Marlin Firearms is celebrating the 150th anniversary of its iconic firearms brand by releasing special editions of their classic Model 60 .22LR rifle as well as their 444 Marlin lever-action rifle. They are releasing matching ammunition for the commemorative rifles – a first for the Marlin Firearms Company. These New 150th Anniversary Marlin Commemorative Rifles should be a treat for long time fans of Marlin Firearms.
New 150th Anniversary Marlin Commemorative Rifles and Ammo
Marlin Firearms was founded in 1870 and has produced firearms for civilians, lawmen, and the military. In WWI Marlin became one of the largest machine gun producers in the United States and its allies. Many of its M1895 Colt-Browning Machine guns were mounted on early fighter planes.
Marlin is perhaps most famous these days for producing classic lever-action like its venerated Marlin 1881 lever-action rifle – one of the earliest large-caliber lever-action rifles. Some may also still own the Model 60 as it was a popular alternative to the Ruger 10/22 for rimfire rifles.
Commemorative Marlin Model 60
The 150th Anniversary Commemorative Marlin Model 60 features a 19-inch stainless steel barrel, American black walnut stock with a medallion inlay, adjustable sights, and a 14-round tubular magazine. MSRP on the Model 60 150th Anniversary 22LR will be $399.
Specifications and Features
- Special Serial Number
- 22 Long Rifle Only
- 14-shot tubular magazine with a patented closure system
- Autoloading; side ejection; manual and automatic “last- shot” bolt hold open
- American Black Walnut hardwood stock
- 19″ barrel with Micro-Groove® rifling (16 grooves)
- 1:16″ twist rate
- 37 1/2″ long
- 13 1/4 length of pull
- 5 1/2 lbs. approximate weight
Commemorative Marlin Model 444
With the flat-shooting, hard-hitting 444 Marlin, now in an exclusive, limited-edition rifle worthy of the most discerning collectors. Custom-grade features include a 24″ half-octagon/half-round barrel, engraved receiver with gold inlay, C-grade American black walnut stock, and fore-end, historical checkering pattern, Skinner ladder sights, and special serial number – housed within its own commemorative box. MSRP on the Marlin 444 150th Anniversary rifle will be $1899.