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Celebrating 150 Years of Marlin Firearms

Marlin has been in the lever-­action business since 1881, but their lever-actions are only a partial picture of Marlin's heritage. In it's 150 years of continuous production, Marlin has manufactured nearly every type of firearm.

Celebrating 150 Years of Marlin Firearms

Marking its 150th anniversary, Marlin is offering Limited Editions: Model 444 in .444 Marlin ($1,899); a Model 60 in .22 LR ($399); and ammo with special headstamps and packaging, including loads in .30-30, .35 Rem., .444 Marlin, .45-70 Gov’t and .22 LR ($13.87-$49.99) for 2020 only.

At a quick glance, it’s easy to mischaracterize Marlin as the “lever-­action” company. Marlin has been in the lever-­action business since 1881 and, over time, became the world’s largest producer of lever-­action firearms. In fact, Marlin’s 30-­millionth lever gun was made in 2008, and there have been many more since.

Marlin’s lever-­actions are important, but they are only a partial picture of Marlin’s heritage. In 150 years of continuous production, Marlin has manufactured nearly every type of firearm. Since 1891, Marlin has been a major producer of .22 rimfire rifles, including more than 10 million Model 60 semiautos...

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