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is this a good deal

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PITBULL, May 19, 2006.

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  1. PITBULL

    PITBULL Member

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    its a older marlin 30/30 in good shape with a tasco 3x9x40mm scope and a strap and hard case for $200 bucks
     
  2. Ohen Cepel

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    If it's in good shape it's pretty good. Not the deal of the century, but not bad either.

    Check that the scope is mounted right and the reciever hasn't been messed up though. If it's been drilled and messed up I would pass on it.
     
  3. PITBULL

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    thx how do i check the reciever?
     
  4. hoghunting

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    The rifle was probably drilled and tapped at the factory. Just to be sure, turn the gun upside down and open the action. Using a flashlight, look inside the action at the top of the receiver. You should see screw holes. Just be sure you don't see two holes right beside each other or any holes that look much larger than the others.

    While you have the flashlight, look in the barrel and check for any dark spots or rust. Also shine the light into the muzzle and look into the barrel from the muzzle.

    $200 is not bad, but I'm not a fan of Tasco scopes. If the scope works ok, then use it, otherwise you might have to replace it.
     
  5. PITBULL

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    thx i got the tasco 3x9x40mm on my marlin model 60 and i like it.
     
  6. joab

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    Another way to tell if it factory scoped is if it is a model 336CS.

    look on the left side of the barrel between the sight and the barrel band.

    the CS model also has a flip down buckhorn sight and a thumb extension on the hammer to reach out past the scope.
    But either of those could be easily removed
     
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    if it is good shape, then very much yes. you cannot get a mrlin even in soso shape at gunshows down here in houston for under 225. that is very avg condition with no extra goodies.
     
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    Forgot to mention
    I got my set up for about the same price about 5 years ago and didn't feel cheated
     
  9. absolute0

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    Anyone who says you're overpaying at 200 bucks for a nice Marlin 336 with walnut furniture doesn't know what they're talking about.

    I'm always amused by the guys who claim they can buy 'em "all day long" for $135. If that's the case, they're missing out on a great money making opportunity :)
     
  10. PITBULL

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    thx yall if i go look at it ill tell yall about it.
     
  11. Nathanael_Greene

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    There was a time when a nice used scoped Marlin could be had for under $200, but with the closing of the Winchester plant and the introduction of Hornady Leverevolution ammunition, it seems that prices for used 30-30's has gone skyward.

    Let me put it another way--if someone offered me a nice used scoped Marlin for $200, I'd almost certainly buy it!
     
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