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Sounds like a good price but it ain't no Marlin and I'm not sure I want it in the mix. It's not a pre 64 but the price does sound good.
 

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Bought a new one back around 74 Desparodo. Cost back then was $100 I believe. No Marlin for sure. Nice piece of walnut but heard the receivers were so called "pot metal" with a finish that could wear off. Lever felt different than a pre 64. I did not have it long enough to have any problems as I traded for a Model 70 of the same vintage. This 70 was not a bad gun if you could live with the lousy trigger and so-so bluing. Yeah the $250 price seems fair if the gun is in overall good shape. Good luck with your decision.
 

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Thanks for the info guy's. Think I'll pass if the guy calls back. It doesn't seem to be that great a deal and I'd hate to miss out on a Marlin cause I spent this money on the winny.
 

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I dunno. $250 seems to be a good price, assuming the rifle is in good+ to excellent condition. Duxnbucks may have a good idea in using it for trading material.
 

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Wish I would have kept mine longer as to give the OP better advice. If it would have been a pre-64 I am sure the asking price would be considerably higher but they were solid. The Savage 99 was another well enginered gun.
 

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As has been Posted, it depends on what you are going to do with it and what kind of condition its in right now. If its in very good or better condition, you can always use it as a RANGE GUN. I believe that is better than target practice with a 22 anything. I saw a Post 63 30-30 in a LGS in excellent condition and he wanted $425.00 for it. I understand that as time when on, Winchester did a better job of getting the receive to hold up better than the rifles made in 1964. I don't know all the particulars.

Being an owner of Pre 64 30-30 Model 94's, when I cycle the action on a Post 64, its certainly not the same rifle by any stretch. However for that price, it can still serve a purpose.


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if in very good shape, it is well worth the $250 asking price.
 

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A co-worker offered me one two years ago. I waffled, and another guy in a different office took it. I've regretted it ever since. Would have been the perfect trunk/truck gun if nothing else.
 

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Good deal unless there is something wrong. You will not loose $$ on the deal.
 

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If it has nice metal and nice wood and if I could use another, Yes, I would buy it at that price.

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Somebody once said...you can take apart and clean, re-assemble a Marlin in about 30 minutes...and you can take apart a Winchester and clean it in about 30 minutes...and then take it to a Gunsmith to get it back together... :dontknow:
 

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Somebody once said...you can take apart and clean, re-assemble a Marlin in about 30 minutes...and you can take apart a Winchester and clean it in about 30 minutes...and then take it to a Gunsmith to get it back together... :dontknow:
:biggrin: An that's a fact. I have watched Youtube videos on taking apart a Model 94 and reassembly, but I don't know that I will venture into that game just yet. That requires Patience and Skill.

Hmm..........Hospitals have lots of PATIENTS and I have NO SKILL.



Cheers!


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