Today, we're pleased to reintroduce the Marlin .410 Lever-Action Shotgun, with our own twist. In 2004 in homage to the original Marlin Model .410 built in 1929, Marlin introduced a lever-action .410 briefly which was based on the more modern 1895 frame. This 2004 model was a big, hefty gun that shared specs with the Marlin 444. With its heavy barrel and short magazine tube, the Marlin Model 1895 Lever-Action .410 Shotgun felt over weight and under fed, limiting its utility. F
Like many novice riflemen, I started shooting with the goal of being a better shot. As a side branch to this, I’ve tried to find just what rifle out of all the choices would be the ‘perfect rifle’. Now to my way of thinking, a rifle should shoot well, but not just off a bench. Moving through woods, plinking, and the more active shooting sports have always captured my imagination. In this day and age, shooters have their pick of an excellent selection of bolt action and semi-a
We're excited to announce that our Marlin 1894 big loop levers are available now in our online store. Next up, we’re in production of our Marlin 1895 Straight Stock levers (available mid-to-late July 2015) and our Marlin Pistol Grip Levers for 08MX, 336, 336W, 336Y, 338MX, 444, 1895 (available August 2015). The Ranger Point Precision Marlin big loop lever - or as some have called it the "medium loop lever” - was designed to put functionality first, with a strong secondary emp
I got to wondering recently. Typically, if that goes on long enough, the ol’ measuring stick comes out, then unusual credit card charges begin to appear, and before you know it, there’s a fresh pile of chips on the mill table. Sometimes a small pile of discarded parts sacrifice themselves to the cause of science. Tragic, yes, but necessary, and not without ceremony, which mostly involves uttered incantations that would prevent the offending part from having a place in heaven.
Marlins may be a perfect expression of the lever action rifle, but like any other machines made by man, they are subject to imperfection. Failures can originate at the factory--which used to happen with much less frequency--or as the result of wear, or in some cases, as a direct consequence of poorly informed tinkering. I have occasionally come across a Marlin rifle that just goes “click” when I pull the trigger on a loaded round. I gather from forum threads online that other
It’s been said that old cars drive like old cars. This is true. The same could be said, with as much veracity, about old motorcycles, which are more my speed. Much as I appreciate the stylish lines and throaty sounds of the classics, by any objective measure, even the best of the post war era can’t hold a candle to a mid-priced modern vehicle, be it a sedan or sport bike. It fascinates me that the same cannot be said of firearms, at least not collectively. Sure, there have be
Over 150 years, the lever action sporting rifle has held a well earned place in the hearts and hands of American hunters. We've always loved their superb handling, traditional beauty, and rapid rate of fire. But we at Ranger Point Precision LLC felt like they were capable of, and deserving of, so much more. We decided to speed evolution with the Marlin LeveRecon. The Marlin 336's proven model is the obvious platform for this leap forward into the 21st century. The receiver ca