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I'm very new to this forum and quite impressed already with the depth and breadth of knowledge here. I very recently bought a "Like new in box" 336c through Auction Arms. It did in fact come in the box with the lock and offset hammer spur still sealed in plastic, the manual and warranty card, the UPC code sticker - the whole nine yards, spotless and looks brand new. My FFL guy is a gunsmith, not a retail dealer, he was impressed, I was impressed - and there is no but here. It's new and not even broken in or scuffed.

My question is about the serial number and proof mark ( SN = MR#####A, proof mark is REP in a racetrack shaped enclosure followed by the letter S ). I thought Marlin stopped using letters many years ago, have the new owners changed that? Does the REP mean it was made in New Haven - the usual stamping says it was - or the barrel was made there but assembled elsewhere?

Which leads me to the forgive part of the subject line: I'm gonna guess this has been discussed before but I'm not too good with the search option, so would appreciate a point to where I can learn more, and has anyone called the phone numbers still listed on the Marlin website? Seller's photo attached ( I Think )
 

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The New Haven factory is closed. That is a remington manufactured rifle. REP is the remington proof stamp. Marlin has used the JM proof stamp for years and it was commonly on the left side of the barrel.

Please get back with us with a report on how the rifle functions and shoots. I'm curious to hear how the rifle runs.
 

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It's a Remington made rifle. They put the proof mark (REP) on after it is complete and tested fired, or proofed.

If it has North Haven stamps it is one of two things: 1) It was a surplus barrel from the Marlin plant, or 2) The BATFE allowed them to continue using that roll mark at Ilion until they could have their own made. Not right IMO but they did.
 

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There is probably absolutely nothing wrong with your rifle. It's just a lot of folks on here don't like Remington any longer and they blame them, (for something that was a decision made by higher corporate powers), for raping and pillaging Marlin. It's something that some folks are never going to resolve in their mind, so it pays to make your own assessment of the rifle you have.

If it works fine, it is fine. If it has issues, the Marlin/Remington group will make it right. Let the MO group know how the rifle functions for you.
 

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Remington has indeed introduced their own serial number system for the Marlingtons (Remlins).
 

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+1 to what Halwg said. One thing I have noticed about Marlins (yes, even the New Haven ones) is that you need to give them time to break-in and show their quirks. You may have to oil and work the action a hundred times or so to get that characteristic slick action. You may have to take it to the range and have it prove itself. Even then there is plenty that can be done to make it a firearm you can trust and be proud of. I have found that this is just the place to find out all about the little quirks of Marlin rifles (and there are a few). There are also an array of options to choose from like improved sights, or a scope, or even gun leather for the cowboy at heart. And don't even get me started about reloading...

I'd say relax, learn your new rifle and hang on; I think you're in for a treat. ;)



By the way, that's a fine looking 'C' you got there. Looks like you got some good walnut. I assume it's a 30-30 (most people say if it's a 35 Remington). You have perhaps the most popular deer hunting caliber in North American sir. Welcome to the family!
 

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Welcome to Marlin Owner's!!! :)

Congratulations!!!
That's a fine looking rifle you got there!!! 8)
Is it a 336 deluxe?? ;)
Enjoy it!!!
 

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UPDATE REPORT on the sale at DICKS SPORTING GOODS.

I stopped in yesterday and they have $30 off 336 30-30's, most with the scope included for $369. I asked if they were the Remmy made ones and he said they still the North Haven ones still. Sure enough they were. Wish i had a couple grand to "invest" and buy him out....
 

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Halwg said:
There is probably absolutely nothing wrong with your rifle. It's just a lot of folks on here don't like Remington any longer and they blame them, (for something that was a decision made by higher corporate powers), for raping and pillaging Marlin. It's something that some folks are never going to resolve in their mind, so it pays to make your own assessment of the rifle you have.

If it works fine, it is fine. If it has issues, the Marlin/Remington group will make it right. Let the MO group know how the rifle functions for you.
I read this and agree but disagree with this statement " for raping and pillaging Marlin." Marlin simply opened it's lever and let them have their way and all else too. Business is business. It would be nice if it had a fairy tale ending Like the Kenna family letting the workers buy the company in time. Everybody like a happy ending.

T ::) NY
 

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Marla and I both recently purchased 336W's. Hers is a North Haven rifle, and mine was made in Ilion. The fit and finish are just fine on both of them, but hers is noticeably smoother than mine. However, I think it's nothing that won't sort itself out with some use.

Given some time, I think Remington will get its act together just fine, and the Marlin rifles they turn out will be as good as ever.
 

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My Remington Marlin is a great shooter and after alot of snap cap use and cycling it is slicker than duck sh**. With any kind of 170 gr ammo that I have put through it i am getting 1.5 inch grouping at 100 yds (150gr a whole nother ballgame). The real marlins I have owned and used work the same, I only would say i like the real marlins more due to history and wood quality. There is no lack of shooting quality in my Rem 336w.
Enjoy your rifle!
I forgot to mention I use the skinner tactical peep.
 

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T-bone: As I said when I first logged on here, to intoduce myself to the group, a 336 in 30-30 was my deer rifle in Central PA and it did what it was supposed to do and I'll work out or break in whatever needs to be done on this one. Got to find projects to keep me busy as I work my way into the " golden years ". ::)

Good eye guy, the walnut on the stock IS primo, an unexpected bonus. See photo.

Weather permitting, I'll be at the Markham Park rifle range Thursday AM for the inaugural firing. Picked up some targets this AM. Still haven't decided what I'm going to do with the NEW 1894c that arrived the same day as this one....that's a conversation for later.
 

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T-bone: Forgot to ask, is that a store bought sling on your "leatherman Marlin" or some custom work? - 'cause I really like it.
 

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Eli Chaps said:
It's a Remington made rifle. They put the proof mark (REP) on after it is complete and tested fired, or proofed.

If it has North Haven stamps it is one of two things: 1) It was a surplus barrel from the Marlin plant, or 2) The BATFE allowed them to continue using that roll mark at Ilion until they could have their own made. Not right IMO but they did.

Eli,

Roll Mark Dies cost $350.00 and can be in your hand 3-4 weeks after placing the order................What's taking remington so long in marking "THEIR" products???............Could it be, they want to fool the customer as long as possible???..............That'd be my guess........

Tom
 

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And Hal, How can you say that Remington/ Marlin will take care of any problems when the haven't done it yet! Not slamming You Bro but they aren't taking care of anything that I know of and certainly not Me. Dennis
 

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Hal I'm sorry for the last comment! I'm still kinda bitter about the way they[Remington] are handling our barllel issue problems or not handling them. Dennis ???
 

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That's a product of Levergun Leather. Lever is a regular poster here and a great guy. His stuff is great too. ;D
http://www.levergunleather.com/
+++++++1 on that, He's a strong Christian and has really great leather products to dress up your guns, etc. The orders take a few months to ship but the quality is worth the wait. Check out the buttstock on my 336SS to the left. Levergun did that for me last year. Wait til you see the other stuff on his website. You can spend alot real fast. ;D
 
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