I purchased a model 1895 this week thinking because it said north haven on it and not illion like the marlins next to it on the rack, I was buying a conneticut made one. it turns out after researching on this forum, it is a Remington made. I could see no faults on the surface. the fit and finish is excellent. I took it to my gunsmith, and he was impressed with the build quality. I still was concerned till I took it to the range. it functioned flawlessly sighted right in and was very accurate. I guess I dodged the bullet. I hope for the sake of potential marlin buyers that this is not a fluke, and Remington is producing better marlins and their quality control is getting better. time will tell. as for me and this purchase, I am very happy with it. there was guy there that was a member of our range, and he told me he bought a 1895 guide gun last year, and he had the same experience as me and he was very happy with it.