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    I have a few Winchesters, and love them all! Excellent quality, but at a price! Nothing wrong with getting what you pay for. I've also got a few Italian Pedersoli and Uberti's, all no issues, great looking rifles....but again, at a price! I hope that we can still have a "mid" price point lever action that is quality.....but we'll see, I am HOPING! Will likely be ordering more Remlins when they become available. I don't stock the "W's" with the mat black finish...that goes a little too far for me. I have sold a few of them, I have taken them in trade or paid very little money for them and turned them right around! If of course they pass my initial inspection. The Remington Marlins aren't all bad, but over the years the percentage of rifles with issues has been much higher at times than the industry norm.
    Keep an eye here, because I will post a brief description of quality and some pics on all the rifles as well as keep score as to how many I have to return in relationship to those I keep. Of course, this will only be my own personal experience!
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    Just received three more Remington Marlins, I'll have pics tomorrow, but here are my impressions:
    1) 336BL 30-30 - other than the checkering (usual issue with varying depths) it looks great, nice dark wood, pistol grip with Marlin big loop. I'd own one!
    2) 1895GS - 45-70 Fit and finish failed, it was overall very nice, but the forend cap has a scratch in it. I also had to tap the buckhorn sight in so that it lined up on the front sight(another scare for a possible canted barrel)
    damage pic 1895GS
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    3) 1895 GBL - 45-70 Fit and finish failed again, this time it was where they cut the checkering they didn't raise the cutter up enough and scratched the stock in a few places.
    GBL damage pic (see the verylight marks? those are scratches)
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    In the end, I opted for some money off of each gun. I'll sell them as "cosmetically flawed". The new owners can contact Remington if they want a new stainless end cap or new furniture for the GBL.
    So, while not perfect, I think I'm still good. Gotta say the wood on all three guns is nice and dark(except for the scratches on the GBL of course) and if I was buying these for hunting, I'd just take the discount and run. But at least I knew about them up front. I could have sent them back for replacements, my distributor did offer me that solution, but for cosmetic stuff where Remington Marlin will most likely replace for free....of course, the lifetime replacement warranty still stands!
    I'll give overall pics of the rifles as soon as I get a break in the rainy weather!!
    Cheers!
    mazer
    Last edited by mazer; 12-02-2018 at 05:55 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mazer View Post
    Here are a few pics of the Marlin 336SS
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    It does like nice! If I didn't already have 2 30-30s (a Henry and a Marlin), I might would consider buying one. I am hoping Marlin will come out with a stainless with walnut in .357 one day. If so, I would probably buy one of those.
    Last edited by GFK; 12-01-2018 at 06:22 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeepwm69 View Post
    The checkering on the newer ones is horrible looking. Functional, but whatever machine they're using to do it does not leave aesthetically pleasing wood.

    I was going to go over the checkering on mine to clean up and sharpen the diamonds, but dang checkering tools are pricey!
    I agree with your checkering comment. I’m sure there are more learned experts here but, IMO it has to be hot pressed checkering (die press) and not cut checkering. Most of the big US makers are going that rout to save money .
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    If everything else is good the scratches are easy to take care of they would not stop me from buying !!!
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    Well, you can notice them, I'm looking them over closely because I am selling "new" guns. You should be able to put the first scratches on one unless you were paying a little less for them with a few scratches already! Kind of takes the worry out of scratching the rifle yourself! Already done!
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    Here are pics of the latest three Marlins (Remingtons) I purchased this week:
    1) 1895 GBL 45-70
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    2) 1895GS 45-70
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    3) 336BL 30-30
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    The last three rifles look pretty good.
    Last edited by TX444; 12-03-2018 at 12:50 PM.
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    I would rather buy a blemished "JM". JMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX444 View Post
    The last three rifles look pretty good.
    And I would agree, except that it is getting harder and harder to find them in good condition...for a decent price....and as a dealer, I need something new that gets as close to the JM Marlins as I can get. Right now, this is what we have....hoping we are on an upswing in QC here....but time will tell!
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