As went Winchester so goes Marlin. As you may know Marlin was swallowed whole along with H&R late in 2007. With any acquisition, the purchasing company needs to consolidate to save costs. In this case the cost savings comes at the cost of some 625 jobs in both factories. The 140-year-old gun maker will no longer manufacturer rifles in their North Haven plant. The Freedom Group, which owns the Marlin brand along with Remington, Bushmaster, and others, is moving Marlin’s manufacturing to their factory in Ilion, NY. No need to make a mad rush to get a Marlin with “North Haven, Connecticut” stamped in the barrel. The transition will happen over a year. Marlin began manufacturing in CT in 1870. In June 2011the plant will close.