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Marlin JM stamp??

My son wants to buy a .35rem. I hear people talking about a JM stamp. What is it, where is is, and what does it mean? Is that gun better than a new one? Thanks..
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Re: Marlin JM stamp??

The JM stands for John Marlin. Remington bought Marlin a few years back and many have reported the quality of these guns is not what it was. The JM ones were made before remington took over and are generally considered better made guns. The JM will be stamped on the barrel near the receiver (right side I think), the remington made ones are stamped REM. You'll probably pay a little more for a JM. Some have bought the new ones with no problems.
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Re: Marlin JM stamp??

The JM stamp means that the firearm was made by Marlin and not under the company that bought them out. Some are referring to the new marlins as remlins. The JM stamp would be on the barrel, you will not see it on the new marlins. I have read about a lot of quality issues with the new marlins, not sure if that has changed or not. In my opinion, I would find a nice used JM stamped marlin.
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I like the older "JM" Marlins and I like the ones without the crossbolt safety.I feel the quality was better in the older guns in general.

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I have three JM Marlin levers, and two REM Marlin levers. Yes the JM's are a bit "nicer" but I've had zero issues with the REMs. It's not like they are bad guns.

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Re: Marlin JM stamp??

I read horror stories about the new "Remilins" being produced. I debated weather or not to purchase a new 1895 45/70 for bear this past season. Well I picked one up anyway and had zero issues with it. Shoots great. The fit and finish may not be top end but I'm happy with it.


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Nice looking rifle beagler.

Anyone know what year the JM stamped guns ended?
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Early 2010

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Re: Marlin JM stamp??

Quality was a real issue for a couple years after the Remington buy out. I saw some real shoddy stuff, crooked sights, stripped out scope mount holes, actions that felt like they were full of sand, etc....
On a good note, things seem to be getting better. I wouldn't be afraid to buy a brand new Marlin today.

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Re: Marlin JM stamp??

the best advice i'd give would be to learn to read the serial numbers for dates and don't buy a gun made between 2009-2012. and that includes late model JM's. i saw a lot of real junkers in those years. the ones i have been seeing lately seem better, but have a duller blue, cheap looking laminate and so-so fit. some of the ones i looked at the other day looked pretty good for fit though so if you go to buy one, just look it over real close and work the action.

but if you are looking for a 336CS or 1895G, i don't see a reason not to buy an older JM gun from the 90's or so. the prices are not much different than the new ones and they are nice guns in my opinion.

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