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PriceItemConditionDate Sold$205.01 .22 LR MARLIN MOD 995 SEMI AUTO 22LR W/ SCOPE. NEW IN BOX 18 INCH " BARREL
Jenison, MI 49428New Old Stock$904.00 .22 WMR NIB MARLIN MODEL 783 BOLT ACTION 22 MAGNUM RIFLE INCH " BARREL
East Stroudsburg, PA 18301New Old Stock$430.00 .22 WMR XT-22MTR MARLIN XT 22 MTR MAGNUM RIFLE XT-22 NEW PENNY INCH " BARREL
Andes, NY 13731New$305.00 .22 LONG FACTORY NEW MARLIN 70 PSS 22LR 16.25" 7+1 BLK SS FAST SHIPPING 026495077204 16 INCH " BARREL
Pana, IL 62557New$305.00 .22 LR MARLIN MODEL 60 22 LONG RIFLE 22LR AS NEW
Deary, ID 83823New Old Stock$255.00 .22 LR MARLIN MODEL 795 WITH BARSKA 4X32MM RIFLE SCOPE - 22 18 INCH " BARREL
Purvis, MS 39475New Old Stock$271.00 .22 LR NIB MARLIN 70HC W/25 ROUND MAGAZINE
Bay City, MI 48706New Old Stock

Marlin Firearms Co., formerly of North Haven, Connecticut, is a manufacturer of high power, center fire, lever action, bolt-action, and .22 caliber rimfirerifles. In the past, the company made shotguns, derringers and revolvers. Marlin owned the firearm manufacturer H & R Firearms. In 2007, Remington Arms, part of the Freedom Group acquired Marlin Firearms.[1][2] Remington currently produces Marlin brand firearms at its Kentucky and New York manufacturing facilities.


Major models of Marlin rifles include:

  • Marlin No. 20, a .22 caliber pump-action rifle with tubular barrel.
  • Marlin model 20, a .22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle bolt-action rifle.
  • Marlin Model 1893, lever action repeater, precursor of the Model 36 and 336
  • Marlin Model 1895 Military Repeater, 6 versions: 1895,G,GBL,GS,M,SBL. All are chambered for the 45/70 caliber except for the "M" (.450)
  • Marlin Model 444, produced from 1964 to present date. Variations include (from oldest to newest) 444T, 444S, 444SS, 444P (Outfitter) and 444XLR.
  • Marlin Model 1897, lever action repeater, precursor of the Model 39 and 39A
  • Marlin Model 25M, .22 WMR bolt-action rifle
  • Marlin Model 25N, now the Model 925 a .22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle bolt-action rifle, model
  • Marlin Model XT-22 available in long rifle and .22 WMR, There are 15 variations of this rifle available.
  • Marlin Model 39A, lever action repeater, the longest continuously produced rifle in the world
  • Marlin Levermatic, an innovative short-throw lever action rifle in a variety of small cartridges
  • Marlin Model 60, a popular .22 LR caliber rifle.
  • Marlin Model 1894, lever action carbines in revolver calibers — .357 Magnum (1894C), .41 Magnum (1894FG & 1894S), .44 Magnum (1894SS or plain 1894), and .45 Colt (1894 Cowboy).
  • Marlin Model 336, one of the most popular lever action hunting rifles in the world
  • Marlin Camp Carbine, a discontinued model
  • Marlin Model 70P "Papoose", a lightweight, magazine-fed, .22 LR carbine with a detachable barrel; it is designed to be taken down for easy transport while camping, backpacking, etc.
  • Marlin Model 795, a .22 LR semi-automatic rifle.
  • Marlin Model 700, a .22 LR semi-automatic rifle, similar to the Model 795, but has a heavy tapered target barrel.
  • Marlin Model 7000, a .22 LR semi-automatic rifle, similar to the Model 795, but has a heavy non-tapered target barrel.
  • Marlin Model 2000, a .22 LR bolt-action rifle, designed for biathlon competition.
  • Marlin Model XL7, a long action center fire bolt-action rifle available in .30-06, .270, and .25-06.
  • Marlin Model XS7, a short action center fire bolt-action rifle available in .308, .243 Win, and 7mm-08.
  • Marlin Model 1881, one of the earliest large caliber lever action repeating rifles.

Significant variations of many of these rifles have usually also been manufactured. For example, there are 6 distinctly different variations manufactured for the Marlin Model 60. Marlin has been making lever action rifles since 1881, and in 2008, they produced their 30 millionth lever action rifle, which was donated to the National Rifle Association.[3]

MicroGroove Rifling[]

In 1953 Marlin Firearms was issued U.S. Patent 3,100,358 for what was named MicroGroove Rifling, which was a departure from the standard "Ballard," or cut rifling. One purpose of Microgroove rifling was to increase the speed of producing rifle barrels. Microgroove rifling is described in the patent as having 5 grooves for every 1/10 of an inch bore diameter, and that the driving side of each land would be "tangentially disposed" to prevent accumulating fouling in use.

Marlin introduced Microgroove rifling in their .22 rimfire barrels in July 1953, with 16 grooves that were .014" wide, and nominally .0015" deep. Ballard rifled barrels have grooves generally in the range of .069-.090" wide, and .0015-.003" deep. This change was marketed in the 1954 Marlin catalog, as having numerous advantages that this new form of rifling had, including better accuracy, ease of cleaning, elimination of gas leakage, higher velocities and lower chamber pressures. The catalog also claimed that Microgroove rifling did not distort the bullet jacket as deeply as Ballard rifling hence improving accuracy with jacketed bullets at standard velocity.

Designed for factory loaded ammunition, Microgroove barrels have a reputation for accuracy problems with centerfire ammunition handloaded with cast lead bullets due to the increased bore diameter generated by the shallow grooves. Use of oversized cast bullets has great effect on solving this problem, restoring accuracy with cast bullet handloads to levels seen from Ballard rifled barrels.[4] Early Marlin .30-30 microgroove barrels had a twist rate of 1 turn in 10 inches optimized for factory ammunition with jacketed bullets; later Marlin .30-30 microgroove barrels show a twist rate of 1 turn in 10.5 inches which improves accuracy with cartridges loaded to lower velocity than standard.


Early history[]

John M. Marlin was born in Connecticut in 1836, and served his apprenticeship as a tool and die maker. During the Civil War, he worked at the Colt plant in Hartford, and in 1870 hung out his sign on State Street, New Haven, to start manufacturing his own line of revolvers and derringers. The outstanding team of inventors he was able to attract developed breakthrough and enduring models, such as the Model 1891 and 1893 rifles. Updated as Models 39 and 336 respectively, they are the oldest sporting shoulder arm models still in current production by their original maker. The lever action 22 repeater (now Model 39) was the favorite of many exhibition shooters, including Annie Oakley. When John Marlin died in 1901, his two sons took over the business and began a diversification program. In 1915 during World War I, a New York syndicate bought the company and renamed it the Marlin Rockwell Corporation. Marlin became one of the largest machine gun producers in the world for the US and its Allies, building the M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun and a later variant called the "Marlin gun". In 1917 Marlin Rockwell bought out the Hopkins & Allen Arms Company to promote an expanded line of firearms and improve the image of the Marlin company as makers of "sporting arms".[5] The sporting firearms part of the business became a new corporation, which staggered until 1923, when it went on the auction block.

Later history and leadership[]

  • Frank Kenna, Sr.: President 1924–1947
  • Roger Kenna: President 1947–1959
  • Frank Kenna, Jr.: President 1959–1995
  • J. Stephen Kenna: President 1995–1997
  • Robert W. Behn: President 1997–2007
  • Frank Kenna, III: Chairman 1999–2007[6]

The auction of the old Marlin Firearms operation in 1924 was attended by a lawyer named Frank Kenna. Kenna bid $100 and the properties were his – along with a $100,000 mortgage. The Marlin Firearms Company has been owned and run by the Kenna family ever since, and has seen constant change and improvements. Kenna re-introduced several of the models famous before World War I, and in 1936 established the Marlin razor blade business. His eldest son, Roger Kenna, assumed the presidency in 1947 and Marlin enjoyed steady growth until his death in 1959. When his brother, Frank Kenna, Jr. took over as President, razor blade production was gradually phased out to focus attention on sporting firearms. Frank Kenna, Jr. became Chairman in 1995, and Roger’s son, Stephen Kenna, formerly Vice President of Operations and General Counsel, became President. In 1997 he left to pursue other interests. Robert Behn assumed the presidency in May 1997. Upon Frank Kenna, Jr.’s retirement in 1999, his son, Frank Kenna, III, became Chairman.

Seeking constant improvement has been a hallmark of Marlin engineers, and that philosophy has been demonstrated throughout the 19th-21st Centuries. Beginning with the development of the first side-ejecting, solid-top receiver (called the “Marlin Safety”) in 1889, to the 1953 introduction of the Micro-Groove rifling system for improved accuracy, and through to the 2004 introduction of the T-900 Fire Control System for bolt action rimfire rifles, Marlin engineers have set many important milestones in the firearm manufacturing industry.

Marlin Firearms labored for a century as an underdog levergun maker to Winchester (formerly of New Haven). However, in the 1980s and 1990s, Marlin finally began to outpace its old rival. It is currently the dominant seller of lever action rifles in North America. Its use of side ejection allows for flat-topped firearms, thereby making the mounting of scopes easier than for traditional Winchesters. This helped Marlin capture more market share as American shooters came to rely more and more on optics. Marlins are larger, stronger and heavier than most of the comparable Winchester line, allowing Marlin to use higher powered cartridges such as the .45-70. Marlin's model 1894 lever-action rifles and carbines are available in handgun calibers, including .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .41 Magnum, making them suitable companion long guns for revolvers in those calibers.


In November 2000, Marlin purchased the assets of H&R 1871, Inc., a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of shotguns and rifles (New England Firearms branded), founded in 1871, and now located in Gardner, Massachusetts. Marketing its products under the brand names of Harrington & Richardson and New England Firearms, H&R 1871 claimed to be the largest manufacturer of Single-shot shotguns and rifles in the world. In December 2007 Remington Arms Company purchased Marlin.[7] Remington announced in April 2008 that it would close the Gardner manufacturing plant by the end of 2008 affecting 200 workers.[8] In March 2010, Marlin announced that it would close its North Haven plant, and move the work to Remington plants in Ilion, New York, and Mayfield, Kentucky.[9][10]

See also[]

  • Marlin Model 1894 in .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum
  • Marlin Model Golden 39A, the longest continuously produced rifle in the world.
  • Marlin Model 60, the most popular .22 LR caliber rifle in the world.
  • Marlin Camp Carbine, a discontinued model
  • Marlin Levermatic, hunting rifle
  • Marlin Model 55, bolt action shotgun
  • Marlin Model 25MG, bolt action, .22 WMR shotgun
  • Marlin Model 70P, semi-auto hunting rifle
  • Marlin Model 336, lever-action hunting rifle
  • Marlin Model 795, semi-auto hunting rifle
  • Marlin 780, bolt action hunting rifle
  • M2 Hyde WWII submachinegun prototype
  • United Defense M42 WWII submachinegun for OSS


  1. ↑"Remington to Acquire Marlin Firearms". 
  2. ↑S. P. Fjestad. Blue Book of Gun Values, 13th Ed.. ISBN 0-9625943-4-2. 
  3. ↑"Marlin Donates 30,000,000th Lever Action Rifle to NRA–ILA". 
  4. ↑Marlin Microgroove Barrels
  5. ↑Walter, John (2006). "The Guns That Won the West: Firearms on the American Frontier, 1848-1898". pp. 206–207. ISBN 978-1-85367-692-5. 
  6. ↑The History of Marlin Firearms
  7. ↑Gunmaker Remington to buy Marlin Firearms USA Today, December 27, 2007
  8. ↑Arms Manufacturer Remington Closing Gardner Plant WBZTV, April 7, 2008
  9. ↑"Marlin to close North Haven plant; 265 jobs going". 
  10. ↑"Marlin Firearms Closes In North Haven, Ending 141 Years Of Manufacturing In Connecticut". 

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cz 455 rifle

The 22-caliber rimfire bolt-action rifle owns a warm sport in the heart of many shooters because they were often the first rifle that many of us fired. Many pleasant hours are spent with such a rifle. The experience unites shooters across a spectrum of lifestyles. But in the present, the bolt rimfire can also be an economical, accurate, and reliable firearm for plinking, small-game hunting, and informal target practice. The bolt action rifle has a reputation for superior accuracy over the self-loader, and, overall, our testing proves this out. In this report, we test a quartet of entry-level and higher-end rifles to see what it takes to get our money’s worth, however that is defined. Our test guns this round included:

1. the Savage Mark II F 26700, $231

2. the CZ-USA CZ 455 American 02110, $400

3. the Marlin XT 22RZ 70763, $220,and

4. the Savage Mark II BTV 28750, $390

cz 455 rifle

Range Data

CCI Velocitor 40-gr. Copper-Plated HPMarlin XT 22RZSavage Mark II FSavage Mark II BTVCZ-USA 455 American
Average velocity1425 fps1380 fps1480 fps1439 fps
Muzzle energy180 ft.-lbs.169 ft.-lbs.194 ft.-lbs.183 ft.-lbs.
Smallest group1 in.1.7 in.0.9 in.0.8 in.
Largest group2 in.2.5 in.1.2 in.1.3 in.
Average group1.5 in.2.1 in.1 in.1.1 in.
Fiocchi HV 40-gr. Lead RN
Average velocity1280 fps1262 fps1297 fps1268 fps
Muzzle energy145 ft.-lbs.141 ft.-lbs.149 ft.-lbs.142 ft.-lbs.
Smallest group1.6 in.1.5 in.0.7 in.0.65 in.
Largest group1.9 in.1.7 in.1 in.1.2 in.
Average group1.7 in.1.9 in.0.9 in.1 in.
Winchester M22 40-gr. Copper-Plated RN
Average velocity1219 fps1201 fps1227 fps1234 fps
Muzzle energy131 ft.-lbs.128 ft.-lbs.133 ft.-lbs.135 ft.-lbs.
Smallest group1.7 in.2.1 in.1 in.1.2 in.
Largest group2.3 in.2.5 in.1.4 in.1.6 in.
Average group2 in.2.3 in.1.2 in.1.4 in.
To collect accuracy data, we fired five-shot groups off a bench rest. Distance: 50 yards. We recorded velocity with a Competition Electronics Chrony Chronograph. The first sky screen was set 10 feet from the muzzle.
40 grain ammunition

Accuracy testing was conducted with three loads. Winchester’s M22 loading came from ($75/1000); supplied the CCI Velocitor ($7.40/50); and Fiocchi’s HV rounds ($6.50/50) originated from We also conducted side tests with low-velocity subsonic loads, including the CCI Segmented load. For offhand shooting, we used Winchester M22 rounds to gauge the rifles’ smoothness and handling in firing at targets at known and unknown ranges.

There were no defects that made any rifle less desirable, when the price points were considered. The two inexpensive rifles gave a credible performance. For small-game hunting at treetop height and out to 25 yards, there would be little reason to spend a lot. In fact, you’d have to go out to 50 yards to see the Savage BTV was the most accurate rifle. In more detail, here’s what we thought about each rifle:

CZ-USA CZ 455 American 02110 22 LR, $400


The CZ 455 exhibits European quality. It is also a rifle that features a distinctly American appearance, which was the intent. The rifle has great appeal for its fit, function,
accuracy, and smooth operation. The CZ 455 is our pick as the best all-round, go-anywhere, do-anything bolt-action rifle. It is noticeably more accurate than the inexpensive rifles tested, and was bested by the Savage BTV by the slightest margin. But the stock configuration and handling of the CZ 455 make it the more practical rifle.

CZ-USA CZ 455 American
BARREL LENGTH20.5 in.; 1:16 twist
OVERALL HEIGHT (w/ scope)5 in.
MAGAZINE CAPACITY5; 10-rd. optional
ACTIONBolt; integrated 11mm dovetail on receiver
BARRELCold hammer forged steel; black finish
STOCKTurkish walnut
TRIGGER PULL WEIGHT2.5 lbs., adjustable
TELEPHONE(800) 955-4486
MADE INCzech Republic
CZ-USA CZ 455 American buttstock

The CZ 455 is the latest generation of the CZ bolt-action rimfire. The 455 model will eventually consolidate all of the receivers currently used in the 452 line into one common platform. This, combined with the new interchangeable barrel system of the CZ 455, will allow the user to easily change the stock configuration as well as the caliber of the rifle. The 455 retains the accuracy and quality of the adjustable trigger, hammer forged barrel, and billet-machined receiver from the CZ 452.

CZ-USA CZ 455 American scope

Also worth noting is the CZ 455 American Combo Package is now available. The package features the new CZ 455 in 22 LR and a 17 HMR barrel, along with everything you need to make the caliber change. The CZ 455 eliminates the need to spend the extra expense on a second rifle when you want to add another quality shooter to your rimfire battery.

The CZ 455 is a traditional rifle in styling, with a well-figured wood stock mated to a nicely finished receiver and barrel. The wood stock showed excellent figure and was chosen from a number of rifles on the rack. While the figure and appearance did not enhance accuracy, pride of ownership was enhanced. The stock configuration represents a true adult-sized 22-caliber rifle. The action is smooth and very short and was arguably the smoothest action tested. Fit, finish, and final polish of the metal parts were all topnotch. The barrel channel and stock inletting are excellent. The polished bolt features dual extractors. There is no problem with scope clearance.

CZ-USA CZ 455 American safety

The rifle was fitted with a Vanguard 3-9x40mm riflescope, the same scope used in several other Gun Tests rimfire articles (Vanguard RS 41240 BDC, $360 from This is an expensive scope, perhaps, compared to the rifle, but it always gives good results. The 455 models feature an integral 11mm dovetail for scope mounting and a 5-round magazine.

With the action separated from the stock, you may adjust the trigger-action pull weight. The bolt cannot be operated when the safety is on. The trigger action was smooth enough as delivered at 3.5 pounds; we adjusted the action to 2.5 pounds for the test. The safety is mounted on the bolt shroud. The operation is opposite from the other rifles, with Safe being forward. This simply demanded attention to detail. We are more used to the American standard of Safe to the rear and Fire forward.

The CZ 455 forend

We ordered several 10-round polymer magazines ($32 from to make the test go faster. During firing tests, the rifle exhibited excellent balance for most shooters. The rifle was smoother than the others in offhand fire and delivered hits on call. In the strictest mechanical sense, the Savage BTV is more accurate. The CZ 455 is just as accurate in offhand fire and was a bit easier to use well and was faster with follow-up shoots due to the traditional stock design. When fired off the bench rest, the CZ455 demonstrated excellent accuracy. The rifle is more than accurate enough for small-game hunting and target practice. While the Savage MK II BTV was slightly better in the accuracy department, the difference was small.

Our Team Said: In the end, we liked the CZ-USA 455 American rifle a lot. It is accurate, smooth in operation, and offers good appearance. For most shooters, this will be the rifle to buy.

cz 455 rifle

Marlin XT 22RZ 70763 22 LR, $220


The Marlin is delivered without sights. It has the advantage of a barrel threaded for suppressor use. The Marlin is accurate for the price, more accurate than the economy grade Savage rifle, but not as accurate as the two more expensive rifles tested. The Marlin is a credible rifle.

Marlin XT 22RZ 22 LR
BARREL LENGTH22 in.; 1:16 twist
OVERALL HEIGHT (w/ scope)4.8 in.
MAGAZINE CAPACITY7+1; detachable box
ACTIONBolt, receiver drilled and tapped
BARRELMicro-Groove rifling; 1/2×28 muzzle thread w/ cap
STOCKBlack synthetic w/ palm swell; molded-in swivels; stippled grip areas
TRIGGER PULL WEIGHT2.9 lbs.; Pro-Fire adjustable
WARRANTY5 year limited
TELEPHONE(844) 700-0870

This was our price from The Marlin rifle is similar in appearance to the Savage. The Marlin isn’t supplied with sights. There is an advantage in the Marlin’s threaded barrel, so if you are planning on adding a sound suppressor, this rifle is about as affordable a choice as you can find the feature. At an average price of $240 across several retailers, if you are going to use a suppressor, this is the better buy than the Savage. If not, and you want to use a rifle with iron sights and not ante up to add a scope, the Savage would have more appeal, in our estimation.

Marlin XT 22RZ 22 LR cocking bolt

Looking closely at the rifle, the Marlin’s stock has molded in, rather than removable, sling swivels. They will always be there, and they won’t rust or snag as much as metal swivel attachments. We found the fit to be good. The magazine holds seven rounds, two more than the Savage economy rifle. The bolt action is smooth enough. The safety is mounted on the receiver and operates in the same manner as the Savage, forward for Fire and to the rear for Safe. There is no red dot to indicate the safety’s position. The cocking bolt, however, shows a red ring when the rifle is ready to fire.

Marlin XT 22RZ 22 LR chamber

The Marlin trigger allows setting the trigger for a light let off. We chose to put the trigger at a 2.5-pound let off and tried to stay close to this trigger-pull weight with all of the rifles. The rifle chambering is marked for 22 LR only. So of course we tested the rifle with the 22 Short cartridge and learned it would not feed properly. When loaded in the magazine, the round looked okay, but when the bolt was pressed forward, the 22 Short cartridge jumped out of the magazine and out of the ejection port. Is this a demerit for a bolt-action rifle purchased for economy and versatility? Not really. But it would be handy just the same, even though few shooters will be able to find 22 Short ammunition.

Marlin XT 22RZ 22 LR grip

We mounted a 6x vintage Redfield on the Marlin. This is the type with the old TV-screen-shaped objective lens. We like this scope, and while it was overpowered for the task at 50 yards, it gave very good results. It isn’t feasible to mount one optic on all four rifles, although this levels the playing field—and vastly increases the time needed to pull together data because we fire the rifles as a set and turn them over to the next rater. Each rifle was fitted with a scope that could be used by an individual purchasing the rifle for a specific task with a specific budget.

Marlin XT 22RZ 22 LR threaded barrel

Fired off-hand, the Marlin handled well. The operation was smooth enough. After the test and with the rifle’s performance fresh in their minds, the raters preferred the action of the Savage, however, because it was not only smooth, there was less effort on closing than with the Marlin rifle. The Marlin proved more accurate than the Savage off the bench rest. The difference was not great, but it clearly exists.

Our Team Said: The Marlin is worth its price, and we would purchase the Marlin for use with a suppressor first, but our shooters preferred the performance of the more expensive rifles.

Savage Mark II BTV 28750 22 LR, $390


The Savage BTV is a racy-looking rifle. The action is rock solid and proved smooth in operation. We like the safety and the adjustable trigger. The stock was surprisingly comfortable and was an aid in getting accurate fire off the bench. The Savage MKII BTV is the most accurate rifle tested. The only downside is the thumbhole stock, which in offhand fire, limited fast follow-up shots.

Savage MARK II BTV 28750 22 LR
BARREL LENGTH21 in.; 1:16 twist
OVERALL HEIGHT (w/ scope)4.8 in.
MAGAZINE CAPACITY5+1 detachable box
BARRELCarbon steel
STOCKWood laminate; right-handed
TRIGGER PULL WEIGHT2.5 lbs.; adjustable Accu-Trigger
TELEPHONE(413) 568-7001
Savage MARK II BTV 28750 22 LR thumb hole

At $390 and change from, this is the second-most expensive rifle tested—and easily the most distinctive. The Savage MKII action is the same here as on the less expensive Savage, but this rifle features a heavy barrel—the “V” in the name is for “varmint,” according to Savage’s nomenclature. As such, this rifle tipped the scales at 8.0 pounds with a Nikon scope. The rifle features a five-round magazine. Though the rifle is marked for 22 LR only, the action functioned with the 22 Short cartridge as well.

Savage MARK II BTV 28750 22 LR

The thumbhole stock is attractive wood that is well finished and which was very nicely fitted to the action. The thumbhole stock proved to be surprisingly comfortable, and it afforded an excellent platform for viewing the scope. We think the thumbhole stock is a bit slower when firing off hand and making follow-up shots, but that isn’t what this rifle is about. The BTV is for shooting accurately from a braced position.

Savage MARK II BTV 28750 22 LR short action

The rifle was fitted with a Nikon Buckmasters 4.5-14 40mm rifle scope ($108.57 from This scope affords excellent clarity. While we feel that testing a 22-caliber rimfire rifle at 50 yards is ideal, the Nikon and Savage combination, along with the CZ 455/Vanguard duo, were also fired at 100 yards in a side test. The powerful rifle scopes afforded excellent results out to that distance. The Savage trigger was easily set to a crisp 2.5 pounds.

Savage MARK II BTV 28750 22 LR
Savage MARK II BTV 28750 22 LR

We put 50 rounds through the rifle in offhand fire and learned that it tracked well and gave good results; however, it is slower to make a follow-up shot with than the conventionally stocked rifles, we thought. Fired from the bench, the Savage gave superb results. The heavy barrel and nice trigger, along with good optics, made for an accurate combination. When fired from the bench, the Savage rifle was more accurate than the two economy rifles, as expected, but it also shaded the CZ 455 in accuracy, which wasn’t expected.

Our Team Said: The heavy barrel of the Savage BTV is a real advantage in accuracy. Along with the stock and nice trigger, the rifle is a great choice for longer-range accuracy. However, be certain you are willing to accept the weight of the rifle and the handling of the thumbhole stock to gain that advantage.

Savage Mark II F 26700 22 LR, $228


The Savage rifle is smooth in operation, and we liked the action better than the Marlin’s. As delivered in the box, the Savage rifle provided an excellent trigger and could have been adjusted even more. The Savage feeds 22 Short ammunition, which may be important to some shooters. It suffered in accuracy compared to the more expensive rifles.

Savage Arms Mark II F 26700 22 Lr
BARREL LENGTH21 in.; 1:16 twist
MAGAZINE CAPACITY10+1, detachable box
RECEIVERSatin blued carbon steel, drilled and tapped for scope mounts
BARRELSatin blued carbon steel
TRIGGER PULL WEIGHT2.9 lbs., adjustable Accu-Trigger
TELEPHONE(413) 568-7001

This was a recent retail price from The Savage MKII is an entry-grade bolt-action rifle. This rifle is supplied with standard leaf adjustable sights. The stock is black synthetic. The stock fits the rifle action well. The stock was scuffed up out of the box, below and behind the bolt, but this did not affect its shooting quality. A large oval of the metal receiver is fitted into the action, and it accepts a five-round removable box magazine. The stock features checkering on the forend and pistol grip. The butt plate is removable. The Savage emblem is featured on the pistol-grip’s bottom. Metal swing swivel studs are screwed into the stock. The safety is mounted on the receiver. Press the safety to the rear for Safe and forward to Fire. The bolt action is very short and fast, which is to be expected with a 22 rifle.

Savage Arms Mark II F 26700 22 Lr stock

The five-round magazine comes out of the action by pressing the magazine release to the rear. The magazine loads easily. We found the Savage rifle would feed, chamber, fire, and eject 22 Short, 22 Long CB Cap, and 22 Long Rifle ammunition. We feel that one reason the 22 bolt action is desirable is that the rifle does not rely on high-speed ammunition to function, such as some semi-autos require. Also, by removing the magazine, you have an easy-to-use single-shot rifle for training purposes.

Savage Arms Mark II F 26700 22 Lr front sight

The rifle had a crisp 2.9-pound trigger out of the box. We did not adjust it, as our shooters found the trigger to be quite good. The magazine was easily loaded with five cartridges. The rifle fired high at the initial sight-in range of 25 yards. We were able to adjust the sights using the leaf, and had no trouble switching from 25 to 50 yards. The crisp trigger and good sights gave good results on small targets out to 25 yards.

At 6 pounds, the rifle is the lightest in the test. It handles well and would be a good squirrel rifle or all-round plinking rifle. We did not have enough 22 Short for a firing test, but we confirmed that the rifle would feed these short cartridges just fine.

Savage Arms Mark II F 26700 22 Lr magazine

As noted, we fired the rifle for accuracy at 25 yards with the supplied sights, but to keep a level playing field, we added a Simmons 3-9x riflescope for the 50-yard firing evaluation ($50 at The nice trigger and clear optics gave good results; however, the light weight and thin barrel may have played against the Savage. While we recorded several 1.5-inch groups with it, the F rifle was the least accurate of the four tested. Still, it is more accurate on average than the semi-automatic rifles we have tested in the past.

Savage Arms Mark II F 26700 22 Lr

The length of pull is slightly shorter than on the Marlin XT, and our smaller raters liked this, although they handled all the rifles easily enough.

Our Team Said: We rated the rifle down based on its trailing accuracy numbers, but we think the Savage rifle is worth the money.

Written and photographed by Bob Campbell, using evaluations from Gun Tests team testers.


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    Marlin Firearms Co. Goose Gun Model 55 Bolt Action Shotgun




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    Marlin XT-22 review

    Is Marlin Firearms on the Brink of a Comeback?

    You always remember your first. Your first kiss, first deer, first love, and your first gun. Mine was a Marlin rifle, of course. My dad bribed me into a year of trumpet lessons, with the rifle as a reward. It’s a .22 rimfire; Model 80E, which was only made for a few years in the 1930s and is a bit rare today. I still have it and it’s not for sale.

    I hunted deer that fall with a Marlin 1893 lever action cut down to “kid size” and chambered for the bitchin’ (It was the 60s) .38-55 cartridge. I borrowed it from my uncle shortly after he used it to kill a charging bear at powder-burn distance. So, for a little while at least, I was the coolest guy in the fifth grade.

    But last August, Marlin ceased production of new rifles while its parent company, Remington Outdoor, was mired in financial troubles. Ruger purchased the company in September 2020 for approximately $28.3 million, plucking it out of the larger Remington Outdoor bankruptcy. That acquisition could very well be Marlin’s golden ticket. Ruger has been an industry leader in innovation and quality in recent years, and I fully expect that under their ownership we will see some great Marlin rifles soon.

    The big bosses are not giving specifics about their future plans, but Ruger spokesman Paul Pluff told me that they plan to be shipping guns by the second half of 2021. Nobody will confirm or deny this, but my guess is the first guns out will be the 1895 and the 1894 lever actions.

    One of the best aspects of Ruger buying Marlin is that Marlin remains an American company and its guns will be American-made. For many hunters and shooters drawn to lever actions, that’s important. My prediction is that once new Marlins start hitting store shelves, they’ll find plenty of eager hunters and shooters willing to take them home. Here’s why.

    Marlin M336

    A Lever-Action Rifle Revival

    Throughout its history Marlin is best known for its lever-action rifles. From .22 LR through blasters like the .45-70 or .450 Marlin with lots of cartridges in between, there is a Marlin lever action for everybody and every use. That’s a good thing, because we’ve recently seen an uptick in demand for the lever-gun platform.

    Today, the fear of government gun bans is selling a lot of lever-action rifles. Many of the folks who live under state laws that restrict AR-15s are turning to lever-actions as personal protection firearms, because lever-action rifles in pistol cartridges hold a lot of rounds and can shoot quickly. Many people consider a Marlin 1894 in .357 or even .44 Magnum a good option for home defense. I quite agree. With practice, it’s easy to run them fast and those cartridges pack a serious punch from a carbine. Lever-gun makers have helped drive the trend by introducing tactical models over the last several years like the Henry Model X series, the Browning BLR 81 Takedown, and the Marlin 336 Dark Series.

    Also, the bigger Marlins like the Model 1895 in .45-70, especially the Guide Gun model, are longtime favorites for big bear protection in Alaska, the Rocky Mountain States, and Canada. If you watched the movies “Wind River” or “Jurassic World” you have seen the 1895 in action. If Chris Pratt thinks it is enough gun for a T-Rex, who are we to argue?

    Overall, use of lever actions for hunting may have waned a bit from the glory days, but lever actions will always be carried by hunters. From the 1870s through the mid 20th century, lever-action rifles dominated the woods and fields. Even today hunters still love them. In fact, we may even be seeing resurgence as Boomers get bored and decide to explore a little nostalgia.

    I shot my first whitetail deer when I was 11 years old with a lever action in .38-40. I don’t think I have ever let a fall pass without at least a few days sharing the woods with one. Lever actions are a delight to carry, hit the shoulder fast, and are quick with follow up shots. Here in the East, it’s a rare thing to shoot a deer beyond 200 yards and the lever action is custom made for that kind of hunting. I have lost track of the deer and black bears I have shot with a Marlin lever action. I’ve even taken a huge Alaska moose with a Marlin lever gun. Better ammunition options like Hornady’s Leverevolution and Federal’s Hammer Down have made lever guns more relevant for modern hunters. 

    Marlin moose rifle

    Plus, relatively new regulations—allowing straight-wall rifle cartridges in formerly shotgun-only deer hunting areas, mostly in the Midwest—were custom made for lever actions. The Model 444 in .444 Marlin or the 1895 in .45-70 are great choices.

    Going back even a little further, Cowboy Action Shooting came along in the late eighties and revived interest in lever actions. Thousands of shooters are reliving the Wild West every weekend and doing some amazing things with lever-action rifles. If you’ve never seen a top CAS shooter work a lever action, you have a treat in your future. I have seen all 10 shots smack the target before the first empty hit the ground.

    Full disclosure: I shot under the alias of Midnight Rambler and used a Marlin 1894 Cowboy in .38 Special. I will humbly note that while I am not quite fast enough to keep all the empties in the air, I did win more than a few matches with that gun.

    Marlin Firearms History

    If we’re going to understand where Marlin is going, we’ve got to understand where it’s been. That takes us all the way back to 1836—the year John Mahlon Marlin was born near Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Upon turning 18 he signed on with American Machine Works for a three-year apprentice machinist program. Nobody knows for sure what he did after that until he entered into the gun business in 1863, but there is some indication he worked as a machinist and tool maker for Colt.

    By 1863 he was in Hartford, Connecticut, and making tiny little pistols that could fit in the palm of your hand. One historical account I read indicated that it was a dangerous time for women, and the gun was marketed to them for protection. That one was called 1st Model and was chambered for .22 rimfire. Marlin followed with three more models, available in .22, .30, .32, and .41 rimfire cartridges. Marlin named them OK, Never Miss, and Victor. Approximately 16,000 of these pistols were made. From there Marlin went on to make a lot of different handguns.

    In 1870 Marlin began making Ballard single-shot rifles. It’s said that he made 40,000 of these rifles. He also patented several aspects of a .22 lever-action rifle. For reasons unknown, it was never put into production. In addition to the growing multitude of pistols and the Ballard rifles, he wanted to expand into repeating rifles.

    Marlin 1895

    Marlin Rifles

    Marlin’s first rifle was the Model 1881. This rifle was a game changer as it was able to use big, powerful cartridges like the .45-70, along with other, now obsolete, bludgeon-category rifle cartridges. The rifle was a favorite of many notable people of the time, including Buffalo Bill Cody and Annie Oakley.

    At the time, Remington employed a talented gun designer named Lewis Lobdell Hepburn (at least until Remington went bankrupt and into receivership). Hepburn had the patent for a lever-action rifle he called the Model 1884. He developed it when he was with Remington, but the bankrupt Remington couldn’t do anything with it. So Hepburn took it to Marlin. Marlin was able to hire Hepburn in 1886, and he played a big part in the design of future lever-action rifles. Hepburn’s patents include the following Marlin rifles: 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, and the 1893 (the gun I hunted with.) Also the 1894 and 1895, both of which were made until 2020. And finally, the 1897. He also had a multitude of patents for various shotguns and .22 rimfire firearms.

    One big change came with the Model 1889. This rifle introduced side ejection, which would become a symbol of Marlin lever-action rifles.

    Marlin Handguns, and More

    Marlin was still making handguns and they went on to produce just about every kind of rifle and shotgun you can imagine. They even built machine guns for a while.

    They sold Marlin bullets and had a line of Marlin-named cartridges. Most are obsolete today. Marlin introduced the .444 Marlin in 1964. At the time it was the most powerful lever-action cartridge made. In 2000, some 30-odd years later, they brought out the .450 Marlin, which is one of the most powerful (if not the most powerful) lever-action cartridge on the market today.

    Firearms accessories included bullet moulds, a speed loader for their Model 39 .22 lever action and far more other gadgets and goodies to list here. Like most of the gun makers of the day they branched out into other products. (The Marlin Wagon Company made a lot of kids happy; They also made baby carriages.)

    Over the years Marlin has made cleaning gear and chemicals, duck decoy anchors, cookbooks, leather gun cases and cartridge belts, gun racks, and handcuffs. They even made a screwdriver keychain. I still have one I got from answering a magazine ad in the 60s.

    Marlin Micro-Groove Barrels

    In 1954 Marlin added their revolutionary Micro-Groove barrels. Micro Groove uses many more grooves than a conventionally rifled barrel. The grooves are also much shallower. Initially it was for the .22 rimfire rifles, but by 1956, Marlin was using it on all its rifles.

    There were complaints that the new rifling didn’t play well with cast bullets. Although later developments discovered a way to use cast bullets successfully, the complaints persisted. Sometime later Marlin phased out the Micro-Groove barrels for some rifles, including the 1895. That rifle in .45-70 was the source of most complaints. They replaced Micro-Groove with “Ballard Cut Rifling” which is actually standard, deep-cut, land and groove rifling.

    Marlin Post-WWII

    The modern Marlin Firearms Company, which I would loosely define as post-WWII, has produced an amazing number of different firearms in a multitude of configurations. The company made several models of shotguns. But I suspect most hunters of a certain age best remember their Model 55 Bolt Action shotguns. It seems that anybody who came of age in the 60s hunted with one at some time or another. The coolest model was the Goose Gun chambered for a 12-gauge 3-inch magnum and featuring a 36-inch, full-choke barrel. As kids we believed it could take down a goose flying close to the surface of the moon. Marlin was nothing if not diverse and they had single-barrel shotguns, over/unders, pump-actions, and even a lever-action .410 shotgun.

    In the 1950s, Marlin tried bolt-action centerfire rifles like the Model 322 chambered for .222, but the Micro-Groove barrels failed in as few as 500 shots. Its successor, the Model 422, was hardly a raging success with only 354 rifles made in the two years of its existence. The Model 455 rifle in .30-06 and .308 didn’t do much better. In fact, they only made 59 of them in .308 Winchester between 1955 and 1959.

    Fast forward to 1996, when Marlin decided once again to step away from the safety of lever actions with another bolt-action centerfire. Called the MR7, it was a well-built and functional rifle that completely lacked identity. It had a Remington bolt, a Winchester safety, and a Ruger stock. What it didn’t have was the soul of a Marlin—or any grace or appeal—and the MR7 died a quick death. (Full disclosure: I bought one anyway.)

    You have to admire Marlin’s fighting spirit, because the company made another run at the bolt action market in 2008 with the Marlin XL7 and, later, the short action XS7. They were early innovators in the inexpensive rifle category. We see the Ruger American and the Savage Axis rifles doing well today. They may well owe a debt to Marlin’s XL7 for paving the way for them. That Marlin rifle probably would have done very well, except the Remington horror show killed production (more on this in a minute).

    Marlin made some semi-auto rifles they called “camp guns” in 9mm and .45 ACP. Again, ahead of their time, given the current popularity of pistol-caliber carbines.

    Marlin made a few muzzleloaders as well, including one I was asked to consult on. They ignored me and it, like its predecessor, failed.

    Marlin Rimfires

    When it comes to sheer numbers, the modern Marlin Company has probably shipped more rimfire rifles than any other type of rifle. The company has made bolt-action, pump-action, single-shot and semi-auto rifles in .22. They made bolt-action rifles in .17 HMR and .17 Mach 2. Marlin made bolt-action target rifles and, of course, they made lever actions. The Levermatic, full-stock rifles were made in .22, but branched out to .30 Carbine and .256 Winchester. But the most famous lever action in .22 is the Model 39, which has been offered over the years in about eleventy-seven different configurations. The 39A is considered, at least in my family, to be the best squirrel rifle ever made.

    The Remington Years

    While I was at Marlin consulting on the muzzleloader, I toured their factory. I was amazed at the giant broaches that filled the shop. These huge machines reached the ceiling and must have been more than 10 feet tall. I have toured a lot of gun factories and had never seen anything like them in current use. If I remember the story correctly, the Marlin guys told me that they were war surplus—WWI, I think. The broaches were antiquated and about worn out, yet they were still producing some amazingly high-quality parts. I talked with some of the operators and learned that running them was often a legacy job, passed from father to son. The walls were covered with notes about how to run the machines to compensate for their age. “Hacks,” I guess we could call them today. Those notes identified the quirks of the machines and what was needed to run them. All the set up info was there, along with specifications for each machine. They system worked and the guns Marlin produced from that era were good quality and well respected.

    Is Marlin Firearms on the Brink of a Comeback?

    In 2000, Marlin purchased the assets of H&R 1871 which included New England Firearms. That added to their résumé a claim to be the largest manufacturer of single-shot rifles and shotguns in the world.

    Then in 2007 along came Remington, which was part of Freedom Group, or Remington Outdoor Group (they changed names quite often and it’s hard to keep up). Anyway, the group owned by Cerberus Capital Management bought Marlin. Soon after, they fired all the Marlin people with historical manufacturing knowledge and moved the equipment to Ilion, New York. Those moves pretty much killed the brand.

    Once those huge broaches were set up in New York, there was nobody around who knew how run them. By the time somebody thought to go back and collect decades’ worth of info on the machines, some genius had painted over the walls.

    One of the Remington executives told me that they figured the issue was the wear on the broaches and that they were spending a huge amount of money to refurbish them. We were enjoying some magic amber liquid late in the evening when he asked me what I thought. I told him the machines were old, antiquated, and difficult to use (a handful of other folks felt the same way at the time). I said that he would be better off investing that money into new CNC machines. He did not follow that advice.

    But two or three years later they had ordered some CNC machines; They were scrapping the “refurbished” broaches.

    For years we gun writers would attend the annual Remington new products seminar, and the Marlin presentation would always be hosted by a red-faced employee who repeated the same lines from the previous year: “We don’t have much to show you today. But, we are making huge progress and will have a lot of new Marlin products for you to review next year.”

    Eventually Remington did start producing Marlin rifles, but the early years were plagued with quality issues. Finally, they figured it out and Remington began shipping Marlin rifles that were excellent, perhaps as good as any that have hit the market. That’s about when Remington filed bankruptcy.

    Marlin 336

    So, I’m optimistic about the Marlin comeback. One enduring aspect of lever-action rifles is that they are America’s rifle. The lever action is embedded deep into our history and culture. Americans will always love lever guns. I predict that when these new lever-action rifles hit the market, Marlin will not be able to build them fast enough.


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