Hey all, I am new here looking to use your expertise. I have the opportunity to purchase a Marlin Model 30AW. The serial starts with 090. It is the rifle, with about 100 rounds of ammo. I have offered and been accepted at $200.00. I am new to the Marlin world, as well as the lever action world. If requested I can post pictures of the firearm. Thank you in advance for your comments.
You are getting over $100.00 worth of ammo. Unless the gun has been used as a stake for tomato plants or drug down a gravel road you better get your money out before the seller figures out what a remarkable deal he is making you. If you spend any time here reading you will find Marlin levers most often selling for $300.00 and up. Go! Buy! Now! And welcome to The Marlin Owners.
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Thank you for getting back to me quickly, I will be buying it. Just wanted to double check. Thanks.
But post pictures anyway. We like em.
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Welcome to the forum. As others have said, after you net out the value of the ammo, you are buying the rifle for no more than $140, perhaps less. Most of us will go an entire lifetime and not see a deal that stellar, so you are one lucky man.
The 30AW is one of several models built to meet a lower price point than the 336C versions. The most prominent difference between the two is that 336Cs come with walnut stocks, while the 30AW, 336A, 336W, and the Glenfield guns had birch stocks. Birch is an excellent wood for a stock, it just isn't quite as pretty as a good slab of walnut. Also, some of these lower priced rifles had an endcap on the forearm, not a barrel band common to the 336C, and the iron sights are a bit simpler and cheaper to produce. Other than that, all other parts can be swapped back and forth between the 30AW and a 336C as the metal is the same. Functionally, they are the same gun, and some Marlinowners members, including me, prefer the endcap style because they are reputed to be more accurate without the barrel band to interfere with barrel harmonics, especially if several shots are fired in succession and the barrel heats up.
Once again, we are glad you have joined the forum. Please come back often to give us updates on how your new toy shoots!
Please also excuse the obvious envy you are likely to receive from everyone about the price you paid, as it is way below market value.
Last edited by coss; 06-29-2012 at 09:35 PM.
If the gun is in good /fair shape , buy it.
Looks like ya got a real good deal. Congrats and welcome to MO.
EPTSSP, welcome to MO from here in west central Mo. Just for your information you have committed GTM, that 30A is a Marlin through and through, just has the plain birch stock, but it IS a Marlin. Congtats on the but and hang out here with us, enjoy, learn about Marlins and contribute information when you can. Take care and just keep on keeping on, John.
P.S. Thanmks for the pictures.
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What is the barrel length? It looks shorter than normal in the pics. This is a GREAT buy (steal).
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