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**** O/T Marlin value ?****

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by ec90t, Sep 11, 2007.

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  1. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    I'm going through my guns and evalueating replacement cost of each one. I do this every year for insurance purposes. I'm having problems with one of my Marlin 1894's in assesing its true value, so any help would be appreciated.

    Disc. Marlin 1894S lever action carbine w/ full length mag. tube. It is a straight stocked gun in 97% or better shape both wood and blueing. It is all original and never had a scope mounted to it. The action was worked over by one of Bob London's buddies and is slicker than any of the cowboy comp's that I've handled. The only unusual part of this gun is its chambering, 41 Rem. mag. Any help in attaining a value for this gun would be appreciated.

    ec90t
     
  2. Mike Michalski

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    Blue Book #26 says: 100%=$465 98%=$375 95%=300 etc. The 41 mag was discontinued in 1991
     
  3. ec90t

    ec90t Guest

    Thanks Mike!

    ec90t
     
  4. CalvinMD

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    They are making then again...enough people asked...is yours a Micro-Groove gun
     
  5. ec90t

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    CalvinMD,

    Yea, mine is a Micro-Groove gun.

    The new model has a "FG" designation.

    ec90t
     
  6. CalvinMD

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    Cool...yours ought to be a great shooter..I don't have a 41...but do have the 357 and 44
     
  7. ec90t

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    Calvin',

    I can't bring myself to mount a scope on it as I don't want to mar the top of the reciever. I guess I'm going to have to leart to shoot it with the open sites for this years deer season.

    ec90t
     
  8. waverider

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    ec90t,

    Isn't the 41 mag less powerful than the 44 mag? I thought the 44 mag was just barely adequate for deer. So the 41 mag is legal for deer in your area?

    Jason
     
  9. ec90t

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    Jason,

    A 41 will nock them dead in their tracks at 100 yds with a 240gr. bullit. Ballistic wise a 41 gives up very little to the 44 and the recoil is more managable.

    As far s legal, the great state of Indiana has seem fit to open up firearms season to straight cased pistol cartriges in rifles. The accepted rounds are: 357 mag, 41 mag, 44 mag, and 45 LC. They are very specific to loaded height measurements and these all fall into place. This is the first year that these calibers are legal in a rifle. They always have been in a pistol.

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  10. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I've not shot a deer with one. I have plugged a few piggies..the longest shot happened to be on one of the larger ones..almost 300lbs at 115 yards with 320 hard cast lead bullet in the head ...DRT (DRT= Dead Right There)
     
  11. ec90t

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    Some mighty fine shootin' there Calvin'. Where did you find the 320 gr hardcast's? Or are they some you produced with a mold?

    ec90t
     
  12. merlynstrapguns

    merlynstrapguns Well-Known Member

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    They (deer)sure "tumble" from a 45acp out of a Marlin camp carbine at 75yds. One shot kills from a seemingly "wimpy" round (the perfect round for heavily populated areas). I've been told that more deer have been killed with a 22 than any other single caliber.....merlyn...
     
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