Henry X vs Marlin Dark in .45-70 Gov

Henry X vs Marlin Dark in .45-70 Gov

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. Neither stands head-and-shoulders above the other, but the variance in features, calibers, and price may sway some buyers.

Here’s what you need to know before pulling the trigger on purchasing the Marlin Dark or Henry X Model.