For what its worth. About 4 months ago I paid just north of 1K for mine in excellent condition, but no box or papers.I saw a 1897 CB the other day for sell. Price was $1600.00. 99 % new old stock. Is that crazy and/or they that rare? I have a 336CB,1894CB,1895CB.WHY did I have to SEE this rifle? 1600 for a 22 rifle!
Welcome from Idaho!
Sometimes, you can find a nice Model 39 (octagon barrel) for under $1K! They are shooters & no cross bolt safety w/rebounding hammer & often still have some nice case color .
I have the exact same set up as you show in your photo. Both are a pleasure to handle and shoot.I paid $1275 for my 2001 NIB, JM 1897 Cowboy with the full package - box, papers, etc.
They are difficult to find, but worth every cent.
Nice companion for my 1996 JM 1894 Cowboy in 45 Colt.
Just saw this one SOLD FOR $1,000 to an on-site bidder -- would have ended up over $1,200 with all fees and transfers for an online bidder.Here you go guys -- let the bidding begin!
Proxibid Listing for Marlin 1897 Cowboy 22 (click for link)
(Not mine -- I got one via Proxibid for a very decent price 2 years ago...)