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    Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    I saw one in a pwn shop with an old Bushnell scope. The scope was trashed but the gun was in pretty good shape. What's a fair price on these? Are they a decent little plinker? Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    BTW, the pwn shop wants $235 out the door. The front sight is off of it with two screws sticking up where the sight used to be.

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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    That's a bit high with a missing sight but they are great rifles. I bought a used one at a gun store last year for around $215 but in excellent shape. Again, that was about a year ago and they are rare on Gun Broker so maybe not bad after all.

    Numrich sells the front sight ramp and sight.

    Here is mine. Really like this rifle!


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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    While I don't shoot mine near enough, they are capable of 200 yard shots. Bought mine at a pawn shop back in 11/2007 for $126.00, not as nice as gunners but just as deadly I suspect! I go along with too high of a price, hit 'em with $175.00 and see where that goes. Good luck! Mr fixit

    right to the parts list, now you can figure costs and don't forget shipping...just something to bargain with.
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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    I offered them $200 cash OTD and they wouldn't budge. I'm thinking of getting a lever anyway in .22LR.

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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    Quote Originally Posted by Oil Peddler
    I offered them $200 cash OTD and they wouldn't budge. I'm thinking of getting a lever anyway in .22LR.
    With a dud scope, it's about a $180 rifle, don't know current ramp price, but it won't be pocket change, either. See Numrich/Gun Parts site. This is an instance where if you've got the time, visit it every couple of weeks and if it's still there in a couple of months, make your offer. Usually a pawn shop wants to turn inventory over fast so they can make more loans, stuff that hangs around can be dickered for unless they goofed and have too much cash wrapped up in it. Would give you kind of an idea of current market price in your area if it sells, too.

    And nothing (except your wallet) says you can't have both a .22 WMR bolt AND a .22 levergun. Marlins are like peanuts, can't have just one.

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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    I looked at a new 39A at Bass Pro. I think it was $569. I told the clerk not to even take it out of the rack.

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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    I think the 783 is the best .22 mag for the money. Blued steel and walnut.Mine shoots dime size groups at 50 yards with Hornady v-max.Great for shooting crows and groundhogs and such.-Locoman

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    Re: Please School me on The Marlin Model 783 Bolt Action is .22 WMR

    I have a 782 as well as a 39A. Very different animals, really, but great pieces. What do you want to do with the rifle? (Or you can cite my usual response: I just want one.) Hunting? The 783 would give you another 25-50 yards. Punching paper/plinking? The 39A is the winner. The good news is that there are a lot of other Marlins, more reasonably priced, out there. You just have to have patience. Something that I always seem to be short of.
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    I just got mine, my grandfather bought it brand new 20+ years ago. i fired it today and it hit everything in 1 shot. i was wondering if it is illegal for him to just give it to me. he has all the papers i'm only 14, i don't plan to conceal it or anything. he's old and dont have many years left on him, its a family earloom and i don't want anything to happen to it.


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