Was at a gun shop yesterday shopping for a lever action and took a look at the Remington-Marlin boondoggle rifles. I heard reports of late Marlin and early Remington era guns being poor quality, especially the fit of the stock to the receiver and the sights. I can tell you that all three of the guns I looked had poorly fitted stocks and sights that were canted 2-5 degrees to the right. Is there any hope? I heard that Remington was moving all of its production to Alabama. Will the situation improve eventually? I've been deep into the Remington R51 situation lately, but not paying much attention to their other models. I have not seen a new-production Remington lately that is even up to the old bargain ADL and 788 finish quality of the 70's that I grew up with.