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Hello all, I have a chance to pick up a marlin Texan a few towns over. it's in .35 Remington. Ser# starts with an "R" is this a 1957 rifle? would this gun have Ballard rifling? seller wants $400 for it. I have been told it's in great shape- from the pictures it looks nice. any info on this gun would be a big help. thanks to all.
 

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That rifle was made between 1957-1958. It should have Micro-groove--I think the MG rifling began in 1955 or 1956. That is still one heck of a find for 400 bucks. They are going for twice that on GB--35 Rem Texans are hard to find.
 
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That rifle was made between 1957-1958. It should have Micro-groove--I think the MG rifling began in 1955 or 1956. That is still one heck of a find for 400 bucks. They are going for twice that on GB--35 Rem Texans are hard to find.
As above Ret_Eng is correct. I have a "P" (1957, My DOB) which I bought from a fellow member here with XS Ghost Ring sights for $480. It was a great buy.
Stop Now, Do Not Pass Go! and buy the rifle pending condition. They don't make any more "R"s or "P"s. It will only go up in value.

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A few towns over you say. Just what towns would they be? Aww just go buy it.
 

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If as nice as you think, that would be a good price. I've seen them go from that timeframe for much more than that myself.
 
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