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I have been learning to post pictures and i'm trying to do enough of them so i don't forget how basically i'm a computer,camera moron with a real short memory!!!!! :-[ :-[, heres the marlin corner of my gun vault ! Don

 

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Don, I walked through all of the pictures of your barn raising (extremely large gun room) multiple times. Just an amazing setup that we all wish we had. Please keep posting pictures of your Marlins and anything else you wish to share. Heck, I'd be happy to revisit the reloading room pictures too now that you're settled in.

Please post more.......
 

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We are not bored. I see a few 1899 Savages in the mix. I have a couple myself.
 

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Loggah,

Geez, what can I say!!! That is I N C R E D I B L E !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That would be a dream come true!! Don't worry about appearing flamboyant, I know you are not, you are just passionate about your hobby!!!

You know, with a collection like that, maybe you could tell us about how you got started, like did you grow up in a family that liked guns????

I'd sure be interested to know what your first collectable firearm was?!! You guy's on the east coast appear to have more collectable firearms available than us on the west coast. Don't know if that is really true or not but it sure appears that way.

Hey Loggah, maybe rank your top 3 all time favorite models, not specimens within your collection but models and maybe calibers, all makes!!
I'm really starting to like the printable memorabilia too and really enjoy looking at the Marlin stuff you have put together. Thanks for sharing the pics!!!! GEOFF out in Wa. State.
 

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Geoff, My father had a small collection of Winchesters and 1 Marlin, with our big family he couldn't afford many guns. with 6 kids our family has always had guns and hunted ,we hunted for meat not so much sport . I'm not sure about the collecting thing it might have been hereditary !!! ;D My Grandfather 12 generations back came to the new world in Governor Wentworths Fleet 1n 1629, he was the first surveyor general in the then new world , he was given 1000 acres in what is now Roxbury Mass. (yuk) and all the firearms of the colonists were kept at his home !!! Well so much for history, most of my relatives were smart enough to get out of Massachusetts!!!!!! I bought my own personal gun when i was 13 a old Winchester model 12 shotgun which i still have. I like all lever guns Winchesters, Marlins and Savages. I like any of the old square bolt Marlins but you dont see many around here, i have 42 Marlins, but i have over 100 Winchesters and over 100 Savages, seems i find more of them. If i have to say i guess i like the 1886 Winchesters in 45-90 best, but there very pricey!! :) maybe i will post a picture of my winchester wall,and savage wall, theres a few more that arent in these pictures, actually 4 of me savages are model 1895's which were made by Marlin. Don



 

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I bet you are better stocked than most gun shops. ;D I think we are all envious. What a collection.
 

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I bet you are better stocked than most gun shops. ;D I think we are all envious. What a collection.
You are correct there. I've never been in any gun shop that had even close to 42 Marlins. Just guessing but the most I've seen in one place up until these pics was around twelve (not including gun shows).
 

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$$$$ are running through my head. If you could buy every gun for $500 just for 100 Winchesters, 100 Savages, and 42 Marlins is $121,000 and I bet that wouldn't even touch it, probably not by 1/2.

I just can't fathom spending that much on guns. That is a tremendous amount of money to a working man. It's not a hobby I could afford.
 

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Hawlg, It took a hell of a lot of logs, and a bunch of gravel from my gravel pit, a few land sales and 45 years of collecting to get these. plus some dislocated and broken body parts !!!! ;D you might say this is my 401 K program theres over 400 guns in all . Hopefully when i decide to sell they will still be someone collecting them !!!!!!! ::) ::) Don
 

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Very impressive. 8) 8) 8)
 

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$$$$ are running through my head. If you could buy every gun for $500 just for 100 Winchesters, 100 Savages, and 42 Marlins is $121,000 and I bet that wouldn't even touch it, probably not by 1/2.

I just can't fathom spending that much on guns. That is a tremendous amount of money to a working man. It's not a hobby I could afford.
Rather gratuitous comments, no? I, for one, am happy to see someone with the wherewithal to enjoy his interests doing so on a grand scale.
Keep it up, Loggah!
 

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Mike,Thanks !! but as you might understand sometimes i'm a bit strapped for cash !!! seems its all invested somewhere ! :( ;D good thing my wife supports me in my hobby! Don
 

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Mike,Thanks !! but as you might understand sometimes i'm a bit strapped for cash !!! seems its all invested somewhere ! :( ;D good thing my wife supports me in my hobby! Don
Thanks for showing us, Don. It helps to know that someone has more than I have (and I can show my wife). I have been collecting for nearly 40 years but I have only a bit over 150 including about 20 Marlins. Unfortunately, I have never seen all of mine at one time. My house is not big enough to keep them at home so they are scattered about the state in friend and relatives safes. But you guys are not interested in that.

Congratulations and thanks again.
 

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An outstanding and impressive collection, as well as a fine structure to secure and display it! A testament to hard work, dedication, and commitment to a hobby. Some gamble, drink, and smoke to excess; others collect art, sportscars, coins, etc. To each their own. I have seen many firearms museums throughout the world, and these individual brand numbers are definitely on par with the best out there... I have collected for over 30 years now, and my collection exceeds the century mark (with ~50 Marlins), and I can recount a story for each and every purchase, and also the "ones that got away" ;D
I am totally intrigued by the design, engineering, and handwork that went into the older firearms. Thanks so much for sharing yours!
 
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