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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ontarget, May 14, 2018.

  1. ontarget

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    There is a pawn shop I stop by whenever I'm in the area to look at their gun selection. They usually have a few sporterized milsurps, a few shotguns, and some hunting rifles, and various .22s.
    I had been eyeing a Glenfield 60 with the squirrel stock for a few months but he wouldn't come down below $125.00. Not a bad price but since I really didn't need it I passed several times. Now I went in the other day and he decided to go $115. So I told him to write it up. While he was pulling out the paperwork, I asked about a Marlin 60. He said if I buy both, he would go $100. For the Marlin. Now this rifle still had the factory sticker on the stock warning that it was for LR only and wouldn't function with .22 long or short or shot shell. Made in 1987. So I said write that one up too. While I was filling out my 4473, he brings out a Rossi in .17 HMR and asks if I'm interested. It has a broken trigger guard but he said he'd take $50 for it. I say $25, he says $35. I say write that one up too.
    So, my haul that day was
    1975 Glenfield Squirrel
    1987 Marlin 60 (nearly new condition)
    And a Rossi .17HMR (will add the barrel and forend to my daughters .22/.410 matched pair).
    Grand total, $250.00, out the door.
    Three more I didn't need, but who's counting?
     
  2. eastbank

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    I stopped needing any more firearms in 1953 as I had three then, a .22 rifle,a shotgun and a center fire rifle. every one after that has been want.
     
  3. GunnyUSMC

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    Pictures Man! Pictures!!
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  4. Carl N. Brown

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    Nothing adds guns I don't need more than sitting in on a match at the club (.22 silhouette, muzzleloading, black powder cartridge, vintage and modern military) and thinking, hey that looks like fun!

    Luckily for my budget I like rehabilitating orphans off the used gun racks of pawnshops and gun stores.
     
  5. redneck2

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    Or looking thru the used or new gun racks at the LGS

    Last week they had not one but two 1940’s or 50’s vintage Walther .22 rifles. I’ve tried to get info on them, but it’s pretty scarce. Supposedly they are as well made as any German precision rifles. I’ve already got a really, really accurate CZ. But what if these are just a little more accurate? Can they give an Anschutz a run for their money?

    My biggest fear is that some unwashed heathen will buy them and relegate them to a gun safe, never to see the light of day.
     
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  6. Demi-human

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    Nice score! I wish I had someone trying to unload neat, affordable guns onto me.:)
     
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  7. OldFashioned

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    I bought one of those glenfield squirrel 60s the other day. $95 near perfect rarely fired
     
  8. ontarget

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    Good score. I have several of the Marlins. Blued, SS, all wood stocked. And now I have a Glenfield with both the oak leaf stock and the Squirrel. I don't like to pay more than $100. For any rimfire but I went a little higher on this one to get the other for my price. The model 60 is a great rifle.
     
  9. 22250Rem

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    Very good find....... That's the type of score where I show up the next day and hear about it and then kick myself for not showing up yesterday. I've got a weakness for older rimfires.
     
  10. Jackal

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    Our local pawn shops arent even worth stopping at. Want a beat to shite Ruger P89 for $350? How about a sporterized, rusty, incomplete SKS for $499?
     
  11. ontarget

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    I also have a weakness for unloved rimfires. That particular pawn shop has some really good prices and some that are full new retail. I like to swing through when I can, he lets me behind the counter to handle the guns and I can usually get a good deal. If he doesn't want to come down to where I need to be on price I just stop by in a few weeks and ask again. We can eventually come to an agreement. I got my 80s vintage model 94 Winnie from him for $230 IIRC. It's in pretty good shape and I always wanted one so why not. Got a Mossberg 22 that loads through the buttstock for $100 that appeared to be unfired. Yeah, I like that shop.
     
  12. ontarget

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    Sounds like alot of the LGSs around here.
     
  13. GunnyUSMC

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    The Marlin Model 60, and it’s variants, is the longest running production 22 rifle on the market. You would think that there would be more after market parts for them, like the 10/22. I only have one, a carbine model that was made in 1972.
     
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  14. ontarget

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    I have often wondered there isn't any aftermarket for the Marlins. There are some guys over at Rim Fire Central that do trigger upgrades and other mods but none of them seem to be cheap like Ruger mods.
     
  15. Skylerbone

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    I’d dance a jig with a score like that! Congrats! Another hoarder of forlorn rimfires here. There’s pure joy in taking a $75 used rifle and getting it up and running especially when it turns out to be a shooter.

    I can still remember the days of walking the gun shows and spotting those Squirrel stocks thinking one day I’ll buy a few of those, and it would have been smart at $40. Sadly these days they want a hundred and a half for the abused few I wander past.
     
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  16. kozak6

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    Nice run! I'm not particularly interested in Rossi's and I'm not at all interested in .17 hmr, but I wouldn't be able to say no at at $35.

    Not all pawn shops are worth shopping at. But the ones that are, are worth visiting regularly. It doesn't usually pay off, but if you are in the area anyways, why not?

    I've also found that once they realize you can spend a couple bucks and pass a background check, they tend to help you out a little more.
     
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  17. GunnyUSMC

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    Have you ever taken apart the lower of a model 60?:eek: What a PITA they are. I would charge someone $45 just to put one back together.
    Here are a few aftermarket parts.
    http://www.diproductsinc.com/Products.aspx?CAT=3603
     
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  18. Skylerbone

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    The Model 60’s bane has long been the trigger. The dearth in the aftermarket seems to be the price vs. the cost of buying a nicer rifle to begin with. Why the same does not hold true for the 10/22 with its myriad shortcomings seems to be the user friendly nature of a modular housing. Working with the 60 is not overly complex, but keeping track of springs can be a first-timer’s nightmare.
     
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  19. loose noose

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    I'll bet dollar to a donut that I've repaired at least 100 Marlin Model 60's over the years, most of them have, had a bad ejector, which encompasses the complete disassembly of that lower unit, and yes it is PITA to get back together, but man are those little rifles accurate. No I don't own one, and really don't have the desire to, as I definitely prefer my Rugers.
     
  20. SwampWolf

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    Back in the fifties, my grandfather bought a Remington Model 760 pump rifle, chambered in 30-06 (which I've owned for the past three decades and have shot more than a couple of whitetails with), a Remington Model 870 pump shotgun, chambered in 12 gauge (which one of my brothers owns and still hunts with) and a Remington bolt-action .22 rifle. That's it-all he ever needed and, being much more of a hunter than a "gun guy", ever wanted. I sure miss him but, if he ever found out about all the guns I have "accumulated" over the years, he'd want to know what's wrong with me...o_O
     
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  21. ontarget

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    I have purchased a half dozen guns from this particular shop. Each time he cuts me a better deal. His brother runs a pawn shop a couple miles away but doesn't really work with me much. I like this shop, he has earned my business. He doesn't seem to be a big gun nut, but who cares.
     
  22. ilbob

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    It has been a long time since I have been to a pawn shop. used to go to them looking for guns, coins, tools, ... No bargains so I stopped wasting my time. Maybe I should hit them up again and see what they have.
     
  23. GunnyUSMC

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    The key to finding deals at a pawn shop is to go often. Just stop in once or twice a week for a quick look. Say hi and maybe shoot the bull a little. They will get to know you and will be more likely to give you better deals. You will also see what is being put out on the rack weekly. I have bought guns that were just put out because they were marked way below market value. If something is marked to high, it will sit there for a while. The longer it sits around, it's not making money. After a while make an offer and see if they bite.
    Here is the best tip of all. Never try to educate the guy at the pawn shop. You may think that you are impressing someone, but for what? So that the shop will know the value of their guns better and mark them up higher. Just be the guy that comes in that likes guns.
     
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  24. ontarget

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    I agree 100%. That is my M.O.
     
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    I know right?
     
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