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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...
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,61532.0.html

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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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