I am new to Marlins - I have read Remington bought them in December 2007. When did the QA problems begin?I've bought two perfect Remington made marlins in the last month, both perfect guns. One a 2015 and one a 2020. I think they got their act together around 2013 or 2014 or so. At least Im reading of some activity occurring around then. But we were all sort of turned off by then. I know I wasn't looking at them. I did take the time to look at one that was very reasonably priced, the 2020 and was surprised. I took a chance. Which is why I guess I then looked closer when a 2015 came by at a great price. It was also nicely fitted and functioned. I guess things had changed. I read that they had changed. It was kind of hard to believe. So I am a bit scared about the Ruger acquisition but lets hope the equipment and knowledge carries on. This kind of reminds me of what Harely Davidson went through with is growing pains. Even though cost cutting was instilled, machining and specifications were finally introduced. In the end the growing pains were worth it. Im not longer holding as much of a grudge as I had back then. But I am very aware of what to look for in them as well. Im sure there are still room for improvement.
IIRC I first heard about them in about 2010... but I might have been asleep and missed the early onset of it. Anyone else got a better answer? I purchased an earlier one about that time when I got worried about it. I found a NOS one in a local store to avoid never getting a decent one again. Thats a long time back though. And Im old...I am new to Marlins - I have read Remington bought them in December 2007. When did the QA problems begin?
It was right when Remington bought them. 2007 sounds right. They made some hybrid guns till they ran out of parts, then made piss poor guns for many years.I am new to Marlins - I have read Remington bought them in December 2007. When did the QA problems begin?