Model 1895

Marlin's "Big Gun"

Early style 1895 crescent style buttstock and octagon forearm; the largest Marlin lever-action receiver. Late style 1895 introduced in 1972, built upon the Model 336 receiver. Note: to retrofit your late model 1895 with an early-style crescent buttstock, see our Cowboy Action Shooter page. We do not manufacture forearms for the late model 1895, only buttstocks.
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Marlin Early Model 1895 Straight Grip/Crescent Style Buttstock

Fits only early original model 1895s, manufactured from 1895 through 1917. Will not fit late model 1895s, produced after 1972. For crescent-style buttstocks for this model, please see our Cowboy Shooter page.

Steel crescent buttplate for this stock is available below.


Marlin Early 1895 Oct. Fore

Marlin Early Model 1895 Octagon Barrel Forearm

Fits only early original model 1895s, manufactured in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Will not fit late model 1895s, produced after 1972.

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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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.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a rifle buttplate; it will not fit a carbine buttstock.

Marlin Buttplate Screws

A pair of blued screws of the proper size and configuration for Marlin rifle buttplates.
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Marlin Late 1895 Straight Grip/Shotgun-Style Buttstock



Marlin Late 1895 Pistol Grip/Shotgun-Style Buttstock


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. Note: Due to Postal and Customs Regulations, we are unable to ship this item internationally, including shipments to Canada.