I've seen the rants for the blue rifles. I've seen many pics of flawed Remlins, as well as bad examples on the racks. However, I did buy my first blued 1895 CBA 45/70 because it was a much better product than many previous rifles that came from the plant. It's a higher end model, so I'm not speaking for the low end Remlins.
Since the 2016 1895 functioned so well, let alone the very good metal to wood fit and straight sights...……..I bought a new 2016 336SS 30-30 just few months later, with a Henry 45/70 in between those two. Except for a sharper than desired lever edge, the 336SS is a very good looking rifle, and shoots just as well. It hasn't missed a beat, in two years of firing many hundreds of rounds. Neither gun is anywhere close to the rant products. If they were, I wouldn't have bothered. I'd still pre-inspect though. Actually, I do often look at the new Remington made Marlins, at a large store that moves a lot of rifles. For the most part, the new inventory is across the board better, than what you'd find a few years ago.
I've handled a bunch of Remlins, and JMs in the past three years. I have a Remlin 366ss that I love. While searching for my Remlin I noticed what seemed to me was that the SS versions were overall better qauilty. When I say overall, I say the fit and finish as well as mechanics, loading etc. Now I will say that all the SS ones I saw seemed to have much sharper edges everywhere. But if you plan is to purchase and do a polish, then giver! I have a '17 I would not trade for anything, including a JM.
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