Check Out the New Marlin 336 Dark Lever-Action Rifle

Check Out the New Marlin 336 Dark Lever-Action Rifle

Announced at the 2019 NRA Annual Meetings & ExhibitsMarlin Firearms’ newest line of rifles—the Dark Series—incorporates a tactical aesthetic with a matte black parkerized finish and black-webbed hardwood stock and fore-end. Based on standard Marlin lever-actions, the first models introduced in the Dark Series line are the 336 Dark chambered in .30-30 Win and the 1895 Dark chambered in .45-70 Gov’t.

No doubt the Dark Series will have some lever-action purists clutching at their chests and muttering, “Damned tactical’s a disease!” Yet, it’s also likely the Dark Series will attract shooters and hunters who are looking for something more modern in a rifle still built around the classic American lever-action.

Recently I received a new production-made 336 Dark, and went through a couple hundred rounds with it at the range. It’s a quality rifle and the tactical accessories—including rails, threaded barrel and a black painted finish on the stock—are actually quite functional.

Read the Full Review: https://www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2019/5/1/tested-marlin-336-dar...