Is Marlin owned by Remington?
In 2007, Remington Arms, part of the Remington Outdoor Company, acquired Marlin Firearms. Remington produced Marlin-brand firearms at its Kentucky and New York manufacturing facilities.
Does Marlin still make lever-action rifles?
The last remains of Marlin were bought by Ruger in November of 2020, and the new owner is set to reintroduce the Model 336 lever-action some time later this year. Bill Ruger would have loved the idea. Throughout his career he had a dual fascination with the old familiar gun forms and the most modern machinery.
When was the Marlin Model 39A rifle made?
In 1922 it was again renamed to the model 39 then finally the last change in 1939 to the model 39A, which finally stuck to this day. When first made it had a straight stock in American Walnut. Of course this rifle and all Marlin lever rifles had the highest quality American Walnut stocks. In 1946 the 39A offered a fluted comb rear stock.
What do you need to know about a Remington Marlin?
Marlin always sanded the tang of the receiver with the wood stock for a prefect fit of metal to wood. If you see gaps let some else buy it. Look at older Marlins at gun shows and gun shops and once you see what the older Marlins look like you will be able to spot a Remington Marlin.
Is the Marlin Golden 39 still in production?
The 39 is the oldest rifle still in production . In fact when Remington purchased Marlin the 39A was the only lever action Marlin had in production until the factory geared up. The Marlin Golden 39 started out life as the Marlin model 1891 and was used by Annie Oakley in her shooting exhibitions.
What’s the serial number for pre-Remington Marlin lever?
The Marlin booth had a 39A with a JM barrel. The exhibitor said that Rem. is using up the old Marlin-made parts. The serial number is the best check for deciding who made it. Go to the marlin Forum for real info. I’ve got one made in 2002 (.44 w/98xxx s/n) and one in 1941 (39A w/B prefix). Both are fine.