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.
Fun Fact: Marlin 1929 .410 rifles were made in limited edition to be given away
to Marlin Firearms investors as their annual dividend.
We loved the idea of a lever-action shotgun, but wanted to improve on the Marlin 410 design so that it could be a handy piece for the ranch, the truck, the woods, or the homesteader. We also knew that there are millions of Marlin 336’s sitting around that might enjoy a new life as something other than a .30-30.
So that's where we started. In fact, the old Marlin 336 that we started with was one that we affectionately called Donkey, because it looked like it had been kicked by one - repeatedly. What you see here is the end result of our Marlin 336’s transformation to a 410 lever-action shotgun, with a light profile 20.5" Douglas barrel and a full-length magazine tube for 6+1 capacity.
Full-Length Magazine Tubes (up to 8+1), Side Loading Gate
The magazine tube posed a special challenge, because Marlin has never offered a full-length tube for the 410 or the 444, which shares its unique design. Both require a bulge just forward of the receiver to allow the wide, straight cartridges to pass through the side loading gate. We built a fixture that allows us to impart this bulge to any 336 magazine tube, so that we can offer full-length magazine tubes for any barrel up to 24". Yes, that means your 22" barreled Marlin 444 can now hold 7+1, and our longest 24" 410 tube can hold 8+1. Saucy!
M-LOK® Panels and Threaded Barrel Options
The Ranger Point Marlin 336 Lever-Action 410 Shotgun is a great little utility/defensive firearm, particularly for recoil sensitive shooters. Given its multi-role intent, we thought it fitting to add Magpul M-LOK panels to the forend so that a flashlight or other accessory could be attached. We also threaded the muzzle so that a brake, breacher, or (eventually) choke could be added.
Match-grade Marlin rifle build options