American Rifleman announced its list of 2023 Golden Bullseye award winners, highlighting remarkable firearms and accessories introduced in 2022.
My father acquired this Marlin Model 1893 lever-action rifle in the summer of 1959 from a hobo living out of a boxcar in a rail yard in Schuylkill County, Pa. My father, a collector of historic guns, was concerned for the wellbeing of the firearm and wanted to keep it in a safe place for generations to admire.
Even when rusted and worn, old rifles can be brought back to their former glory with a little knowledge and work. Follow Dave Campbell as he recounts his restoration of a Marlin Model 1897.
Two industry heavyweights are now under the same management, in fact, under the same roof. If the track records of both hold true, the collaboration will be a success. But those responsible for the new Marlins are taking nothing for granted.