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I know that I can't afford to go out and just buy what ever I want, I accept it. I do periodically stop and just look in case some unheard of opportunity arises, and I usually have no problem looking then walking out. I know what I want, I've been looking for a project gun that I can get cheap then overhaul it myself. I'm sure that I could work out a trade when I find one. I'd ultimately like a 1984C because I already cast for and reload tons of .38's and .357's. Today I found what I've been looking for except it is a .44 mag. It was so hard to hand him that gun back and leave. I need to hit the lottery. :(
 

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The nagging feeling you get from handing back a nice but not exactly what you want firearm does not last nearly as long as the nagging feeling you get when you own a firearm that is close to but not exactly what you wanted in the first place.
 

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miatakix said:
The nagging feeling you get from handing back a nice but not exactly what you want firearm does not last nearly as long as the nagging feeling you get when you own a firearm that is close to but not exactly what you wanted in the first place.
Very well said there miatakix. I don't compromise on what I want. I've come close but didn't want to end up with just what you summarized!
 

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You guys are awesome, this site is like one big support group. Hi my name is Mike, and I'm addicted to leverguns, especially Marlins. My last one was a Henry though, they're pretty cool too.
 

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I would feel better or happier paying too much money for a Marlin that I really, really wanted over one that I really did not want at all but got a good deal on.
 

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Centaur 1 said:
You guys are awesome, this site is like one big support group. Hi my name is Mike, and I'm addicted to leverguns, especially Marlins. My last one was a Henry though, they're pretty cool too.
Hmm, I always thought of MO as the bar down the street from the church where the AA meeting is going on.. Most of the time all you will get here is support FOR your addiction! ;D By the way, i just bought a Henry 22 levergun too. Seems that Marlin aint making the little 39 right now...
 

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I would feel better or happier paying too much money for a Marlin that I really, really wanted over one that I really did not want at all but got a good deal on.
Been there, done that and got the Marlin. And I'm not letting go of it.
 

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Yeah Willey, been there done that and I still yearn for more.
 

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miatakix said:
The nagging feeling you get from handing back a nice but not exactly what you want firearm does not last nearly as long as the nagging feeling you get when you own a firearm that is close to but not exactly what you wanted in the first place.
I understand this completely and learned a long time ago to be patient with gun buying.

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Solid advice from guys who know. ...the longer you have to wait for the right gun at the right price, the more you will appreciate it. ....you're day of acquisition will come.
 

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I know what you mean! I have been craving a 44-40 in the 24 inch CB version forever, and never have the money when the guns are available. Now I have the money,and I can't find one. I did find a 1894C, 1982 vintage, at a local shop for $400. It looks ike it might have had 2 boxes of cartridges through it. Mighty tough to put it back on the rack, what with it calling my name and such!!! :'( It woould have gone home with me right there, except I already have one. I can still here it calling from here! ;D

Best of luck with your search,
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FredT said:
I would feel better or happier paying too much money for a Marlin that I really, really wanted over one that I really did not want at all but got a good deal on.
Fred, you said it all in a nutshell, and considering the state that Marlin is in right now (Remigton) I couldn't agree more!
 

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What is this "restraint"that you guys speak of? It has never worked for me.The last two used Marlins that I handled followed me home.I am a sucker for Marlins,just ask my wife ;D
 
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