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    How much is my 1936 32 special worth?

    I have a 1936 32 special with special smokeless steel. The serial number is 308. How much is this worth (ballpark)? I will attempt to post pictures.

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    Condition?
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    Good condition
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    Here are some pictures of the gun.
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    I'll take a stab at this. According to our reference section about dating guns the 1936 Model was only made in 1936 & 1937--given the low serial # I would suspect it was mfgd. in 1936. As to the value--your gun is in what I would call fair condition--even for its age---you could get a ton of different thoughts about this. If everything is original and everything is still there my GUESS would be anywhere from $300.00--to--$500.00 depending on who's interested at the time. I have basically the same gun you have in about the same condition--mines a Model 36 in 32 special and I gave $200.00 for it about a year ago. Probably not what you want to hear------but-------unless someone is looking for a specific piece like yours to fill out a collection I don't think I'm to far off either way. Just my 2 cents worth-----good luck.
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    Yeah...I was hoping it was worth more...would a 30/30 caliber of same year and serial number be worth more or less than the 32 special?

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    A similar 30-30 may be worth more or less depending upon condition and any special features it left the factory with. I have observed that the seller of a firearm sets the price and the buyer is the one who determines what a firearm is worth.
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    I think many would like the 30-30 because of the availability of the ammo, personally I would prefer the 32 just because I have several 30-30's, they're common, and I reload. I'd pay more for a 32.

    The condition of the bore (dark, bright shiny, pitted, smooth, strong rifling) and proof that it shoots well and accurate is something that will get you a better price than if not stated.
    Has it been refinished in any way or is it original as is, will also help in value.
    Last edited by Lunarphase; 04-06-2012 at 05:20 PM.
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    There are 2 rifles like yours making the gunshow circuit around here. I have been looking at them sitting on the same tables for many months now. One is asking $375 and the other is asking $575.

    The 1936 is somewhat scarce- as mentioned before. For someone that is collecting the 32 caliber might be of interest. But in this area it seems like they aren't moving much these days.

    It looks to be a good, useful rifle.

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    Nice find.I think the others have given a good estimate of price.Marlin prices have been going up lately and you never know.I've seen some pretty wacky prices paid recently.I have one just like this rifle and this is only the second one I've heard of with a lower serial then mine.(under 500)Likely a 1936 production.NON letter prefix 1936's are not overly common.This is an RC.I prefer the 32 Spl myself.
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