We lost Imperial, Rodifer and Fostoria glass back in 80s. They were gutted the same way.
I realize they wont be moving Marlin back to North Haven, But at least fit and finish issues, and customer service will be better. I would rather buy a Ruglin..than a Remlin. I have 2 pre Remlin Model 30s that i wouldnt trad for a new one..It matters not about quality of Marlin. The guns are not going to be made to same specs as JM Marlins. Guns can’t be made of milled parts and sold at prices that people can afford and volume to keep factory working. I have rifles over 100yrs old that have been in use many generations. These new guns with MIM & plastic parts will not be 100yr old heirlooms.