As you may recall, Marlin sent us a pair of .357 Magnum lever-action carbines, and to describe the aftermath as a PR failure would be a polite understatement. Wild West Guns worked their magic on one of them, and did their best to fix most of what Marlin got wrong. Do I like the results so far? Yes, I do.
Looks good, Chris. Glad it got fixed. Looking forward to shooting it!
Marlin is screwed because they have no quality control and even Wild Wests quality work can’t save them.
You’re making me speculate on sending my .45-70 to them. But what if the zombies come before they finish?
Cujo, if the Zombie Apocalypse is only three weeks away, we’re all human happy meals anyway.
Aw, but I already have my official Zombie Hunter patch velcro-ed onto my base ball cap with the retractable ear plugs. Now to just train harder on the new “bleeding zombie” torso targets I discovered today! I’ll train my dogs to attack while I reload. Ever notice that the average non running zombie always shuffles? I figure a couple of 4X4’s stacked on the ground will keep them from the doorways! I will send you the site selling the targets to will write for ammo.
You’ll see they are the same targets FPS Russia is using in #6. Minus the tannerite in the heads. I’m thinking one would be cool for Jeet Kune Do with a machete, albeit messy. I’m getting better control of my migraines, time for some fun!
So good to hear about these guys… looks like they do excellent work! I have been following your journey with the 1894c for selfish reasons… in case anything similar happens to mine. I was really surprised to hear this about Marlin, but stranger things have happened! I honestly haven’t run across the issues you have with mine, but time will tell for me, I am sure. Congrats on an awesome overhaul!
It isn’t “Marlin” anymore. It’s the Marlin name on Cerberus’s cut-rate products.
It’s sad because Marlin used to produce some excellent firearms.
I have a few 1960’s vintage Marlins in the gun safe, and they are all well made
with good workmanship and finish, reliable, and accurate.
Hope they work well for you. I really want to take a .357 lever action (Marlin type gun) and modify it a bit into being somewhat more ‘tactical’. However, I do not want to spend another $500+ onto the retail price just to bring it up to where it should be coming out of the factory. Then spend more money having it modified for semi-tactical use. Currently, I have no faith in Marlin. I wish Ruger would produce a .357 lever action carbine based on the Marlin 1894C model.