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Hello all, I have just registered here. I am from New Zealand and predominantly collect Winchester & Krico rifles. I have the opportunity to purchase this Marlin Rifle (I know nothing about Marlin whatsoever). I quite like it but I would like to hear from you guys as to the rifle and as to the value. It does come with both firing pins.
Any feedback would be much appreciated.
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I would buy that Marlin in a heartbeat.
Thank you for your reply. What is it worth in your opinion? As I know nothing about them I need some guidance. If it was Winchester I would be fine but this will be the first marlin and I am apprehensive of getting duped.
 

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Looks like it's in better condition than most that show up these days. So; Marlin 1892 round barrel .32 cal, special sights on both ends. If the bore is very good 1500 frog hides. Remember that ammunition is very difficult to find. You can reload the center fire by modification of the cases, and buying heeled bullets. Only other way is to rechamber to .32s&w long.

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welcome from upstate ny. if the bore is good. its a find! yrs ago I had a chance to buy one. I passed. I still regret it 50 yrs later! im a winnie 94/92 guy. but Marlin, savage 99 are in my safe too!
 

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Hello waynesworld and welcome to the forum from N.E. Indiana, U.S.A. Nice looking rifle, good luck in your purchase!!
 

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It’s a fine rifle indeed. Welcome from the beautiful Ouachita mountains of Arkansas.
 

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Thank you so much for the warm welcomes and the feedback. I love these forums, you can tap into a staggering amount of knowledge from all over the world. I will complete the purchase.
Thank you all once again
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welcome from upstate ny. if the bore is good. its a find! yrs ago I had a chance to buy one. I passed. I still regret it 50 yrs later! im a winnie 94/92 guy. but Marlin, savage 99 are in my safe too!
Hi,yes bore is 9/10. It will be a nice addition to my Winchesters and a few gaps to fill in lol.
 

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Thank you for your reply. What is it worth in your opinion? As I know nothing about them I need some guidance. If it was Winchester I would be fine but this will be the first marlin and I am apprehensive of getting duped.
I would buy it as a collector piece; not a shooter. Ammo is an issue. If I found one for 1500 to 1800 I would be hard pressed not to purchase. I would be dying to rebore but in the end I would give it a museum restoration and put it in the lair. The guy on MidwayUSA has a video on museum restorations and I have a acquaintance that does this kind of stuff in a museum. Her biggest advice was to get a good supply of Renaissance Wax.
 

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Welcome to marlinowners.com from an Old Soldier in Olympia, WA; in the Great Pacific Northwest - "The Original 444 Marlin®" Country! Hooaaahhhh!!!
 
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Welcome Kiwi from Southern California,

I must say, with a walk in safe stocked like that, I would like to understand more about the Kiwi definition of a Newbie or what you consider a seasoned sportsman.

Nice collection. Be very cautious the disease know as Marlinitis is equally as inflammatory as Winchesteritis. Good to see there are a few empty slots. It appear they are asking for occupancy.
 
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Welcome Kiwi from Southern California,

I must say, with a walk in safe stocked like that, I would like to understand more about the Kiwi definition of a Newbie or what you consider a seasoned sportsman.

Nice collection. Be very cautious the disease know as Marlinitis is equally as inflammatory as Winchesteritis. Good to see there are a few empty slots. It appear they are asking for occupancy.
LOL, yes it is like a disease. By newbie, I meant Newbie to your Marlin forum, not a newbie to firearms. I am more of a collector than a shooter although I do hunt when I can. It is really tough to find high condition Winchesters down here, most are well used. Hence this Marlin caught my eye so now I am flat out diving into the world of Marlins. Cool stuff too, I never realised there was such a following to Marlin rifles.
 
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