X2- I think Ruger's approach will enhance the Marlin of the good old days and work toward the quality of the JM stamped Marlins. Looking forward to this. Purchase is completed and paid for.
This is a great thing for marlin fans
And there are many- With 3.6 Million posts and over 84,000 members the Marlin Firearms forum has a very large following of Marlin gun owners all over the country and the JM stamped Marlins are the Cream of the crop. Sturm Ruger has a shot at continuing that tradition.I myself am friggin stoked!!