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Marlin Rifles

Former Colt employee John Marlin opened up shop in 1870 to produce a line of revolvers and derringers. While his handguns were fine weapons, it was his lever-action rifles that drew the most praise.

The Marlin models 1891 and 1893 were extremely popular due to their simpler mechanism compared to the Winchester 1894, its direct competitor. The 1891 and 1893 are still produced today as the Model 39 and Model 336.

In 1953, Marlin patented the microgroove system of rifling. The microgroove system is simpler and easier to produce than standard Ballard-style rifling. The microgroove system provided greater accuracy, easier cleaning, higher velocities, and lower chamber pressures. Marlin is now owned by Remington and continues to produce high-quality rifles. Marlin produces center and rimfire lever-action rifles as well as semi automatic and bolt-action centerfire rifles.


Quick Facts

  • The Marlin 336 and 39 are the oldest shoulder-fired rifles still in production by the company that designed them
  • Marlin was one of the largest suppliers of machine guns for the United States Government in World War I
  • Sharpshooter Annie Oakley preferred the Marlin Model 39 in her trick shooting exhibitions

Recommended Items at Auction

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(X) Marlin Model Golden 39A, 22 Cal. Rifle
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Marlin Model Golden 39A, 22 Cal. Rifle
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$4759 Bids
MARLIN M1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE .38-40, ANTIQUE
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
MARLIN M1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE .38-40, ANTIQUE
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$4752 Bids
MARLIN 1893 LEVER ACTION OCTAGONAL BARREL 22 RIFLE
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
MARLIN 1893 LEVER ACTION OCTAGONAL BARREL 22 RIFLE
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$2501 Bid
MARLIN MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION, RIFLE, 25-20 CALIBER
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
MARLIN MODEL 94 LEVER ACTION, RIFLE, 25-20 CALIBER
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$3001 Bid
MARLIN 1893 LEVER ACTION CARBINE, 38-55 CALIBER
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
MARLIN 1893 LEVER ACTION CARBINE, 38-55 CALIBER
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE 25-36 CALIBER
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE 25-36 CALIBER
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 60 RIFLE, .22 LR
Oct 07, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 60 RIFLE, .22 LR
by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries
Est: $300- $500
$1500 Bids
MARLIN MODEL '92 LEVER ACTION, .32 CALIBER RIFLE
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
MARLIN MODEL '92 LEVER ACTION, .32 CALIBER RIFLE
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $400- $600
$3000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,500
$7500 Bids
CASE COLOR MARLIN MODEL 39 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
CASE COLOR MARLIN MODEL 39 LEVER ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7500 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 1893 SHORT RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 1893 SHORT RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 1894 COWBOY CARBINE 45 COLT
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 1894 COWBOY CARBINE 45 COLT
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,400
$5000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 1895S LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 1895S LEVER ACTION RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 1894 SRC - 44-40.
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 1894 SRC - 44-40.
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 336 RC LEVER ACTION CARBINE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 336 RC LEVER ACTION CARBINE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2500 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 336 LEVER ACTION CARBINE CAL,35 REM
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 336 LEVER ACTION CARBINE CAL,35 REM
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 336 LEVER ACTION CARBINE 35 REM
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 336 LEVER ACTION CARBINE 35 REM
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 57-M 22 MAGNUM LEVER-MATIC RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 57-M 22 MAGNUM LEVER-MATIC RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 1895 M SHORT RIFLE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 1895 M SHORT RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $1,500- $2,000
$7500 Bids
FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1881 RIFLE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1881 RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $8,000- $12,500
$4,0000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 38 CAL, 22 PUMP RIFLE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 38 CAL, 22 PUMP RIFLE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $900
$3000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 9 SEMI AUTO CARBINE
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 9 SEMI AUTO CARBINE
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $800
$3000 Bids
MARLIN MODEL 55 ORIGINAL GOOSE GUN
Oct 30, 10:00 AM EDT
MARLIN MODEL 55 ORIGINAL GOOSE GUN
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids

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