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marlin 1894 44 mag. used

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jack44, Sep 23, 2011.

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  1. jack44

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    tomorrow I am going to take a look at a used Marlin 44 mag. the price he told me over the phone was 450.00 would that be a fair price?
     
  2. GaryL

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    Get on Gunbroker.com and search for a couple. That will give you an idea of what they sell for on a national basis. Prices vary a little regionally.

    Offhand, it sounds like a fair price, assuming it's in good to excellent condition.
     
  3. kelbro

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    That's what the Ballard-rifled later models have been going for around here in very good to excellent condition with the checkered stocks. The Cowboy models with the longer barrels bring that as a minimum. The older micro-groove models in very good shape go for $400 or so.

    Save yourself some grief and take some ammo with you. Load up the mag and see if it cycles well. Some Marlins have issues in that department.
     
  4. bluetopper

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    What does this have to do with reloading?
     
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    Well, he's going to reload it to check cycle on it, ain't he?

    Oh...wait...

    Anyways, what the other guys said.
     
  6. jack44

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    thank for the info guys.
     
  7. jack44

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    Well I bought it! it was in good shape cycled good felt good holding it not to heavy the 450 covers tax.
     
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    Since it in great shape, I think you did well.
     
  9. jack44

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    Thanks alot Walkalong
     
  10. kelbro

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    Fun rifles. Can be very accurate too.
     
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    I looked high and low for a marlin .357 1894c, and have talked to many in the same boat. I assume the .44mag would also be a little difficult to come by. I think 450 is a good price for a good condition rifle.

    They just shoot so well nobody wants to part with them! I shoot .38's in mine and it's like shooting a .22. I hope you enjoy your .44! If I fall into one in .44 I know i'l snatch it up!
     
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    By the way....the screw that hold the loading gate on my works it's way loose every now and again, so you may want to keep an eye on that. It's not like every other shot or anything, tends to happen after 2 or 300 rounds.
     
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    I'l keep an eye on it shiftyer1 thanks.
     
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    Congrats but you're holding out on us. Show us a picture...:cool:

    What load/bullet you gonna load for it?

    Seedtick

    :)
     
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    Well, to keep this a reloading thread, I load Ranch Dog 265 gr. RNFP for my .44 Magnum lever. Alox lubed and sized .432" for my Puma, and .430" - 431" for my revolvers. A bit over 16.0 gr. of Bluedot works well in my 20" Puma...
     
  16. jack44

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    Well Seedtick I know I am but I gave half down to pay the rest next week then I will post the pick.And Mdi this is what I will use 240 gr. hard cast lead swc and alliant 2400,I hear that between 180 and 240 is the ideal bullet weight for a .44 mag.
     
  17. Seedtick

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    Okay Jack, just don't forget us.

    I like 2400. I don't shoot 44's but my son-in-law does. I use it in .357 and 45 Colt. Me and Jeremy picked up an 8 pound jug each on our last Powder Valley order. He has recently taking a liking to H110 and is fixing to get a big jug of that as well.

    You're gonna have lotsa fun with that new toy I betcha....

    Seedtick

    :)
     
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    Jack44, Marlin 1894's have trouble cycling SWC. I would look for a rounded or flatpoint with no shoulder for your rifle.
     
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    Thanks for the info birdshot8's and I'l post the pic late Sat.afternoon Seedtick.
     
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    Paid the guy the remaining money did the check and after awhile I found out I was DENIDE!!! when I filled out the foarm I did not put my SS# and I think that was the problem so no rifle till Oct 6th: I was gonna put up a pic but I cant and that sucks!.:mad:
     
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    Bummer. Could have been anything.

    You do not have to put your SS # on the form. It is optional. I always do, but some folks do not.

    Did I read it right that you filled it out again with the SS and it went through?
     
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    no- I dont like to put my SS# on anything if not needed so he said I could pick it up Oct 6th but I work so I have to pick it up next Sat.He said it could be anything like a common last name.
     
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    I was DENIDE!!! too on the few gun purchases I tried to make during the year after my CHL expired and the time I renewed it.:mad:

    I wound up getting the guns however about a week after I filled out each foarm.

    I'm gonna start a thread about reloading in the rifle forum section to make up for this one.:)
     
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    You can be denied or delayed for any little thing. I used to get delayed every time years ago, but then it quit happening. Who knows why. :)
     
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    never had it before but it's just a little speed bump along the way there NOTHING in my background that could stop me it's just a PAIN!
     
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