Originally Posted by cjn79
Ya I'm not seeing this "issue" with the newer ones either. Neighbor has a 5 month old 336. He has 500 plus rounds through it not a hitch. My buddy has one he bought last year and has 160-200 rounds through it and again not a problem with it.
I'd hesitate to make a decision based on experiences with just one gun. I think there are just too many claims of first hand experience with defective new Marlins to dismiss it out of hand.
That said if you can give a new gun a thorough inspection in the shop before you buy it I think you could probably identify 80-90% of the reported problems. I would never buy a new Marlin sight unseen, though.
Just my opinion.