But that isn’t to say they don’t have their drawbacks. It’s refreshing to see the guys behind the Firearm Blog and Forgotten Weapons speak candidly about the gun’s (avoidable) shortcomings.
Still, if you don’t mind a gun that’s ammo-sensitive and are ready to drop a grand on a carry gun, it’s hard to beat. They’re also great-looking and made to extremely tight tolerances. You’re definitely getting your money’s worth in terms of quality.
While few of us ever thought we’d have a blacked-out lever-action hunting rifle on our wish list, here we are with not one, but two. The Marlin Dark series was followed by the Henry X-Model, both American-made levers.