A redesigned Model 1888, Lewis Hepburn's vision produced another mechanism that revolutionized Marlin lever action rifles: the solid-top receiver and ejection of fired, or live, cartridges out the right side of the receiver.
About 11,000 of this unique rifle were made, in the approximate serial number range of 24,000 to 90,000. Typical receiver and hardware were blued; engraving and fancy wood was also available from the factory. John Marlin originally called this rifle the "Marlin Safety", which you will find engraved on the top of the receiver. This rifle was also a favorite of Annie Oakley, who owned a model with checkering and personalized engraving.