What Happens To Marlin Firearms

What Happens To Marlin Firearms

What happens to Marlin Firearms now that Remington Outdoor Group is bankrupt? We’ll talk about Ruger’s purchase of the iconic Marlin Firearms brand and shoot a classic Marlin 39a in this video.

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Overview of sales of Remington assets (This information was pulled from the web and was substantively accurate as of 10-1-20)
• Vista Outdoor buys Arkansas based Remington ammo brand/IP/Trademarks. They already own such brands as: Federal/American Eagle/Blazer/Fusion/RCBS/CCI/Alliant Powders/Speer Bullets
• Roundhill Group LLC buys Remington Firearms
• Sierra Bullets LLC buys Barnes Bullets
• JJE Capital Holdings LLC (owns Palmetto State Armory) buys DPMS, H&R, Stormlake, AAC and Parker brands
• Franklin Armory Holdings Inc. buys Bushmaster brand and some related assets
• Sportsman’s Warehouse Inc. buys Tapco brands
• Sturm, Ruger, & Co. buys Marlin firearms business


  1. Doug Williams on November 15, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    got a 39m love it

  2. Anthony Moody on November 15, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Was chatting with a couple friends that work in the Newport, NH facility and they thought retooling would happen in June or July for stock production. They thought but couldn’t say for sure they would be making stocks for the 336, 1894 and 1895 lever guns, and the 22 caliber rifles were being put on the back burner for the time being.

  3. Pennsyltucky Den on November 15, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    I hope Ruger makes a stainless Marlin 336 or 1894. I will pick one up.

  4. Gahmaz0z on November 15, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Make sure to bring back the 336 Dark. Lever guns make a great suppressor host.

  5. Mark C on November 15, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    My grandfather made the trigger parts for that rifle. He worked in New Haven CT for Marlin for 45 years.

  6. jim collier on November 15, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    remington started puting out JUNK

  7. Hilton Louque on November 15, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    When Remington acquired Marlin it was said they fired all of the employees that had been with company! Maybe Roger should maybe hire some of the more experienced employees!

  8. Alden Martindale on November 15, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    I would like them to maintain production of the 1895 sbl. I’ve wanted that guin since I was a senior in high school back when it was introduced in 09. but between college expenses and a low paying job was never able to get one…….would be nice to still have that option available to me as I now have the funds and job that would facilitate my ability to afford one. Although I find it hard to believe Ruger wouldn’t maintain production of that rifle.

  9. Justin Durante on November 15, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    Marlin lever actions are amazing well made firearms but id say 15 20 years ago my dad has a 40s or 50s 22lever and its heavy and amazingly accurate to 100yrds pin point then my brother got one between 2000 2003. And quality just aint same its well but no compare lighter cheaper steal it seems a safety now dumb cheap wood

  10. Terry Sincheff on November 15, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    I see someone installed a recoil pad on that 336 35 Rem.
    Marlin chambered the 35 Rem in the 336 in 1950. I think you know why you should own one of those. 😉

  11. Owen Skene on November 15, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Will these guns be Ruger or Marlin?

  12. Jim88 on November 15, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Looking forward to the Ruger/Marlin rifles & carbines

  13. Tim Stephenson on November 15, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    I think they need to leave the western style with Marlin lever as is.Cowboy punchers.

  14. Clark Edgar Edgar on November 15, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Love all of the Marlin rifles made before they were baught by Rem.

  15. Kevin Rollman on November 15, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    I own a 2019 Marlin 1895 CBA 45-70 and it is one beautiful lever gun!! I would rather have my excellent lever gun made by Remington than one of those weak chambered JM models anyway!! Target sweep doesnt mention the fact the reason that it took several years for Remington to make a really nice product was because when Remington assumed the Marlin Company disgruntled workers messed up the machine tools rendering most of them inoperable, also all the process sheets and schematics were destroyed so Remington had to reverse engineer as you might put it all the Marlin firearms!! After 6 years and after purchasing new machine tools and recreating all the schematics, Remington made better Marlin lever guns than JM did any day!! Why do you think many of the JM models are not safe to shoot the newer more powerful 45-70 ammo? Because the JM models have weak chambers and cannot handle the pressures these rounds put out!!

  16. Bill Bright on November 15, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Harley Davidson was once owned by AMF. Customer, some, felt the financial officials rather than bike enthusiasts were running the company.

    Juan Mendez. Homicide. He must have been killed with a golf gun.

    It sure made a hole 🕳 in Juan.

  17. Steve Conrad on November 15, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    I hope Ruger gets rid of the fake checkering

  18. jim kemp on November 15, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    back in the mid seventies, I purchased a used Marlin 39A, at a auction that a shoe store was selling out. After shooting this rifle for a couple of years, I found that I had as much if not more confidence in my shooting ability. So I started searching for the Marlins. I was just a working man, and did not have a unlimited amount of money to spend. Young man, with a family. For the next 45 years, I searched, and I looked, and asked people about Marlin lever action rifles. It has taken that long to put together seven of the original JM marked marlins. Each one a different caliber, and barrel length. They have become my go to guns for just about any situation. I hope I can hang on to them to leave to my son, and grandsons.
    Joe Biden, I will tell you that like the squaws at the Little Big Horn, that tuck their bone sewing awls, and poked holes in Custards ears. They said that he had been warned, and came anyway, and that in the next life perhaps he could hear a little better. Vaya Con Dios

  19. Richard Munt on November 15, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Remington has / had a history of getting accountants in to sort problems where gun savvy business people woudl be a better choice. Cerberus ruined a lot of good companies in the chase for cash and profits for their investors. Usually at the expense of good companies ceasing to exist and thousands of jobs for ordinary people being pissed against the wall.

  20. Dakota Hills2.0 on November 15, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    They were bought by an unscrupulous conglomerate & ruined their reputation by producing inferior & flawed firearms to make big profits. They did not care about the product or the people who would lose their jobs.

  21. Duncan Idaho on November 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    Great news about Ruger buying Marlin. Is Remington now officially wiped off the books? Hard to believe that that great American brand is gone. I realize they haven’t been making any firearms for a while but I don’t understand how someone wouldn’t take up that great old tradition and recognized brand.

  22. Chuck Crooks on November 15, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    I was a 10 year old kid in 1956 and as soon as I saw my friends Marlin 39A I wanted one. I drooled over one at a local gun store for years as a worked a summer job. I did not get one until 1990 when I was 44 years old! One of my favorite firearms. I am certain that Ruger will bring this gun back to it’s previous glory!

  23. Sigkeeper1 on November 15, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Before I turned 21 in 1971 I bought my first quality .22 rifle. It was a Model 99 and was the predecessor to the Marlin Model 60. It featured a Micro Groove barrel and was a tubular fed 19 shot rifle. I scoped it with a Weaver 6 X scope. That rifle will still shot one half to one inch groups at 50 yards pretty much with standard quality major manufacturered ammunition. Marlin needs to pick back up with the people who build this quality .22 LR as soon as possible Remington needs to get back to the business of making quality rifles and shotguns.. There is a strong demand for quality firearms.

  24. joracer1 on November 15, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    Can’t be anything but good. My cousin got a hold of one of those in 35 remington just for hog hunting.. i’d like to see ruger up the anne with lever guns, offer all to calibers, 30/30, 35 rem, 338 marlin express, 44mag 45 colt and 357 mag maybe even .41 mag that would be sweet, the 444 marlin wacker. The 375 win. And probably others…just limited runs of odd calibers would be great. Because i got some loading dies that need dusting off. I would love to see the 39a in .22lr .22mag plus .17hmr if possible. Also do things similar to henry rifles issue collector lever guns. Gold, brass, silver engraved, super spiffed up slicked up eye grabbers. Also have the .22 bolt guns like the 883 in .22 mag, with tube magazine. Kind of a Heritage line. Great things are possible now. I don’t think Ruger will let us down.

  25. Glenn Hutchinson on November 15, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    I’m just thrilled that a great company like Ruger has purchased Marlin! I expect only great things to come!

  26. freakindawgen on November 15, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Not understanding how Marlin changed. Its the same machines making the parts, most likely the same workers. Should have stayed consistent.

  27. Justin Durante on November 15, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Marlin is so much nicer and better made than Winchester

  28. Mark Norwood on November 15, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Hopefully the former Marlin quality will return with Ruger’s reputation of quality and reliability.

  29. Kyle Shaffer on November 15, 2021 at 10:33 pm

    I love my 39A

  30. Supercomp on November 15, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve had Marlin 336’s and they were a lovely handling gun, still have 39A’s, one is about 50yrs old and still looks good and the second was the shooter I used the most and must be over 60yrs old, none gave any trouble and all shoot well

  31. Justin Durante on November 15, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    I agree i hope Ruger brings back marlins quality

  32. Tim Hallas on November 15, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    So, will the Rugremlin, be available in .44mag?

  33. Justin Durante on November 15, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I’d love 2 get a marlin .218bee

  34. jeffrey palm on November 15, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I believe Ruger will carry on the traditions of American made guns. I am a Ruger fan through and through. Also love the old Marlins. Hoping they bring the Marlin quality back into check. Seems everything the Freedom group touched, turned to crap. Fingers crossed.

  35. ArmalitE556 on November 15, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Can’t wait to see the ruger made ones. I always wanted to get myself a 336 in 30-30.

  36. Hawker Seafury on November 15, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    Last time I saw my 35 Marlin 336 Texan, was in 1959 when I enlisted in the Air Force. My wish list : 336 in 35 Rem, select black walnut., deep blued steel ; 39A like the one in this video. My brain is seriously compromised by the look of the traditional gunmakers art.

  37. Ted Coakley on November 15, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Your .35 Marlin is a beautiful specimen but what i have seen in stores lately are junk.And yes im a very disappointed fan of Marlins.

  38. readmedottext on November 15, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I wonder if the 795 will be dropped since its basically in competition with the 10/22. The 60 is a classic. I can’t imagine it would be dropped.

  39. Glenn Wells on November 15, 2021 at 10:44 pm

    I have a Marlin 35 cal made in 1953. Action smooth as silk. Before the micro groove barrel addle stock. Buck horn rear sight. One of them best marlin ever made.

  40. Doug Williams on November 15, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    funny got a ruger 22 revolver and the marlin lever action rifle

  41. K Walsemann on November 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    Had two marlin 39’s neither was all that accurate. They also are heavy for 22. Wish more shooters would learn to use open sights and quite drilling crooked holes in nice barrels.

  42. Will Brown on November 15, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    Yay Ruger… For picking up the Marlin lever actions…
    I want 2… 39A had 357

  43. mark g on November 15, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    You go Ruger! Own a couple of older Rugers, an older Marlin 30-30 and an older Remington 760 in .30-06 and all are great guns. Nothing but the best for y’all going forward.

  44. mdcebu on November 15, 2021 at 10:52 pm

    as usual a very informative and fun video with some cool weapons keep it up waiting myself for a new ruger marlin lever in 45/70

  45. ricky charles on November 15, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    What kind of scope is that

  46. wrotedog on November 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Who will honor warrantys for marlins bought in 2019?

  47. Logan Turner on November 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Marlin GUNS are great!

  48. Dennis Hein on November 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Ruger has never let me down with my short guns so I’m hopeful they will do marlin justice.

  49. James Mcfadden on November 15, 2021 at 10:59 pm

    I’ve been hunting with an old model 36 30-30 for 12 years it’s developed some wear though in that time I’ll be looking forward to getting a new one hoping Ruger will make 336 in 35 rem with 16 1/2 inch barrel

  50. Sigkeeper1 on November 15, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    I stumbled across your video and the question about what happened to Marlin Firearms caught my attention. After watching your video I went in the other room and reached in to grab a Marlin 99 which is fitted with a Weaver .22 Tip off 6 X scope sitting in a padded case. After pulling this rifle down and opening the case my mind went back to many decades ago when I bought this excellent shooting rifle. I think that I bought this gun in the 1968 – 1970 era. It still is in excellent shape and as I recall was predecessor to the Marlin Model 60. It is a 19 shot tubular fed semi auto rifle. This is one of their " multi groove" rifles and is capable of shooting 1 /2 – 1 inch groups at 50 yards. It seems to me that this rifle did well using CCI Mini Mag .22 LR ammunition. As I recall making dime sized shots at that range was fairly routine . Oh, and I graduated from high school in 1968 as well and am 70.