Added a .44 Magnum Marlin 1894 Carbine with the Octagon Barrel to the collection. Mine was made in 1972 although most of the information you find says it's a 1973 gun. The gun was only marketed for one year, and not many were made. It is the last of the Marlin Octagon's without the cross bolt safety. Mine is in the 18.5" barrel length. I figure that it pairs up nicely with a very unusual SuperBlackhawk that I own. The two guns have the exact same stock material and you'd think they were made from one piece of wood, even the bluing matches....