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According to the Website yes. But I haven't seen any.

This really doesn't answer the question. Sorry

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According to there 2011 catalog they do. But personally I would look for a Marlin made, not a Remington made cowboy. Look for a (JM) on the barrel.
The Remington's have a (REM). Rem is having trouble making good ones now days.

There are several posts on the problems with the new so called Marlin's coming out of the Remington factory.
 

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From what I'm hearing, Remington is having trouble making good Remingtons, too. Quality seems to have slipped badly in the last couple of years. The Remington fans seem to be as mad as the Marlin fans! :p
 

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Re: Marlin - Model 1894 Cowboy

What do you expect when you are manufacturing Marlins, Remingtons, H&R, and Bushmasters, all in the same building. Those of you with manufacturing experience understand what I am getting at. You can not expect workers to shift gears every time you change what you are manufacturing and expect quality work.

What Remington SHOULD HAVE done was to move the Marlin Plant here to North Carolina where their headquarters are already located and they could have had closer touch to the work being performed. A high quality workforce available with the Research Triangle Park and 3 major universities within a 30 mile TRIANGLE, (Duke, North Carolina, and NC State). We have a great environment to live in and far less cost of living than the New York and Connecticut locales. From Raleigh we are 3 hours from the Smokie Mountains, 2 hours from the Atlantic coast - Wrightsville Beach, 2.5 hours to Myrtle Beach, 6 hours to Atlanta. 45 minutes to the Sandhills and some of the greatest golf in the world (Pinehurst for example), and 5 hours to Washington, DC.


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The bean counters will get their big bonuses for money "saved", even when everything else slowly slides down the crapper.. ::)
 

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The Cowboys are octagon 20", barrels since 2003 and there are new ones available on Gunbroker if you want one. I would be cautious of purchasing an NIB (new in box) because you might get one of the Remington built models. There is a lot of controversy regardinig these new ones. Maybe you ought to look for one of the great older 24" barrel models. Good Luck!!
 

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Re: Marlin - Model 1894 Cowboy

Golfbuddy45 said:
What Remington SHOULD HAVE done was to move the Marlin Plant here to North Carolina where their headquarters are already located and they could have had closer touch to the work being performed.
What Remington should have done was left the Marlin factory alone and let them build Marlins like they have since 1870.
 

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The bean counters will get their big bonuses for money "saved", even when everything else slowly slides down the crapper.. ::)
Same as it's been for a long time...

It makes me glad I have older model Remingtons and Marlins...
 

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Thumbs up on what 44-40 Willy said. Should not have messed with the New Haven factory and the excellent work force employed there. Bean counters may save money up front but will loose money in the long run as they loose their loyal customers.
 

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I saw an 1894CB with REP proof in a gun shop in 357. The action was so tight you really had to struggle to cycle the action.

Guy behind the counter said If I bought it I could send it back and they would fix it. I told him no thanks find another idiot.
 

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I totally agree that they should have left Marlin alone - however, since they did take it over my other alternative would have been better than trying to build so many different guns in the same plant. I have heard Bushmaster people feel the same way, Remington folks too. It is just a fact of manufacturing life when you spread what talent you do have too thin quality will suffer.

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Bean counters are buttheads :mad: The finished product isnt important..quality doesnt matter..workers arent important.. it is a crying shame what is going on in this country... :mad: a lot of these companies arent American owned anymore and ... nevermind.. I'm just getting disgusted with the yahoos that are ruining this Great Country.. :(

A storm is coming :mad:
 

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Are you still there??? Well you can see by the response here that you just want to hold out a bit here and get yourself an older '94 CB octagonal barrel either in 20" or beter yet 24". I don't think you'll regret the wait. I've got both 20" and 24" both work great. Look for the JM proof on the barrel, just in case.
 

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i went to gun shop yesterday to see if i could even order one and they couldnt so there gonna keep there eyes open for one
 
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