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I have a 218 bee that I rarely shoot. I am trying to figure out a price. I understand without pics...
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on Gunbroker they are over $1000. Are people really paying that?
 

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People are asking and paying good money for 1894's lately. A lot of that is also model/caliber dependent based upon my experiences, in terms of popularity and rarity. I don't know anything about the .218 and so can't comment on it.

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I have one - think I paid $800 for it. I really like the .218 - shoots pretty good (will never get the accuracy out of a lever gun that a bolt or single shot can provide) but shoots minute of cottontail anyway. Still slowly working on load development, but I've yet to find a load that shoots less than a 2" group at 100 yards. Brass is easily made from 32-20 and there just were not that many .218's made by Marlin - increasing the value of these rifles. Hoping to find this ones 25-20 brother some day...

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I have one - think I paid $800 for it. I really like the .218 - shoots pretty good (will never get the accuracy out of a lever gun that a bolt or single shot can provide) but shoots minute of cottontail anyway. Still slowly working on load development, but I've yet to find a load that shoots less than a 2" group at 100 yards. Brass is easily made from 32-20 and there just were not that many .218's made by Marlin - increasing the value of these rifles. Hoping to find this ones 25-20 brother some day...

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I have a Marlin 1894CL in 218 Bee. With no load development or action/trigger work it went under MOA, I expect better with a little tuning and careful 'ladder' type load development. Hornady is making 218 brass as a plus. M.L. Mcpherson has published a great deal on the under MOA capabilities of Marlin lever guns.
 

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I paid close to that a year ago from a an older SASS gentleman that bought Marlins shot a few rounds then put them up. This rifle had less than 10 rounds through it. Got the factory box and paperwork and the balance of the 50 round Winchester ammo. A lot of money but do not see any in my neck of the woods.
 
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