Marlin lever action rifles                Updated 17th May 2018

You have all been hearing worrying stories that some of the .44 calibre Marlins which are currently being manufactured are still showing a number of problems. We have seen one here with the rifling deeper on one side of the bore than the other and a fellow dealer had one returned to them as it was putting bullets through the target sideways! This one also exhibited the rifling problem we saw.

If you are looking for a really good .45-70 Marlin then you may be pleased to hear that we have imported a small number of the SBL models with their stainless steel receivers and 18" stainless barrel in a grey laminate stock with a scope rail and XS sights. Price is £1,250 but we have only ONE left in stock right now! Also available is one .45-70 Cowboy rifle with 26" octagonal barrel at £975

THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT THE VERY LATEST PRODUCTION OF .357 CALIBRE MARLINS IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY! You will see from our Home page tat we have received only three of these new rifles but having already tuned and sold two of them we can confirm that based on this very small sample number it would appear that the problems at the factory have all been solved! The next big shipment of .357's is due in the UK shortly and we have ordered a further ten of them which indicates are delight in the quality.

Marlin trigger job in a (small) bag!
For the past couple of years we have been carrying out quite a few of our "tune and slick" jobs on our Marlin pistol calibre rifles we sell here and also on customers own rifles. Previously we installed the Wild West Trigger Happy custom part which does an excellent job but is a wee bit pricey for some customers and we are seeing them advertised retail at between £135 - £150     Ours is a very straightforward replacement sear which has been carefully modified on a jig and then rehardened. When used in conjunction with our reduced power hammer spring we are achieving safe trigger pulls averaging around 2.5 - 3.0 lbs with some going down to 1.5 - 2.0 lbs but this varies from gun to gun as of course the final pull is also influenced by the engagement area between the hammer and the sear in each individual rifle so we cannot guarantee the final pull in your rifle!   We should add that the use of our modified sear in a rifle which has had the hammer surface already "modified" by someone may render the gun unsafe! This is of course outside our control. Price is £45 plus £5.00 post and packing BUT for that total of £50 we will include our reduced power hammer spring (see below) thus saving you £5.00

Marlin reduced power hammer spring
Manufactured in the UK for us, this is a "must have" for your Marlin. This is of course a part we use in all our marlins to promote easier operation of the finger lever. At just £5.00 can you affford not to install one?

Marlin one piece stainless steel firing pin
This has proved to be a very popular upgrade and is included in all our tuned Marlin rifles. As well as increasing reliability (all three of the original three parts in the Marlin firing pin system are somewhat prone to breakage by virtue of their design) it also makes the action that little bit easier to operate as with the stainless pin as the locking bolt does not need to push the rear firing pin up in line with the front firing pin against the pressure of the firing pin spring. When fitting this pin it is only necessary to reuse one of the two original roll pins and the original spring is not required.  Price £20

Aperture sights

Not all shooters want to use optical sights on a Marlin so we offer a couple of alternative open sights, particularly useful now that many competitions include a separate class for "iron sights only" as of course the rifles would have been used when they originated back in the nineteenth century!

Williams Gunsights have produced the FP-336TK receiver sight for many years and we have sold hundreds of them. They are simply fitted to the rear of the receiver using the two longer screws provided. It offers both windage and elevation adjustments using your fingertips to operate the target knobs .... £65     Supplied with a .093" aperture but a smaller .050" aperture is available for £10.00 and can be useful when there is plenty of ambient light.

Marlin scope bases
One of the big advantages of a Marlin over most other lever action rifles is the ease of fitting an optical sight to the rifle. The solid top receiver permits the simple installation of a scope base and for many years we have used the Weaver 63B part which costs just £10. If you need them we also carry various heights and sizes of scope rings in stock.  The downside of this base is that there are only two grooves for locating the cross bar which is part of a Weaver or picatinny base.  Our latest offering has been CNC manufactured for us to provide a picatinny base at a length of 5 inches and with 12 grooves it offers the widest range of spacings for rings when using a scope or red dot sight. Black anodised aluminium construction and supplied complete with fixing screws ........ £48

  Williams "Ace in the Hole" sight

A clever idea from Williams Gunsights sees a picatinny rail for use with optical sight but which also incorporates a small adjustable rear sight and a Firesight fibreoptic front sight. So, in the event of a failure with your optical sight you can whip it off and still have some back up iron sights to use!   £55






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