Model 1894

"The New Marlin Repeater 1894" offered a variety of types such as the half-magazine Baby Carbine, the regular carbine, and the musket, as well as the usual standard rifle, upgraded with a short magazine.

The early issue of this popular rifle produced a total of 10,738 carbines and 35,948 rifles between 1894-1906, offered in .25, .32, .38, or .44 caliber. A small, unknown number of 1894s were produced from 1929 to 1933, apparently, using parts left over from before World War One, combined with the manufacture of some new parts.

Marlin reintroduced the late-model Marlin 1894 in 1969 in .44 magnum. This newer rifle has a heavier stock with either pistol grip or straight grip, shotgun-style buttstocks and a chunky forearm.

Early model stocks are not interchangeable with later rifles, and vice-versa. For early-style stocks designed to fit later rifles, please see our Cowboy Action page.

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Marlin Early Model 1894 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

To avoid mistakes in ordering and potential delays, please note the differences in styles between rifle and carbine stocks.

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Marlin Early Model 1894 Pistol Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

Note: the lower receiver tang is curved to accommodate the pistol grip of the stock; stock styles are not interchangeable between straight and pistol grip.

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Marlin Early Model 1894 Carbine Buttstock

To avoid mistakes in ordering and potential delays, please note the differences in styles between rifle and carbine stocks.

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Marlin Early Model 1894 "S" Crescent Style Buttstock

The "S" crescent style of buttstock was fitted to both rifles and carbines manufactured after 1906.

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Marlin Early Model 1894 Forearm


Takedown forearms: Takedown forearms are the same as standard rifle forearms with the exception of a slightly enlarged magazine tube hole at the rear. This is to allow clearance for the sleeve of the takedown assembly. Standard and takedown rifle forearms are identical in all other respects, including length.

We manufacture only standard rifle forearms, however, a standard rifle forearm may be customer-modified to accept the sleeve of the takedown assembly by increasing the hole diameter using a Dremel-type of rotary tool, or even a very sharp, small knife blade. Very little increase in hole diameter is needed and is not visible once the forearm is installed.

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Marlin Late 1894 Straight Grip/Shotgun-Style Buttstock



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Marlin Late Model 94 Carbine Forearm

Held on with a band


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Marlin Late Model 94 Round Barrel Rifle Forearm


For Marlin Late Model 1894 round barrel rifles with a forearm length of approximately 9-5/8". A small number of certain Marlin Late 1894 rifles were fitted with shorter forearms, approximately 8-1/2" in length.This forearm must be shortened, from the forward end, to work with these rifles.

Forearm is machined for a standard Marlin round barrel with an approximate width of .925" at the receiver and .680" at the forearm cap. If your barrel diameter differs significantly from these measurements, this forearm is not correct for your rifle.

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.