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    Should I send it back?

    I ordered a Remlin 1895 online, the fit and finish is not too bad excepted at the tang area (see pic), the small chip was filled with some soft colored putty, I can remove it with my fingernail!!! Should I send it back or repair it myself? It's not a big chip but I paid $800 for it here in Canada. The rest of the rifle is very good, sights are not crooked, the action is not as smooth as my older JM ones but not bad at all.

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    There is really no excuse for shipping a rifle with that flaw. It's up to you, but I guess I would fix it myself. Hard telling what the next one would look like.
    You could ask them if they would replace that stock with a new one. I would send a pic of it and see.
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    One of my JM Marlins has something similar in the wood.
    And really i would not worry about a rifle that is %99.8 fit and finish wise.
    If it functions the sights are straight i would call that a win for an online ordered gun.
    1mmX3mm? Area or the size of a small piece of toothpick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperhawk View Post
    There is really no excuse for shipping a rifle with that flaw. It's up to you, but I guess I would fix it myself. Hard telling what the next one would look like.
    You could ask them if they would replace that stock with a new one. I would send a pic of it and see.
    I already sent a pic to them and asked for a new stock set but not reply yet. Any tip how to repair a chip like that? Also, I don't understand why the checkering is not an custom option, I think I never seen good checkering on a Remlin.
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    I have kept dust from when I worked on walnut stocks. I mix it with carpenters glue and fill the spot. That way it matches the stock pretty good.
    I'm sure there are more ways, but this works.
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    What Cooperhawk said ^^.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cooperhawk View Post
    There is really no excuse for shipping a rifle with that flaw. It's up to you, but I guess I would fix it myself. Hard telling what the next one would look like.
    You could ask them if they would replace that stock with a new one. I would send a pic of it and see.
    I agree, if you send it back, there is no telling what you're going to get back from Remlin. A crap shoot.
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    How are the sights, barrel riflng, and how well does the action feed and eject? Does the rifle shoot well?

    Any targets to show us?

    If the above are all AOK, I'd either ask Marlin to exchange just the stock, install it yourself , or just fix existing one yourself. Up to you.
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    Knowing what "could" come back to you if you were to return it, I'd keep it, but ask for a new MATCHING stock set.........
    Then, fix the flaw yourself and keep any new stock set as a spare..........HEY!, that's some of the best checkering I've seen from Ilion.........

    I don't think that flaw would have been allowed to leave North Haven, but I'm sure similar things did get out due to the volume of rifles that left North Haven.

    The NH Final inspector was VERY thorough..........

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    The putty is what gets me. They definately saw the damage and tried a chewing gum trick to pass it off. Looking at the pic the wood to metal fit really isn't that good either. Stay on them, but as others have said, I wouldn't send the gun to them, no telling what would come back.
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