Should I buy this rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Hokkmike, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. Coyote3855

    Coyote3855 Member

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    I'm a Marlin kind of guy. I have an 1894 in .45 Colt. It's the long barrel, not the short rifle you are asking about. In your shoes, I'd buy it for a grand.
     
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  2. witchhunter

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    I have a philosophy about buying guns, as I rarely sell them anymore; Buy it if you like it. It doesn't matter what the price is if you have the funds available. One day after you buy it, it doesn't matter at all what you paid for it if you like it. It is paid for! Obviously if you sell guns you want ot buy them cheap and sell them high, but if you are going to keep it, buy it if you like it. Period. It is nobodies business what it cost anyway.
     
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  3. coonbait

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    if you are going to use gun broker as a reference then look at the ones that were sold and not at the asking prices ones. I have one (JM) in 357 CB, paid $400 for it about 10yrs. ago, it is a fine gun, had one with the mico rifling and sold it, never could get it to shoot lead. shot jacketed bullets well. to me $1000 sounds a bit high. all through I am guilty for paying more for guns that I really wanted...
     
  4. Llama Bob

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    Correct. It seems very unlikely OP could find an analogous gun at a lower price despite what some people are saying.

    There was one for $950 at Foundation Pawn up the road for me, but it sold last month and IIRC it's was not 100% although it was very nice.
     
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  5. Nature Boy
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    yes

    (didn’t read past the title :evil: )
     
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  6. Riomouse911

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    That's a nice, handy little rifle in a caliber that can do a SASS match on Saturday and then go hunt Sunday morning for deer/hogs etc. at reasonable ranges.

    I shot a few SASS matches many, many moons ago using a stainless old model Vaquero, a Uberti SAA clone and a Win 94 Legacy in .45 Colt (John Files Tom #13997. I certainly was not the first to join, but I was not the latest, either. :) I quit chooting and let my SASS membership lapse due to work/life changes that ate up a LOT of my free time.

    As was stated, the .45 C cost a bit more to shoot (I didn't reload much then but I still have the brass I shot then, today!) and the guns recoiled more than the gamers who shot airsoft-level .38 loads to tink the plates I was ringing. Needless to say I didn't ever win anything, but I didn't care because it was fun to play cowboy for a day or two. :thumbup:

    1K is not a baaaad deal for a nice Marlin. I don't need one as I own a 16" Rossi 1892 clone in .45 C, but I'd certainly consider buying that gun if it was staring me in the face ;).

    Stay safe.
     
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  7. Hokkmike

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    So you all know - it is in my gun room....

    Thanks for all your input.......
     
  8. Trey Veston

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    I sold my beautiful JM 1894 on GB a few years ago for $1000. It was in .357.

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    There are a few naysayers here and there that claim that Marlins are as good as they used to be and everything is back to normal. I don't believe it. First, the guns I saw on the rack last month were poorly finished and were rusting. That's apparently the latest issue the new Marlins are having.

    If the new ones truly are as good as the JMs, as some claim, then why are the JMs going for crazy prices still? Why? Because the new ones still are garbage.

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  9. earlthegoat2

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    I’ve seen that too. Pull the stocks off and there will be rust under them. That sight hood groove is pretty common.
     
  10. army_eod

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    Newer Remlins and Remingtons have been having rust issues, among other issues. I stay away. I have a JM REAL Marlin. Last Remington I bought a few years ago is a 700 LTR. It is fine. Maybe because the LTR is made for military and police the QC is actually accomplished?
     
  11. Varminterror

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    Non-sequitur.

    1) Pricing follows perception, now as much as ever. You believe it, so you would pay it, even if your bias is completely unsubstantiated. Self-fulfilling in that way. Contrary evidence is found in the relatively low value of 50-80 year old models which were NOT as popular. The same quality of finish and manufacturing exists among these models as the popular models, but the perception is that the old unpopular rifle is an old crappy rifle, while the old popular rifle is a well-aged, fine machine, even if neither are true.

    2) Supply and demand - new can be bought (roughly) any time. New JM’s are being shot, rusting in a closet or under a bed, or even destroyed every day - no hay mas. If you want something which is disappearing, the price increases in time (ahead of inflation).
     
  12. scallop

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    In that note, buy it and call it "Joe"
     
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  13. Riomouse911

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    That was subtle, but really funny :thumbup:.

    Stay safe.
     
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  14. Poper

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    ^^:rofl:


    IMO, not so subtle, but still really funny! :D:D
     
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