read an ad in the thrifty nickel tonight about a marlin 1894 .44mag. asking $200.00. thats all it says about it. i assume at that price that its not like new condition, but was just wondering how bad it could be and still be a good deal. i know date of manufacture plays a part but i dont know it. i'll call about it tomorrow, but was just wondering if anyone could give me some rough estimates.