These will be posted when they are back from Proof and subsequently fully tuned and slicked.
The above chart shows the approximate first serial number shipped for the indicated year.
Riekers Sporting Agency & Gun Works | Steve's Gunz | Henry Repeating Arms Co. Com | Sixguns | The Art of John Dietz | Friends of Billy Dixon Grizzly Cartridges | Cast Performance Bullets | Merit Corporation Before 1950 all Marlin barrels were made by drilling the bore, and then cutting the rifling one groove at a time on a sine-bar machine.
This required multiple iterative passes of a cutting head for each groove (at first this was done with a "scrape cutter", and later a "hook cutter").
Competition to acquire these rifles has seen prices rising to well over $1,000 for a decent used specimen plus of course our exporter's fees, shipping and then Proof, not to mention around 23% on top of all this for VAT and import duty.
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.
) We are also hearing worrying stories that some of the .44 calibre Marlins which are currently being manufactured are still showing a number of problems.