Winchester name brand and the Model 1894 go hand and hand. Browning in 1893 specifically to be a perfect match for the new 30-30, which was smokeless cartridge.It was a culmination of the evolution of Winchester lever actions and proving to be an extremely versatile rifle.Winchester was making news with its sleek, new Model 88, chambered in hunting rounds like the .308 Winchester, and in 1962 Marlin entered the centerfire market with a version of it Levermatic, tailored for short centerfire rounds.What's more, having shot both rifles, I can testify that the .444 Marlin delivers this level of ballistics from a stock design that is far more comfortable to shoot than the .405 Winchester (that crescent steel butt-plate of the Winchester Model 1895 can be hard on the shoulder with a cartridge that develops this level of recoil).
they chose stamped sheet metal and roll pins for parts previously machined from solid steel.This Angle Eject redesign was produced in 1983 at about serial number 5,300,000.The Winchester Model 94 was produced by Winchester Repeating Arms Company through 1980 and then by U. Repeating Arms under the Winchester brand until they ceased to manufacture rifles in 2006.A Marlin "trademark" was established a few years later when Marlin introduced the Model 1889, the first levergun to have a solid top and eject the empties out of the side of the receiver (the origin of the term "Marlin Safety"), instead of out the top (like Winchester leverguns).While 19th century levergunners weren't interested in mounting telescopic sights on their rifles, they did appreciate the fact that these new guns didn't toss hot brass into their faces (or down their shirt collars).
The .357 Magnum version is one of my favorite plinking rifles when stoked with .38 special ammo, and makes a spectacular varmint rifle for game like jack rabbits and ground squirrels when loaded with ammo designed for rapid expansion.