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    My rare 1894 with an over the top thread

    Get ready this thread is going to be over the top but hopefully it will deliver.

    It is 1973

    27 days in and there is finally a signing of a cease fire in Vietnam and the first POWs will start to come home...









    Richard Nixon was in the middle of Watergate scandal...







    The gas crisis hit...








    Bruce Lee died at a very young and tragic age...





    The Sears tower was completed...





    The first mobile phone was invented...





    The Exorcist broke theaters around America with lines everywhere...





    Secretariat won the 1973 Belmont by 31 lengths smashing all previous records...


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    And Marlin decided to make a one off 1894 that would be available only this one year. I cannot believe I got the chance to own one, let alone in this condition. If anyone was watching, this was the one that was listed on Gunbroker for $900. It sat for 5 days with no bids and I began to get nervous someone would bid. I wanted to bid at the last minute but during lunch I thought of something I hadn't considered. Was it for sale locally by the seller? I called the gunshop it was for sale at and asked if it was pulled and put away or if it was on the floor. He checked and verified that it was for sale in the store as well. Crap... I asked if he would take his asking price over the phone and close the auction, I'd gladly pay it! He wasn't the owner and said he would have to call the owner and see if he would take it since it was on consignment. Apparently this rifle was part of an estate of a deceased collector and his wife had brought his collection in to sell. He told me he would call me back in 15 minutes. That turned into never calling me back and this was Saturday. They called me back to my surprise Monday and told me that they had spoken to the widow and she agreed to sell it to me! The rest is history... Whew am I one happy camper!




























































    I hope I didn't under deliver and I hope you enjoyed it. Maybe it brought back some good memories, maybe my rifle isn't as rare as I thought and I've wasted your time. If so I apologize! But boy oh boy is it rare to me and I'm beside myself! Thanks for your time, hope the wait was worth it.

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    Glad you got it. Looks very good.
    JM "Jenuine Marlin"

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    Very nice! Just bought a 336 the same way. Think that's a 1966 Chevy Impala in the gas line pic,parents had the same car. 283 engine,ran like champ!
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    Very nice. Completely forgot about that one !!! You definitely stole that one.

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    Oh wow! That IS COOL! And much nicer than the one I envisioned! Congrats on a great find!
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    Very nice rifle! I have a Sporter as well and they are rare----maybe no more than 1200-1500 made at best.
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    Drool. Drool all over the place. Thanks a lot! 😉 . Good eye catching that one!

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    Thanks dad for taking me hunting.

    "Those who cannot cleanly dispatch their game using a .30-30 are either shooting too far, hunting inappropriate (too large) game, or are simply incompetent." Mic McPherson

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    Dang good find there!

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