Info on a Marlin

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Info on a Marlin

Post by Mr fixit » Sun Feb 03, 2008 1:41 pm

.54 caliber... that's big bore, right? :lol: If you guys here can help, I'd appreciate it. Mr fixit
http://www.marlinowners.com/board/viewtopic.php?t=27391

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Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Feb 03, 2008 4:58 pm

Mr. Fixit;

If you are referring to a Marlin .54 caliber gun, then the only gun they made was the MLS 54 (also made a MLS 50). These were a muzzle loading rifle introduced in 1997. They were only made a couple of years and were not big sellers.
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Post by Mr fixit » Sun Feb 03, 2008 9:20 pm

Just wondering if it would be worth picking up. were they any good or not around long enough for anybody to access them? Thnaks for the response. Mr fixit

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Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:30 pm

Mr. Fixit;

The MLS 54 & MLS 50 were designed to shoot either right or left handed. The cocking lug was designed to fit on either side.
The only complaints I heard was that they had a very stiff hammer spring making it a little hard to cock and noisy when doing so.
Value, depending upon what they want for it, current price guides show them to be in the $150.00 for good condition to $300.00 for NIB. You cannot hurt the synthetic stock, so why wouldn't they all be better than good.

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Post by Mr fixit » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:47 pm

off hand I would say good to very good condition,' course I didn't have my bore light with me at the time. seeings how it's a pawn shop, I have a very heavy large gold chain I no longer wear, I wonder if they'd be willing to talk to me. List on the rifle is 119.00+ tax etc., I think the chain was estimated around $275-325. I'd be willing to take the Marlin and $75.00 otd, unless of course there's a .444 sitting there calling me! Bought the chain back some time ago for $75.00, so I 'm thinking I wouldn't be losing. If I buy it, did this rifle use "standard black powder components, this would be an entirely new field for me to venture into. Thanks, Mr fixit

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Post by shotley » Mon Feb 04, 2008 7:09 pm

Mr Fixit, my Marlin catalogues show the 50 and 54 cal muzzleloaders being offered in 1997,1998 and 1999. I bought a 54 cal four years ago on gunbroker and it has been fun. Marlin Firearms Co. was able to supply me with a manual (free) and a nipple wrench (around $7). The 54 cal bullets are not as common in our area as the 45 or 50 cal. so I bought a bullet mold and cast my own. It seems to perform as well as any other in-line muzzleloaders that are in use by my shooting friends.

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Post by Mr fixit » Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:15 pm

Just wanted to say thanks for the responses, I decided to pass on the MLS 54. Passed the info on to someone else over on the MarlinOwners forum, he said he'd be interested in it as he already had 3 of them and was looking for a 4th. Mr fixit

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