighting devices consist of adjustable vertically and horizontally of the rear sight and metal front sight in a cylindrical casing.
  • The bed wood is solid walnut or laminated. One half of the models are equipped with poliestireno box, the other direct English. Buttstock with straight comb, inclined to the axis of the barrel. Installed shock-absorbing recoil pad.

Picking and packing

The rifle comes in a cardboard box. In the package he and the manual.

Marlin 1895SBL in 45-70

The principle of operation

  • When the clip Henry plays down the locking wedge is lowered and the shutter begins to move back. Simultaneously, the rod which is connected to the bracket, pushing the trigger and cocking the firing mechanism and cartridge from a store enters the bunker. Upon return of the brackets into place, the Elevator delivers the cartridge to the line of loading and the striker shutter Doyle it into the breech. At the last stage of movement of the lever is lifted for loading of a wedge, its entrance into the groove of the stem of the shutter and the circuit of the drummer.
  • Tooth extractor is on the left inner side of the receiver, towards the butt pad. So to guarantee ekstragirovanie the spent cartridge case requires a fairly vigorous movement of the bracket.
  • The gun is loaded through the window of the bunker, closed spring-loaded shutter. The cartridges are stacked one after the other by a bullet in the side of the muzzle and the cap to the stopper. If you want to completely empty the store need a few times to lower and raise the bracket. You can charge and one cartridge. For this we need to lower the clip to put ammo through the window of the extractor to the Elevator and close the shutter.
  • Guard design is that it can be enabled only if the trigger is in the position of a full platoon or polovskaya – when the hammer reaches the shank of the striker and is at a distance of several millimeters from it.
  • To combat weaken the spring and deactivate the weapon, turn on the fuse, then hold the trigger with your thumb and pull the trigger. Let the trigger smoothly back to position polovskaya. Check whether he is in this position and rests not in the shank of the firing pin. If so, cock the trigger and repeat the operation again.


  1. Place a trigger in the position of polovskaya, turn on the fuse and forcefully distort a clip, emptied the store.
  2. Lower the bracket, loosen the hinge screw and pull it away from the receiver.
  3. The output gate of the receiver.
  4. Remove the receiver arm of the extractor.

More complete disassembly at home is not recommended.


Price Marlin 1895 (models from basic to SBL) ranged from 48 to 50 thousand rubles. The same amount will have to pay, for example, for the CZ 512.

Carbine Marlin 1895 GBL Lever Action, .45-70 Government 18.5″ Barrel

Marlin 1895 GBL, Lever Action, .45-70 Government, 18.5


A bullet fired from the barrel of the rifle, has great stopping power. Adult moose flatten you. The weapon is quite reliable, but requires the ability to handle the plumbing tool. About as with cars UAZ and VAZ. Impact, despite ivory caliber is quite reasonable. There may be problems with the acquisition of ammunition.

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