Picatinny rail consists of slots with 5.23 mm spaces between one another, which means that it can be used across its entire length. It is simple to mount and interchangeable – if something is made for a Picatinny rail, it will fit regardless of the manufacturer or manufacturing date. It is affordable, resilient and reliable – this is why it so commonly used by professionals and military. Because of all its great qualities, Picatinny rail has been dominating the rail market in the recent years.
Picatinny is a big step forward from the Weaver standard. Weaver has a few predesignated slots while Picatinny has slots all over its surface, allowing the device to be mounted wherever the user finds it fitting. Weaver's slot is 3.8 mm wide, which is why all mounts made for Picatinny will also fit on a Weaver rail while those made for Weaver will not fit on a Picatinny rail. This is one of the main reasons why Picatinny is a far better mounting solution.
EAW is a German company, known for producting top-quality mounts. Their Picatinny rails, which are all made from steel, have a nice finish and come with a unique channel in the middle, allowing the user to clearly see the rifle's sights. Screws are included. EAW chooses only the best materials for their products. All of these great features; however, come at quite a steep price.
EAW's Picatinny rail is specially designed to fit various Marlin rifles: Model 1894, 1895, 336, 444 CL, Nr. 9, AS 30, 922 and 45. Below, a picture is attached for clarification.
Marlin model 1894 is a classic lever-action rifle. It features a unique lever-fire system which works on the principle of repeat-fire. The ejection port is located on the right side, upper and left sides are blocked. Its action has flat-bottom surface but is round-shaped. On each side of the action surface, there are two mounting holes – that's four holes altogether. The action has a solid top receiver and metal surface with hammer block-safety. The length of the original rifle is 105 cm (later, many varations were released: 1894CBC, 1894CL, 1894 Cowboy, 1894CS, 1894FG, 1894M, 1894P, 1894PG, 1894S and 1894SS). 10–14 tubular magazine runs the entire length to the muzzle – Marlin has kept this feature for more than 110 years. It is chambered for: .218 Bee, .25-20 Win., .32-20 Win., .32 H&R Mag., .38 Special, .357 Mag., .41 Magnum., .44-40 Win., .44 Special, .44 Magnum and .45 Colt.
Marlin 336, chambered for .30-30 Win., .35 Rem. and .44 Magnum, is one of the most popular lever-action rifles in the history. It is based on the former 1936 Sporting Rifle which was renamed to M36 in 1937 (Model 336 replaced M36 in 1948). M36 featured a coilied spring instead of a traditional leaf spring, making it one of the first lever-action rifles with such system in history. Marlin 336 has a 20 or 24 inch barrel and a six cartridge tubular magazine. It ejects cartridges on the right side of the receiver and has a flat top. The action, which has two mounting holes on each mounting surface, is round-shaped with a flat bottom. Marlin released many versions of this rifle, based on the original 336 model: 336A, 336ADL, 336C, 336CC, 336 Cowboy, 336CS, 336ER, 336LTS, 336M, 336SS, 336T and 336W.
Marlin 444 CL is a lever-action centerfire rifle chambered for .444 Marlin caliber. It was introduced in 1965. Ejection port is located on the right side, upper and left side are blocked. Action, which is round-shaped, has a solid top receiver, metal surface and hammer-block safety. There are two holes on each of the mounting surface. 444 CL is equipped with microgrooves on the top end of the barrel. Its barrel is 61 cm long. Tubular magazine provides space for 5 cartridges. 444 was succeeded by 444S and 444SS.
A: 12.8 mm
B: 47.6, 60.3, 69.9 mm (depending on the rifle model – see the picture)
C: 12.8 mm
BHU: 0 mm
Remove all the stains (grease, oil etc.) from the rifle's receiver with a cleaning fluid (acetone). Once the surface is clean and dry, check whether the screws match the rail and the holes on the receiver. Make sure that the Picatinny rail is compatible with the the rifle by inspecting the mounting holes on both. Before mounting the rail permanently, apply a minimal amount of thread-locking fluid 278 or 648 on screws and contact surfaces. Be careful not to get the fluid in or near the mounting holes. Carefully clean the remaining excess fluid around the rail with a cleaning fluid. Using a torque driver, screw the screws appropriately (up to 2.2 Nm) – do not overtighten.
The product has a warranty period of 30 years.
|Mount series||EAW Picatinny Rails|
|Suitable for||Marlin 1894, Marlin 1895/3xx/444, Marlin 336, Marlin 444 CL, Marlin 94, Marlin 94, AS 30, 922, 45, Marlin Nr.9|
|B||47.6; 60.3; 69.9 mm|
|BH height||7.5 mm|