After you click on Marlin rifles ,look under the page numbers, there is a little thing in bracketts that says newest first, click on that. When the screen comes up you will see the stuff highlighted in yellow . Scroll down past that and look at tha third listing. It is being sold by Classic Restorations :!:marlinman93 said:Lots of Marlins I'd suspect! :wink: Couldn't find the .33 WCF after checking Marlins listed in the last week. No luck?
I thought the only 33's they made were the lightweights ?marlinman93 said:Thanks for the info 6pt-sika! Impossibvle to tell if it is a true lightweight, as I can't see the buttplate, levr is closed, as is the bolt. The lightweights in the 1895 had a hard rubber buttplate, and the bolt and lever were lightened internally to save weight. I have a .33Win 1895 with round barrel, and shotgun buttplate, but it doesn't have the light lever and bolt. It's been mistakenly called a "lightweight" by several collectors who saw it.
That explains why I have 336SC's and not 1893's $275 vs. $1000 (if you are lucky)marlinman93 said:Parley,
Isn't it amazing what they get, or ask for on these old Marlins nowadays? To those of us who have been collecting them for awhile, the prices are astronomical!
I was discussing this with a fellow Marlin collector just the other day! When I started, I could find a lot of Marlins in the $300-$400 range, and they were decent to nice guns. Heck, even found a few under $300 that are still in my collection, and look good. Prices continually crept up, and guns I wouldn't buy at $500, seem like bargains at $800 now! I thought I broke the bank buying my two barrel 1893 set 10 years ago at $900. I've turned down several times that amount a couple times since!
I used to think these guys were dreaming at the prices they ask, but now I'm not so sure?