Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Killoy noted the excitement that has permeated the firearms industry in anticipation of the confluence of these two iconic firearms brands, "Since we announced the agreement to purchase Marlin in September, we have heard from countless members of the firearms community - consumers, retailers, distributors, writers, and collectors - who are delighted that legendary Marlin rifles are now part of the Ruger product family. We are excited to start moving these assets to our Ruger facilities and setting up the manufacturing cells that will produce Marlin rifles for years to come. We look forward to re-introducing Marlin rifles in the latter half of 2021."
.44 Mag rifles have their use. Loads of power and some range to go with it Even a 9mm carbine will produce far more power then its shorter barreled piston cousins.
We did an unofficial test on 9mm pistols one day. We used a very old water heater for a target. (made back when they were very heavy steel). The 9mm pistols would dent in, but not penitrate the casing of the water heater. now, same ammo in a 16" Barreled Beretta CX-4 Storm and the bullets easily penitrated the first wall and made a large outward bulge as the slug had lots of extra energy and wanted to keep right on going through the opposite side. Large difference in power and I can only image the brute force of the .44 Mag in that length barrel.
Honestly, I'd love to get my hands on an 1894 CL in 32-20 or .32 H&R Mag/.327 Federal. BTW, I own a pre-Remington 1894 in .44 Mag and it would have a hard time being a more handy short range deer rifle.