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Saw a nice Marlin 883, tube-fed .22 magnum, with a decent scope in a pawnshop yesterday for $149. I was sorely tempted, but left without it. 1) I have an XT stainless that shoots great, 2) I just bought a shotgun I didn't need, and 3) the store was crowded, knew it would take at least an hour for background check, etc. But....still thinking about it. Must resist...must resist.
 

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tallguy606, If you're not gonna buy the 883, send me the shops name because I would love a $149.00 883. Well plus some S&H. :top:
 

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Well, 45Bill, you called it. Found myself near the same pawnshop today, lo and behold, the 883 was still there in the rack. They let me have it for $149, tax included. Got it home, bore is excellent, blue excellent with no rust at all or worn spots, walnut stock very nice with only a couple little dings. 1993 serial number. Rear sight missing as is the front sight hood. I think I have both those items in my junk box. Range check tomorrow; praying it feeds, fires, and ejects OK.
 

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I'm glad it was still there! I always say, if it's still there when I return, then it's meant to be. Enjoy it and let us know how she shoots!
 
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Range report on my new (old) 883. Action works flawlessly, feeding, firing, ejecting like new. Shot a few 50-yard targets to sight in the old, funky Simmons scope that came on it. My best group, using 40-gr Hornady ammo, was 3 shots in 5/8 inches off the bench. I have had 4 or 5 Marlin .22 Mag rifles over the years, this is about typical for any of them. A really good shooter could probably tighten this up. But sweat was running in my eyes and biting flies were bothering me, so I thought that was OK. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it...
 

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Well, 45Bill, you called it. Found myself near the same pawnshop today, lo and behold, the 883 was still there in the rack. They let me have it for $149, tax included. Got it home, bore is excellent, blue excellent with no rust at all or worn spots, walnut stock very nice with only a couple little dings. 1993 serial number. Rear sight missing as is the front sight hood. I think I have both those items in my junk box. Range check tomorrow; praying it feeds, fires, and ejects OK.
Glad it was still there for you to get and that it works flawlessly for you. We don't have biting flies where I live however the mosquito are so bad this year that when they go for blood it like being stung by a bee, so yea I can see how it would affect the group.
 
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Whay to go back and get that lil rifle. When I have an average day I blame it on the heat and the buffalo gnats.
 
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