Good time to be Remington

Is it just me, or has Remington sort of been on the surge lately?  First their very own black rifle, now they’re acquiring Marlin:

Remington Arms Company, Inc. (“Remington” or “the Company”) the only manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition for Hunting, Law Enforcement/Security, Government & Military applications in the United States, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Marlin Firearms Company, Inc. (“Marlin”). The transaction is expected to close by the end of January 2008.

Now, since Marlin owns H&R, the makers of my beloved single shot rifles, I wonder what affect, if any, Remington’s purchase is going to have on the cost of said rifles.  My noted preference for single shot break opens not withstanding, one wonders if this part of a greater trend for Connecticut firearms manufacturers.  First Winchester, now Marlin, who’s next?

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  1. I don’t know how firearm manufacturing works, but perhaps the price will go down (this is assuming they lay off excess workers and can produce all of Marlin’s guns with their existing equipment).

    I’m probably wrong, though.

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