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    The Glenfield 30A I didn't really want

    While on a trip down south a few weeks ago I called a pawn shop to see if they had any used lever action rifles out for sale and the guy said he had one in 30-30, a Glenfield 30A with Simmons scope for $449.95. He said it was pretty nice so I called my buddy and here we go. Once we got to the store and approached the guy I had talked to he handed the rifle to me and I almost started laughing. I looked at my buddy and he looked at me, I said this is suppose to be nice. I started commenting about the wood being scratched up and dented, scope was bent and dirty, action was stiff and almost hanging up. I said you want to much for this rifle and a young lady that was behind the counter said the boss had priced it to high in her opinion and I agreed, then she said what do you think it's worth...well she ask so I said it's about a $300 dollar gun. Well she excused herself to the back and the guy said she was going to call the boss. Well this guy was real likable and we started kidding around about the condition with a little humor about how it looked like it had been used and put up wet...then here she comes and says OK, I'm like OK what...(is she about to throw me out) the gun is yours for $300. I looked at my buddy and he said you offered $300 and I said I didn't really want but guess I'll take it. The bluing on the gun is surprising good considering what the rest of it looks like. After disassembly it's no wonder why it cycles so rough. I seriously doubt the gun has ever been cleaned. Rust doesn't move freely on metal parts, especially with no oil. Thank goodness the bore is clean and evidently the previous owner knew how to run a patch down the barrel. So here I go bringing another one back to life, but I enjoy it.
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    who knows. it may be a fine shooter. enjoy. oh can that awful scope mount!
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    wow! yep its five miles of bad road inside. when ever I get a used gun it get disasembled cleaned, parts inspected. you should have seen my 108 yr old winnie 92 rifle. bats flew out of it!
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    That is a $200 gun but I paid the same price for my last $200 gun.
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    I was going to say a $250 gun! I never seen one that rusty inside!

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    I'd have bought it at that price too! The bluing and screws look surprisingly good. I would thoroughly enjoy cleaning that rifle up and seeing how it runs. I bet it ends up being real shooter! Let us know.

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    The desire to rescue a neglected rifle you have no need for is a sign that your Marlinitis is running out of control. At this rate the safe will be full in no time and you will be stacking rifles like cord wood throughout the house.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zuikowarrior View Post
    That is a $200 gun but I paid the same price for my last $200 gun.
    No, it's a $300 gun, ask me how I know.
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