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sagenodland 04-01-2012 05:38 AM

Freedom Group Fail
 
I was in Walmart today buying my fishing licence and I saw a Marlin 336 that wasn't there last week looked at it and what I saw was astounding.
The rifles bluing was patchy and was poorly put on. The forend and buttstock were two COMPLETLY DIFFERENT PIECES OF WOOD! And the fit of all of it together was just absolutly terrible and all for the low low price of $498.98.

I miss the old Marlin, where people took pride in their rifles.

alsaqr 04-01-2012 11:29 AM

Guns are like everything else: Buyers want cheap. Some US gun makers are pushing the limit when it comes to quality and appearance.

hardluk1 04-01-2012 04:35 PM

Walmart specials are made and sell cheap.

Durangokid 04-01-2012 04:45 PM

Marlin has suffered from very poor quality control for years. They have moved their plant to Ky. or somewhere. It sounds like Winchesters struggle to stay alive back in 1963. Winchester is now poorly made in Japan can Marlin be far behind.:(

sagenodland 04-01-2012 05:25 PM

Japaneese made rifles are not that bad allthough I do wish that Browning and Winchester moved back to the states.

The machining and consistancy I have seen from guns made in japan have been really good.

dog2000tj 04-01-2012 05:43 PM

It's Walmart, what do you expect? :confused:

alsaqr 04-01-2012 05:44 PM

The Winchester model 70 rifles are made in Columbia, South Carolina. The quality of their model 70 guns compares favorably with Winchester pre-64 model 70 rifles.

http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/category.asp?family=001C

therewolf 04-01-2012 05:55 PM

Every time I hear a horror story like this,I feel lucky I got my Marlin when I did.

It's, simply put, gorgeous. Nicest looking rifle I own.

IMO, generally speaking, you should be looking for

functional, meat-and-potato-style, shooters at

Wallyworld. But in any case, when you're buying a gun, don't be

in a hurry, like you're buying paper towels, soap,

and macaroni & cheese.

Or you'll wind up with crap.

Model70 04-01-2012 06:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alsaqr
The Winchester model 70 rifles are made in Columbia, South Carolina. The quality of their model 70 guns compares favorably with Winchester pre-64 model 70 rifles.

http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/category.asp?family=001C

I'd say they're better than the pre 64's. Action is smoother, machining is better, just really cleaned up.

Durangokid 04-01-2012 09:05 PM

They are not Mdl. 70 Winchesters. They are FN Bolt Action rifles made by a Belgium Company in the South Eastern U.S. They are using the fame of a Legendery American Firearm to market a rifle in no way related to the Mdl.70 Winchester.:(


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