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5whiskey
May 24, 2007, 12:22 PM
I found one NIB for 550 or so today. The gun store owner (whom I do trust somewhat and don't think he would rip me off, he gave me a bunch of stuff when I got back from Iraq) said that it's a limited edition of 1000 made with a 50/50 round/octagon barrel. Serial # is 000000009**, so I don't think he's lying though I don't think that makes the rifle that special anyway.

Question is, is this a decent deal? I don't really know much about levers but I really would like to get into them a bit more. ARs and sniper rifles starting to bore me.

Trapper L
May 24, 2007, 01:51 PM
Are you sure about it being a Model 94?

Mike Irwin
May 24, 2007, 02:02 PM
Should be an 1895 if it's a Marlin .45-70.

5whiskey
May 24, 2007, 03:31 PM
may be a 1895, sorry I wasn't paying real good attention. Twas 189 somthing though. Is 550 a decent price for the gun?

Trapper L
May 24, 2007, 04:16 PM
I'm still not sure what you are considering. I looked at Davidsons for their Limited Editions rifles in Marlin and they don't show a half octagon half round barrel. They show one in a Winchester Take Down in Model 1886 but you won't buy one of those unless the guy is in love with you for $550.00. I got a great deal on one at $1,000.00. You might want to ask exactly what the guy is trying to sell you. It could be a foreign reproduction worth next to nothing and it could be a fabuluos deal.

5whiskey
May 24, 2007, 04:25 PM
No it's a marlin, or it comes with marlin papers in a marlin box...

Trapper L
May 24, 2007, 04:45 PM
Sounds like a Marlin 1885 G LTD. The rifle should be near ten years old if it is this rifle series. If you are looking for a 45-70, at $550. for a Marlin of any model is a decent deal. Being a limited edition would make it a much better deal. I'd probably buy it but then again, I have a truckload of Marlins and can't say no to buying one. Let us know how it shoots.

TheShootist1894
May 24, 2007, 05:52 PM
What you're looking at is a Marlin 1895 LTD V - 45-70 Govt. caliber 24 inch half round half octagon barrel full length 8 round magazine tube, checkered walnut stock and forearm, PM me and I'll send you the money right away:D
Blue Book Value for 100% $595 98% $495

5whiskey
May 24, 2007, 07:50 PM
So I take it this is a good deal then? I even think I can get out of the door for 550, I'm pretty sure if I walk in with cash and talk sweet he will waive the tax for me. He's done it for me before anyway.

TheShootist1894
May 24, 2007, 07:58 PM
Are you sure you need all that rifle??
I'll send cash tomorrow:D