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I know they are worth what you would pay but I like to get good deals for investment purposes. It is a pre safety 375win 336 in very good condition has 500 dollars on it. Is this a steal, a deal or watch out for bannana peal. I am going old school lever factory sight hunting in wyoming with my seventy five year old father. Bought him a et rem and I love it. Would this compliment the hunt?
 

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I would say it's a good deal. I have only seen one in many years and bought it for $600.00 last year. What are you going to hunt in WY.? Properly loaded, it should handle what ever you run accross at factory sight range. DP
 

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Whitetail and mulies. One buck two does about 175 max distance w open sights. The 35 rem shoots as well as you can with open sights. I have others but need an excuse to but one in 375. Ammo seems hard to come by. I reload and brass even seems hard to come by.
 

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If you get it, check the chamber, mine is cut deep enough it chambers loaded Winchester 38-55 brass just fine. DP
 

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Great deal Coach. I paid $700 for mine and I'd do it again. The .375 is most excellent.
 

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Thanks guys I appreciate the info. Need to feed the marlinitis, only way to stop a rash.
 

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Put down $150 on it. Had to pay $540 total due to crap scope he would not sell without. Metal on this gun is good but I hate the finish and it has more scratches than I thought. I will refinish the stock. Is it walnut for sure?

Stil a very cool gun that I can not wait to shoot.
 

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That's not a bad price nowadays on an original M375, and it is true that you don't often see an example for sale. And yes, if the stocks are original; they would indeed be American black walnut. As FYI, new Marlin rifles from that period came out of the box with a sticker on the forearm that stated "Genuine Walnut" to remind rifle buyers of the quality materials and old world craftsmanship Marlin still built into their rifles when other makers were transitioning to stained hardwood stocks. I live in GA, so long shots on game are uncommon, given our thick woodlands and swamps; but the longest shot I've ever made with a Marlin was with my M375 at just over 175 yards. Unlike you, I had to make my shot with the aid of a scope; but there is no doubt that a 375 Marlin will reach out and touch a game animal if you do your part. Good luck.
 

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Rachethead,
thank you for the story about your 375w it is nice to hear confirmation of the abilities of this caliber. I have and love the 35rem and feel this is in the same catagory just a bit better balistically. In wy I will need to hunt the areas that create an advantage for open sights and moderate range. I will start reloading and get familiar with this gal soon. Stock needs new finish.
 
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