R.I.P., Marlin Pistol-Caliber Carbines | The Truth About Guns
About Marlin's quality problems, and mentions a OHSA problem the Ilion plant.
Don't know if this is old news but here it is.
Some interesting products for tactical leverguns mentioned in it.
Team 45/70 #263 CB, SS, GS
Team 30-30 #207 CB, SS, Texan
Team 39 #8 CB, Mountie
Team 1984 #76 CB 44-40, CBC 38, CB 32-20, CSS 357, 22Mag
Team 38-55 #14 CB
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You know somethin.The customers that would have been Marlins that are goin to buy those other brands will probably never come back to Marlin if they are happy with their substitutes even if Marlins quality comes back to where it was.When they are in the market for another rifle they will just buy the same substitute brand again.Even if quality becomes excellent I think Marlin is goin to have trouble sellin rifles in sustaining numbers now(profit wise).
Good Ole Boy, I think yu are right. It is hard to climb a mountain, but easy to fall down. Unfortunately, it seems Remlin has begun to fall and will have a very difficult time recovering.
That story brought a tear to my eye.
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It makes me thank my lucky stars a few years ago I picked up a FG and a PG in 44 and 41 mag...both new with pistol grip stocks. I think I will hold on to them forever!
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My 1894 in 44-40 is my favorite rifle. Too bad it was part of the last run of 44-40s to ever be made by Marlin. It's highly unlikely that there'll ever be any more made.
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357 Magnum For when you just absolutely, positively have to shoot something.
I have two 1894's one 44 mag and one 357 mag , and I wouldn't touch one of those new marlins with a ten foot pole, too many problems
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From the article:
"Marlin has literally destroyed its pistol-caliber carbine brand in order to save it…from Marlin. If the bean-counters at The Freedom Group ever resume manufacture (which looks increasingly doubtful) they’ll probably find, like Rip Van Winkle, that they’ve slept far too long."
Unfortunately I'm afraid this is very true. A sad passing. It would have to be a dire circumstance indeed to make me part with the ones I have.
While 90% of that article is prolly true, it's a stretch to say there are no more new ones out there. It took me all of two minutes to find a new .357 before I typed this response. They are getting harder to find, but they are not gone yet, so if you want one you better go for it now.