Much of the lever-action lines got halted so they could address quality issues..
Given my conversations with some Marlin Management critters, it is a good thing.
The lever-actions are Marlin's Bread & Butter...they make the money.
They are going to get them RIGHT...because Biz likes Profit
The 60 & 795 & 70-P lines don't garner much profit, just massive sales.
Several issues have been resolved in the last two months...like the off-kilter 3/8" accessory rails
The X-7 line is making money...few issues if any on those.
Things should be normalized by spring/summer.