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Theres been a couple, I hope they chime in. I saw your post in the rant area. I wouldn't say folks complaining are whiners, if you bought a bad gun you have every reason to complain about it. I will say that it seems like EVERY issue, even those that have been here forever, are being blamed on Remington. I'm not going to stick up for Rem but I do think it reduces our chances of them taking us seriously if they find us crying about things that were common before they took over. ;)
 

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My biggest beef is how they closed down the factory, arrogantly discounting the years of experience those employees had. They completely misunderstood what they had IMHO. Now, they could go a long way towards redeeming themselves if they can turn things around, and maybe there are some success stories out there that haven't been heard. If so I hope they tell about it. Otherwise I fear the worst!
 

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My biggest beef is how they closed down the factory, arrogantly discounting the years of experience those employees had. They completely misunderstood what they had IMHO. Now, they could go a long way towards redeeming themselves if they can turn things around, and maybe there are some success stories out there that haven't been heard. If so I hope they tell about it. Otherwise I fear the worst!
Agreed. As I said I'v seen a couple people post that their new guns from Illion were fine & a few others say that they got good customer service.

That said I sure dont like what they did, even if the guns they made now were perfect. Marlins are suposed to be made in CT just like Colts, Winchesters & many others. But I'm definately biased in that regard. Theres not much I can be proud of in regards to my home state anymore, but its firearm history is one. I cant believe the idiots that run the state dont value this heritage. Gun making is an integral part of the state & the history of these different manufacturers is very intertwined. John Marlin started out as a Colt employee, OF Mossberg started out as a Marlin employee, Marlins most important lever action designer LL Hepburn came to him from Remington (Ironic aint it) and Oliver Winchester was a tailor that bought designs from John Browning out in Utah of all places. Ethan Allen made guns here and Ruger started here. Sorry for the rant. :)
 

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Mine went back for a new front band and was repaired and back to me in a month. All is well now and I really like shooting it. Was at the range today and installed a williams receiver sight. Really does help me. I really don't like a scope on a lever especially if it is a carbine. I really like the Marlin design and looks. If remington gets it together I guess it's no worse than buying a clone.
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That said I sure dont like what they did, even if the guns they made now were perfect. Marlins are suposed to be made in CT just like Colts, Winchesters & many others. But I'm definately biased in that regard. Theres not much I can be proud of in regards to my home state anymore, but its firearm history is one. I cant believe the idiots that run the state dont value this heritage. Gun making is an integral part of the state & the history of these different manufacturers is very intertwined. John Marlin started out as a Colt employee, OF Mossberg started out as a Marlin employee, Marlins most important lever action designer LL Hepburn came to him from Remington (Ironic aint it) and Oliver Winchester was a tailor that bought designs from John Browning out in Utah of all places. Ethan Allen made guns here and Ruger started here. Sorry for the rant. :)
+1 on that! What gets me is they had bought a successful company that was operating in the black, that produced a product itself steeped in heritage and tradition, made in a factory that had been building these fine guns for generations. Actually, Marlin in CT was by most any definition a national treasure as real and as true as any other, and the friggin investors, in their blind quest for maximizing profits over any other consideration allowed the damn bean counters to shut it down, and now look at it, struggling and floundering. I just can't see how anyone could be so blind..

With that said, what's done is done. I still hope Marlin can rediscover its roots and pull itself out of the hole they dug for it. I hope for good reports to come.
 

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What if, we here at Marlinowners, offered Remington to join this fourm. Possibly we could feed off each other, exchanging ideas and comments and hopefully restore the quality we all know and love. MO has an extreme wealth of knowledge to offer and Remington may be willing to listen. If I have offended any past Marlin employees or I'm out of line I apoligze. No one dislikes what has happened more than I, but the possible loss of such a great lever action rifle may hang in the balance. Just a thought.

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What if, we here at Marlinowners, offered Remington to join this fourm. Possibly we could feed off each other, exchanging ideas and comments and hopefully restore the quality we all know and love. MO has an extreme wealth of knowledge to offer and Remington may be willing to listen. If I have offended any past Marlin employees or I'm out of line I apoligze. No one dislikes what has happened more than I, but the possible loss of such a great lever action rifle may hang in the balance. Just a thought.

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The site owners have invited them to join and participate many times. So far, to my knowledge, they have not accepted.
 

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Maybe they should invite the officers of Cerebrus.

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i was going to buy a few more marlins (308mx,357 1894,17hmr) but with all the promblems ive read about on forums an at dealers,i think i will stay away from marlin right now unless its used older model.on rim fire central there was a guy that had bought a new 357 1894 an the stock was cracked,rear sight had a metal punch used to install it an marked it up bad an flat head screws were chewed up ect...i just put my money down on a new left hand savage 93 17hmr friday.i hope the better marlin returns but if not i will buy used or give my money to another company.i looked at a new rem marlin 1894 at a local dealer an the first thing that stuck out was the crappy stain job on the wood.had alot of wood that had almost no stain on it.the muzzle didnt look like it was cut square.i had the cash in hand for it an i walked away.i know every gun maker going to have a few promblem childs but it seems that with rem marlin there is just to many to say it was an accident.i hope they can turn this around in the future before marlin becomes a thing of the past.
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Maybe they should invite the officers of Cerebrus.

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I think its highly unlikely that they dont know about us & at least look around on ocassion. I could understand them not wanting to join or if they did not lettin on who they were, they'd be swamped with complaints & probably verbally attacked.
Its my hope that guys like Knorris being satisfied are an indication that they are coming around. But I am generally optimistic by nature.
 

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Would like to say something nice buy I can't. :p Saw a 1894 in .45 Colt at the local Gander, forearm was rather glossy finished and a tad loose. The stock is a very dull brown, using up leftover forearms? Metal to wood fit on the stock is poor. Serial number is on the left side of the reciever, barrel is a North Haven.
Remember that old Jonnie Cash song about making a Caddi from differn't model years?
 

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Would like to say something nice buy I can't. :p Saw a 1894 in .45 Colt at the local Gander, forearm was rather glossy finished and a tad loose. The stock is a very dull brown, using up leftover forearms? Metal to wood fit on the stock is poor. Serial number is on the left side of the reciever, barrel is a North Haven.
Remember that old Jonnie Cash song about making a Caddi from differn't model years?
Using left over parts is not a new thing with "Marlington". Marlin did that a lot over the years. But what is new, is that the quality of fit, workmanship, and QC even with the older "surplus' parts was of high quality. In general, the "gripe" is that that may no longer be the case with the new products.

IMHO we do need the input from the satisfied Remington made Marlin owners as much as we do from any dissatisfied customers. Then we may have a clearer picture of the overall situation concerning the Remington/Marlin product.
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Just a word guys, lets try not to let this turn into a rant about Rem type thing or it'll end up in the rant forum. I think its a good & useful idea to try & get positives about Rem compiled in one place if we can and it'll get more exposure out here so I'd like to see it stay out here. But I'm not the boss and I agree with the boss anyway as far as stuffing the Remington problems into the forum created for them. I'm guilty myself for doing just that in this thread & I apologize, In that light, while discussion about it is fine if someone has an issue or has problems about Remington to report, please dont put them in here. Thanks! :)
 

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Just a word guys, lets try not to let this turn into a rant about Rem type thing or it'll end up in the rant forum. I think its a good & useful idea to try & get positives about Rem compiled in one place if we can and it'll get more exposure out here so I'd like to see it stay out here. But I'm not the boss and I agree with the boss anyway as far as stuffing the Remington problems into the forum created for them. I'm guilty myself for doing just that in this thread & I apologize, In that light, while discussion about it is fine if someone has an issue or has problems about Remington to report, please dont put them in here. Thanks! :)
Well I started this thread here just to point people with potential good experiences with REM Marlins to another thread I started in the rant forum about the same thing. It was brought up there that the rant forum might not be the best place to find positive stories about Remington because potentially new Rem Marlin owners might not want to be hanging out there. I put the same exact thread in the 45/70 forum and it sank like a stone with zero responses, but it could have pointed some to the other rant thread.. Anyway, in case there are anymore good outcomes from people who have bought REP Marlins please do tell, either here, or the rant forum at this link: http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,86534.0.html
People should hear both sides, because like news, bad news travels fast, good news sometimes doesn't get heard at all.. If there is a good side to all of this, it could help us gage how well they are actually doing from people who now own the new guns.
 

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Agreed, thats why I said what I said. ;) Its useful here & I'd like to see it stay here.
 

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I bought 1894C 357 about a month ago I realize new from this forum that I'ts most likely a Remington. Stamped REP on the right side of the barrel. When I first picked it up you had th forcibly close the action to get it shut. After a night of watching TV and working the action it got a lot better. Then I shot it about 500 times and it was better yet.

Then I traded for 1984 44Mag pre-safety no comparison the 357 works like an old corn sheller. But it does work and a blast to shot.
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