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I was at a gun show yesterday and a seller I know had 2 Marlin o/u's.One was the Ranger 410 o/u and the other I didn't look at real close but was a 410 possibly 22 or 22 hornet o/u.He wanted $1300 for each.Both in great shape but they were the 1st I 've ever seen.Did I miss a bargain?
 

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Cheapest 410 Model 90 I have seen at a gun show was $1100 a couple of years ago. The smaller the gauge on the Marlin 90’s, the higher the price.
 

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I've never seen a model 90 410.

An LGS has had a 20ga and a 12 ga on the rack for a while $795 and $495 as I recall.
 

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5 or so years ago, I had 3 of these model 90s in .410/.22 and .410 Full over Modified, if I remember correctly. Paid
a good chunk for them...$900 each at least. Went to an actual gun SHOW...small one...and one of the other guys
with a display there bought all 3 for almost double what I had in them. Had no intention of selling but he beat on me
so hard with dead presidents, I gave in. Great fun guns. Wonderful balance. Pretty sure they stopped making them in
the late 1940s. With the money I got from those, I bought a Marlin lever action .410 from 1929-1932. I like 5 shots
better.
 

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As many of you may know, Sears sold the Marlin Model 90 under the Ranger trade name prior to WWII. The .410 made by Marlin was designated the Ranger 103.14. The Model 90 .410 and the combos in .22/410, 22 Hornet/410 and .218 Bee/410 were introduced in 1939. Marlin may have made a very few 30-30/20 ga. combos. I don't know if Sears sold any combos under the Ranger name. No one knows how many .410's were made, but they are pretty rare. I paid $1300 for my .410 Model 90.

The combos are even more rare. A few years ago a .22 Hornet /410 sold for $3500 on GB. I bid $1800, but two guys got in a bidding war, and after the bid got to about $2800 one guy must have got tired of that foolishness and paid the $3500 Buy-it-Now price! I was told that there were even fewer .218 Bee/.410's made. A Marlin Model 90 collector told me he knew of only two that were sold. One may have sold for as much as $6000!

I paid $550 for a Model 90 .22/.410 combo a few years ago. It was in fair condition with bright bores and a broken stock that was put back together with wood glue and a bolt. A local gunsmith replaced the bolt with wooden dowels and sanded down the crack for $75. I think it looks pretty good, and it shoots great.

Here are before and after photos of the stock.





 

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I picked up a model 90 in 12ga a couple of years back.
A friend was in need of quick cash and knew I was good for buying firearms.

I didn't even know Marlin mades shothguns until I was presented with the model 90.
I gave him $150 for it, and offered to sell it back at the same price, but he declined the buy-back.
I also picked up an 1885 Low-Wall from him for another $200.
Again, I offered to sell it back to him for what I paid, but he declined.

The Low-Wall had been rebarreled decades ago by someone who knew what they were doing.
It now wears a Winchester model 52 barrel, so it's now chambered for .22lr instead of the original .22short.
It also has a nice competition stock with a great cheek-weld.

I have a Savage 24 in .22lr/.410bore, but I would love to lay my hands on a Marlin version.
 
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