No pictures yet, but I'm pretty sure it is a Marlin made by Marlin. The barrel roll mark is "JM" and I thought I read somewhere that is the mark of the old company. I'm guessing JM stands for John Marlin? Maybe not, just seemed logical.janott said:Stiff when new, but it would be good to take down clean and put a light coat of oil. If it is a new Marlin made by Remington then you probably have metal shavings to clean out. : Got pictures? ;D ;D You don't need to take it as far apart as this one.