Marlin Rifles was able to attract developed breakthrough and enduring models, such as Models 1891 and 1893. Today known as Models 39 and 336 respectively, they are the oldest shoulder arm designs in the world still being produced. The lever action 22 repeater (now Model 39) even became the favorite of many exhibition shooters, including the great Annie Oakley.
Bought this last week of Jan. 2011, easy to do once you get paper work taken care of on line, and at your FFL deale.r All you have to do is wait for your rifle, FFL dealer will call you ,and then pick it up. I'll do it again next time I buy. This rifle is well balanced 22" better than the gun guide - G. H.
I own this rifle with the 24 in barrel and it is a sweetheart of a rifle! I have put a couple of hundred rounds through this rifle and not one problem.My load consists of a 370gr hard cast Lbt dual crimp gas check bullet behind 20.3grs.of ww-296 with a cci-350 primer in new winchester brass.It shoots 2 inch groups at 100yrds.The ballard cut rifling helps quite a bit also.I plan on using this rifle for deer in the big conifer swamps of michigan,s upper pennisula were I live.I shoot this rifle more than all my others and I would recommend it to anyone.5 stars from me and keep up the good work marlin. - G. W.
I bought this gun and have never held a better balanced guide gun! The recoil is managable but this is not a gun for the weak of body. This gun can and will put down anything you wish to hunt in north america but it is not a long range gun, 150-200 yrds is acceptable with practice. Overall this is a man\'s gun and any \"man\" will be well pleased to own one. - W. N.
I love CAS and have 2 of these rifles. Let me just say that there are a lot of other Lever action rifles on the range at every match, but none are more reliable than my Marlins. In 8 years of 300 rounds a month, I never needed a repair other than to remove a jammed round due to my own mistakes and then only twice. - F. H.