Now Made by Ruger, the Marlin 1895 SBL Lever-Action Rifle is Back

Nearly one year after acquiring the assets associated with the Marlin brand, Ruger has announced it is shipping the first Ruger-made Marlin.

by posted on December 20, 2021
Marlin Ruger 1895 SBL 1

Now you see them, now you don’t … now you see them again.

Nearly one year after acquiring the assets associated with the Marlin brand, Ruger has announced that it is shopping the first Ruger-made Marlin, the 1895 SBL lever-action rifle chambered in .45-70 Govt.

“We are excited to officially flip the switch and let our customers know that Marlin is back,” said Ruger President and CEO Chris Killoy. “Since the move of over 100 truckloads of equipment and inventory back in November 2020, our engineering team took the 1895 through a complete design and production review focused on achieving the highest quality, accuracy, and performance standards.  The end result is a quality rifle, produced using modern manufacturing methods, that consumers will be sure to enjoy and proud to own.”

This first model is just the beginning of the reintroduction of the Marlin brand and illustrates the improved manufacturing processes that deliver reliable, attractive firearms. These processes will result in the introduction of additional Marlin models, calibers and variations over the coming years.

“Being a long-time Marlin fan, I knew that we needed to take our time and make sure that our reintroduction was nothing short of perfect,” continued Killoy. “From the quality of the firearm, to clear ways for consumers to differentiate Ruger-made Marlins, we focused on getting every detail right.”

Ruger-made Marlin 1895 SBL rifles are marked with “Mayodan, NC,” bear an “RM” or Ruger-Made serial number prefix, have the Marlin Horse and Rider logo laser engraved on their grip, and also feature a red and white “bullseye” on the buttstock.

Additional models are scheduled for release throughout the coming year; specifically, other variations of the Model 1895, as well as the reintroduction of the Model 336 and Model 1894. Due to the anticipated strong demand and the limited quantity of Ruger-made Marlin lever-action rifles, Ruger encourages retailers to contact their distributors for availability and advises consumers not to leave deposits with retailers that do not have confirmed shipments.

To stay up-to-date on future Marlin announcements and learn more about the Marlin 1895 SBL, visit MarlinFirearms.comFacebook.com/MarlinFirearms or Instagram.com/MarlinFirearmsOfficial.

 

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