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First off, Thanks for all the honest opinions and help that is provided on this forum. Now to my issue, I have been dying to get my hands on a good 338mx for about a year now so I put my name on a waiting list with 3 different gun suppliers and last week all 3 sent me notices that 338's were in stock. My gut feeling was that Remington finally got their problems corrected and were producing quality Marlins again! I picked up my Marlin from the local FFL and brought it home for inspection. Now most of you know what's coming next! 91 series #, gap in the forearm and I don't even have to put a straight-edge on it, I can see the barrel droop with the naked eye! What a disapointment! Do you think Remington is actually sending these rejected guns back out to distributors at discounted pricing? What should I do? I have acess to a Mill at work (thinking of taking .040 to nothing off of a one pc. base) or do I send it back for a crap shoot as to what they will do?
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IMO: I would send it back for repair.
1. It can't be safe to shot even if you mill a shim.
2. You will always know it's not right and it will bother you.
3. If you accept crap from a manufacturer of Arms, do you think they will fix a problem on their own?
4. Refund is a option, but don't give up on the gun, it a great one when you find one that shoots straight.
 

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I believe that it is important to send it back for repair!!! That is the only way that they will get the quality message. Send an appropriate note voicing your concerns and disappointments. Repairing guns costs them, and is immediately evident on their bottom line. It also sends a message that the Marlin customer demands a quality product. Good luck!!
 

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I guess my question is that if 3 dealers called you that they had guns, why did you accept a flawed gun? I would have inspected the guns and not bought one until it met with my approval. They are selling to you and you have a right to inspect. Now the problem is yours, not theirs.
 

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If possible get your money back. If not, send it to Remington to get it fixed. It seems your only option ???, Lonnie.
 

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In response to being able to inspect the gun. That would have been the best option but no local dealers could get their hands on any, thats why I used Centerfireguns.com and you would hope that after 2 years of dealing with defective guns, any new shipments going out to these dealers would have the problems corrected. I guess not.
 

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Don't Even put up with it! Call them and Pitch a BIG FIT! after all you have read here You know what's going on and don't cut them any slack,call them and get your claim number and make them make it right! don't except anything less. I can't believe we are still dealing with this CRAP :mad:! Dennis
 

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Don,t settle! Make them fix it, if you allow them to ship low quality products thats all we will get in the future. These are great gun,s that got new life with the new caliber,s and bullets , if you don,t they won,t get the message! You have to do something with the gun anyway so make them responsible, if they have to ship and handle the gun,s 2-3 times thats what hurts their bottom line and helps us keep the quality up for the product,s we buy now and in the future!
 

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Send it back! and dont forget to send a letter to the big boss man as some others did. It seems to get you to the front of the line. search around on the rant forum and you'll find his address and name.
No way I would ever accept one with a slanted barrel whether it shot good or not. How in the world would you get a proper headspace?
 

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Send it back you waited a year already so wait some more and get it right. I would also write a letter explaining my disappointment and ask for my money back. If the dealer you went to knowingly sold you a discount second quality rifle and didn't discount it to you or didn't even tell you. I would report the dealer to the better business bureau. You should let the dealer handle the whole transaction returning to Remington and getting it back. I know they're is a lot of good 338MX with the serial# 91xxxxx out there. But for me because of all the stuff I been hearing, I would just pass on any 308/338 MX or XLR new or used with the serial# 91xxxxx who needs problems.

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Here's my story. I weighed in on another 338 subject post last week describing my newly received Marlin 338 MX...with the dreaded 91 series serial number. I put the gun in a vise, put a carpenter's level on the receiver and then moved it up to the barrel. Horrible. On the upside, I contacted Marlin this morning and they were very friendly and helpful; the shipping label is now on its way and the gun will soon be on its way!
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good ole boy said:
I,m startin to wonder if those Remmy workers are doin this all on purpose.
This problem is a problem that happen in NH, CT. I don't think that a 338MX or XLR are even made in NY yet. These rifle have a serial # 91xxxxx made in 2009 still being made in NH, CT facility.

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Don't Even put up with it! Call them and Pitch a BIG FIT! after all you have read here You know what's going on and don't cut them any slack,call them and get your claim number and make them make it right! don't except anything less. I can't believe we are still dealing with this CRAP :mad:! Dennis
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They moved the last bolt and nut from New Haven back in October. Production was stopped before that. New rifles are being made in New York. Those 91 prefix guns were made in New Haven but the latter half of the year there were Remington trainees doing the machining and probably disgruntled employees doing the training for replacements for their jobs.

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This problem is a problem that happen in NH, CT. I don't think that a 338MX or XLR are even made in NY yet. These rifle have a serial # 91xxxxx made in 2009 still being made in NH, CT facility.

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308/338 said:
This problem is a problem that happen in NH, CT. I don't think that a 338MX or XLR are even made in NY yet. These rifle have a serial # 91xxxxx made in 2009 still being made in NH, CT facility.

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Do you work for remmy maybe. By the way as far asI can tell they kept 91 serial numbers for 2010. The ones with the rep proof surely were put together in new york.
 

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Do you work for remmy maybe. By the way as far asI can tell they kept 91 serial numbers for 2010. The ones with the rep proof surely were put together in new york.
You obviously know more than I do about the serial numbers. I thought/believe that a serial was put on the rifle on completion, not when the receive is finish. If it's completed in the year 2009 then the serial number is stamped serial 91xxxx. Are you saying this isn't true?
I have another thought if the receiver is stamp when it's completed then it's stamp in the year it's completed hence 2009 serial #91xxx. Still made in NH. CT. not NY.

For the record I'm a retired worker. I only wish I retired from Rem.
I also want to say that I'm a fan of Marlin rifle and wish it well. Being made in NYS isn't the end of the world as we know it.

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"You obviously know more than I do about the serial numbers. I thought/believe that a serial was put on the rifle on completion, not when the receive is finish. If it's completed in the year 2009 then the serial number is stamped serial 91xxxx. Are you saying this isn't true"

Frames are serial numbered after they are machined and long before they are ever finished and built into a gun; and once a frame is assigned a serial number, the company must maintain accurate records on that number in order to keep the BATF folks at bay.
 

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Rachethead said:
"You obviously know more than I do about the serial numbers. I thought/believe that a serial was put on the rifle on completion, not when the receive is finish. If it's completed in the year 2009 then the serial number is stamped serial 91xxxx. Are you saying this isn't true"

Frames are serial numbered after they are machined and long before they are ever finished and built into a gun; and once a frame is assigned a serial number, the company must maintain accurate records on that number in order to keep the BATF folks at bay.
Well then if the frame/receiver are serial numbered right after machined then it was machined in NH. CT in 2009. The frame/receiver is where the problem is. The frame/receiver barrel threads are off and they were made by the workers in NH. CT. not in Rem. NYS.

But if indeed Rem. workers in NYS assembled these rifle. The gap between the frame/receiver and the forehand stock should have raised a red flag.

There is no excuse for this problem and these rifle should have never left the facility of NH.CT. or NY.

I think the blame should by shared by both.

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