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Gambit
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New Member from Louisiana

Post by Gambit » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:42 pm

Hello

I'm a long time firearm enthusiast, shooter and modest collector.

Until about three years ago I did not own a Marlin product.

At that time my dad died and I inherited a Model 1894, 44 magnum from what I believe is 1978 (serial number beginning with 22). He was a guy that liked firearms and had just a few. Except for shotguns, he rarely shot any of them including this rifle. It is like new except for a missing butt swivel. I have just now pulled it out for a good cleaning and inspection.

Does the value of this rifle make it one that I should put away or can I enjoy shooting it guilt free? It does pair nicely with a Ruger Bisely I have in the same caliber.

TIA

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Re: New Member from Louisiana

Post by marlinman93 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:33 am

Although these earlier Marlins seem to have a lot of value these days, it's not so much that you should not shoot and enjoy it. Guessing it will be around, or under $1,000.
I shoot Marlins that are all over 130 years old, and I just take care in my reloading, handling, and cleaning. But I wouldn't dream of just making them safe queens because they might be worth thousands of dollars.
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Re: New Member from Louisiana

Post by Gambit » Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Thanks for your reply, marlinman93.

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Re: New Member from Louisiana

Post by Scotty » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:36 pm

Another way to look at it. I think you should enjoy it, if looking at it works, fine, but I am guessing you will enjoy it more by using it. I have been to a lot of funerals and never once saw any money in the casket. Enjoy it and remember the guy who loved it.

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