Sunday, August 2, 2015
Looking for a rifle
Would you, dear readers of the shooting persuasion, please help me to locate a rifle? I'm looking for a Marlin Model 1894 in .45 Colt. Details are at Marlin's Web site. Gallery of Guns lists the current-production model number as 1894CB45-20.
I can't find a new one online through a quick search (although used models are available through auction sites), and no local dealer appears to have them in stock. Next time you're at your local gun shop, would you please see whether they have one in their racks (new, or used in good condition)? If so, please ask them to hold it for me for a day or so while you send me the information, either in a comment below or via e-mail (my address is in my blog profile, which you'll find in the margin).
I know these rifles are hard to find, so I'll consider the 24" Cowboy version as well: and I understand there was, at one time, a 16¼"-barrel limited edition offered through Talo Distributors - I'd really like one of those! Some earlier models also had round barrels instead of the current-production octagonal ones, but that doesn't worry me. Yes, I know either model will be expensive, even used; there's a scarcity value. Still, if you see one, please send me the details.)
Thanks in advance for your help.
EDITED TO ADD: I found it!