Model 1889

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.
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Marlin Model 1889 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

Steel crescent buttplate for this stock is available below.


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Marlin Model 1889 Round Barrel Forearm

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Marlin Model 1889 Octagon Barrel Forearm


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Cast Steel Crescent Buttplate, as-cast

For the DIY guy, these cast buttplates are in the rough and ready for your drilling, polishing, and bluing or case coloring. You will need professional grade polishing wheels and drill press for finishing.


Fits models 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, and 1897, as well our our Marlin Cowboy Shooter Retrofit stocks.

Minor fitting is required whether for use on an original or a reproduced stock. Requires two screws which are available elsewhere on this page.

Marlin Buttplate Screws

A pair of blued screws of the proper size and configuration for Marlin rifle buttplates.
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 $47.50.