Magpul ELG Gear – Lever Gun Stuff

Magpul recently pushed an announcement out ahead of NRAAM that they were getting into the world of the modern lever gun. I’m a Magpul fanboy. Who else can produce high-quality products that are innovative and even affordable? It’s the right crossroads of quality and price. The Magpul brand is ever-expanding this year, and they attack lever guns head-on with the ELG lever gun gear.. 

The firearms market, particularly the tactical or modern segment, has witnessed a significant shift in recent years. After two decades of AR dominance, there’s a growing interest in exploring different platforms, and lever guns have emerged as a particularly intriguing option. Lever guns, with their versatility and similarity to shotguns in use, are gaining popularity, signaling a new era in the firearms market. 

With lever gun legend Marlin being purchased by Ruger, it’s about time these American classics got the aftermarket they deserve. Magpul focused on the Marlin guns, and it’s easy to see why. They are in production, but they were also in production for decades prior, which creates a massive market of guns that are already in the hands of shooters. 

The Magpul ELG & Modern Lever Guns 

Magpul is letting two pieces of furniture loose for the lever gun world in the form of the ELG gear. 

The first is a stock. Magpul changed the game when they released the Magpul SGA stock for shotguns, and it looks like they’re aiming to do the same thing for lever guns. The ELG M-LOK stock takes some cues from the SGA stock but makes it more rifle-like. The stock works with Marlin 1895 and 336 platforms. The stock will work with both current productions as well as Ruger and Remington-built versions of the gun. MSRP is $139.95. 

This ELG stock features the SGA-style adjustable length of pull design, which lets users slip spacers in to increase the length. The pistol grip is aggressive but not as vertical as the SGA. The stock features an adjustable cheek rest at the top that pulls a sneaky on you. It hinges open to reveal a quiver with slots for six .45-70 or .30-30 cartridges.

You can remove the quiver and have an open storage slot. It’s perfect for Skittles. As you’d imagine, there are plenty of sling points. There are also M-LOK slots, so you can attach an M-LOK side saddle to carry even more extra rounds on your rifle. 

Speaking of M-LOK, the next piece of modern lever gun furniture is the ELG M-LOK handguard. This handguard only fits the Marlin 1895, so 336 guys are left out. As you’d expect, it’s covered from front to rear in M-LOK slots. You have six on the left and right sides and six on the bottom—plenty of space for lights, lasers, foregrips, and whatever else you might want. MSRP is $79.95. 

The Modern Lever Gun – A Welcome Market

The current modern lever gun market is an expensive one. Accessories, in particular, are fairly expensive. Stocks cost $400, handguards cost $200, and more. It’s a small niche market, so the prices remain high. With Magpul entering the fray and providing affordable options for lever guns, the market is bound to change. Even if it doesn’t change, the Magpul options provide an affordable alternative. Check it out at Magpul.

Travis Pike
Travis Pike is a former Marine Machine gunner who served with 2nd Bn 2nd Marines for 5 years. He deployed in 2009 to Afghanistan and again in 2011 with the 22nd MEU(SOC) during a record setting 11 months at sea. He’s trained with the Romanian Army, the Spanish Marines, the Emirate Marines and the Afghan National Army. He serves as an NRA certified pistol instructor and teaches concealed carry classes.