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While it’s not completely finished, it appears Ruger won the bidding for Marlin. I love my old 336 but am not a fan of the Remington Marlin guns. Ruger taking over might bring glory back to the Marlin name, and might even get us some cool new models.

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Let's hope Ruger can start another hay day for Marlin.
 
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Good! I think that's a much more natural fit than Remington ever was. Hopefully they bring Marlin back to the quality level they used to be known for.
 
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That’s a logical fit.

Hadnt seen an update ... saw that the judge had pushed the date back a week as the union was concerned about losing jobs overseas (they must have had some ideas of the bidders ...e.g., Royal Defense of Thailand).

What about rifles and shoguns anyone see anything?


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Good! I think that's a much more natural fit than Remington ever was. Hopefully they bring Marlin back to the quality level they used to be known for.


Yes...as Ruger never had an actionable interest in developing their own line. I know because I asked their CEO that very question.


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So... from Remlin to Ruglin?
 
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I am a sucker for Marlin rifles...and my Ruger revolver addiction is almost as bad. The marriage of these two companies could be a really good thing for both, if they go about it right. I'm looking forward to what comes from this...it's gotta be better than watching them waste away as a Remington subsidiary.
 
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I hope Ruger will get them in line and produce the Marlins we want. Ruger makes great guns so maybe that will transfer over.
 
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Anybody but Godawful Remington


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Anybody but Godawful Remington


I am hoping that someone like Ruger will take on the train wreck that is Remington at present. Because they really are America's oldest gun maker and there have been generations of kids who's first firearm was a Remington. That is a legacy I just do not want to see go away.


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My first rifle was a Marlin 39A, followed by a Remington 788. Both are still with me after more time than I like to think about has gone by. Both of them make me remember my father in the best light.

To say the Remlin debacle has been sad for me is an understatement.

Ruger taking over has just got to be good news.
 
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Yes...as Ruger never had an actionable interest in developing their own line. I know because I asked their CEO that very question.


Line of what? Lever guns? If so, I had never really thought about it. Before the Remlin debacle, I can see, between Marlin and Uberti, why Ruger may not have had much interest in doing so. That market was fairly dominated by those two companies. Now they've basically bought their way into that market and acquired a company name with a storied history and a number of designs to work with. It may prove to have been the smart move all along. I don't know how tied into the SASS organization and community Ruger is, but I'm sure it accounts for a good chunk of sales.

It's kind of exciting, really. Lots of possibilities here.
 
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I think its good news. And Ruger has produced a few lever guns in the past so they do have a history.
Hey, Ruger!
How about a trapper model with a 16 inch barrel and Outdoor Express Ghost Ring sights in... 10mm!


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Anybody but Godawful Remington


What were they thinking? An AR-pistol format bolt action?


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I've been wanting a lever action .44 Mag rifle for a long time. I don't feel like paying the hefty price for a Henry, plus I prefer a side loader.

I've heard the Rem-Lin (Remington-Marlin) rifles have gone up in quality, as the JM rifles have been hard to find in my area.

So, I guess I'll wait and see what the Rug-Lin (?) line of lever action rifles have to offer.


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I'm hoping Ruger can bring some innovation to the Marlin line. I think there is a market for a quality lever gun in cartridges like 454 Casull and 480 Ruger. I've read that Marlin's 336 action can't handle the associated pressures. Maybe Ruger will invest the bucks to make an action that can. Such a rifle would really complement their line of single and double action hunting revolvers chambered for 454 and 480. Anyone up for an 18" lever in 480 paired with a 2.5" 480 Super Redhawk?
 
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I think its good news. And Ruger has produced a few lever guns in the past so they do have a history.
Hey, Ruger!
How about a trapper model with a 16 inch barrel and Outdoor Express Ghost Ring sights in... 10mm!


^^^^^^ Sign me up for that one ^^^^^^^


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Ruger > Remington



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What were they thinking? An AR-pistol format bolt action?


*shrug*

Remington quality aside... It won't be widely popular, but I'm sure there's some niche for stuff like that in handgun hunting circles.

Similar niche to the Thompson Center pistols, but with some extra stability and more than 1 shot available.


Or like the old Remington XP-100 and XP-100R bolt action pistols for handgun hunting:



It won't make them a billion dollars, but someone's obviously buying things like these.
 
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I just hope Ruger finally, FINALLY, changes the damn twist rate on the .44 mag 1894’s. I believe all Rugers handguns are 1/20 Rather than the annoying 1/38 Marlin likes to use. That will open up some options for .44 mag loadS with heavier bullets, maybe even sub-sonic loads! If they want to cast the frame and switch to a hammer-forged barrel, I’m fine with that as well.

One of the big questions is probably which lines will they discontinue. I think the bolt actions are probably toast, but the .22s are a real question mark. Do they drop it and hope 10/22 sales replace them in the market, or do they keep both platforms alive? Also, did they acquire any manufacturing capacity, or does everything need to be moved to existing Ruger facilities?

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