Model 1881

This rifle was John Marlin's answer to the new demand for repeating arms.    "...all ten shots can be fired ordinarily in SIX to SEVEN SECONDS, and by actual timing this has been done IN LESS THAN FIVE SECONDS."           - Marlin Fire Arms Co. catalog, 1888

Although this was Marlin's first repeater, by 1888 Marlin was internationally known and won the Australian Centennial Exposition award. This rifle features an octagon barrel with case hardened equipment and a crescent rifle or shotgun-style buttstock. Original Marlin 1881 rifle stocks were varnished. Note: we do not manufacture forearms for the Marlin Model 1881.
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Marlin 1881 Heavy Frame Receiver, ST/CR Style

 

Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock, for Rifles Chambered in .40 or .45
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Marlin 1881 Heavy Frame Receiver, ST/SB Style

 

Straight Grip/Shotgun-Style Buttstock, for rifles chambered in .40 or .45. Machined for original steel buttplate with slight curve and "spur" at the top.
Deluxe Stock Finishing Kit

Stock Finishing Kits

Convenient in-a-box supplies for fitting and finishing stocks. Save money by ordering the kit!

We offer two stock finishing kits. The Standard Kit consists of inletting black, three grits of sandpaper, filler/sealer, PGW Classic Oil Finish, neutral colored gunstock wax, a green "Scotch-Brite" pad (replaces steel wool), polishing cloth, and brushes. Our Deluxe Kit adds a straight file, a half round file, and straight and curved hand gouges -- everything you need to properly fit and finish stocks at a savings over buying the products individually, in one handy box. The Standard Kit is $28.50; the Deluxe Kit is $44.50. Note: Due to Postal Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally.