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Has Marlin (Remington) Really Taken A Huge Smelly Dump>?

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ULVER, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. ULVER

    ULVER Dixie Rebel

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    I had a 336 in the mid-70's in .35 Remington, and it was quality #1. Wish I kept it. :crying:

    Haven't held a Marlin since Remington bought 'em but...:dunno:



    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUOrbeQNi2E&feature=related"]Death of the Marlin Levergun - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    I don't know. I keep seeing reports about how Sig has gone to hell and Glock has gone to hell. My Glocks and Sigs continue to work great and I trust my own experience more that internet gripes. The guy on the vid was offered a full refund and refused it. Can he be satisfied ever? I don't know.
     


  3. Annhl8rX

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    I have a fairly new 336 that was probably made in the late 90s or early 2000s. It is night and day different from the new ones I've handled at Cabela's.

    The fit and finish on the new ones is quite poor. I can't speak to their function, as I haven't fired one. Based on what I can see, I wouldn't buy one.
     
  4. clancy

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    I picked up a brand new Marlin 336 Gander Mountain special at a yard sale for $100. I think they go for what? $350-$400 at GM? I don't think the rifle had ever been fired. It isn't close to fit and finish to what Marlin put out 20 years ago. But for $100 I am happy.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I had a Marlin 336 about 20 years ago and it was great. I'm not sure about today.
     
  6. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Marlin, ie, Remington, ie the Freedom Group, ie Cerberus Capital Management,
    are all crap! They killed Bushmaster, they killed Marlin, they are
    attempting to drag down Remington.

    I do own a Marlin 1894p in 44 Mag, it is outstanding, but it IS a pre Remington model.
     
  7. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    I have 2 old Marlin 30-30s and an old Marlin .44mag, both older than me, and they are excellent guns. I also have a pre-64 (1960) Winchester '94 .30WCF that I wouldn't trade for the world. That said, I wouldn't give fifty cents for any leverguns being produced today by Marlin or Mossberg. From the few that I have shot/handled they are cheap disposable junk.
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :agree: Very well stated......:supergrin:
     
  9. SigFTW

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    I was wanting a new Marlin but after watching the video I not sure. I will pay special attention the the fit and action when I'm looking, may look for an older one. My old Marlin I had 29 years ago was a work of art and the lever action was as smooth as glass.
     
  10. Says his original SBL had an over sized chamber. Was that before Remington?
     
  11. bac1023

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    Very sad indeed
     
  12. SigFTW

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    A little off subject.

    I wish Henry Rifles would make a side loading gate lever action. It's ok for a tub feed on a 22lr not on anything larger. That is the only thing that keeps me from buying a Henry Big Boy rifle. I do love my Henry Golden Boy thought!!
     
  13. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

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    My buddy has a HBB in .44mag, it's a nice rifle. They may not want to weaken the brass receiver by adding a gate.:dunno:
     
  14. SigFTW

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    I completely understand and agree with your statement. Maybe they can produce a new model, one with a side loading gate. Because of the reputation and fine quality rifle they build I think it would sell very well. Just my pipe dream :supergrin:
     
  15. GIockGuy24

    GIockGuy24 Bring M&M's

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    Marlin relocated and has all new workers. The new plant lacked the workers that had experience and Marlin shutdown the plant for a while to sort out the issues caused by the move.
     
  16. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    The guy seems a little off his nut, but I can see the frustration with crappy quality.
     
  17. SigFTW

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    The whole video could have been done in 5 min of less instead of 18min.:whistling:
     
  18. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    This is what's sad.

    Remlin/Marlington basically put the "old guys" out to pasture, and moved the equipment to NY.
    The "old guys" were given (I think) a month to train their replacements.

    Sorry. . . . you CANNOT train someone in a month, to do what you've been doing for years!!
    One month does NOT equal 20. . . 25 . . . 30 (or more) years or experience.



    With that said, I have a PRE-Remlin/Marlington 1895G and 1895CB, and they are works of art.
    Slick action. Smooth as butter.

    I also have a Pre 'move' -Remlin/Marlington 1894CB (call it a transition gun) in .44 magnum, and it is smooth, but, the fit and finish are not as good as my 1895s.

    Still . . . .Remlin/Marlington will never get their hands on it, again. (Unless something catastrophic happens!)
     
  19. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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