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Marlin Gone ?

#1 Post by Mutt » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:23 am

Lots of talk about Marlin going out , & others taking over . Strange is the
E-Mail I got today from Marlin wishing me a Happy Birthday ! Even stranger ,It's not my birthday! Maybe it's a lost & found from July .I Turned that card in July.

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#2 Post by 30-30 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:29 am

yikes--happy birthday Mutt, even if it is late... :)
I really hope REM-Marlin can get their act together--I for one don't want to see them gone...

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#3 Post by eric65 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:03 am

Mutt wrote:Lots of talk about Marlin going out , & others taking over . Strange is the
E-Mail I got today from Marlin wishing me a Happy Birthday ! Even stranger ,It's not my birthday! Maybe it's a lost & found from July .I Turned that card in July.
I got one of those too, very strange.

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#4 Post by AJMD429 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 7:23 am

I think I got one from MarlinOwners.com, but not from Marlin Firearms - maybe that's what you got...?
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#5 Post by CBinNH » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:23 am

I received one from Marlinowners also. Probably because I didn't supply my year hatched when I signed up.

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#6 Post by Stan in SC » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:35 am

I got one also but my birthday is not for months.

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#7 Post by fordwannabe » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:53 am

yeah me too....and I'm in Feb.
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#8 Post by jlchucker » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:44 am

I got one of those too, and my birthday is nowhere near thhereis month. Besthere. ides, I got kicked off Marlinowners three or four years ago and let's just say I've got no use for them. It may not be from them at all, though, in all fairness. This may be some sort of scam that has one of our email addresses, from the looks of what some of us have been saying. Someone may have hacked into one of our email accounts.

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#9 Post by Griff » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:06 pm

MarlinOwners sent me b-day email on the 1st also. Since I'd not listed by b-day there (or here) I figured it was some sort of "...if, then, else..." programming... and ignored it! :P :P
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#10 Post by Griff » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:08 pm

If Marlin... then no, they're NOT gone. I just ordered new factory sights from my .45Colt 1894 Marlin project today. Nice guy on the phone... even if he insisted it was .45 LONG Colt!
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#11 Post by adirondakjack » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:12 pm

Marlin isn't "gone" but it is no longer a freestanding company. Freedom Group (Remington, Bushmaster, DPMS, H&R, etc) bought Marlin 2 or 3 years ago, and closed the CT facility, moving lever gun manufacturing to Ilion NY. They stopped production of lever guns for a good part of 2011 to address QC issues, but varying reports have them back on line now. So no, not "gone" yet, but until and unless they tighten up their operation, I don't see em keeping a viable lever action manufacturing line going much longer. They have burned a lot of consumer confidence over shoddy guns, and we know that's hard to get back.....
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#12 Post by DPris » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:46 pm

The emails were from Marlinowners.com, something to do with changing a server that erroneously sent out a bunch of erroneous birthday wishes.

Marlin, the company, is gone, but the brand is being carried on by Remington who's spent a bunch of money & effort in correcting problems with recent production leverguns.
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#13 Post by BlaineG » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:50 pm

Think Winchester ----> USRAC :(
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#14 Post by Old Ranger » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:39 pm

Maybe the M.O.com folks didn't pamper their computer and give it enough expresso in the morning! :lol:
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#15 Post by BlaineG » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:50 pm

Old Ranger wrote:Maybe the M.O.com folks didn't pamper their computer and give it enough expresso in the morning! :lol:
Maybe the motherboard was lubed with too much VO Gold :lol:
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#16 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:48 am

I got one too. from Marlin Owners that is not Marlin.

I guess if you wish everyone a happy birthday at least you wont forget somebody`s BD . :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Marlin Gone ?

#17 Post by airedaleman » Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:49 pm

These bogus birthday greetings have nothing to do with Marlin or the Marlin Owners website! Look at the sender's address; firearms@forumfoundry.com

I for one do not wish to explore that address.
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#18 Post by BlaineG » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:59 pm

airedaleman wrote:These bogus birthday greetings have nothing to do with Marlin or the Marlin Owners website! Look at the sender's address; firearms@forumfoundry.com

I for one do not wish to explore that address.
IIRC, they own several boards, including MO...I heard williams sold it, but still has a hand it it.....
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#19 Post by DPris » Thu Jan 05, 2012 2:10 am

In an email from a Marlinowners.com moderator a couple days ago, he mentioned what I said above.
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Re: Marlin Gone ?

#20 Post by rodeo kid » Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:27 pm

I got one also, right after the 1st of the year. Since my birthday is the 29th, I thought they were just early. Oh well, I'm not special anymore. :lol:
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