I hope you are right and the Marlin brand and products get the quality treatment they deserve. I went ahead and got a Remlin 1895. It's good that things worked out the way they did - but for all we know Marlin could have ended up doing something like the Walther/Umarex thing (however unlikely). And even now, with a "good" buyer on deck, there are no guarantees. I figured that you can always get whatever Marlin goes on to be down the road if you want, but it might be harder to do things the other way around.