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I saw one a couple of months ago and passed on it.
I wasn't really looking for one at the time.
The action was stiff and clunky and you could hear the trigger
scrape as you pulled it back.
Wood was just ok on it.

I always look over the marlins at the LGS.
Some of the remlins are pretty good lately.
Some are crap.
Fondle one for a while before you buy it.
 

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I haven't got my hands on one yet. The local wally world has a few new Remlins, but after looking a few 336's over I haven't gone back for a while, and my LGS is so focused on "black guns" that the only levers I see are used JM Marlins that get traded in for the AR's... not that I'm complaining. :biggrin: Look one over real carefully if you go out to buy one, I still hope the QC issues are worked out but I'll hold off until the current stock of JM's runs dry.
 

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I am in Canada and shipments of new 1894s are on the way. Hope quality is good as I will buy one. Have my name in at 2 dealers to call me when they come in.
 

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I just picked up a new one, but I’ve never been able to figure out the date of manufacture. Serial number is MR11xxxx. If someone can date this for me, I would appreciate it.

At exactly 450 rounds, the timing of the carrier became so bad, I could no longer work the lever, and had to take the spring out of the magazine tube to take the pressure off the rounds in the magazine tube so I could unload it. Marlin (it actually went to a private company in Portland, OR) currently has it. Monday (3 days from now) will make 3 weeks that they have had the gun. It was supposed to take 2 to 3 weeks. From what I’ve read, Marlin is aware of this problem, and has been for some time, so I wonder if they are just trying to use up old stock and hope nothing goes wrong with it.

Other than that problem, I’ve been happy with the gun. It does have a place where the fit of the stock to the receiver is slightly off, but you have to be looking for it to see it. If you look closely in the photo, it is visible just behind the trigger. It doesn’t bother me. Otherwise, fit and finish of the gun is good. I’m not crazy about the finish on the wood, but it is growing on me. 1894's in .357 are hard to find, JM marked or not. I wanted a JM marked gun, but it became apparent to me after 2 ½ years of searching that if I really want one, I would have to be prepared to pay thru the nose and jump on the first one I saw that looked decent.

 

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I just picked up a new one, but I’ve never been able to figure out the date of manufacture. Serial number is MR11xxxx. If someone can date this for me, I would appreciate it.
2011 I believe, but I'm not 100% sure on the Remlins. Hope your issues get fixed.
 

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Find a place near you that holds a cowboy action match and I am sure you can find an 1894 in any caliber made even the .44-40. When I was in the game every one had Marlins then they wanted more speed and out came the 73's and marlins would sit on the back up gun cart or they started wearing for sale signs. Just my .02
 

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I have one made in 2011 or 2012, purchased in march 2012. maybe it doesn't count as new but it sure is awesome. Very smooth and accurate and good looking enough for me. Still not one single failure whatsoever, feeding, ejecting or firing.

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2011 I believe, but I'm not 100% sure on the Remlins. Hope your issues get fixed.
I’ve never been able to find a source via serial numbers for the manufacture date for the more recent guns. All I’ve been able to come up with says it was made in 1955.
 

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I just picked up a new one, but I’ve never been able to figure out the date of manufacture. Serial number is MR11xxxx. If someone can date this for me, I would appreciate it.
Dating the MR Marlins is the same as dating any other Remington. Look up the date code on the left side of the barrel.
 

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Dating the MR Marlins is the same as dating any other Remington. Look up the date code on the left side of the barrel.
I don’t have the gun here as Marlin has it back, but I have a lot of photos. I never noticed those two letters before, but it looks like a PG. I tried Googling Remington date codes and it looks like “P” stands for June, but the G seemed to mean several different years, but nothing after 2002.
 

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I don’t have the gun here as Marlin has it back, but I have a lot of photos. I never noticed those two letters before, but it looks like a PG. I tried Googling Remington date codes and it looks like “P” stands for June, but the G seemed to mean several different years, but nothing after 2002.
Looks like 2012 to me. Take a look at this link.

Remington Society of America - questions/barrelcodes
 

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Looks like 2012 to me. Take a look at this link.

Remington Society of America - questions/barrelcodes
Well, it’s easy to figure out the month. June. “G” seems to stand for 1938, 1960, 1986 and 2012. Since it is a Remlin, it has to be 2012. If it was JM stamped, there must be ways to tell a 1960 from a 1986.

Thanks for that link. I’ve seen a lot of charts, but that’s the only one that made any sense to me for the later models.
 

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You wonder why they couldn't just start the serial number with the year and then add whatever number/letter combination they wanted after that....would kind of simplify things since most ppl are just interested in what year it was made and don't care about the number in any other way.
 

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I traded for my JM 1894 several years ago send it is my favorite gun. But there I no way I could afford to buy one. It's crazy. Had a fella offer me a trade for it. His offer was a new November AR. I came close but my Marlinitis kicked in
 

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Marlin used the serial number to indicate date of manufacture. The serial number on Remington made guns means nothing, just identification. DOM is a code stamped on the barrel of all Remingtons including the Remlins. "PG" would be June, 2012......Remington was not even making Marlins back in 1960.:flute:
 

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I just picked up a new one, but I’ve never been able to figure out the date of manufacture. Serial number is MR11xxxx. If someone can date this for me, I would appreciate it.

At exactly 450 rounds, the timing of the carrier became so bad, I could no longer work the lever, and had to take the spring out of the magazine tube to take the pressure off the rounds in the magazine tube so I could unload it. Marlin (it actually went to a private company in Portland, OR) currently has it. Monday (3 days from now) will make 3 weeks that they have had the gun. It was supposed to take 2 to 3 weeks. From what I’ve read, Marlin is aware of this problem, and has been for some time, so I wonder if they are just trying to use up old stock and hope nothing goes wrong with it.

Other than that problem, I’ve been happy with the gun. It does have a place where the fit of the stock to the receiver is slightly off, but you have to be looking for it to see it. If you look closely in the photo, it is visible just behind the trigger. It doesn’t bother me. Otherwise, fit and finish of the gun is good. I’m not crazy about the finish on the wood, but it is growing on me. 1894's in .357 are hard to find, JM marked or not. I wanted a JM marked gun, but it became apparent to me after 2 ½ years of searching that if I really want one, I would have to be prepared to pay thru the nose and jump on the first one I saw that looked decent.

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Hey Wingspar - check my response in this thread - http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/1894/142752-i-searched-can-t-find-out-when-my-1894c-made.html - and you should be able to date using remington cryptography. Rem's go by a date code stamped in letters on the left side of the barrel near the receiver.

By the way, anyone reading this thread, or the one I link & have a good MR (I have one & know Momentum does too) make sure to follow the thread in this link above. I suspect that OP is gonna get an earful of REP/MR bashing before he even finds out if he has a good one.

- hutch
 

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Hey Wingspar - check my response in this thread - http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/1894/142752-i-searched-can-t-find-out-when-my-1894c-made.html - and you should be able to date using remington cryptography. Rem's go by a date code stamped in letters on the left side of the barrel near the receiver.

By the way, anyone reading this thread, or the one I link & have a good MR (I have one & know Momentum does too) make sure to follow the thread in this link above. I suspect that OP is gonna get an earful of REP/MR bashing before he even finds out if he has a good one.

- hutch
I mentioned in my last post that I finally figured out that mine was made in June 2012. That pdf document is also on the Remington Society’s web page and was linked to by bassetman1974 just before my last post, and was the first chart I saw that made sense. Most charts I saw before that either made no sense, or didn’t go past 2002.

With my gun, the second letter was “G” which stands for several different years, but since mine is a Remlin, it was easy to figure out the year.
 
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