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Byron
April 26, 2012, 10:46 PM
Is Marlin Firearms out of business?

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TurtlePhish
April 26, 2012, 10:46 PM
They got bought by Remington/Cerberus a few years ago. It's still "Marlin" but not the Marlin it used to be.

Tipro
April 26, 2012, 10:47 PM
Why would you say that? Their products are still stocked at almost all gun stores

Craigman
April 26, 2012, 10:47 PM
bought by Remington. now known as "Remlins" folks are saying quality is suffering.

Byron
April 26, 2012, 11:33 PM
I have been on Gallery of Guns and it seems none exist.

bigdogpete
April 26, 2012, 11:47 PM
A salesman at Scheele's said the Marlin factory is shut down for now. Don't know if true or not.

bigdog

mooner
April 26, 2012, 11:49 PM
I believe they are having manufacturing issues getting everything set up in Illion.

tundraotto
April 26, 2012, 11:58 PM
Marlin as we know it has ceased to exist. The new owner - the Freedom Group bought out remington and then they in turn bought out JMarlin firearms. The initial quality of their firearms produced once production was moved to Ilion, NY was so horrid that all Marlin (Remlin, Remlington etc.) was ceased while they tried to figure out the problems. It is restarting, but the quality is nowhere near what it used to be. Pre-Remington Marlins command a high-premium on the used market.

CraigC
April 27, 2012, 09:38 AM
And Pre-Remington Marlins were not exactly the finest examples of fit and finish anyway. Pity.

Byron
April 27, 2012, 10:38 AM
I just got off the phone with a very nice lady at Marlin.I ask if they were out of business.She summarized the following: They and many others were bought out by Freedom group.The plant inNew haven was old,employees were offered new jobs in the new locations in NY and KY.They refused and sabatoged equpment. New equipment had to be built and production is picking up.Cabellas and Jerrys are getting new ones in now as will be other distriutors soon.

desidog
April 27, 2012, 11:33 AM
The plant inNew haven was old,employees were offered new jobs in the new locations in NY and KY.They refused and sabatoged equpment. New equipment had to be built and production is picking up.

I don't doubt it, but they said this?

Someone representing Marlin Customer Service? in an official capacity?

I'm surprised. That's slanderous at best, and opens them up to a lawsuit by the former workers. I mean, unless this is an actual event that occurred and i never heard about it...

Byron
April 27, 2012, 11:41 AM
Desidog,since I did not get her name,there would be no way it could be turned on marlin.Based on her comments being the truth, there would be no slander.Insurance claims would so document and my guess there is a police report. I am retired but spent 25 yeras in and out of court but learned never predict a jury,that is what appeals are about.

Tirod
April 27, 2012, 11:46 AM
It's not the first time I have read it on a forum.

Stuff like this doesn't show up on the 6 oclock news. If somebody hasn't heard about it, that's quite likely. I would hazard that millions of gun owners haven't heard about it.

Marlin being bought out hasn't even gotten around to them, as the OP has mentioned.

BTW, have you heard that Remington was awarded the M4 contract? Ninety days from now, there will be posts asking about it.

d2wing
April 28, 2012, 04:00 PM
I bought a bolt action Remington which was actually a renamed Marlin .22lr. It was fine except the sights were way off. Strange on a new rifle but easily corrected.

Ar180shooter
April 28, 2012, 05:55 PM
I bought a "Remlin" 795 about 5 months ago and have been quite happy with it, nio issues whatsoever. Hopefully they'll get whatever issues they've been having sorted out and be back to where they were before.

1858
April 29, 2012, 02:09 AM
When a company PAYS you to do something, you DO NOT own any information or knowledge that you acquire doing your job. That information belongs to the company. That's the actual problem here.

Sebastian the Ibis
April 29, 2012, 01:55 PM
"sabotaged" = some old machinist jury-rigged a fix years ago which made the machines work fine until they got rid of him, and now they cant make it work.

jason41987
April 29, 2012, 02:05 PM
does it bother anyone that these gun companies, remington, bushmaster, marlin, etc are owned by a subsidiary, which is owned by another company and so forth, leading all the way up to some businessman that live in NYC, and has probably never touched a gun in his life?

jason41987
April 29, 2012, 02:08 PM
remington, bushmaster, DPMS, marlin, H&R, AAC, para USA, just to name a few are owned by this freedom group company, which is owned by "cerberus capital management" which is owned by some banker in NYC by the name of "steve feinberg"

wow... the history is dying fast

1858
April 29, 2012, 02:23 PM
some businessman that live in NYC, and has probably never touched a gun in his life?

Stephen Feinberg is a keen hunter and shooter. Cerberus is an investment company whose objective is to make money for their clients, however, I feel that the Freedom Group is Stephen Feinberg's "special" project. He bought companies that make products that he likes and uses. If I had his kind of money I'd probably do the same. I'd buy Accuracy International, Premier Reticles, Ed Brown, Omega, Audi etc ... companies who make products that I have a personal interest in.

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