Viva La Lever Gun! Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Rifles Start Shipping

    Viva La Lever Gun! Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Rifles Start Shipping

    Marlin Firearms announced via their Instagram account that the first Ruger-made Marlin 1895 SBL lever-action rifles began shipping to distributors, and dealers. There has been much talk and anticipation regarding new production Marlin firearms ever since they were acquired by Ruger back in November of 2020. Marlin completed the first of their Model 1895 SBL rifles back in October and customers can now start finding them at their local gun stores or have them ordered through dealers.

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    Viva La Lever Gun! Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Rifles Start Shipping

    Now Shipping with Limited Availability. Please Contact Your Local Retailer for More Information.
    Note: Ruger encourages retailers to contact their distributors for availability and advises consumers not to leave deposits with retailers that do not have confirmed shipments.

    This American-made lever-action rifle was manufactured with great pride and attention to detail. You can expect the same time-honored design as the traditional 1895, combined with Ruger’s trusted reputation for producing high-quality, reliable firearms.


    Improved manufacturing processes create tight tolerances, resulting in a reliable, attractive rifle. Multi-layered quality control procedures, including daily function and accuracy audits and multiple inspections, result in a high-quality product.

    The new Ruger-Marlin-produced Model 1895 SBL rifles will feature fiber-optic and tritium-equipped front sight and a windage adjustable ghost ring rear aperture sight. The bolts on the new 1895 SBLs will feature nickel-plating and spiral flutes that give the rifle smoother operation and add a bit of class to the rustic design. The stock will feature checkering while the forend will have similar checkering and a slimmer profile for improved ergonomics.

    Viva La Lever Gun! Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Rifles Start Shipping

    The barrels of the 1895 SBL will feature match polishing, factory-installed thread protectors, and have an 11/16×24 thread pitch for your favorite muzzle accessory. The magazine tube capacity for at least the 45-70 Govt model will be capped at 6-rounds and the remainder of the rifle will all be constructed from polished stainless steel with the only exception being the laminate stock, which is currently only available in grey.

    Viva La Lever Gun! Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Rifles Start Shipping

    Other new features will include updated location of manufacture engraved into the barrel, a new “RP” proof mark located on the left side of the firearm, Ruger-made Marlin serial numbers with an “RM” prefix, Marlin Horse and Rider logo engraved on the rifle’s grip and the traditional black and white Marlin bullseye located on the rifle stock will now be red and white.

    Viva La Lever Gun! Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Rifles Start Shipping

    The new RP proofmark

    • Caliber – 45-70 Govt
    • Capacity – 6+1
    • Stock – Grey Laminate
    • Material – Stainless Steel
    • Finish – Polished Stainless
    • Front Sight – Fiber Optic Dot with Tritium Ring
    • Rear Sight – Adjustable Ghost Ring Rear Aperture
    • Weight – 7.3 lbs
    • OAL – 37.25″
    • LOP – 13.38″
    • Barrel Length – 19″
    • Thread Pitch – 11/16×24
    • Thread Cap – Match-Polished
    • Barrel – Cold Hammer-Forged Stainless Steel
    • Twist – 1:20 RH
    • Grooves – 6
    • Suggested Retail Price: $1,399.00

    Viva La Lever Gun! Ruger-Made Marlin 1895 SBL Rifles Start Shipping

    Receiver, lever and trigger guard plate are CNC machined from 416 stainless steel forgings.

    Barrel is made of 410 stainless steel and is cold hammer-forged which results in ultra-precise rifling that provides exceptional accuracy and longevity.

    Threaded barrel, with factory-installed thread protector, has a 11/16″ x 24 pattern to accommodate a muzzle brake or other barrel accessories.

    Full-length Picatinny rail allows for the mounting of a variety of optics, including a “Scout” scope.

    Built-in, accurate sighting system with adjustable ghost ring rear aperture sight and a fiber optic dot with tritium ring front sight.

    Six-round, tubular magazine with a loading gate located on the receiver.

    Soft-rubber buttpad effectively absorbs recoil.

    Positive, push-button, cross bolt manual safety and traditional half-cock hammer.

    Reliably feeds a wide range of .45-70 Govt factory ammunition and bullet types.

    Durable, laminate buttstock and forend remain dimensionally stable in varying weather conditions.

    Sharp checkering provides an excellent grip in all weather conditions.

    Spiral-fluted, nickel-plated bolt aids smooth cycling.

    Oversized lever loop provides clearance for operation with heavy gloves.

    Slimmed-down forend for an attractive look and comfortable feel.

    Also includes: Sling swivel studs, offset hammer spur.

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