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Old August 1, 2009, 10:29 AM   #1
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Marlin Model 29

I have a Marlin .22 model 29 without a SN. Does anyone have any info on what age this could be and what I can get if I sell it? The last patten date is Nov. 29th 1904.
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Old August 1, 2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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With a group of gun nuts like y'all and noone has anything on an old Marlin?

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Old August 1, 2009, 11:36 AM   #3
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I'm not familiar with a Marlin 29. I know a little about 39's, but I never heard of the 29. Try www.marlinowners.com
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Old August 1, 2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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From a post at The Practical Machinist:

Hello Jim

Art from NB Canada here. I have a Model 29 as well. It had been my fathers who got it from a neighbor hood friend years ago. When he gave it to me back in the late 70's I wrote the Marlin Company to see if I could get some info. They sent me a short letter with some info and a copy of the catalogue page from 1915 which features this fine old gun.
I offer the following for your information;

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Dated January 26th 1981

Dear Marlin Owner

The Marlin Model 29 slide action, caliber .22 rifle, was manufactured from 1913 to 1916, and in 1913 sold for $8.50. It held 15 short, 12 long and 11 long rifle cartridges. It had a half magazine, and the barrel was round and 23 inches long. The butt and forend were walnut with serrations and checkering. Included in the outstanding features of this little gun were the Marlin slide top and side ejection. Many thousands were made and, today, those in excellent condition are becoming collector’s items.

We regret having to advise that no parts are available, and no work can be done here at the factory on this fine old Marlin. We do not give estimates of value, as we are not informed about the current old gun market.

Enclosed are copies of pages from a Marlin 1915 catalogue which we feel will be of interest to you.

Yours very truly,
William S. Brophy
Senior Technical Manager
The Marlin Firearms Co.
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Old August 1, 2009, 07:41 PM   #5
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The current Blue Book shows prices ranging from $125 in 60% to $300 in 90% condition to $500 if it looks new like it just came out of the box.

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Old August 2, 2009, 08:41 PM   #6
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Thank You very much John. You have been very helpful.
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