TTAG’s received a new 1894c Marlin lever gun. It’s a so-far-flawless replacement for the rifle that snapped in half before a shot was fired. You may recall that Chris Dumm had some quality issues with the rifle’s twin. Despite repeated requests, Marlin declined to comment on either gun. Yesterday, when I read an internet posting on bayoushooter.com claiming that Marlin had ceased production to address QC issues, I thought the story might have had merit (wishful thinking?). So I contacted the company for confirmation. I received the following communication from Jessica Kallum, Marlin’s PR rep . . .
Thanks to all of our Marlin® fans and customers out there for your questions and comments today. There seems to be some incorrect information floating around, so we wanted to ensure all of you that Marlin® is doing great and continues to produce lever-action, bolt-action and rimfire rifle offerings on a daily basis. We are currently focusing our production efforts on specific product offerings to ensure efficiencies for the immediate future, based on demand for certain models. To learn more about all of the Marlin products, please visit our website at www.marlinfirearms.com.
We are finishing up the final touches on the 2012 Marlin product catalog, so stay tuned and we’ll try to give you a sneak peak in the coming weeks!