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billbaileys
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Post by billbaileys » Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:30 pm

Hi everyone. My name is Will and I am from AZ. I have always loved (older) Marlin rifles. A friend wants to sell this rifle and I want to give him a good ballpark price to ask for it. It is a rifle length Model 1983 in 30-30. Made 1898. I have always gone to the experts when I have a question, and you guys are the experts as far as I am concerned. Thanks

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Post by marlinman93 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:40 am

If it has a good bore, the value will be best. The stock repair hurts the value a fair amount as it needs to be addressed with a better repair, or replaced stocks. A friend just bought a very similar 1893 off GB for under $800 and it has very nice stocks, and the desirable .38-55 caliber. Your friend's gun gets a little boost from the 1898 date, but with the stock issue I'd say it's a $500 gun, or there abouts.
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Re: Introduction and Question -

Post by billbaileys » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:19 pm

Thank you very much for the reply- i'll let him know

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