We have taken the 1895 Marlin and turned it into a tack driving rifle. Accuracy tests have shown MOA groups at 100 yards. Our proprietary rebarreling technique results in no stress imparted to barrel by magazine tube. We use only Pac-Nor match grade barrels. They have a smooth, hand lapped interior that will not lead like factory barrels. We carefully thread, chamber, and crown these in our shop. Chamber throats are slightly freebored for chambering cast bullets. Mag tube is lengthened to accept 6 rounds. This makes it flush with the end of barrel when cut to 18 1/2". Action is polished and trigger creep removed. A 1" Limbsaver recoil pad is fitted to the stock. A choice of sights round out the package. Stock is bedded to receiver. Gun is refinished in a matte blue. This makes a great hunting rifle for most big game, especially with some of the new ammo available at the present time.
18 1/2"- 22" match grade CM barrel
Extended mag tube
Polished action with trigger set to 3 - 3 1/2 lb.
1" Limbsaver recoil pad at your specified LOP
Glassbed stock to receiver
Matte blue finish
Sight options: rear- XS Ghost Ring, Williams or Lyman receiver sight, Williams WGRS sight. front- gold, fiber optic, or white bead, post style-black with serrations, post style-black with vertical white or gold line
2. Engrave buffalo, longhorn cattle skull, or bear on side of receiver $50
3. Customer's name engraved on side of receiver $35
4. Install Mercury Recoil Reducer in stock $75.
5. Custom made solder on front sight base with nominal .375" dovetail $85
6. Ceracoat finish is available for $275. This is a baked on finish and the toughest out there to date. It is available in several colors and combinations. Call to discuss
7. WWG Big loop lever- from $165 + fitting charge if required 1895 only
8. Bone charcoal colorcase Marlin receiver, lever, and hammer, polish blue remainder of gun- $600
9. Install XS scout scope base- $60
10. Substitute DRC winged rear sight for standard XS sight on package- add $35
11. Other sights can be used on request- inquire
Also available on the 1894 Marlin .44 Magnum and .45 Colt, same specs as above except your choice of 16 1/2" - 20" barrel. Barrel twist rates are suited for heavy bullets. Chambers are cut tight and freebored slightly. Magazine tube is cut flush with the end of the muzzle. Price is the same as above.
BASIC 1895SS MARLIN UPGRADE:
We start with a standard blue 1895 SS in .45-70 or .444 and cut and crown the barrel @ 16 1/2"- 20". Chamber is throated for cast bullets. Magazine tube is extended to hold 6 rounds and reinstalled with our proprietary stress free process. Action job is performed and 1" Limbsaver pad is installed at your LOP. Stock is glassbedded to receiver. Original magazine tube stud dovetail is filled. Your choice of sights from above are installed. Guns is matte blued. Aluminum magazine follower installed.
Price:$695 on customer supplied gun.
Upgrade package also available in 1894 .44 & .45 Colt, 336 .30-30 & .35 Rem.
Upgrade Package performed on Guide Gun: Deduct $50 from above prices. Barrel is left @ 18 1/2" and only recrowned.
Rebarrel Marlin: Match grade barrel in feasible caliber is fitted and chambered. Factory sights installed and gun completely reblued. $795 Some of the non standard chambering available are .375 Win., .38-55, .356 Win., and .475/.45-70. Some require more work than standard rebarreling. Inquire for cost.
Stainless guns are also welcome for modification at same cost as blue ones. All are beadblasted for a soft matte finish.
Rechambering of existing barrel: Rechamber .30-30 barrel to the Ackley Improved version- from $125
.348 DC: This is our newest caliber offering for the 1895 Marlin in .45/70 and should prove to be superior to any medium bore cartridge for the Marlin to date. It is made from the .45/70 case necked down to .348 caliber and shortened to 2". No fireforming is needed. Maximum OAL length is 2.55". Bullets are available from Hornady, Barnes, and Hawk along with a few custom makers. Velocities are as follows from a 22" barrel: 180 gr. @2700, 200 gr. @2600, 220 gr. @2500, 250 gr. @2300. The cartridge is easy to load and seems to be at its best with Reloader 15. Conversion to the .348 DC includes a new match grade barrel from 18-24" long, reinstall factory sights if wanted, and a set of Hornady custom dies with all reloading and case forming data. $975 on your 1895 .45/70. Many options are available to add to this if desired.
I prefer to use the 1895SS with its pistol grip stock to build big bore rifles. It handles recoil much better than the straight stock. Other chamberings will be considered where feasible. We take proper cartridge feeding of the Marlin leveraction seriously. Everything possible is done to correct any problems. Actions are checked with a variety of ammo and adjusted as needed. Stainless base guns are slightly higher and will be beadblasted to a matte finish. Packages can be customized to suit the individual needs of the customer. Stainless barrels can be used when necessary at above prices. When ordering packages with recoil pad installation, please specify LOP desired. On all Marlin packages, the forearm hanger and mag tube stud will be permanently installed with silver solder to keep them from coming loose under recoil. I highly recommend glassbedding of the stock to receiver especially on guns in .444 and .45/70. The stock usually does not fit very well and can split as a result of shooting the heavy loads used in these guns. I can add this service to any package where it is not included for $45. At the present time, I only offer rebarreling for Marlins with round barrels to a maximum length of 24".
Marlin 1895 .348DC with colorcased receiver and lever.
Marlin 1894 .480 Ruger: With several modification the 1894 can be converted to fire the .480 Ruger. Feeding, accuracy, and sheer power are all excellent. Expect the cartridge to gain about 100 fps or more than published velocities for a handgun. Specs: Heavy contour Pac-Nor match grade barrel 18" long especially designed for this conversion with full length mag tube Custom made brass magazine follower HD forearm hangar 1" Limbsaver pad Glassbedded stock Forearm hangar and mag tube stud permanetly attached to barrel 9 rd. mag capacity Action job with crisp trigger 3- 3 1/2# Bolt face opened to match cartridge and all necessary modifications done to feed and chamber the .480 Your choice of XS, Lyman, or Williams rear sights Custom made soldered on front sight base with your choice of blade Matte blue finish $1650 on your 1894 Marlin Stainless guns done at same cost with beadblasted finish
Clements Custom Guns 2766 Mt. Zion Rd. Woodlawn, VA 24381