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I was at my local gun shop today the same one I bought the old Mountie from and he had a very nice 1894 44 Mag for one heck of a price that I could not refuse even though I already have one in stainless. He runs a cash only business and it was getting late so he put it aside for me so I can pick it up next week. I'm so excited I could not wait to post about it!!:biggrin: It has some small dings in the stock and few scratches on the blue but overall an excellent rifle! Sorry no pictures yet but it has a uncheckered walnut stock and the gold trigger. The action was smooth as butter!! Also, I was at another gun store and they had an old Remington Nylon which was rusty for cheap with an uncracked stock for $125 and also had an old Brazilian Mauser chambered in the 30-06. I did not buy neither of those because I wanted to check what they were going for before I made the jump. So all in all it has been a great day!!

James:biggrin::biggrin:

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congrats, need pictures when you pick it up
 

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1977 was a fine year for Marlin. Congrats - great rifle in a great caliber. My local Walmart has .44 mag ammo in stock right now.
 

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Brazilian Mausers were originally in 7 x 57, which I'd rather have than a 30-06...rechambering would require a new barrel, so check the bore before you chamber a round!
 

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Brazilian Mausers were originally in 7 x 57, which I'd rather have than a 30-06...rechambering would require a new barrel, so check the bore before you chamber a round!
They were chambered for the 30.06 because we have supplied them with arms that were already chambered in 30.06. From what I gather so far, it is a 1954 year so this has been rebarreled by an armory and not some gunsmith. I'm going to check headspace for sure.

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Well if it has the Heavy German built 98 Action , That Brazilian .... it'll fetch the higher $'s for sure.... some of um Did . A lot of those re chambered 308's and 06's did have the heaver actions ....

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I think they're all on 98 actions. They were 1908 Mausers originally. Easy enough to check the bore or do a chamber cast. As I said, I'd much rather have a 7 x 57 original. Excellent round. There isn't a whole lot of value to these, just make sure what you have.
 

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They were chambered for the 30.06 because we have supplied them with arms that were already chambered in 30.06. From what I gather so far, it is a 1954 year so this has been rebarreled by an armory and not some gunsmith. I'm going to check headspace for sure.

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30-06 would be no surprise to me in a 1954 rifle, because it was built at the end or just after the Korean conflict, which was a multi-national effort, and the M1 Garand in 30-06 was the hands down favorite. There would have been gobs and gobs of ammo for your rifle at that time.
 

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Does the '77 gun have the new ejector? I'm thinking that '76 was the last year, but if not you'll probably want to get a spare or two. Of course you know that already.
 

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I knew about the ejector but I could not remember the year. I forgot to look since I was shocked to see it there on the shelf. I also forgot to mention is that he had a nice 882 with a walnut stock. I already have a mint 25MN but it has the beech stock. Oh and it was a Nylon 66 which I forgot to mention above.

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I also am fond of the 70's vintage Marlins with the plain slimmer wood and no cross bolt safety.
 

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I also am fond of the 70's vintage Marlins with the plain slimmer wood and no cross bolt safety.
What I like about it is that is has a plain stock. I do not mind checkering as long as it is cut. I would really like one chambered in 45 Colt but my odds finding one for a decent price is probably nill.

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Congrats Jim, sound like a nice rifle, but we need pictures Man, you know, photos.:flute:
 

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Congrats Jim, sound like a nice rifle, but we need pictures Man, you know, photos.:flute:
They are coming!! I should have the rifle Monday and I will definitely post some pictures! You know that is a fact!

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Nice find
I love my 1894
It's a '79 and after I replaced the Carrier with the new style, it runs just about anything I can feed it
All 44 Mags and 44 Specials, Factory and Hand / Reloads

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Check out the Brazilian. See if it was made in obendorf they have more polish on the inside than guns today have on the outside. The Berlin made ones are ok too but they don't usually fetch the price a obendorf one does.
 

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When it comes to a Lever Gun in .308 Win, I went with the Browning, ('72) Belgian BLR
I really like how the Trigger rides with the Lever and allows the Shooter to keep his hand fully engaged while cycling the Action
And the Box Magazine allows for fast reload (when you have a few spare Mags) and the ability to fire full Ballistic Bullets

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