The Marlington Model 1895 Guide Gun

Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by FOUR4D4, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. FOUR4D4

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  2. greyhawk50

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    Very good article. Thanks for posting it.
     

  3. Hyphenated

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    I was surprised the rifle grouped as well as it did with all the QC issues. I'm still glad all my Marlins are pre-2007.
     
  4. greyhawk50

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    I thought that the article was based on fact and not just hype. I enjoy third part evaluations especially when they have nothing to gain by what they report. Keeps them honest.
    I'm also pleased with my '81 & '86 Marlins. If I buy another, it will be an older model. "Don't mess with success."
    Because I don't own a Remlin, I'll not be making comments as to their quality. Just wouldn't be fair.
     
  5. carlk418

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    I'm glad to say all my Marlins are pre-'07 also. I haven't heard much good about the new ownership.
     
  6. axxe55

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    i thnk quality will improve in the future and i believe these to be isolated cases that do need to be addressed by Marlin and Remington. personally i have looked at and have bought the Marlins that have come after Remington bought them. personally i just haven't seen that many quality control issues that many are talking about. that's just my personal opinion and perspective though. i am not saying these issues are not occuring, but i think they are way less than some would have us to believe they are occuring. just my two cents worth on the subject.
     
  7. LT67

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    The article sums up the current state of Marlin leverguns rather well... I'll stick with the older JM stamped Marlins.

    Btw, how do you lose half of a thumb cycling an older Marlin?!
     
  8. kawa

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    Getting it caught in the loading port? (just a guess)