Originally Posted by GunHugger
Remington did not buy Marlin.
Remington, Marlin, H&R, Bushmaster, DPMS and a few others have been purchased by the Freedom Group.
I don't know all the facts about the Freedom Group. But I do know that as each company has been bought up by them they make major changes in those old American companies that usually results in lower quality and customer service for us and higher profits for the Freedom Group.
In my opinion (and many others too) Marlin, Remington, Bushmaster and others have gone down hill. The amount of complaints reported now is amazingly high. The price of used Pre-Freedom Group Marlin rifles have climbed high because people in the know do not want a new Marlin.
Remington has been importing guns that are stamped Remington. They aren't true American made quality guns. Their quality has also dropped too on their guns made here in my opinion.
I have been a big fan of both Marlin and Remington since the 1960's but I will not buy a new gun from either company. If I want a new Remington or Marlin I look for the far better quality USED older guns.
With all of that said...I would go with a Savage if I want a new gun or a used Remington made before the Freedom Group took over.
Ummmm when did 1)Freedom group purchase Remington and 2) when did they start importing rifles?? The reason I ask I am about to buy used Remington .308 that the fella purchased in Dec 2011. He only wants 275 and yes he is willing to give me a bill of sale.