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    Tenderfoot
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    howdy from minnesota

    hey guys, new to the marlin scene, just brought my first one home last night. bit of a story: i work at a gun shop and had to go up front to talk to my boss, she had an old levergun on her desk and i asked what was up. she tells me it's broken and someone surrendered it, so she's gonna have it sent out ot be destroyed unless someone offers her like 25 bucks as-is.
    so 25 bucks later i'm now the proud owner of a Marlin model 1895 in .40-82, produced 1897, hoping to find a community that can help me get it shooting again.
    so far the only thing i can confirm is wrong with it is the hammer spring. the bore's pretty dark, but i can still see the rifling.

    but yeah, i'm just a nerd who spends too much time and effort on old and weird guns, planning on going to school for gunsmithing in the fall after wasting most of my 20s trying to become a white collar paper-chaser. nothing else exciting to report really

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    Welcome from SW Ohio.

    Sounds like a great deal you fell into. Some one will be along shortly to help you out.
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    Welcome from the marshes of south Louisiana.

    Never be scared to get your hands dirty! Never! Great find in a old Marlin! Pictures is mandatory!

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    stuck at my parents' for the holidays, gonna be a couple days before i can get some decent pics unfortunately.

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    Welcome from Micanopy Florida.
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    Happy Holidays and Welcome...
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    Welcome from Idaho, be patient thru the holidays, but there will be some eventually that can give some advice!
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    Hey Moon - welcome to MO and greetings from Ohio.
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    Welcome aboard from Delaware.
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    Welcome from South Carolina, good luck with your new project.
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