Video Review: Marlin 1985 Lever-Action Rifle

Marlin is back, and lever-gun fans everywhere will love this updated classic!

posted on March 13, 2022

For a while there, lever-gun fans had reason to worry that Marlin may have dived into the deep water for one last time. However, in the wake of the sounding Marlin, the engineering team at Ruger threw out a life preserver and rescued the brand. Now back in production, the classic Model 1895 has been updated with a few modern touches. This old-school trophy of a rifle is back and our testers at American Rifleman think the Marlin comeback story is no "fish tale." 

In this video review from American Rifleman, Evan Brune walks you through the interesting points of note on this revived Marlin Model 1895. "...with a 19” barrel made of 410-grade stainless steel," he notes, "Marlin’s 1895 comes chambered for the .45-70 Government cartridge, each gun is equipped with a 1:20” Right-Hand twist, cold hammer-forged barrel," continues Brune. "The forged barrel-making and rifling process leaves users with high-quality design that is capable of producing incredible accuracy."

For more information, visit ... and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates!



Shooting Sports Pedigree: Meet the Gaddie Family

From the county fair to Camp Perry, this NRA Family has shooting sports in the bloodline.

What Makes a Riflescope?

So what do all those names and numbers mean, anyway?

NRA Family Destinations: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

Montana is full of hidden gems ... but this one counts more as buried treasure.

Officer's Choice: Silencer Central Banish Speed K Garners Endorsement

Choosy LEOs choose Silencer Central, says the National Tactical Officers Association.

First Impressions: GForce Arms Huckleberry LTAC357 Lever Gun

A sleek, lever-action masterpiece that packs a punch, and we mean a .357 Magnum punch!


Get the best of NRA Family delivered to your inbox.