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I have noticed that Remlin has not made any .444's for a while now.... therefore supply in demand would "suggest" the value of .444's increase..
Anyways, I have a JM stamped and serial number on my 444 that places it as one of the last JM 444's made before the transition... I was wondering what the estimated value for this rifle is? It is in excellent/new condition, and has had less then 40 rounds fired through it.

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Al
 

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Sorry for leaving out all that information in my original post, too answer your questions though, its the model with the 22'' blued barrel , pistol grip, walnut, checkered, I believe Ballard type rifling...
 

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Like Angus and Starrbow said, kinda hard to guess...

Assuming a 2008, 20" barrel, very good condition with no issues, $600, maybe $700 if your timing is right...

The changing hunting laws might work in your favor, but so would the idea of keeping a great rifle in a great caliber.



Good luck,

Brocky


what change in hunting laws are you referencing?
 

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What Starrbow, Brocky, and Flat Top said. I own a 444ss and a 444XLR. Back to original question its worth whatever someone else is willing to pay for a fine rifle that they don't make anymore. The 45-70,s are everywhere but not the 444 Marlin. I was kind of thinking of selling one but then I thought I should have one MG and one Ballard rifled.

Thanks for getting back on the original subject, the reason I ask is not because I want to sell it, but because someone offered to buy mine and I told them "go to the store and buy/order one"... they then informed me that they have been off the market for a while now, and then offered me $700 Cash... I was flattered, but did not hesitate to reject the offer after he educated me on their lack of availability...I originally paid $500-something... so $700 was not going to make the deal worth taking, especially if I cant find another one lol..
 

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The life cycle of the 444 has seen 5 different models, in the last 16 years three models, the 444SS, 444P and the XLR, the 444P and XLR was not really made by the boatload, sparingly at best. Marlin put most of their Big Bore Eggs in the 45-70 basket, several models per year, plus all the specials from places like Davidsons, then throw in the LTD series and Marlin made way more of the 45-70's in way more configurations, so there's way more of the other big bores to go around. 444's are at a premium right now, the prices are all over the map!
If there is a demand, how come Marlin is not taking advantage of the market and making money.... I agree with you, 45-70's are everywhere.... Good rifles, but everywhere...
 

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The demand is less than a month old. You could sell it in Ohio for $800. Probably $600 elsewhere for the searching I did over the last few months if it is pristine.

I am hoping production returns, for ammunition at the very least.

The demand won't last. After a year or two everyone will settle down. Right now most people I know are getting 45-70's and considering them a big improvement over slug guns. Those seem to be plentiful.

I agree, .444 ammo is hard to find.... gotta start reloading, its Over Priced at the stores anyways...
 

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I have 20 or 30 .444 brass.....once fired.. I should probably sell it to one of yall who need it for reloading.. its a mixture of remington and hornady brass. PM me if interested.
 

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I want to go bear hunting with my .444, but there is no Bear Hunting in Texas as far as I know... What states allow Hunters from other states come to hunt bear (any species) without drawing for a lotto?
 
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