Will Marlin raise 1894c price?


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woof
August 17, 2007, 11:58 AM
I understand dealers can't get them now and they are making them this month. That seems like a good time for a price increase. I hope not because I want one. What do you think? Do mfgrs usually/often/sometimes raise prices at a time like this?

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ArmedBear
August 17, 2007, 12:02 PM
Interesting question.

On the one hand, they're priced high enough.

On the other hand, people are paying nearly the same money for Brazilian Rossi knockoffs of old Winchesters with wood that can't cost more than 50 cents a stock (raw wood, I mean).

Then again, there are many Cowboy .357's in the pipeline unsold, so Marlin has to know that they don't sell too quick when you raise the price too high.

I just wonder why they don't make more of the 1894C's to begin with.

GigaBuist
August 17, 2007, 01:08 PM
I just wonder why they don't make more of the 1894C's to begin with.Failure to predict its success? That's my hunch.

It's my understanding that CAS is growing, and rapidly enough that companies like Taurus have seen fit to come out with things such as the Thunderbolt, but with that growth there also seems to be a bit more interest in pistol caliber carbines as of late. I would suspect that CAS is partially responsible for this, but that's just my own opinion. I think what happened is that when the 1894C gained shelf space because of a CAS market a bunch of folks (like me) looked at it and said, "Huh... ya know what? That looks fun AND useful!" I can't be the only one that's done that. We've seen a number of "I want a lever gun" threads on here that hash over the 30-30 vs. 357 pros and cons on a fairly steady basis.

Just my two cents.

ArmedBear
August 17, 2007, 01:30 PM
One of my reasons for being interested is that I can shoot it at a range down the street from my house that allows only "pistol calibers". Shooting a rifle caliber is less convenient and more expensive, for me.

James T Thomas
August 17, 2007, 03:41 PM
Alert!

Any resemblance this post has to the "Ammo prices are soaring," get yours now -posts, whether real or fictional is pure coincidence and not intended to cause a buying panic amoung the "gun crazed" readers here on THR or elsewhere.

woof
August 17, 2007, 05:24 PM
LOL, certainly not my intent. I want the prices to stay down since I don't have mine yet! However I do admit that I am currently stocking up on ammo.

miko
August 17, 2007, 05:35 PM
The Marlins in .357 have been hard to find for a while now - but they do pop up now and then and at decent prices.

miko

MrDig
August 17, 2007, 06:19 PM
Took some searching for me but I finally found one, and am going to give it up when I cross the veil and not before.
Seriously seemed to me that as soon as somebody had one in stock I had no cash free and when I had cash free no one had one in stock.

MatthewVanitas
August 17, 2007, 06:45 PM
On the other hand, people are paying nearly the same money for Brazilian Rossi knockoffs of old Winchesters with wood that can't cost more than 50 cents a stock (raw wood, I mean).

Are the Rossi/Puma/Legacy/EMF/Hartford/Navy versions that bad? I'm not quite sure which are Italian and which Brazilian, but I'd been under the impression that they were well-received overall.

Couple folks wrote some really positive reviews, especially after an internal deburring and upgrading a few springs.

I really like the smaller 1892 frame, so an 1892clone isn't out of the question for my future. Are they truly that bad compared to the '94s?

ArmedBear
August 17, 2007, 06:46 PM
Not all 1892 clones are the same, or come from the same place, as you said. Some are a lot more expensive, too.

You are aware, though, that the 1894 is much smaller than the 336, right?

James T Thomas
August 17, 2007, 08:55 PM
Sorry, "woof," I jumped the gun; there are so many obsessed posters here recently.

Marlin will hold it's pricing, as long as the competition does.

But with deer season around the corner, then again.

If they did, I would consider an 1895.

The Deer Hunter
August 17, 2007, 08:59 PM
One of my reasons for being interested is that I can shoot it at a range down the street from my house that allows only "pistol calibers". Shooting a rifle caliber is less convenient and more expensive, for me.

Perfectly good reason to get a new gun :D

LaEscopeta
August 17, 2007, 09:53 PM
If you don't mind ordering off the internet, these guys have some 1894Cs in stock now:

http://www.sportingarms.com/results.asp?mfr_name=23&page_no=1&category_descr=0&subcategory_descr=0&x=17&y=15

Not the lowest price but not bad, and they are easy to do biz with.

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