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To fix or not to fix

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chrisslamar, Dec 2, 2006.

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  1. chrisslamar

    chrisslamar Member

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    So here is my dilemma. My Marlin 75c was knocked off the table at the range the other day, and the butt of the stock was broken off, and the rear part of the trigger guard was broken off, blast that girlfriend of mine for bumping into it!!! :banghead: Anyways, now I have to decide if it’s worth repairing or not. I looked at Brownells, and it’s about $50 for a new stock and I haven’t even looked at the trigger guard yet. Now here’s my problem. From what I have seen so far the rifle isn’t worth the amount of repairs that I’m looking at, from what I’m seeing on Gunbroker and the such it’s worth about $60-$70ish. But on the flip side of the coin it was my first rifle, and was given to me by the man who taught me how to shoot. So I guess it’s more of a moral dilemma than a practile one. What would you all do? Fix the gun that has memory, or forsake it and buy a better 22 rifle?
     
  2. tubeshooter

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    You're getting into sentimental value there. No man can call that one for you.
     
  3. Anteater1717

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    70 isnt to much to pay in repairs especialy if the rifle means something to you
     
  4. zinj

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    Would it be possible to glue the stock back together? With many of today's glue the joint may actually be stronger than the unbroken wood.
     
  5. moewadle

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    Look for another Marlin 75C

    that you can cannibalize for parts. I bet you can find another one for not a lot more than the price of a Brownell's stock. Then you have some other spare parts. It might take some looking but you can find one and perhaps do some stock refinishing. Then, your special rifle will have an intact stock and you will have some spare parts. In fact, take the broken stock, glue it, and put it on the
    75C you buy. When life gives you lemons make lemonade!!!!!:)
     
  6. rangerruck

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    well, in my opinion, the stock you will get for it, will be old as well, since they don't make them anymore. So it will not detract from any future value. Down here in Houston, those in very good shape go for about 100 bucks or so. If what you say is right, then fixing it would cost you about the same as to replace the whole ting, on a bid. So you will not know the true condition of the replacement, but you do know everything there is to know about yours. i would fix.
     
  7. dfaugh

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    $50 for a new stock
    $20(?) for new trigger guard

    Having your first gun, given to you by the person that taught you to shoot it: PRICELESS.

    I sold/traded all my "firsts" (.22, shotgun, .270) off a long time ago, and now I really regret it (especially since my dad taught me to shoot and he passed away several years ago). None were anything special, far from it, but they WERE my firsts.
     
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    This is one case where Ebay could be your friend. Keep an eye out for the parts you need and get that thing fixed. It was the first...
     
  9. Firehand

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    And be sure to check other places for the parts. Gun Parts Corp. for instance; sometimes you can find much better prices than you think. For that matter, Ebay.
     
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