Video—ARTV: Marlin Firearms Today

Video—ARTV: Marlin Firearms Today

Curious about the history of Marlin lever-actions? American Rifleman TV takes an in-depth look at the design, performance and history of these storied all-American firearms.


  1. muddog2 on November 14, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    I hope so marlin here too stay when you see American history disappear that’s when I get Nervous what’s next

  2. Brian Underwood on November 14, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Now that Remington has filed for bankruptcy, Ruger is buying Marlin from Remington. I have a Marlin 336 manufactured in 1978. If I get another Marlin, I will wait until Ruger starts making them. I already have a few Ruger firearms, and they all seem to be pretty well made. I have heard too many bad stories about Marlin lever action rifles built by Remington. The quality of Remington, as well as Smith and Wesson, has gone downhill over the past several years. So I’ll wait and see how well Ruger makes the Marlin rifles. I’m hopeful that the quality will improve.

  3. Edward Porter on November 14, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Lol, the first thing most true Marlin owners due is remove the stupid lawyer push button saftey. And I bought a 1894sbl in 44mag 6 months ago.
    Rough action, took it apart polished away all the tooling marks polished the bolt, did away with the useless floppy trigger. Now I have a buttery smooth lever action with a 3.5 lb trigger and its a tack driver. At a 1000.00 I shouldnt have to do this extra work. Bought a Henry all weather in 4570 and it was slick from the box with better fit and finish 700.00, go figure. Getting 1.25 at a 100yrds with hornady leverevolution ammo.
    Sending a 450 marlin to ranger point precision to be converted to 450 bushmaster.
    Want to take control, 1895 in 450 bushmaster and a 336 in 350 legend and they will fly off the shelf.

  4. Mike Colosky on November 14, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Wouldn’t trade my 336 for nothing!

  5. Todd Walker on November 14, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I own 4 Marlin center fire lever action rifles from the late 90s and purchased 2 new ones over the last 18 months and I absolutely love them. Fit is great ,accuracy is outstanding. And the front sites are straight.

  6. SpinFast on November 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I have one of the Rem/Marlin 1895 GSBL’s. The FNC/nitride version. The fit and finish is superb. 100% satisfied.

  7. Mark on November 14, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Wow, this article has been here since December, 2018. Let me say I have been a Marlin lover all my life. I have a 336 in .35 Rem., and a 1895 in .45-70. Accurate as can be.

  8. Jason Zee on November 14, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Today Marlins are junk I hear.

  9. interman 77 on November 14, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Great rifles till 2007.

  10. jim kemp on November 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    If I have ever heard a bunch of bull shit, that was it. I happen to own about six older Marlins, before remington disgraced the Marlin, name, quality and honor!! The Marlins I own are works of art, not gold engraving, but these old Marlins fit together and shoot like a Matziratti runs. No I have never driven one, but I have shot many old Marlins, that Winchester tagged along behind Marlin, until Winchester stumbled over the 30-30. I am not bashing Winchester, so please Remington, don’t you pricks start blaming Marlin for doing years ago, what you guys have never been able to do. Vaya Con Dios

  11. KON KON on November 14, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Hahahahahahaha, Bankruptcy for the 2nd time. It couldn’t happen to a nicer Company that destroyed the Marlin name.
    "These guns can be made anywhere by anyone." Famous Last Words of an Idiot Remington Executive given the boot.

    After 10 Years of trying, and still failing miserably.

    Ruger may now be able to offer the public something worthy within a year or so.

  12. jjrock5 on November 14, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Has their quality improved in 2019?

  13. T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT on November 14, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    When I was 21 years old, which was in 1977, I bought my first rifle, a brand new Marlin 30-30. Three days later, it was stolen from me. Didn’t even get to shoot it. Now, 43 years later, I’m going to purchase another Marlin rifle. This time, it’s going to be a 1895 Trapper 45-70, with the 16.5" barrel.

  14. Jeffrey Brady on November 14, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Awesome !

  15. Frank Webster on November 14, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    If the fit to finish of the buttstock to receiver has a gap, will the buttstock crack?

  16. Christopher Poe on November 14, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Still not quite there yet…cockeyed barrels and tubes along with feeding problems even in 2019

  17. Quantum Fixits on November 14, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Found a great 1895SBL (45/70} at good price at Field and Stream…beautiful and fun gun to shoot!

  18. Andrew Moes on November 14, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    I bought my Marlin about the time this video was released. Shame they had to sell me one of the bad ones! Those so-called "experts" couldn’t fix my gun on the 3rd attempt!
    If they insist on selling a gun you have to finish yourself, they should charge 1/3rd the price!

  19. Vessel of the Auditor on November 14, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    youre going to be the leader in the lever market? your products are shit…buy a Henry…they are the real leader in the levergun market..Henry doesnt use MIM parts and cost cutting processes to make money for the shareholders rather than making a quality gun for the consumer…

  20. BuyMoreGuns on November 14, 2021 at 10:27 pm

    Here I am. An unpaid Remington QC worker— customer.

  21. ACATNAMED SCOOP on November 14, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    Marlin Needs to fix their web page it wont Load

  22. Kevin Rollman on November 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Mine is a 2019 1895 CBA wonderful, beautiful, accurate rifle in every way!! Ballard rifling is the best!!

  23. Randy Magnum on November 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    History. That’s all that’s left. Remington should be ashamed of their incompetence. Oh well, theres always Henry, i suppose.

  24. kris warren on November 14, 2021 at 10:30 pm

    Was super sad to realize I have a Remington made Marlin POS. Makes so much sense now. Garbage

  25. Bushcraft North of 60 on November 14, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I got a good one. 1895GS. Straight, tight, smooth and accurate. I’ll always love the old Marlins, but nothing wrong with mine.

  26. CDNcovert on November 14, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Can we stop the dangling trigger thing as well?

  27. Miro Svihorik on November 14, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    John Marlin genius👍👍👍👍

  28. Justin Durante on November 14, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    And here we r doors closed ruger bought them hope 2 revive, I just bought a 39a took a while 2 find a good one and it’s brand new in box waiting 2 pick up Friday

  29. Kevin Rollman on November 14, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    Forget those pea shooters AR15’s when you can own an 1895 Marlin 45-70!! A Marlin 1895 CBA 45-70 is like a cannon compared to the AR15!! Do you want a “ THUMP” or a ping?

  30. Low-Key Observer on November 14, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Went to a local gun shop in Houston to look at some Marlin’s. All 6 on the shelf had the sights at the 1 to 2 O’clock position. The shop owner checked the manufacturer date. All made in 2019. Remington needs to fire the cross-eyed guy and try again. I’m still on the hunt for straight centered sights, centered magazine tube and a smooth action that doesn’t bind when slight side pressure is applied during cycles. Call me when you fix those issues.

  31. L0united on November 14, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    what was their relationship with the Winchester repeating rifle?

  32. spektrum841 on November 14, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Of coarse they’re going to make a video of people wearing Remington shirts saying they’re making better Marlin rifles than previously ever made.

  33. TryNsurviveN on November 14, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    They may be getting better but from what I’ve seen they still have a way to go. The lever is sharp enough you could almost shave with it.

  34. Sil3nt Kn1ght on November 14, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    That 1895 Black lookin NICE!

  35. disposableproduction on November 14, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    If they are making their best guns ever, the their previous guns must have really horrible because I bought mine in 2017 and the quality is still shit. Squishy trigger, loose lever, canted barrel. Don’t buy Marlin

  36. Bandit Leu on November 14, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    Well my 1895 skinner trapper is awesome..except for the canted front sight..‼‼🤦‍♂️ there anything I can do about it?

  37. Justin Durante on November 14, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    Sad an Era has passed love 2 buy a 39a if the make them again

  38. Barney Go on November 14, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Ordered a sight unseen 336W BL LS and all the sights were straight. Wood to metal fit was good. Shoots dead nuts on at 25 and 50 yards. It was an August 2018 made rig. Most happy. Took another chance and ordered an 1895 GBSL in .45-70 and it too was fantastic. Amazing wood to metal finish. Happy with butt pad fitment. I was pleased with that stainless steel that’s FNC (ferric nitro-carburizing ) treatment. Most happy all around. That GBSL was a December 2017 manufacture. Super pleased with my 2 Remlins … What’s not to like? I am blessed. Peace Be To Journey!

  39. Fred Smith on November 14, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    I love my Marlins but damn you guys need to start installing the front sights straight 😳

  40. Alan Gooch on November 14, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I have 2 Marlins. 1894 CSBL .357/38 Special and an1895 GBL 45-70. Both have been purchased in the last 18 months and I have to say that they are fantastic. The fit and finish is great and they are both very accurate. .7MOA at 100 metres with standard factory sights.

  41. ZFlyingVLover on November 14, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Has the ‘curse’ of the remlins been exorcised or is Marlin quality still questionable post remington purchase?

  42. Bc Eyler on November 14, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    After having problems with mine I’ll never buy a Remlin again, hopefully Ruger will build them right now.

  43. Ben10 on November 14, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I’ve been going around gun stores and while I see some very nice and improved remlins with good wood to steel fitting there are still as many bad ones with poor fitting, unbeveled forearm wood and rough lever cycling. This is true with the cowboy models at least where my interest is. Bottomline, Marlins today are are still inconsistent and if I have to buy one I’d still look for an older JM stamped Marlin.

  44. Eddie Rudolph on November 14, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Does that mean that you’ll bring back designs like the 338mx?

  45. Brian MacDonald on November 14, 2021 at 10:50 pm

    I’m a new owner of a 2020 year model 1895 GBL . 60 rounds through it at this point. Very accurate, and fun to shoot. Being 62, I always compare fit and finish found on my other guns. It’s a fine gun. It has no issues I can complain about. I’ll eventually be hand honing and polishing the action parts because I feel there is room for improvement. Out of the box I call it very good and most could leave it alone and be happy. Me, I like to add that final touch no one does on factory guns anymore. I love it.

  46. Tim Hallas on November 14, 2021 at 10:51 pm

    The dark years, when Marlin fans were left without a Marlin to buy. Some swallowed their pride and bought the Remarlington, only to be bashed in the face by the reality that nobody at the factory knew what a Marlin was. They say it’s over now, but regaining trust is a long process. The good thing about this is it made the old Marlins that much more special….. and valuable.

  47. Chris Topher on November 14, 2021 at 10:54 pm

    More refined than the original marlin?? Marlin is back?? Hmmmmm…. NOPE!!

  48. Kevin Rollman on November 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    Crazy to buy the Guide gun when the 1895 CBA is exactly the same and has 2 extra rounds. 6+1 instead of 4+1 also a 18.5 inch barrel.

  49. George's Hot Rod Barn on November 14, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    But the old farts will only buy one that has JM stamped on the barrel so they can stick it up there ass then pull it out and suck on it. please start stamping the barrels with JM again.

  50. Dan Ross on November 14, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    Remains to be seen. I have not seen a new rifle with the wood to metal fit close to the old?