What is the status on the company? Who owns them nowadays and will they be around long?
Hunting for my First Marlin !
See my WTB:Marlin 336 in 30-30 Stailess if possible
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759
I heard that they might be moving from Ilion to Michigan somewhere. Can anyone confirm this?
I just purchased a newer model 60, (made march 2012) and on the barrel it is stamped from a plant in Kentucky.
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It is my understanding that it is for sale; along with and also as a part of the LARGER group called FREEDOM group, many companies not limited to:
H & R
They OWN a lot of different companies and or the rights ....
They were bought/invested in by: as a massive investment by a large Wall st investment house/holding/pension fund ------- which also was invested in HEAVILY by the TEACHERS UNION pension fund.
so after the CT deal it didn't look too good for the same holding investment co to have the Teachers Union $$$$ and all the gun $$$$ as part of the same investment ---- so it basically went on sale the few days after the incident.......
so basically the ENTIRE Freedom group of companies are for sale.
that is the way I understand it..... you can probably google some of that, I may not be exactly correct -- but that's the short bit of it ....
1895G -- 45/70 Team member #760
1895CB -- 45/70 --
1894-S 45 COLT -- 1894 Team member #232
336 30-30 Texan -- 30-30 member #801
Ruger SBH .44
There were new models at SHOT, but none of the distributors have anything with a Marlin logo on it wxcept for a a 60 or 795 here and there.
Isn't Taurus suppose to be buying the Freedon Group ?
"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin, Feb. 17, 1775
Team 1894 member #67 1977 44 mag.
Team 35 member #256 1964 Sears M45
Team 444 member #355 1981 444S
Team 30 30 member #830 Win 94 Custom Trapper
Team Mosin Nagant #28 Russian 91/30
Team Shotgun #56 Remingtons, Ithacas, a Beretta & a Belgium Browning Sweet 16 A5.
Team Mauser #4 VZ24 & 1908 Sporters
Marlin 336W & 795