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My LGS called and said my new GBL had come in so I rushed around the corner and picked her up. I bought a new Remlin GBL because I'm hesitant to buy preowned sight unseen and the few gunshows I've attended recently had very few pickings. I was a bit worried from the various posts and youtubes about the loss of quality since Remington took over. I've owned lots of Remingtons and I believe they make a quality product and on an action as simple as the 1895 I was prepared to correct any imperfections I discovered. I'm very happy to say that after my in store examination and a more lengthy one at home that any problems that may have been present during the transition seem to have been remedied, at least on my GBL.

I was most anxious about wood to metal fitment, but I see and feel none. The condition of all hardware was excellent with one very slight scratch in the bluing in the hammer screw recess. It's one of those hold your head this way tilt the rifle and lean under the light to see blems, a drop of cold blue will put it away. I'll try and post some pictures tomorrow so you all can critique my new Marlin. Hopefully the big brown truck will arrive early with my dies and projectiles so I can get some rounds loaded for the weekend. I'll be working the action until he gets here :vollkommenauf:.

I plan on adding a set of Skinner wings front and back and an XS Scout rail. Somewhere down the road I want to put a Leupold VX3 1x4 with the German #4 reticle and some QRW rings on the rail. That, some judicious polishing and possibly thinning the seemingly porky foregrip and I will be a really happy camper!

Can anyone tell me if the safety delete that looks like a screw is still available?

Thanks, Will
 
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Congrats on the new rifle
 

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IMG_2192.jpg IMG_2193.jpg IMG_2194.jpg I like my XS sight. Minute of buffalo all day long. The XLR does great with the LE ammo. Soon as I get the hang of casting, I will make some triceratops ammo, I'm think 405 gr. will put a dino down.
 

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Congrats on the new one. Make sure it ain't loaded if you put it under your blankets tonight.
 

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Glad to hear you got a good one- the interwebs stories seem to be reducing, so maybe Remarlington is starting to dial in on proper manufacture of the product. Congrats!
 

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Shear numbers dictate that it is quite possible that lemonton could produce a fair to good quality rifle as a numerical anomaly ( maybe one out of a million may actually be a serviceable rifle). Don't get your hopes high though as they still produce highly inferior products compared to the rifles once produced by the true craftsmen that was one Marlin.
 

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the 2014 remingtons are not the ones of the past. my 2014 44 mag replacement is made better than alot of my marlins. If it comes out of the plant this year than its a new model and was made with new machinery. Expect good things from them here on out. not found of the stain color, but fit/finish is superb and it shoots as well and better than some of my other JMs. glad your happy with the new one.
 

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WillD852:

I do hope you get a decent rifle. Your contention that Remington made quality firearms is ancient history. I attended a lot of Estate Auctions last year and Auctions that were primarily firearm Auctions. At one Auction there were numerous bolt action rifles and a number of old Remington Model 700 and variations. The crowd was too large to fit in the building it was hosted. Experienced Sportsmen showed up with cash in hand to snap up older Remington rifles while they were available.

Remington has had quality control issues with not only their Marlin line, their Remington rifles are not what they use to be. To be fair, Remington is not the Lone Ranger. Many of the craftsmen and gunsmiths that once took pride in making high quality American firearms are in the cemetery. In order to compete, many companies rely on CNC machines, and there have been QC issues with other manufactures.

If I were going to buy a NEW lever gun today, it would be a Henry Rifle.



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Congrats on your new shooter:tee:! If you get a chance, post up some pics of her...We loooove our gun porn 'round here!
 

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not sure how to decifer there serial no. but i was purchasing a stbl 4570 JM stamp nib today and next to it was a SBL 4570. i wrote the serial number down, he said they just got from there supplier, so thinking its a 2014, and it was flawless..i almost changed my mnd but I can get that anytime, the STBL jm stamp are hard to find since 360 were made. all 2014 production from remlin will be just like it..jusst got a 44mag and its flawless and shoots like no other gun i own at this time at 50 yards. hoping to get to 100 this week with it and see how it does. but im telling you the REP made this year with the new CNC machinery are going to be nice. Ive seen several 14 models and hate to say it but the fit is better than most of my marlins JM stamped rifles. the sbl he had was 849, and i paid 50 bucks more for the stbl so i am ok with it...just scratching head why the stbl are not going up in value like some others. but on the way home i got a great idea, im gonna switch out the stock with my 338 since the stbl is pistol grip. I love the xlr stocks, and the 338 is a safe queen at this time and this will ensure the wood to stay nice and purdy. and Im going have it beadblasted and cut to 16. glad u got a gbl you will be happy, like to hear range report when available.
 

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Hello WillD852, and Welcome to the Marlin Owners Forum, from the state of Louisiana!!!
Congratulations on your new Rem. as long as you like it and it is what you expected when you ordered it.
Then all is well. Enjoy, I have a new 1895 ss but haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Don't even no the year.
Been a little ill.

Team 45-70 #1214
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Let's see how it shoots and works ammo before we call it good. :eating:

My SBL was great until I hit the range.
 
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