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
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:$850 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. $895 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 $150
.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. $1050 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. 24" is the maximum length barrel I currently install.
Special tuneup package for Marlin/Remington SBL stainless guns only- Completely dissassemble gun, action job 3-3.5# creep free trigger, test feeding with several different ammos and adjust as needed, remove sharp edges on lever and action, beadblast to matte finish, refit and secure mag tube and forearm, deburr loading port, install alloy mag follower, recrown muzzle, throat and polish chamber, tighten barrel threads in receiver as needed, reassemble gun with screws loctited as needed, glassbed stock to receiver, smooth up outside of recoil pad as needed, & test fire. All of these I have done to date would shoot under MOA. $650
Misc. Services for Marlin rifles:
1. Install Limbsaver or Terminator pad- $100 Includes cutting stock to proper LOP
2. Install extended magazine tube on blue or stainless gun- $195 includes relocating stud and filling unused dovetail in barrel. Barrel is reblued on blue guns. Longer mag spring is installed if needed.
3. Action job- $200 Inside of action and all internal parts are deburred and polished. Sear surfaces are ground to produce a clean breaking, creep free pull. Trigger pull is set to 3-3.5#. Feeding is checked with several types of ammo and adjusted if needed.
4. Glassbed stock to receiver- $60 Recommended for all .45/70 and .444 caliber guns
5. Shorten barrel- $200 Barrel is removed from action, shortened to desired length, recrowned in a lathe, blued if needed, and reinstalled. Front sight is reattached. Some guns will require shortening of the magazine tube. Price for these will be quoted on request.
6. Install aluminum mag follow to replace plastic part- $35
7. Beadblast stainless gun complete- $125
8. Reblue blue gun complete- $200 matte or factory equivalent polish
9. Sights- Call to discuss
Marlin 1895 .348DC with colorcased receiver and lever.
Clements Custom Guns 2766 Mt. Zion Rd. Woodlawn, VA 24381