I look for pre Remlin guns. I want no headaches! Guys sending them back several times to be correctly fixed is crazy. I bought Marlin guns like this(when they were real Marlins!)................ Ok, I like your display gun, do you have another in back unopened in the box? If so, I'll take that one.
Yes Jack,KON, thanks for posting that chronology.
In reading through it I took note of something being the woodwork equipment went to Lexington, Missouri and Lever Action to Ilion,NY. Are you saying ALL woodwork equipment including that which produces Lever Stocks went to Lexington?
If yes, that makes no sense to me. Maybe you could shed some light on how they match up the woodwork (stocks) to firearms metal when the two plants are separated like this. In other words, does this explain why we're witnessing such dismal fitting?
Thanks in advance KON.
Wish I could have been there to pick-up some of the scraps.Technically, we were Bought by CERBERUS/FREEDOM GROUP/REMINGTON in January 2008.
It was a few months before they Started To Muddy Up things at North Haven Marlin.
We were told by REMINGTON C.O.O. Joe Gross in our Cafeteria on March 25th, 2010 that NORTH HAVEN MARLIN WILL BE CLOSED IN A YEAR.
Around April/May 2010 the first group of North Haven Marlin Employees are TERMINATED, and the first pieces of Equipment in the Wood Room are 'Bagged & Tagged" to be sent off to Remington in Lexington,Missouri (Formerly S&K Gunstocks)
ALL NORTH HAVEN MARLIN RIFLE ASSEMBLY ENDED IN AUGUST 2010.
That's when we "Bagged & Tagged" ALL the Assembly Equipment to be put on Trucks to be sent to Ilion,NY Remington (Lever Action), & Mayfield,Kentucky Remington (Bolt Action).
ALL BARREL & RECEIVER PRODUCTION IS STOPPED AT THE END OF DECEMBER 2010.
The Final Manufacturing Line Shutdown in North Haven Marlin was the 60 Bolt Line in February 2011.
March 31st, 2011 was the day I, and a handful of others were TERMINATED.
North Haven Marlin was Locked Up after April 1st, 2011, and a Skeleton Crew were left to clean up the building, remove anything that wasn't going to Remington, or sold to the public, and Scrap It All.
It doesn't make sense, but to my knowledge almost all of the Woodroom Equipment went out to Lexington,Missouri Remington.
Dom could answer that question to a certainty, as he was in charge of them at the time.
If either Remington Plant doesn't follow any Gage or Inspection Process Properly, you will not get a Proper Fit.
When it was all under ONE ROOF, you knew right away when there was ANY Issue, and said Issue could be taken care of VERY Fast.