Intentional sabotage??......................That's just plain BS!.............Remington's new mfg process allows 135 seconds among 6 workers to build a rifle!heavybullets said:I can't believe those pictures. I can't believe any self respecting human being would allow something so obviously beat up leave the factory. I recently sent a brand new 1895 GS back and was told it was intentional sabotage by an employee one week before the factory closing. When and where was this rifle produced? If it was just before the closing it may be understandable, if it came from Illion, it's over folks, what's the excuse this time. Rem/Marlin has given NIB a completely new meaning. I won't buy a new Marlin ever again until this mess is sorted out. They've got me by the short ones with the rifle I sent back so on Monday I will request a complete refund on my NIB guide gun, period!!!
From what I've heard on here, one of the reasons that Remington shut down Marlin and moved production to Ilion was so that they could hire unskilled labor to build Marlins. The wages that were offered to former Marlin employees to move to Ilion were a lot lower than they had been earning.miatakix said:Makes me wonder, if the employees making these rifles are paid somewhere around $30/hr, and there are 6 of 'em working on the rifle, that's $180/hr, or $3/min of build time. If I were in the market for a new Marlin, I'd gladly pay an extra $3 to give them another minute to build it without taking a jackhammer to it. Heck, I'd even be willing to spend an extra $9 to give them a whole 5 minutes to build my rifle :