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Marlin acquired by Remington!!

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by evbutler462, Dec 27, 2007.

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  1. evbutler462

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  2. ArmedBear

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    Yeah...

    One of the few American companies I still bought new guns from, bought by a company that chased me off.

    Damn, I just bought a few Marlins -- great guns! -- and now I'll have to buy whatever others I want before Remington's influence starts to show...

    My opinion: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=317009&page=2

    And I really do know shotgunners who refer to a hammer as a Remington Loading Tool.
     
  3. asknight

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    Cerberus owns Bushmaster and Remington (and Chrysler among many other companies), and now Remington owns Marlin, which owns New England/Harrington & Richardson. Bushmaster owns Cobb Manufacturing, etc.

    Cerberus is beginning to get my scrutiny...
     
  4. ArmedBear

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    Bushmaster makes perfectly acceptable AR's. For a higher price than their equivalents from other vendors.
     
  5. The Deer Hunter

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    I have seen a couple MA complient Bushmasters for about $1000 around here(in MA).

    But its too bad the these companies are loosing their individuality and becoming a giant "monster".
     
  6. glockman19

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    Great. Now let's hope the deeper pockets & larger production line of Remington can produce that Marlin 1894C .357 Stainlss Steel again as a regular rifle rather than a special run. I'd love to have one.
     
  7. Leadhead

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    X2 lets see some stainless trappers while were at it!
     
  8. MAX100

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    If it's so, Remington now owns the company that imports copies of the 870 from China.


    GC
     
  9. ArmedBear

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    As long as they build and price it like a Marlin.

    If Remington made the same gun, it would have firewood-grade press-checkered walnut, lousy fit and a lousy finish, for $750, unless you pay $1500 for the Custom shop version. Or, you could get the 1894C XCR with a plastic stock for $1000.
     
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    did Cerberus pass go and collect 200 dollars because this sounds alot like a monopoly to me
     
  12. ladykilla

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    Wonder who the hippocrates will buy from now?????
     
  13. ArchAngelCD

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    I'm not happy about this buy-out. I like Marlin products but I highly doubt they will remain the same now that Remington owns them. Sometimes a boy-out like this makes both companies better. I don't think that's the case here, Marlin products will suffer IMO.
     
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    Jeez, I guess I'm gonna have to hurry up and buy that 1895 I've been wanting for a while now.
     
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    and here I just gave away my 1895G that I had WWG do up for me some yrs back to my kid brother-good grief!:banghead:
     
  16. ugaarguy

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    The news is that Cerberus is putting Marlin under Remington. Cerberus bought Marlin a few weeks ago.
     
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    http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/12/27/business/NA-FIN-COM-US-Remington-Arms-Marlin.php


    Some info on Cerberus: http://seekingalpha.com/article/58417-can-cerberus-survive-the-hole-it-s-digging

     
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    I just want 'em to build the .480 Ruger we were promised.
     
  19. plexreticle

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    All they have to do now is pull a S&W and we won't have to worry about the government taking our 2A rights. Private industry will do it for us.
     
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    DPMS also was bought by the conglomerate so all of these are under one roof now.
     
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    DPMS doesn't really matter. They don't make a thing that you can't buy from countless others.

    Marlin, OTOH makes unique guns of top quality, for a good price.
     
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    I don't think there will be any shortage of 336 30-30's any time soon. There have been a few on the board that people were struggling to sell for less than $300 shipped.
     
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    ArmedBear, I'm seeing the same thing you're seeing. I'm also wondering if the "pre-2008" 336s and 1895s will be in such demand as the Winchesters were after 2006 and inflate to exorbitant amounts. That is, if folks think the days of the traditional lever action are numbered. :(

    I'm exceedingly scared that Remington will see the machine work required in a lever action rifle and cheapen it down with casted parts, plastic, or other blasphemy! :uhoh:

    As you said earlier, Remington has already cheapened down their rifle line as much as the consumers in the industry can tolerate. That has given us pressed checkering on firewood grade timber, the lowest grade plastics, and bead blasted finishes as the standard.

    I will now reiterate what many other members have said... :cuss::cuss::cuss:

    The Win-94s were the same way...
     
  24. bofe954

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    There's a win 94 on the board right now for $350. I saw one at a local gunshow a few weeks ago for $365. The off calibers and lower production models may be harder to find, but there are so many lever actions, there are plenty for everyone. There may be some short term cost spike but the prices will come back down.

    This is also assuming anything will even change with Marlin's lever production. I would think the buyer would leave it alone since there isn't much in the way of competition with winchester currently out of the picture.
     
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    That one was posted 3 hours ago. See how long it lasts at that price...
     
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