View Full Version : An unfamiliar oddball

March 24, 2014, 09:55 PM
I was in my local pawn shop today when one of my friends who works there pulled out a gun that I had never seen in the flesh before:

A Marlin Model 62 lever action rifle in .30 Carbine.

Anyone familiar with them? I can't imagine too many were made.

March 25, 2014, 12:25 AM
OOOOOoooh! A Marlin Levermatic! Niiiiice! It's probably one of the few rifles I was ever sorry they quit making. Not really useful, and kind of a 1960s period piece like a Win 88 or a Sako Finnbear lever action, but fun. I think they're cool.

March 25, 2014, 02:52 AM
Well, if you want, I can give you the name and phone number of the shop.:D

Looks like they were only made from 63-69.

March 25, 2014, 05:45 AM
i have a marlin 62 in .256 win mag and it is a nice walking rifle for out to 175 yards shots on small game. 60 gr bullet at 2600fps and a 75 gr bullet at 2400fps. eastbank.

March 25, 2014, 06:05 AM
Cool! I read that it also came in that calibre as well. Interesting guns.

March 25, 2014, 07:48 AM
Fairly valuable piece of equipment.

March 25, 2014, 11:40 PM
I didn't ask what they wanted for it, but I can only imagine.

Romeo 33 Delta
March 26, 2014, 01:21 AM
I have 62s in both .256 Win Mag and .30 Carbine. Both are VERY FUN shooters. If you can, you should seriously find out what they want for it ... thata is if it's for sale.

Unlicensed Dremel
March 26, 2014, 01:25 PM
Oddball indeed - cool.


March 26, 2014, 09:38 PM
If you can, you should seriously find out what they want for it ... thata is if it's for sale.

It's for sale, but, in spite of its relative scarcity, doesn't really fit into my "group" of guns.

If anyone is intersted, I'll be happy to see what they want for it.

March 27, 2014, 12:39 AM
I haven't seen one of those for sale....in a shop.....since the early '80's. That one was in .256 Win mag.

Old, odd pieces like that are the kind of stuff that interests me. In those days and locale, I'd have used it as a "high clover" groundhog rifle.