Has Marlin quality improved?

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    Has Marlin quality improved?

    I really want another Guide Gun, but with the takeover, quality wasn't there. I purchased one under "Remlin" but gave up and sold it due to its many problems. Has yet quality and customer service improved?
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    I can't comment on their newer centerfire rifles but their rimfires have definitely gone downhill! Marlin USED to make some of the most accurate rimfires (and great lever actions) but they are not even close to the newer Savage's or Rugers with the accutrigger. Good luck!
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    Check out marlinowners.com. Those guy will be able to answer your questions
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    I looked at a Marlin 336 in Walmart the other day. It's hard to say it's the same gun as my ol' 336. I'd say they're still on the downhill slide. The only thing they're carrying forward is the price, which is why I recently went for a Rossi .357 lever action vs. the Marlin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flfiremedic View Post
    I really want another Guide Gun, but with the takeover, quality wasn't there. I purchased one under "Remlin" but gave up and sold it due to its many problems. Has yet quality and customer service improved?
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    Marlin USED to make some of the most accurate rimfires (and great lever actions) but they are not even close to the newer Savage's or Rugers with the accutrigger.
    If ever I acquire another Marlin lever gun it'll be one from the 1950's (336) or early 1960's (1894). But that's just me.

    Can't speak to the contemporary quality since Remington got involved.
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