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Just got my Shooting Illustrated magazine today.
Interesting review of Marlins new tactical lever rifle Dark Series
Wood Laminate stock painted back and black parkerized metal finish.
Threaded barrel, 10 inch picatinney rail. Review was for .38/.357
But looks like available in 30-30 win, 45-70 govt, .444 marlin and .44 mag.
I wonder if the manufacturers are hedging their bet in case of a semi auto weapon ban.
Gun site says there is a lot of interest in the new tactical lever action classes they now offer.
Just when I think I have everything I want, they keep coming out with new stuff I gotta get.
Check it out, looks good.
 

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Not really a fan of the look of the new blacked out rifle. I prefer my Marlin 30-30 Youth Model that I replaced the lever with the Large Loop Lever. Gave it a nice "John Wayne" look and has a shorter length for a more handy snap shooting package.

But to each their own and viva la difference!
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Just got my Shooting Illustrated magazine today.
Interesting review of Marlins new tactical lever rifle Dark Series
Wood Laminate stock painted back and black parkerized metal finish.
Threaded barrel, 10 inch picatinney rail. Review was for .38/.357
But looks like available in 30-30 win, 45-70 govt, .444 marlin and .44 mag.
I wonder if the manufacturers are hedging their bet in case of a semi auto weapon ban.
Gun site says there is a lot of interest in the new tactical lever action classes they now offer.
Just when I think I have everything I want, they keep coming out with new stuff I gotta get.
Check it out, looks good.
If you need one, I need one!
 

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That's probably a very smart move on Marlin's part - it is quite likely that Commifornia will outlaw semi-autos soon, along with some of the other communist states.
 

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I prefer the more traditional blued verses the tacticool black but a lever gun in 38/357 could be mighty handy.
 

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I think it is also a big part of the fact that silencer are becoming much much more normalized and hunting with them is getting more and more oked ( never mind that many country treat silencer as over the counter things ) so there is def a big market for silencer ready center fire rifles esp for UK and the USA I would think ...

And yeah pershape some look toward a ban but I really thing it is more the higher silencer sales ( henery just came out with a 22lr made for silencing )
 

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If you like that Marlin check out the new Henry side gates with tube mag. I think you might like it. I want one in .44 mag.
Y’all put pic’s up even if it’s stock if you can find them. More fun with pictures, gun porn 😊
 

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Smart move on their part. I’ve seen rifles like this in the past. There are too many liberal states that ban other types of rifles for there not to be a market for something like this.
 

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I own 2 Marlin Lever Rifles. 336c/30-30 & 1895 in 45-70. I'm good. IF I EVER got another lever rifle it'd be in .41 mag. , as I've got several pistol's in that caliber.
 
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The blacked out marlin is a nice idea. It is a shame the cost is a bit high. But it is not novel. Mossberg's 464 SPX has been in my family and used successfully for hog hunting. It is what my boys, when they were younger, found attractive for our trips.

I consider this stock rifle to be a true modern 'black out' Chuck Connors action rifle.

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Maybe I am overlooking it on the website but I only see it offered in 30-30 and 45-70? Would prefer one chambered in 44 RM though with the 8 shot magazine. That would be a handy rifle!
 

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In the video posted above. At the :30 to : 32 second mark it seems the first shooter has to put some effort into overcoming a hitch in cycling the action.
 

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An issue I see with these rifles is taking the trigger finger off the trigger to reload. Why not put that thing on the off-side so one can reload as they are firing? Seems better to me from a tactical standpoint.

Yup, seems quite difficult to cycle a round.
 

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I’ve got the SS version of that Marlin but it doesn’t have a threaded barrel, your version is supposed to be deburred (my is CLEARLY not), the furniture is different, etc. And mine is sitting in the safe waiting for me to clear a Marlin timing issue with the lever locked full open. But I’ll fix it up and keep test driving it. It needs demurring sumpin turrible. Shame on Marlin. Said differently, SHAME ON MARLIN. But the package and dimensions are really nice and I’m gonna give this carbine a good chance. I’ve got the 44 mag model, I’ve shot mostly Specials through it and as a ranch rifle / truck gun it would serve beautifully. And I’ve got to neutralize that stinkin safety. They make bypass kits.

I’m hoping that the potential of this rifle comes out in full. With a can on it......wow.
 

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I have 2 Marlin lever action rifles and 1 Winchester.

The one on top in the photo my great grandpa bought new in 1893. It's a Marlin model 1889 .38-40 with an octagon barrel.

The one in the middle is a Winchester model 94 .30-30 made in 1950. It was my uncle's gun. I remember looking at it in his gun rack along with the Marlin 1889 when I was a kid back in the early 50s.

The one on the bottom in the photo is a Marlin model 94 .44 Mag made in 1977.




Since Remington bought Marlin out back in 2007 the QC is not what it used to be I've been reading. They let all the old Marlin employees go and expected low paid assembly workers to turn out guns as good as the old craftsman did. It didn't take them long to learn that lever action rifles take a lot more hand fitting than a bolt action rifle.
 
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