Ergonomics (carry): * * * * Slightly chunkier (wider) than its primary competitors — think LCP, Bodyguard 380 and P3AT. Ergonomics (shooting): * * * * No mouse gun is fun to shoot, but the RM380’s added thickness fills the hand which reduces felt recoil and makes emptying a few mags at the range more than tolerable. Customize this: * * You can replace the grip panels and add a laser. Still, Remington bought a proven design and made it better and cheaper. Riekers Sporting Agency & Gun Works | Steve's Gunz | Henry Repeating Arms Co. Com | Sixguns | The Art of John Dietz | Friends of Billy Dixon Grizzly Cartridges | Cast Performance Bullets | Merit Corporation red bandana wrapped around his dusty neck and a work-worn felt hat jammed awkwardly onto his head, his chestnut mount braced at a sudden stop, and both of them are intently focused on something just out of the picture.The 1893/1936/36 had the same side ejection that its predecessors had, with the flat-sided bolt and an open, square-cut bolt raceway milled through the rear of the receiver for the bolt to move through.
Now this was in the hey-day of the powerful Sharps single-shot rifles, but Marlin was making a big-bore high-powered rifle, and they were making it in a lever-actioned repeater (competing for the same market niche that Winchester had created with the Model 1876).
A Marlin "trademark" was established a few years later when Marlin introduced the Model 1889, the first levergun to have a solid top and eject the empties out of the side of the receiver (the origin of the term "Marlin Safety"), instead of out the top (like Winchester leverguns).
In the interest of keeping their little guns as sleek and snag-free as possible, the Rohrbaughs lacked a slide stop.
The resulting gun didn’t lock back when empty (obviously).
The .22 rimfire guns and .30-30 336s are still made with Micro-Groove rifling.