Investment bankers from Connecticut (Freedom Group) purchased a number of firearm companies (Marlin, H&R, Remington, etc.) and then promptly ruined them by squeezing every bit of value they could out of them, leaving them in massive debt, then walking away with stacks of cash, leaving ruined companies behind them. With Remington, this meant quality control went into the gutter and cheaply made imported parts from Mexico were used whenever possible. Add to that faulty engineering (ex. the 597 (blow up in your hands) and R51 (won't function period) just to name two) and you have a recipe for garbage guns made as cheaply as possible. There is a reason Remington just went bankrupt, their greedy masters ruined them and no one buys Remington garbage guns anymore if they know better.
As a final example, I offer the Remington 870. When Remington can no longer build an 870 that works, it is time to go out of business. A couple years ago I encouraged a friend who was new to firearms to purchase an 870 when he wanted to get his first shotgun. The gun would not eject shells. You had to "mortar" the gun to get them to eject. This will of course eventually break the extractor, to say nothing of the fact that this manufacturing defect (rough chamber) makes the gun a single shot that is slow to reload. I knew then that the Remington we all knew and loved had died.