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I see I posed my question on the wrong page. I am usually on the .444 site and hadn't scrolled down to the 1894 page. I have the opportunity to purchase a Marlin 1894 in a .218 Bee that was made in 1990. I believe they were only produced between 1990-1994. It is in very good condition having seen only limited use. What is a fair market price for this gun?
 

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Sagegrouse, I havent been following the auction prices. I bought mine new in 1990. In today's market, it seems like 7-800 would be an ok price. Anything less and you could brag a little. I would expect a nice speciman if giving top dollar. Mike, they were all crossbolt rifles as they were introduced after the CB safety was made standard. One without it would be rebarreled or a religned barrel. FYI, Midway and Grafs, possibally others have Brass from time to time. I suspect you will find the price of factory ammo (if you can find it) distasteful. Brass can easily be formed from .25-20s. IMO, they are one of the funnest rifles you can own. Good luck, Jack
 

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I got mine a few weeks ago, 700 bucks got me the gun in very good shape, talley rings, williams sight, 170 unfired rounds and 30 brass. For now I put a scope on the rifle while i figure out what it likes to shoot the best. After that I see a skinner in my future.


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When you get the rifle, try the 43gr. Winchester bullet in it. Mine likes it very much indeed.
Guzziac,
Richard P.
 

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I have a Win mdl 43 218Bee and you can buy HSM loaded ammo for little more than what new brass costs...buy the ammo shoot it away reload the brass. I have some brass i've reloaded 15 times and no stress cracks...yes the 43 gr bullet is goog so is the 50 gr.
 

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Thanks for all your answers to my questions. I think I will pull the trigger on my deal. I am getting the Marlin .218 Bee mounted with an older 13/4-5 variable Redfield widefield scope with Weaver rings & mount, a Williams 5D peep site, 500 rounds of brass, 500 Hornady bullets, and a Lee .218 die set. I have the gun on trial and it is a sweet shooter. I will probably put the Williams site on the gun and file the scope away for the day my eyes aren't working so well. Does the asking price of $800 seem like a fair deal for me?
 

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Sounds good from here. The brass and the other options add up pretty fast. Have fun with the new toy, Jack
 

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Sagegrouse JUMP on that rifle quick! Do NOT let ti get away at that price. They are bringing in good to new condidtion OVER $1,000. And you are getting a bunch of brass, bullets dies, etc with it. You decided you don't like it I give you $850 for the package! ;D

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