Yeah, I've been watching them on gunbroker too. The last several have been 3000. I think once they get into some hands the prices will ease up. i mean they're shipping obviously. Funny enough I wanted one just to have a nice rifle to take out. I had looked at a regular 444 and then added on the price of a nice stock and I was nearly at 1500 already. I'm not much on collector guns but I usually take prety good care of my rifles and it'd be nice to have a nicer rifle. We will see. Somewhere there is a local gun shop that probably has one on a shelf.So I was planning to buy one. I was watching gunbroker for them and suddenly there was one, then two. I think they both were auctions but had a buy it now price set at the msrp of 1895. I really thought they would go for around 1500 and as they were approaching that amount another popped up with a buy it now price of around 1650 but there was only the stock picture from marlin. I emailed the seller and asked for a picture but before they could send one someone else pressed the bin button. Meanwhile the other two continued to climb and I think one went for 1850 and the other went bin at 1895. A couple more with buy it now prices were listed but were snatched up before I even saw them. Now the last few have been auction only and have gone for over 3000 bucks! I dont think I will be getting one now. I missed my chance because I wanted to see a picture of the real rifle
Thanks! Yes, my checkering is crisp. Your foregrip looks the same as mine, but I can see what you mean regarding the butt stock.Very nice RCB! That wood is outstanding and you can see the pattern of the checkering real well. If Talstar's looks like yours I think I will have to talk to Marlin about my butt stock.
Actually, I have had very good luck with my JM 444XLR, 444P, and 444SS. You won't ever find another Marlin/Remlin rifle with the excellent engineering, outstanding quality, and inherent accuracy of the XLR series. We will have to agree to disagree on this one."I’m sure a JM is better quality and can be had for much less"
Well you won't find a JM production 444 that is anything like this rifle so good luck with that. As for the quality, how can you say that without ever having your hands on one of these rifles?