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Offline Hewy

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Marlin guality current manufacture.
« on: August 09, 2019, 09:34:49 AM »
I hear quality fit finish etc is not up to snuff. That true lately ?
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Re: Marlin guality current manufacture.
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2019, 04:15:47 PM »
I recently  purchased a new Marlin model 94 in .45 Colt and it is a fine example.  The fit is good, the barrel had nice rifling and the action is smooth with a good trigger pull.  I plan to use it on deer and hogs this fall with 255 grain Lee RNFP bullets I cast of water quenched wheel weights on top of a near max charge of Win 296/H110 the same as I shoot in my Rossi .45 rifles.  In my selection of scopes I had a 20 or so year-old Leupold re-make of the old Lyman Alaskan 2.5 X 3/4" scope with matching rings and base to fit the marlin.  It looks good and should do OK for my aged eyes.  GF

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Re: Marlin guality current manufacture.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2019, 04:11:30 PM »
Grey Fox
Good to hear your positive review. I'm at the toss up stage between Marlin 94 vs Henry both in 45 Colt.
Price wise the Marlin is about $75 less than the Henry. The Henry is not the new  version
( side loading port ). I'm Ok with that. Henry seemed to be a stand alone style, not making a replica of an original , except the 1860 Henry they do make.
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Re: Marlin guality current manufacture.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2019, 08:30:51 PM »
My only experience with a new Marlin is a SS model 60 I bought 6 or 7 years ago. Wood to metal fit is fair, finish is good. I don't like the plastic trigger guard but mechanically it's excellent.
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Re: Marlin guality current manufacture.
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2019, 06:50:34 PM »
The new Marlins (a.k.a "Remlins") have a poor rep on the street as well as on the Marlin forum. Apparently QC is VERY hit-or-miss or completely non-existent, though rumor has it the latest batch (since 2019) is improving. If I were you, I wouldn't buy a "Remlin" unless you've handled and test fired it, otherwise look for a good used J.Marlin or perhaps a Winchester or historical Uberti replica.
Here's a link to the Marlin forum, I suggest you do some research there and ask a few questions.

https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/
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Re: Marlin guality current manufacture.
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2019, 07:20:27 AM »
Ya I'm digging for answers and getting a mix of good, bad, and ugly.
My other choice that ,I know well, is Henry shopping for a Big Boy in 45 Colt.
Already have two 22s.
Only reason I asked about Marlin , is my daughter has an early 45Colt  Marlin made in 1996.
Very sweet rifle . Found that the best were made in Conneticut before the company failure.
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Re: Marlin guality current manufacture.
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2019, 08:00:42 AM »
Ya I'm digging for answers and getting a mix of good, bad, and ugly.
My other choice that ,I know well, is Henry shopping for a Big Boy in 45 Colt.
Already have two 22s.
Only reason I asked about Marlin , is my daughter has an early 45Colt  Marlin made in 1996.
Very sweet rifle . Found that the best were made in Conneticut before the company failure.
Very much true. My 336 was made mid-90s and is a piece of art.
I've heard very good things about the New Henry rifles, other than the price tags.
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Re: Marlin guality current manufacture.
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 08:50:33 AM »
Capt, I think the price is very fair for what they are, that is excellently made. You used the words New Henry,
assume your referring to the new models made with a side loading gate. I'm not getting one of those.
I have no interest in a Henry with a side loading gate.
Henry is not a copy of a Winchester however are their own design, I believe ,based loosely on the original 1860 Henry.
$800 is a good price made in the USA.........insert a thumbs up here.
Hewy  :-*
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