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Ruger bought Marlin #15267107 09/28/20
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Looks like Ruger will be the owner of Marlin, per the bidding process. Has to be approved by ...?

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Re: Ruger bought Marlin [Re: crsides] #15272425 09/30/20
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Just this very day, apparently the US Bankruptcy Court having jurisdiction concerning the Remington Group owned Marlin firm, with final approval of the $30M purchase of Marlin. Transioning of of the personal property assets of Marlin to Ruger existing facilities apparently to begin quite soon. Ruger claiming Marlin rifles dovetailing well with existing Ruger business and prospectives.

Seems to me a 'general' hooray for Marlin. Hope that purchase includes opporunity for all Marlin employees to continue employment! Ruger enters the pictue without the profound debt structure of Remington and nothing such as Remington owners bent only to extract major profits, sucking the life blood from that historic firm. The Remington name will almost surely continue on a purchase out of bankruptcy. What it amounts to in the future remains entirely to be seen. Those of us who have appreciated Remington guns for our collecting lives, yet to have hope, but no great expectations. Who knows! The dark side, perhaps emerging as a Chinese firm marketing "new & improved" pogo sticks! A rude ending for Remington!

Best & here beyond factual news, just my speculative take!
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Re: Ruger bought Marlin [Re: crsides] #15274266 10/01/20
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Aw, man...now I'll "have to" add new pieces to my JM and Remlin collections!


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Re: Ruger bought Marlin [Re: iskra] #15278201 10/02/20
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Probably the best thing for Marlin. Being a part of a well respected gun mfg beats being owned by an investment company looking to suck the life out. Next question is where it will be relocated? Arizona, North Carolina or New Hampshire?

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No wonder Ruger stock has been under pressure!

I collect Marlins and Ruger hawks! Exciting!


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No wonder Ruger stock has been under pressure!

I collect Marlins and Ruger hawks! Exciting!


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Based on Rugers issues and lack of success with the model 96 lever actions I wouldn't hedge any bets that the Marlins will be any better if at all compared to the the Remlins.

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Am betting a '95 lever action will be better than any 96.

Let you know after I acquire one or two of them.


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Re: Ruger bought Marlin [Re: crsides] #15289928 10/06/20
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Interesting, indeed! I became a Ruger fan as a kid because that was all I really knew. Over the decades though, they have continued to deliver what I like in a hunting rifle. I've owned a bunch. Over the past few years I have made only one exception to carrying a Ruger into the hunting woods. You guessed it - it has been with a Marlin. Well technically it's with a Western Auto Supply Revelation - a store model 336. I've carried that for javelina a couple of times but no shots with it yet. Once my bonus points finally get used up on a bull elk tag, I hope to start chasing cow elk after that with the old 30/30.

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Ive always been a bigger Marlin fan than Ruger, but Ruger makes a good solid and usually heavy overbuilt gun. Their limited runs are cool as well

I’m interested to see how that translates over to Marlin. I’be owned 32 specials and 35 Remington’s... maybe they’ll do a 375 Winchester big bore at some point in the future smile

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I am curious how things play out. The supply of Marlin lever actions seems to have dried up. I'm not sure if that is coincidence, panic buying, etc or if the production lines have shut down. I'm not sure when we will see Marlin lever actions produced under Ruger ownership .. will there be a break in production, or will it continue more or less unchanged?

I would like to truly know what is going on. I have aftermarket accessories for a nice Marlin 1895 "build" and not platform to stick 'em in, plus brass, bullets, and powder. If I thought it was going to be a 3-4 year gap I'd put them up for sale, if I thought I would see Marlins for sale soon, I'd prefer to hang onto them and move forward.


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Likely by SHOT SHOW press releases in January 2021


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