Midwest Industries has teased on their social media pages an M-LOK forend for Marlin lever action rifles. It is not yet listed on their website and what we can tell from the very little information available is that it fits the Marlin 336 rifles. It is also compatible with older, pre-Remington Marlins. This forend is advertised to be a rigid platform for optics and accessories mounting and it is targeted mainly to the hunting market.
Whether the classic lever action rifles should be equipped with tactical accessories or not is a tricky question. It is your property and you can do with it whatever you want. The question here more refers to the aesthetical side of the subject. I personally don’t like it. I have no doubt concerning the product quality or fit and finish because Midwest Industries is a reputable company known for good quality products. What I don’t like is the concept in general and appearance of such “modernized” rifles. But, then again, if I don’t like it I don’t have to buy it. So it is a matter of personal preference.
What do you think about this forend? Would you install it on your rifle and why yes or no? Leave your opinion in the comments section.