Chambered in 45-70 Government, the new Ruger made Marlin 1895 SBL features a 19″ threaded barrel fitted with a match polished thread protector. The barrel is made of 410 stainless steel and is cold hammer-forged with six-groove rifling. The receiver is machined from a 416 stainless steel forging and the breech bolt is made of a high-strength, aircraft-grade chrome-moly steel. The bolt is spiral-fluted and nickel-plated for an attractive appearance and very smooth cycling. The big loop lever is made of 416 stainless steel and has smooth edges that go easy on the hand. The updated sight system includes a full-length Picatinny rail that will accommodate a variety of optics, including a “Scout” scope. The rear iron sights are fully adjustable and the front sight is a fiber optic dot inside a tritium ring that allows for use in low-light conditions. The gray laminate stock and forend feature crisp checkering panels that are handsomely oiled and provide an excellent grip in all weather conditions. The forend has been slimmed down for an attractive look and a comfortable feel. A generous butt pad absorbs recoil and makes the rifle easy to shoot. Capacity is 6 + 1.
This American-made lever-action rifle is 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.