Long Live the Lever Gun! Marlin Celebrates 150 Years

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posted on April 9, 2020
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America is a young country, so we sit up and take notice when any institution hits a triple-digit milestone...and it's even more inspiring to witness the staying power of one of the most iconic American firearms brands, Marlin. The year 2020 marks a milestone birthday for Marlin Firearms...the 150th birthday, in fact! Back in 1870, John M. Marlin set out to build reliable, quick-shooting lever-action rifles to accompany America's pioneers out onto the Plains and the West. Although in the fullness of time Marlin's line would encompass rifles, pistols and shotguns of nearly every type, Marlin's outstanding accomplishment were the lever guns of his design. Now, the modern descendants of those repeaters are here to celebrate the fierce independence of the American spirit with two special, limited-edition classic Marlin rifles.


First up, the Marlin Model 60 150th Anniversary Edition! It's an American classic and one of the most popular .22s the world has ever seen – exquisitely crafted in every detail. Outfitted with an American black walnut stock with special 150th Anniversary medallion, 19-inch stainless-steel barrel, adjustable sights, 14-round tubular magazine and special serial number. It’s rimfire perfection, 150 years in the making, and it's yours for the MSRP of $399! Click here for more, or to purchase.


Next, Marlin's introducing the flat-shooting, hard-hitting 444 Marlin, now in an exclusive, limited-edition rifle worthy of the most discerning collectors. Custom-grade features include a 24-inch half-octagon/half-round barrel, engraved receiver with gold inlay, C-grade American black walnut stock and fore-end, historical checkering pattern, Skinner ladder sights and special serial number. It comes in its own commemorative box, too. MSRP $1,899; click here for more information or to buy!

With a century and a half of experience, Marlin knows "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." The lever action is every bit as reliable today as it was in 1870...but that doesn't mean you can't give it a few tweaks. These contemporary descendants of the first lever guns are built with the tightest manufacturing tolerances in Marlin's history, and custom-grade performance enhancements rarely seen in a lever-gun platform. Long live America, long live the Second Amendment and long live the lever gun!

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