Gunpowder Magazine stopped by the Marlin booth at the SHOT (Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade) Show 2019. Here's what they had to tell us about this year's newest items:
“We’ve got a number of new guns that started shipping late in the year. The two I’ll tell you about now are the 336 Curly Maple, which is our classic 336, chambered in 30/30 Win, but with a beautiful, curly maple stock.
“The other one is the re-introduction of our Colt .444 Marlin, which is a big bore rifle that is similar in nature to the 45-70, but it shoots a little bit smaller Colt 44 Marlin bullets; they’re faster with more energy, flatter trajectory, a little bit less recoil down range. That’s a phenomenal gun for deer, for hogs, and for most big game in North America.”
More about these guns, from Marlin’s website:
MODEL 336C CURLY MAPLE
The Model 336 is an icon of the deer woods and one of the most popular hunting rifles of all time. It is now available with a beautiful curly maple wood stock.
Available in 30-30 Win
20" Barrel with Micro-Groove Rifling
Adjustable Semi-Buckhorn Rear Sights
Polished Blue Finish
Six-Round Magazine (Total Capacity - 7)
1:10" twist rate
Curly Maple Stock with Pistol Grip
40 1/2" long
The long-awaited return of the 444 Marlin is finally here and more reliable than ever before. This hard-hitting big-bore rifle will shoot a lighter bullet, faster, with a flatter trajectory, more energy (inside 200 yards) and with less recoil than a 45-70 Govt. The 444 Marlin is perfect for medium-sized, thin-skinned game like whitetail deer all the way up to the big brutes like moose and elk.
22" barrel, Ballard rifling
1:20" twist rate
Adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights
Polished blue finish
Four round magazine (total capacity – 5)
American black walnut stock with pistol grip
40 1/2" long
Photo Credit: MarlinFirearms.com.