Originally Posted by Muliemaster
Go ask all u want for your uninformed self pal, i have alot of inside info on marlin my brother in law is head of pr an he to found you shotty post just that a big laugh
Funny that the head of PR would say that everything is peachy since the Remington take over.
I guess that's why the Marlin Owners website has an entire section dedicated to nothing but complaints about what they refer to as "Remlins".
Now, as I understand it, Remington did basically have the equivalent of a stand down on production of the 336 models around the end of last year. What I have been hearing on the Marlin owners forum about the latest guns released this year, is that quality seems to be nearer to what it was prior to the merger. Fewer problems are being found now. But I'm not going to deny the fact that there were issues after Remington bought them out and moved production and didn't hire any of the original factory workers.
I personnally have seen guns with improperly machined levers, where dimensions were wrong in the trigger guard. Wood stocks not properly fitted. Excessive machining chatter marks. Rifles that failed to eject, and ome the failed to extract. Not read about, not heard about but seen and felt.
Glad the original poster got a good rifle. The Marlin 336 is one of my favorite rifle designs. It seems like things are straightening out again, but I still tell folks to give them more than just a quick once-over.
I've got a couple. One made in 1969, and another made in 1984. They both shoot great, and are solid, smooth, and dependable rifles.