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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

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Marlin Firearms 1895ss Lever Action Rifle
Feb 23, 12:00 PM MST
Marlin Firearms 1895ss Lever Action Rifle
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Est: $0- $0
$75010 Bids
Marlin 336D 30-30 WIN
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Est: $20- $20,000
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Marlin Golden 39A Mountie 90th Anniversary .22 Chrome Rifle & Box, C&R
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Marlin Golden 39A Mountie 90th Anniversary .22 Chrome Rifle & Box, C&R
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Est: $1,000- $1,500
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Marlin 1895 XLR .45-70 GOVT
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Marlin 1895 XLR .45-70 GOVT
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Est: $20- $20,000
$2753 Bids
Marlin 1893 .32-40
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Marlin 1893 .32-40
by Accurate Gun Auctions
Est: $20- $20,000
$3502 Bids
Marlin 1894 SS .44 REM MAG
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Marlin 1894 SS .44 REM MAG
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Est: $20- $20,000
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Marlin Model 39A 22 LR Lever Action Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Marlin Model 39A 22 LR Lever Action Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $400- $600
$2002 Bids
JM Marked Marlin Model 444S .444 Marlin Lever Action Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
JM Marked Marlin Model 444S .444 Marlin Lever Action Rifle
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5001 Bid
Marlin Model 444S JM Marked .444 Marlin 22" Lever Action Rifle & Box
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
Marlin Model 444S JM Marked .444 Marlin 22" Lever Action Rifle & Box
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$5001 Bid
Two Marlin Bolt Action Rifles with Boxes
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Two Marlin Bolt Action Rifles with Boxes
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $400- $700
$3501 Bid
First Year Marlin Model 1893 Chicago World's Fair .32-40 Lever Action Rifle, ANTIQUE
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
First Year Marlin Model 1893 Chicago World's Fair .32-40 Lever Action Rifle, ANTIQUE
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $5,000- $10,000
$1,0001 Bid
Sako Marlin 322 222 Rem Bolt Action Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Sako Marlin 322 222 Rem Bolt Action Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $700- $900
$3501 Bid
Nice Marlin Model 92 .32 Centerfire 24" Octagon Lever Action Rifle 1916-1921
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
Nice Marlin Model 92 .32 Centerfire 24" Octagon Lever Action Rifle 1916-1921
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $800- $1,800
$4001 Bid
Marlin Limited Edition 75-20 .22LR
Mar 03, 2:00 PM EST
Marlin Limited Edition 75-20 .22LR
by Accurate Gun Auctions
Est: $20- $20,000
$101 Bid
Marlin Model 1895 Limited V .45-70 Gov't Lever Action Rifle & Box, 1999
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
Marlin Model 1895 Limited V .45-70 Gov't Lever Action Rifle & Box, 1999
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5001 Bid
Marlin Model 1895 GBL "Guide Gun" Lever Carbine, Caliber .45-70
Feb 29, 10:00 AM EST
Marlin Model 1895 GBL "Guide Gun" Lever Carbine, Caliber .45-70
by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals
Est: $900- $1,000
$4501 Bid
Marlin Model 39A Golden 22 LR Lever Action Rifle
Mar 02, 1:00 PM CST
Marlin Model 39A Golden 22 LR Lever Action Rifle
by Vogt Galleries Texas
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Two Marlin Model 39-A Lever Action Rifles
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Two Marlin Model 39-A Lever Action Rifles
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $700- $1,200
$6000 Bids
Marlin Model 39 Lever Action Rifle
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Marlin Model 39 Lever Action Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $300- $500
$2500 Bids
A .32-40 (W&B) MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 319413,
Mar 25, 10:00 AM GMT
A .32-40 (W&B) MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER-ACTION SPORTING RIFLE, serial no. 319413,
by Holts Auctioneers
Est: £1,000- £1,500
£1,0000 Bids
Marlin Original Golden 39A .22 S/L/LR Lever Action Rifle
Mar 02, 9:00 AM PST
Marlin Original Golden 39A .22 S/L/LR Lever Action Rifle
by Lock Stock & Barrel Investments Inc.
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5000 Bids
Marlin Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Marlin Model 1894 Lever Action Rifle
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $600- $1,000
$5000 Bids
Marlin Model 57 Lever Action Rifle with Scope
Mar 06, 9:00 AM CST
Marlin Model 57 Lever Action Rifle with Scope
by Rock Island Auction Company
Est: $300- $500
$2500 Bids
Marlin Model 1888 .38-40 Winchester 26" Octagon Lever Action Rifle, ANTIQUE
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Marlin Model 1888 .38-40 Winchester 26" Octagon Lever Action Rifle, ANTIQUE
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Est: $1,000- $2,000
$5000 Bids

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