Gladly Remington is using thier proof stamp on the guns. REM in a circle,
Re: JM...............I don't know, haven't heard, or seen evidence of such...................But then, It wouldn't surprise me, knowing how much weight the JM proof mark carries with consumers............
Would FGI actually try to masquarade the Rem guns are real Marlins??
Didn't Saab rebadge a Subaru?..............That was more blasphemous than FGI just buying a JM stamp to fool the consumers.
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That would be smart for them. Every other gunbroker add is half about a "JM stamped" or "real marlin".
336 Texan 30-30
Mod 60 22lr
Glenfield Mod. 30A 30-30
336 SDT 30-30
in the order received... all JM stamped.
Remlin XS7Y 308 shortened to 16" by brockmans.
They bought the company Lock,stock and barrels.They need no permission to do anything they want to.
From what I read from an ex-emplyee was that prior to the move to Illion the tool used to stamp "JM" mysteriously disappeared. The thought was that one of the disgruntled long time Marlin employees took it so Lemonton could not use it.
Just what I read (but you can't always believe what you read).
Seems kind of a moot point. Unless it is just too hard for a potential buyer/seller to just read the serial number on the subject firearm. Anybody who doesn't inspect the gun's condition, including an intact serial number, is being foolish. It shouldn't matter if they use JM, REP, or Mickey Mouse's face.
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Serial #'s and just the look and feel should be able to tell any of us if it's a Marlin or a POS Remlin
Any Remlin I've picked up is not the same as an older Marlin... they're not even close.
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BFPGW took the words right out of my mouth. And I agree with those who say Remington bought Marlin live stock and barrel, including name and stamps. After all the Frank Kenna isn't John Marlin who give him the right to use the "JM" stamp can anyone answer to Frank Kenna right to use it? I thought it was out of respect for John Marlin and never gave it thought one way or another.
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