Just gotta brag and need opinions


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Jackal
October 28, 2006, 05:44 PM
Hi everybody! I just got back home from my local dealer with a new toy. Its a Marlin/Glenfield 30-30 in super, almost new shape. It came with a cheapo scope and a nice mount. Total proce OTD? How about $153.00. Need less to say, Im quite happy. Any opinions on these guns are welcome, because this is my first Marlin levergun and I know nothing about them. And yes, I'm happy.:)

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mindwip
October 28, 2006, 05:51 PM
Looks nice

DaleCooper51
October 28, 2006, 06:10 PM
Looks nice to me.

Looks like a good price also. I haven't priced them as I was given a marlin 30-30 by my grandfather 25 years ago when I was 10 and still have it. Its a great, reliable, and handy rifle that has killed numerous deer over the years.

Shoot it and enjoy it.

.45Guy
October 28, 2006, 06:12 PM
Nice piece and nice price. My wife has the exact same rifle she bought in 96 for $125.

mikewalker
October 29, 2006, 05:07 PM
NW Washington, huh? Where's that store?

Seriously, I've had a few Marlins. Right now I'm holding onto an 1895LTD III.

The only thing I'd do, and will do to all future Marlins, is install the Happy Trigger kit from Wild West Guns, Anchorage. Unless yours predates the lawyer designed slop you get nowdays....The other is their Bear-Proof Ejector, a one piece heavy weight number.

So....who's in yer will, buddy??:D

Jackal
October 29, 2006, 06:41 PM
I just found the manufacture date for this old gem. 1969. Yup, about 38 years old and still looks new. Trigger is the best I have felt on any levergun. It's crisp, clean and breaks around the 4lb mark. I also very much appreciate the fact that it is lacking the ugly wart Marlin calls a safety. I'm of the opinion that putting a safety on a levergun, is like putting safety on a single action revolver, totally useless. I have not gotten the chance to shoot it yet because I have no 30-30 ammo. I'll have to make a trip to the local :barf: ((shudder)):barf: Wal Mart and pick up some shootin fodder. I am not sure which sights to install. I'm totally torn between Lyman peep or Williams FP peep. Anyone know which is better?

R.W.Dale
October 29, 2006, 07:21 PM
Nice rifle, but remember cropping pictures is your and our friend. Nice fence though.

Gaucho Gringo
October 29, 2006, 07:29 PM
I would like to know where he bought it for that cheap. In all my searches for a lever action of any brand have I seen a used one for less than $300.00 and most in the $4-600.00 range. I just must live in the wrong place. I can buy new for less than used.

Jackal
October 29, 2006, 08:18 PM
Ya, i'm very lucky around here. I can pick up used Winchesters and Marlins for about $150-$200 in excellent shape all day long. It just seems that no one wants them. It's truly a pity that I have got to buy them all and re-sell them for double.:D This Marlin however, I belive is a keeper, unless I trade it for a .44 mag levergun. I just like the old craftsmanship compared to the new production rifles. Now if only I could find a nice Marlin .44 mag.....

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