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Well in the 1860s during a civil war John Mayall and Marlon was learning and applying himself to the tool and die makers trade at of all places Colt firearms but Marlon had some ideas about guns that he wanted to build eventually and sure enough when the war finished he devised one of the first lever actions to bear. The Marlon name in 1870 starting the Marlin company and then. In 1881 began with. His first lever action design in 1881 Marlon introduced a large lever action repeater that would handle the 4570 cartridge and the large cartridges that. Had that extra power level over the cartridges manufactured for the winchester model 1876 and five years after the introduction of the Winchester 76 the Marlin 81 jumped right in there and became the premier gun in that particular slot now this Marlin model 1881 was based. On a design by Anthony Burgess due to the era it was introduced it was really probably. The only lever action repeater that made a really good Buffalo gun at the end of the buffalo hunting era the years following the introduction and the initial success of the model 1881 were very very prolific for the Marlin company they introduced a series of. Lever-action rifles beginning with the 1885 continuing through the 1886 1887 1888 1889 1891 1892 1893 and 1895 they were nearly on a gun of a year track what was happening was the the Marlins were continuing to grow to be improved upon. And to be refined one of the guns that's still fairly relevant today was really a pistol caliber gun that was the Merlin model 1894 and the 1894 of course had a solid top receiver that's a hallmark of the majority of Marlin designs and. It's bolt was actually you could see the bolt move it was actually integral with the side of the receiver when the gun was closed you open the bolt drop the lever and the bolt comes back that changed in the model 1895. So the 1895 had a. Solid receiver and when the lever was worked the bolt would move rearward cock and hammer ejecting a spent cartridge and then as the lever is closed the bolt goes forward and of course locks John Marlin was a bit of a visionary and he saw that. Smokeless powder was going to make a huge impact on firearms design and that it was going to call for a new stronger lever action rifle using stronger steel but there would be a demand for this so in 1893 he introduced his model 1893 it was a lever action model that. Was chambered for cartridges in the 3030 Winchester class now note that this is one year before Winchester introduced their famous model 1894 Marlin was just a small step ahead on that. Curve for the smokeless powder hunting cartridge lever action and in fact the model 1893 became the Marlin model 36 in 1936 name changed again to the 336 in 1948 but it remained an incredibly popular American hunting rifle chambered for modern cartridges in smokeless powder marlyn comes online and accounts for some. Of these advances in the design of a lever-action gun the site objection later on things like microgroove rifling and really takes the lever action to a new level of capability especially as as more modern cartridges came online so what you have. Is you have sort of the the lever action being taken to the height of its form. By Marlin at the same time that other companies like Winchester and some other notable companies have essentially begun now to set their sights on the bolt-action forum and the bolt-action rifle as a service rifle that would shortly be pressed into service in the coming world wars there were a lot of innovations with Marlin. Firearms one of which was microgroove rifling which was introduced in 1953 and the theory behind microgroove rifling is you have shallow grooves and and. Lots of them which is fine for a fairly low pressure cartridge like the 3030 which I would imagine the majority of Marlin Lee fractions have been. Built upon but there were problems with that microgroove barrel and in cartridges like the 4570 Marlin had a history with Ballard and when they had issues with micro groove. And the big. Guns they went to ballard rifling which is just a conventional rifling. So Marlin had this great platform the model 1895 and consumers started telling them they wanted big bore lever guns because the heyday of the 3030 hunting carbine was. On the wane but people were hunting in Alaska living in Alaska and. They wanted big bore lever action guns and so both Winchester and Marlin responded and the result of course was the Marlin guide gun which has a short thick heavy profile barrel pretty decent sites that that Marlin has continued to evolve but any gun design is subject to the whims of consumers what people. Want to buy and as the market changed a couple of things happen the u.s. Repeating Arms Company. It closed it was no longer a profitable viable manufacturer of winchester model 94 's and eventually it got to the point that Marlin. Is a company wasn't as profitable. As it could be and. So the kanae family sold Marlin and H & R who they owned at the same time - the Holding Group that also owned the Remington Arms Company so. In 2007 Remington purchases Marlin and over the course of the the next two or three years. A difficult transition takes place in which essentially the Marlin plant that had been there for more than a hundred years he's shuddered and in the closing of the factory much of the original DNA to the Marlin bloodline is lost and so for a couple of years those those transitional guns just didn't reflect the. Kind of handwork and attention to detail that original Marlins did that has all. Changed having been to that Factory and having seen what's happening there now I could personally attest the fact that the new. Marlins being produced by Remington without doubt are closer tolerance more refined versions of the original guns than the original factory was ever able to produce no I think today in iliyan Marlin is. Making the best firearm it's made in. A time that it's been here in iliyan it's a very very big hurdle to overcome and it was one that was slow coming the lever action platform is a lot more. Intricate it was a lot more moving parts as opposed to our our bolt-action platform on the marlin side and some of the models there's over 86 individual parts inside of the receiver itself there's over 20 so it's it's definitely a lot different. Platform you know the intricacies of Marlins double safety system add a level of complexity and it adds a level of quality and inspection that we have to put through that firearm ever and get it off the line since let's say the last three years so. 2013 every single gun that's gone through the line has gone through a rigorous long reach our insane read dimensioning to eliminate all the interference points that really. The old conventional machines couldn't control well so that added quality and that added focus all those small interface points has really smooths. Out all those platforms for us I think I'm. Happy to say and I can. Proudly say that Merlin is back you know that's the struggle I think is behind us Merlin's here Marlon's gonna stay here and we are going to. Be the leader in the lever.

 


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Tue, 07 May 2019 15:40:46 GMT
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Marlin adds curly maple furniture option to Model 336 lever gun line - Guns.com
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Mon, 22 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT
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Marlin's 336C lever gun now sports curly maple furniture (PHOTOS) - Guns.com
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