Ruger buys Marlin?

Discussion in 'General Firearms' started by Huh? What?, Sep 27, 2020.

  1. Huh? What?

    Huh? What? G&G Evangelist

    Central AZ
    Did I miss a thread somewhere, or am I the first one to find out that Ruger had the winning bid for Marlin?

    • Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. as the Successful Bidder pursuant to the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit H with respect to the Marlin Firearms Business; and Long Range Acquisition LLC as the Backup Bidder thereto pursuant to the terms of the Asset Purchase Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit I with respect to the Marlin Firearms Business
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  2. blue fox

    blue fox G&G Evangelist

    Apparently not. I have also heard that Winchester bought Northrup Grumman and will take over Lake city Ammo plant. I suspect that is more like they bought Lake City from N-G however.
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  3. chesterwin

    chesterwin G&G Evangelist
    You missed it.
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  4. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    It ain't over until the bankruptcy court agrees but it'd be a good deal I hope.

    From Remlins to Rumlins.
  5. runfiverun

    runfiverun G&G Evangelist

    if they do nothing more than move the equipment...
  6. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    Back when Marlin Company was making their rifles, the best combination for Cowboy Action Shooting was Marlin Rifles and Ruger Revolvers.

    If Ruger does it RIGHT, they will give Henry and Rossi a HUGE drop in sales and market share.

    I am looking forward to Ruger making quality Marlin Rifles, so the prices will come back into the "reality zone."
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  7. mauser9

    mauser9 G&G Evangelist

    Just read the latest myself. Sound like we more know more on Tuesday on what is going through. Hope they can keep the Ilion plant going for the sake of workers.
  8. BigEd63

    BigEd63 G&G Evangelist

    I don't know if they relocated they ought to give the employees the option of relocating.
    If I was there and given the opportunity to move out of state with my job. Given the current political climate in NY state I'd take it.
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  9. mrmike7189

    mrmike7189 G&G Evangelist

    My favorite Marlin.......the Camp Carbine. Wood& steel ...super small.light, fun!!!
    Ruger wouldn't dare make them? direct competition with their own PCC 's. Screenshot 2019-09-06 at 10.32.31 AM.png
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  10. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    Don't guess Ruger could hire John Marlin on for consultation???
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  11. animalspooker

    animalspooker G&G Evangelist

    Looks quite a bit like my Ruger 44s.
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  12. mrmike7189

    mrmike7189 G&G Evangelist

    Yes .
    they do.......Marlin made them 1985-1999 in 9mm & 45acp......built to take popular mags for the 1911 and Smith&Wesson 59/69 series magazines.
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  13. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Possible downside of Ruger owning Marlin...
    chances that Ruger will dispose of their precision Button-Rifling machines
    and go with Ruger's less than sterling tolerances instead...groan.
    That'll mean Henry will rule the roost unless folks with older JM's are playing.

    Possible upside...
    Maybe Ruger will get smart & use Marlin's rifling so that the Ranch Rifles
    can actually hit the side of a barn for once instead of being all "A-Team"
    and hitting everything but what is being aimed at! ;)
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  14. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Camp 9
    Camp 45
    Camp 922M
    All three Camp rifles are to be adored :)
    Which current prices will show that they are...dangit...

    Currently have a 922m...want the 45...wish it was made in 10mm.

    BTW, the Marlin 25M bolt action 15-rd mag and all other Top Hat Bolt mags
    can be used in the 922M if you make a magwell catch in the appropriate
    spot on the mags. (25MN, 25M, 882, 925M, 982VS, XT-22M's, etc)
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  15. Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. announced today that its offer to purchase substantially all of the Marlin Firearms assets was accepted by Remington Outdoor Company, Inc. and approved by the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The Company will pay the $30 million purchase price from cash on hand at the time of closing, which is expected to occur in October.:usa2::)