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Marlin 89C info

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Hello to all, relative new-bie here....
I just picked up a very pristine Marlin model 89C at a gun show and haven't been able to find out too much about it. It appears to be all original, beautiful walnut stock, blueing is near-perfect, and it came with a very nice Weaver B-4 scope. Clean as a whistle, almost looks to have never been fired. Has the original 5-shot magazine. From what I've found out, it seems that this one was probably made in the mid-to-late 1950's. Anyone out there have one of these or know anything about this rifle?

Thanks, --728 shooter
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Welcome to the Forum, 'shooter. Sounds like a nice specimen you have there...I'd like to see some pictures when you're able.

The Model 89 is the detachable magazine cousin to the tube-fed Model 88. With that one exception, they are otherwise nearly one in the same.

You'll find some infomation on the Model 88 in this thread...,61532.0.html

If you don't mind me asking, what does a Marlin 89C go for?

I bought mine about 25 years ago from someone desperate for cash. I think I paid only $25. I think now that I got a great deal.

I fired it for the first time this weekend. The first 7 round from the original ammo that came with the gun fired great. Not so good after that. I was shooting High Velocity Remingtons and they did not feed from the clip. So I did not fire to many more. I did decide to clean the gun after that, and boy it need it.

I did some internet research to find out how to tear the gun down. It was very dry and there was dust/dirt inside. So I cleaned it and oiled it, but have not fired it yet, since the cleaning. I need to find the best ammo to prevent the miss loads.

Anyway, I was just wondering what my 89C might be worth. It seems to be in great condition.

By the way, I really like the gun and I hope I can find the right ammo to shoot without jamming.
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