Looking for a new iron or piece of kit to enhance the one you already own? Check out these 7 new bits of guns and gear to grow your firearms wish list.
The New Guns And Gear:
- Marlin Model 336
- Ruger Super Wrangler
- Samson M-Lok K-Rail for AK-47 Platform
- Remington 360 Buckhammer
- Galco’s UnderWraps Elite Belly Band
- Taylor’s & Company 1875 Outlaw 9mm Revolver
- Henry Big Boy Revolvers
Marlin Model 336
Marlin (now under the Ruger banner) has slowly been releasing its legendary lever guns. Its latest reintroduction should turn deer hunters’ heads. Welcome back, Model 336: It’s been too long. Anyone familiar with the classic .30-30 Winchester will be happy to know the new model is dang near identical to the old. The rifle features a steel alloy receiver, a 20.25-inch cold hammer-forged barrel and a six-round magazine tube. All metal parts are richly blued, and the forend and stock are made of checkered American black walnut. And just like the original Marlin model, the new Ruger-made version features a gold trigger as well.
Ruger Super Wrangler
Nothing offers as much throwback fun as Ruger’s SAA rimfire revolvers. With the introduction of the Super Wrangler, more shooters should have the opportunity to enjoy what these guns bring to the table. The “Super” in the affordable aluminum-framed revolver line refers to the gun’s ability to switch between .22 LR and .22 Winchester Magnum. If this sounds familiar, it’s because that’s the same system that’s made the Ruger Single-Six an enduring legend. As with the older revolver, the Super Wrangler comes with two steel cylinders for each chambering. At present, Ruger is offering the gun with a 5.5-inch barrel, target sights, checkered black plastic grips and the option of three Cerakote finishes—black, silver and bronze.
Samson M-Lok K-Rail for AK-47 Platform
Affection for retro guns doesn’t mean you have to compromise on performance. This is why Samson Manufacturing’s recently released M-Lok version of its popular K-Rail handguard line is such a welcome addition. Collaborating with AK specialist Ken Allen, Samson’s handguard hits all the key necessities you need for your AK rail while keeping weight to a minimum and adding simple accessory attachment points. Two versions are currently offered for stamped receivers: one with a sling loop cut and a non-sling loop version with integrated steel QD Sling Points. Best of all, it won’t run more than your old Russian warhorse itself.
Remington 360 Buckhammer
Yes, the 360 Buckhammer is a brand-new cartridge, with all the ballistic advantages you’d expect from a modern design. Yet, it’s definitely a throwback in one respect—it’s a straight-wall cartridge. Given some states don’t allow the use of bottleneck cartridges for deer hunting, this new option is a boon. Essentially, it offers performance very similar to the .30-30, with a very flat trajectory out to 200 yards—far better than the pistol-caliber options most hunters have been relegated. At present, Remington offers 180- and 200-grain options, both loaded with the company’s renowned controlled-expansion Core-Lokt bullet.
MSRP: $37, box of 20
Galco’s UnderWraps Elite Belly Band
Galco has an update of the traditional belly band, allowing for more flexibility in how you carry. First off, it can be worn like a traditional belly band (low on the waistline, partially under the belt line or just above it), or it can be worn around the torso’s mid-section (the solar plexus area). Furthermore, the UnderWraps Elite includes a single holster component that can be placed in an infinite number of locations along the belly band. The holster itself uses an adjustable internal welt to securely and safely accommodate hundreds of different handguns, is ambidextrous and is cant adjustable. Plus, there’s ample storage for the rest of your gear—no matter how you wear the band.
Taylor’s & Company 1875 Outlaw 9mm Revolver
This revolver sports lights-out-retro good looks, which offers a great bit of modernization. Not that the 9mm is a spring chicken, but in a reproduction 1875 Remington, it’s a whole new beast. The new 1875 Outlaw 9mm Revolver is offered in two barrel lengths: 7.5 and 5.5 inches. The revolver has a smooth walnut finish standard-size grip that offers an extremely comfortable feel in the hand. It utilizes a side-loading gate and an ejector rod housed within the loading lever assembly for easy loading, unloading and reloading. And it has an all-blued finish, forged steel frame with a rear frame notch and fixed front blade sight.
Henry Big Boy Revolvers
These revolvers are more of a leap forward for Henry Repeating Arms but still have the retro allure for which the company is known. The Big Boy Revolvers are the first-ever wheelguns produced by the iconic gunmaker, and as their name suggests, are modeled after the company’s pistol-caliber lever-gun line. Both revolvers are chambered .357 Magnum/.38 Special and are virtually the same, save the choice between a bird’s-head grip and flared—both American walnut. Both medium-framed DA/SA models feature a blued and polished steel frame, polished brass trigger guard and backstrap, six-round cylinder, 4-inch barrel and fixed rear notch and interchangeable front blade sights.
Editor's Note: This article originally appeared in the July 2023 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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