Model 1891

Marlin's entry into the .22 caliber market, introduced to compete with other popular rifles of its day, it was soon manufactured also in .32 caliber. This rifle was recommended in the 1892 catalog for farmers, as the short cartridges were appropriate for small game, and "the long ones will kill hogs or beef very handily."

The standard finish of the Model 1891 was blued; case-colored receivers and pistol grip stocks could be special ordered. Levers, hammers, and steel buttplates were case hardened. Serial numbers of sideloading Model 1891s have been reported as between 47,889 and 77,943. However, Marlin mixed models and did not have a separate series of serial numbers for models, so it is difficult to ascertain a range. It appears that around 5,000 total were manufactured.
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Marlin Model 1891 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

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Marlin Model 1891 Straight Grip/Shotgun Style Buttstock

Reproduced plastic buttplate for this stock is available below.


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Marlin 1891 Forearm

Please choose either octagon or round barrel, and specify caliber.


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Marlin 1891 Reproduced Plastic Buttplate

Black, checkered, with Marlin logo

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 $29.50; the Deluxe Kit is $49.50. Note: Due to Postal and Customs Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally, including shipments to Canada.