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Old 12-16-2012, 03:09 AM   #21
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some are made in the Illion NY plant, but though it's owned by Remington, they are still a seperate company.

what amazes me is all the trash talk about the Marlins, and most of it's just hearsay and internet myths that gain momentum from many who have no true knowledge about the Marlins. i look at amny new Marlins on a pretty regular basis, and you would think in the gun stores i frequent, if all this were true i would see evidence of this. so far, i have failed to see all these problems that all these trash talkers are stating as facts.
I agree with you there. I've held some of the newer Marlins, also have some friends that own them. They, as well as I, still like them. The newer Remington products, not so much.
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A friend bought a Marlin XT chambered in 22 wmr for his sons Christmas gift. I ran 150 rounds through it without a hiccup. It is an accurate little rifle with an adjustable trigger. It has a synthetic stock. The fit and finish is acceptable, with no chipping or any other nasty surprises. The gun is drilled and tapped for a scope. He wants his son to learn to shoot with iron sights so a scope has not been mounted on the rifle. I am pleased with the rifle and I believe his son will get a lifetime of service from the 22 wmr.

Right now the boy is 13. He has a old Glenfield that is the same as a Marlin 60 and a Ruger 22/45. He shoots as well as most adults with his current weapons. The XT will give him the practice that will prepare him for .243 handi rifle his father has in the safe now. I expect him to bag a deer on the 2013 opening day and never look back. The only problem I foresee is finding enough recipes to cook all the deer two hunters will bag.

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And I was thinking about buying a new 30-30 for deer hunting with a stainless steel barrel....After seeing them pic's a few post back,I'm not so sure now........

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Been a while since I seen this thread. I have had a chance to see a couple new manufactured Marlins and they looked to be well made. The fit and finish was much better than the horror stories I had been seeing around the end of last year.

But like I say with any new gun purchase be sure to look it over very close! It has never stopped amazing me how many wiull but gun X nad then get onm a forum and say "when I got it home I noticed the fit of the stock to the metal was pretty bad". Many of the really bad things I had heard about Marlin was along these lines and I have to wonder just how did these horror stories ever make it out of the shop? I mean, ejection issues, feeding, these can get past a buyer but the stock?!?

I do hope they are doing better and please make sure to look over anything you buy. Unless you have money to burn that is...

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My Marlin error stories were JM stamped.

1952 Marlin 336RC in .30-30 with a 5-degree off-right indexed barrel...but it is oddly accurate, even with that.
But anyone who picks it up, notices quickly when sighting...

2005 Marlin 60...accessory rail off-kilter, and the thing shot 2"-3" groups at 50 yards, no matter what I modded...worst of any Marlin I owned...
so it got traded off for a Marlin 989-M2, which shot MUCH better

2010 Marlin 795...the accessory rail was out-of-spec, something that has been resolved since 2012 in the new Remlins.
However, I fixed it myself with a triangle file & some Krylon Flat Black

The rest of the issues were Bubba Repair Jobs...rescued rifles that needed some love & TLC...
I must say that working thru the Bubba stuff made finding Marlin Errors quite palatable...and easy to deal with, for the most part.

The 2013 Marlin's I've handled so far have had few issues, most of which are the same as the ones who went before...
The Bolt-rifles are made to be tough, abuseable, and hardy little rascals...which is how most of them will end up...
the difference between them and other entry-level rifles is that the Marlins will survive the abuse.

I will say that I vastly prefer adding Boyd's laminate stocks to Marlins...synthetics aren't my choice very often.
Since Boyd's run around $100, its a perfectly reasonable expense as a serious upgrade to looks and precision...
as I also add in pillar-bedding during the stock change...and a DIP trigger/guard combo ($75) as well...
but even adding those three items in, a 60 or 795 is still quite reasonable in price,
and will perform as well as or better than many higher priced rifles.

All that being said, I still have great faith in Marlin, although you can bet I'll inspect my next purchases Carefully...
better to be safe than feel like a moron, Pre-Purchase Inspection is KEY to ANY firearms purchase, New or Used.

My next new rifle purchase will be a Marlin XT22MVSR in .22WMR or an X7VH in .308, both heavy barrel models...
when I can find the money to part with...Twin 2-yr olds eat up a fair amount of cash...lol
the XT will be going up against my Marlin 25MN...the most precise .22WMR I own...
the X7VH is in a class all by itself...although it'll be going up against the 2009 X7 in .30-06

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My Marlin error stories were JM stamped.

1952 Marlin 336RC in .30-30 with a 5-degree off-right indexed barrel...but it is oddly accurate, even with that.
But anyone who picks it up, notices quickly when sighting...

2005 Marlin 60...accessory rail off-kilter, and the thing shot 2"-3" groups at 50 yards, no matter what I modded...worst of any Marlin I owned...
so it got traded off for a Marlin 989-M2, which shot MUCH better

2010 Marlin 795...the accessory rail was out-of-spec, something that has been resolved since 2012 in the new Remlins.
However, I fixed it myself with a triangle file & some Krylon Flat Black

The rest of the issues were Bubba Repair Jobs...rescued rifles that needed some love & TLC...
I must say that working thru the Bubba stuff made finding Marlin Errors quite palatable...and easy to deal with, for the most part.

The 2013 Marlin's I've handled so far have had few issues, most of which are the same as the ones who went before...
The Bolt-rifles are made to be tough, abuseable, and hardy little rascals...which is how most of them will end up...
the difference between them and other entry-level rifles is that the Marlins will survive the abuse.

I will say that I vastly prefer adding Boyd's laminate stocks to Marlins...synthetics aren't my choice very often.
Since Boyd's run around $100, its a perfectly reasonable expense as a serious upgrade to looks and precision...
as I also add in pillar-bedding during the stock change...and a DIP trigger/guard combo ($75) as well...
but even adding those three items in, a 60 or 795 is still quite reasonable in price,
and will perform as well as or better than many higher priced rifles.

All that being said, I still have great faith in Marlin, although you can bet I'll inspect my next purchases Carefully...
better to be safe than feel like a moron, Pre-Purchase Inspection is KEY to ANY firearms purchase, New or Used.

My next new rifle purchase will be a Marlin XT22MVSR in .22WMR or an X7VH in .308, both heavy barrel models...
when I can find the money to part with...Twin 2-yr olds eat up a fair amount of cash...lol
the XT will be going up against my Marlin 25MN...the most precise .22WMR I own...
the X7VH is in a class all by itself...although it'll be going up against the 2009 X7 in .30-06
well written Big Shrek.

my belief is that any item and not just guns, that is mass produced in large numbers, stands the chance of having some that are bad. increase the volume of the item made and this number of bad items also increases. this is where a QC process should be diligently doing their job, to catch them befre they leave the factory. not 100% possible to catch each and every one, but minimize the numbers. having a warranty that caters to the customers is also a key factor. when there is a problem, then address that problem and make it right.

the changeover from Marlin to Remington owning Marlin, i am sure their were some teething problems, and from what i gathered from what i read, the vast majority were with the lever actions. from what i have seen, i think they have addressed these issues and are back on track.

i agree with Shrek, inspect it closely before you buy it. and this applies not to just Marlin, but any firearm. when you get home, then maybe an more in depth inspection is needed. this is exactly as i do with any firearm i buy, new or used. the difference, if used then it's my baby to fix, if new, then i need to get in touch with the manufacterer and get it resolved.
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I bought a New SS Marlin 60 back in November. Fit and finish is good, trigger isn't bad but could be a lot better, accuracy is top notch. I'm not real crazy about the plastic trigger guard. I have no idea how many rounds I've fired through it but with Federal bulk I haven't had not one FTF or FTE and very few misfires. The misfires I did have had good firing pin strikes.

I forgot to say I bought it at Wal Mart.

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The DIP trigger/guard combo or the KAT trigger available from Arrowdodger are the best two ways to go with semi-auto marlins..
The billet aluminium DIP guard and advanced angle trigger give a far better feel than the OEM sets...well worth the cost.

The Original Marlin T/G was slag metal, and would break almost as easily as the plastic ones do when dropped on a garage floor/etc.
Granted, they ain't EVER supposed to get dropped, but stuff happens...been the beneficiary of a few garage sale specials

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