I have a few Marlins. The new one is from 1988. I have a couple from the '50's and one from 1983. Not many Marlins from the '70's-on are desirable to me. So, no...not "jelly". The 336 is the only one being copied by Ruger right now. I doubt Ruger will make a 39A, a 783, or a 22" Model 60 to "repalce" my classics.golfish wrote: ↑28 Aug 2023 11:12lol, I don't think that I've ever seen a poster so negative as you. I sense a lot of jelly.GasGuzzler wrote: ↑30 Mar 2023 06:12 I don't buy Marlins made after 2000 and I will never pay that much for a Ruger copy of one even though it looks well made. Rugers and Marlins are supposed to be well built and inexpensive but with $750 new Single Sixes and $900 new Blackhawks, inflation has killed prices on everything.
You should really take a long look at JM, Remington and Ruger guns. Rather then post what you have read you'll actually have some experience. Without a doubt Remington and Ruger have made the best Marlins ever made. JM guns were never all that great.
There's this thing called inflation....check it out too
Yep, Marlin made bad JM guns for at least a decade before the trash Remington made for a while. That's what I said in the post you quoted. Remington figured it out in time to sell to Ruger. That was not said. Ruger seems to be making good products. I said in the post you quoted too. I have no use for laminate, big loops, fiber sights, or a thick butt pad on a lever gun.
I blamed inflation for the insane prices so your advice is to check out inflation? Thanks.
1951 336 RC .30-30 WIN "classic" ... price driven to nearly 3X what I paid for it 5 years ago by new versions and old politics.