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A marlin is a fish from the family Istiophoridae, which includes about 10 species. It has an elongated body, a spear-like snout or bill, and a long, rigid dorsal fin which extends forward to form a crest. Its common name is thought to derive from its resemblance to a sailor's marlinspike. Even more so than their close relatives, the scombrids, marlins are fast swimmers, reaching speeds of about 80 km/h (50 mph).
The larger species include the Atlantic blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, which can reach 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 818 kg (1,803 lb) in weight and the black marlin, Istiompax indica, which can reach in excess of 5 m (16.4 ft) in length and 670 kg (1,480 lb) in weight. They are popular sporting fish in tropical areas.

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  1. D

    Marlin 336 30-30

    Nice marlin 336 levergun. Good condition. Mfg in the 70s i believe. $450
  2. K

    Marlin 1895 45-70 Govt. (SOLD)

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  3. RaceFan

    OLD Marlin 60 & Accuracy Issue

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  4. ToyotaMafia

    New rifle stock need any attention?

    Been dreaming about picking up a Marlin 1895SBL for quite a while now. Somehow I was able to talk the wife into letting me buy one for my birthday. ;) This is my first rifle with wood on it and I'm curious about stock care. This rifle is not gonna be a safe queen, it is going in the woods...
  5. The Heretic

    Marlin "Dark"

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  6. Wombat of Doom

    Marlin 1895 GBL

    I just bought one as I was looking for one for a while here and there. (Not particularly that particular model, but a lever 45-70.) I just am wondering where to start ammo wise. It has been a while since I have shot much of the big rifles larger than .308 except for a bit of .50 beowulf and...