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    Remlins: Who's at Fault?

    I got to thinking about all of the problems associated with new Marlins. I know some folks complain about the lack of inspection, but most of the problems are so obvious that a blind man could see them.
    From what I know, poor inspectors won't last long in a job. Companies concerned with their reputation just can't afford it.

    So, if the product is defective, why does an inspector STILL let it go out?

    Obviously, that is the directive ordered by management. Bottom line: They need the money. They'll deal with the problems later.

    No other answer.
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    Management and investors are the fault. Inspectors inspect to what management deems needing inspection and to what specs (good, iffy, or even bad.) Only thing they care about is money. They're going to milk this cow until it keels over.

    Marlin's only hope is that some dedicated, experienced, with a passion for the firearms industry, and caring investors take over.

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    There seems to be a race to the bottom with several "reputable gun makers". I have had to send back a remlin, a Ruger and a Savage twice for major obvious problems.

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    They have to put them out faster than they did back in the days of high quality control. Todays profits means pushing them out the door as fast as you can and dealing with the problems later on.
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    I don't know whether they're QC is the same as it was a few years ago but back then, management ordered to cherry pick one rifle out of a production run to inspect. If it passed (of course, they always pass), then the entire production run is deemed good to go and they ship. Without inspecting any other rifles.

    That said, while Marlins have improved they're still somewhat a hit-n-miss proposition. As always, the best QC is performed by the purchaser prior laying down your hard earned bucks.


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    Anytime the bean counters and or investors are involved it means a lowering of standards to make a buck. You would be surprised to know what is acceptable just to earn a few cents more on each unit. A good example is all the recalls on automobiles lately. Some of these recalls are not minor cosmetic but can endanger lives of the owners.
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    I get it, they aren't the same as JMs but I have 2 that are fine rifles. Not the same $$ as a new Winchester or Henry but for hunting steel I can't complain with the two I got.

    IMG_2435 (1).jpg. Remlin 336 Y with 16" barrel at just shy of 100 yards. I'm not trying to argue, but I've done ok with them. I do have 5 JMs that are my favorites and a Henry I'm proud of. I really like shooting my Remlin 1895CB as well.
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    FWIW, I'm batting .666 with Remlins. My first Classic Model 1895 is good, as well as my 1894C. However, another Classic Model 1895 is with a 'smith right now to address a cycling issue.
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    The consumer is at fault. If no one bought them. They would go under or fix the poor quality. If you buy it as junk, you are part of the problem.
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