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The Marlin Levermatic was a family of lever-action rifles created by Marlin Firearms in the 1950s. The Levermatic differed from the traditional lever-action rifles, such as the Marlin 39A, in that it employed a cam-and-roller system giving it an extremely smooth and short lever motion to reload a new cartridge.
This cam-and-roller system was originally invented by Kessler Arms Company for their "Lever-Matic" shotgun. Following Kessler's dissolution, Marlin licensed the idea and began producing rifles using a similar design.
The Levermatic system was used in the following rifle models:
- Marlin 56: .22 LR, box magazine (1955–1964)
- Marlin 57: .22 LR, tubular magazine (1959–1965)
- Marlin 57M: .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire, tubular magazine (1959–1969)
- Marlin 62: .256 Winchester Magnum and .30 Carbine, box magazine (1963–1969)
- Malloy, John. Marlin’s Levermatic Rifle Line Offered Untraditional Design. New Gun Week, Vol. 40 Issue 1811 - Jan. 1. 2005.
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