Marlin LTD .45-70 question


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grimjaw
March 10, 2006, 10:50 PM
I found a rifle today at my friendly neighborhood gun shop that caught my eye. I was hoping someone could tell me about it.

It's a Marlin .45-70 lever action. I don't know exactly, but I'd guess the barrel length was between 20"-22". It had a full length octagon barrel, and a full length tube magazine. The serial number started with "LTD." I couldn't find a date on it. It had a pistol grip, checkered stock, not straight, plain stock like the cowboy versions Marlin sells currently.

Price on this rifle was $475, which sounds reasonable to me even if it's not rare or special in any way. I haven't found a matching rifle on the auction sites to compare against, but if anyone has info, much appreciated.

jmm

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Winger Ed.
March 11, 2006, 03:55 AM
Its some form or fashion of a limited edition. Get over to the Marlin site, drop them a email, and they could fill ya in I'm sure.

The octagon barreled and full length magazine tube sounds like a CB version. Just the regular off the shelf ones usually go for well over $500. However, all the .45-70 CBs I've seen have (I think) a 26" oct. barrel & full length 'tube. The one on mine looks about a yard long, but I'd swear its a 26". If ya want a (perhaps unusual) .45-70, I'd sure grab it.

AH-1
March 11, 2006, 08:01 AM
http://www.marlinowners.com/board/viewforum.php?f=9&sid=05266be5edb19fa81c31c9b42d592fa2

buy it that is a good price

MechAg94
March 11, 2006, 12:31 PM
I have a 1895CB. I can't remember the exact barrel length, but the full length tube holds about 9 cartridges. I paid just a little over $500 new. The dealer I got it from didn't mark it up over cost hardly at all. I think it was $550 after tax and stuff. That sounds like a good price if it ain't mess up.

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