Welcome to the UK No 1 Marlin dealers........
Recognised by many shooters as the ideal lever action gallery rifle, Marlin rifles feature a solid top receiver with true side ejection, making it easy to fit a scope or red dot sight. Rugged, accurate and dependable, they make the perfect choice for both action shooting and precision events.
For several years we have been offering our Marlin rifles in a choice of two formats..."out of the box" with a reduced power hammer spring, lubrication and a check to ensure correct feeding of cartridges, or as our "tuned and slicked" version as above but with the rifle stripped, checked, lubricated, a Wild West Guns Trigger Happy kit and a stainless steel one piece firning pin installed plus honing and polishing of several internal parts and modified springs. However with increasing costs and prices we decided to check out some other possibilities. The price of the Trigger Happy kit was one of our concerns so we spent a couple of months looking at honing the factory sear to provide a crisp trigger pull of around 3.0 lbs give or take a few ounces. As luck would have it we managed to find the hammer and sear fixture which we used back in "the good old days" when our government allowed us to have handguns. After dusting off the cobwebs and much experimenting we created a jig which holds the Marlin sear in just the right position to give the correct sear engagement and breakaway angles needed to give the trigger pull we were seeking. One problem often encountered with modified sears or hammers is rapid wear of these parts if the hardened surfaces are removed so we have also case hardened the sear when honing is completed.
We have now used qquite a few of these modified sears in Marlin rifles and so far every one has given the result we wanted, so we decided that in future ALL our centrefire pistol calibre Marlins will be offered in just the one format ...... tuned and slicked and ready to go including our one piece stainless steel firing pin at the prices shown here. We believe that our Marlin rifles now represent the very best value for money anywhere in the UK! Our only remaining problem is actually getting hold of enough Marlins in the first place!!!!
1894C .357 18.5" barrel £760
1894CSS .357 stainless 18.5" barrel £900
1894 .44 20" barrel £760
1894SS .44 stainless 20" barrel £900
1894 Cowboy .357, .44, .45 20" octagonal barrel £1,030
1895 Cowboy .45-70 26" octagonal barrel £880 We have had this model on back order for well over a year now so until we can check our new system on this large frame Marlin they will just be checked and lubricated as before.
We endeavour to keep all the above rifles in stock, subject of course to availability from Edgar Brothers, the UK Marlin distributors. In addition we are happy to try to obtain any other Marlin rifle to Special Order. However, since Marlin was incorporated into the Remington group there continue to be issues with quality control and even getting hold of some models. We are working hard to ensure that the rifles we supply are fully checked by us before sale.
The new "Ace in the Hole" system from Williams Gunsights in the US is a novel way of providing the Marlin shooter with a scope rail which may be fitted with a set of back up open sights! The rail itself is to picatinny specification and an adjustable rear sight is also provided together with a steel fibre optic front sight. The price for this innovative system is £55
Marlin firing pins
The three piece factory design is prone to breakage, but we have one piece stainless steel replacements in stock at £20.00 which is barely more than the cost of replacing the factory parts! This fits the pistol calibre Marlins but not the rimfire or large frame ones.
Marlin reduced power hammer spring
Manufactured in the UK for us, this is a "must have" for your Marlin. This is of course the 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 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. Our latest offering is of course the "Ace in the Hole" system shown above .....
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-336 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. Both types offer both windage and elevation adjustments. The basic version uses a small screwdriver to make adjustments and costs £55 whilst the TK version is ajdusted with finger operated target knobs and costs £65
Both types come with a .093" aperture but a smaller .050" aperture is available for £8.00 and is useful when there is plenty of ambient light.
For maximum sight radius and a more contemporary look the Marbles tang sight is worth consideration. This example is manufactured by Marbles Outdoor and comes with a longer tang screw. Price £120
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