I am wondering if any of you guys think that there has been a drop in the over all quality of marlin lever actions since they moved manufacturing plants? Are the new ones of the same quality and standard as the ones that were coming our of the old factory?
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Based on what I've experienced owning a recently made 336W 'Remlin' and slightly older 336W from North Haven, I'd say yes quality has slipped. The fit/finish and overall 'feel' of the Remlin is noticeably different. However, just in my particular case, not so much that it makes any real difference functionally. I'm quite satisfied with both.
I did find a survey card in the Remlin's shipping container referencing repair work. So, it may have been sent back to the factory for repair/maintenance of some kind. From what I've read in various online forums, sending back the newer Marlins is common.
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Just read the boards and you can see how pleased a lot of us are with the quality.
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Essentially, quality control has slipped. Remingtons are now pretty inconsistent; they just haven't got it right yet. We've got two that are essentially fine, but it appears to be a hit or miss situation. Some are pretty good and some are horrors that shouldn't have left the factory. They've been good about making repairs if the rifles are sent back, but that creates a lot of bother to the consumers. The bottom line is, they've got to get their act together pretty soon at Ilion if they don't want to totally destroy Marlin's good name. I think that they can do it, but I might just be a cockeyed optimist.
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Cerebus has managed to take Pride in your work and Craftsmanship out of the equation at Marlin and Remington. Those tow once great companies are headed down the slippery slope to nothing, sorry to say. Maybe someone will rescue them like Ron Colburn did with Savage Firearms and look at them today. Y'all take care, John.
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Well I have two Remington 870 Express Magnum, as always I did a trigger job by the gunsmith for both of them, changed the original stocks to the new sure shot stocks and they are just great, in shooting and handling.
No complains to this Shotguns. May be this company should leave their fingers from levers.
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I looked at a Remlin 336BL today at lunch and the action sure was gritty
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