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Hello all, need a little help here. I'm thinking about selling my orgional marlin marauder but not sure what I should price it at. It's in about 90% condition, has the Z prefix so mfg. in 1964 I believe. ::) Lets try to be serious here, I've reciently had open heart surgery and I need to sell some guns to pay medical bills, but I want to be fair to the buyer as well as myself.

Thanks for your opinions,
 

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minimum $700...
it will continue to increase in value if you can hold ;)
hope you feel better, heal fast, and better days are ahead!!!
 

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sgood, do you have any help concerning my question? ;)

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It hard to say. Some weeks the economy seems to be driving prices down then the next week the right rifle sales for big dollar.

I'd say list it on Gunbroker for $525 with a $700 buy now and whatever reserve you feel would work.

I'll just say since gold is $1400 an ounce now,I'm buying guns for very fair prices.
 

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LuckenbachTexas said:
It hard to say. Some weeks the economy seems to be driving prices down then the next week the right rifle sales for big dollar.

I'd say list it on Gunbroker for $525 with a $700 buy now and whatever reserve you feel would work.

I'll just say since gold is $1400 an ounce now,I'm buying guns for very fair prices.

I second that. Guns, like everything else are worth what someone will pay you for them. Also it depends on what they are worth to you. I have two marauders, a 30-30 and .35, and a LTS to finish the collection and I don't think I would sell them for anything. If you are serious about selling it no matter what put it on gunbroker for the longest time allowed and start it at .99 cents and let it run with no reserve. That will tell you what the market at that time will bear for it. If you just want to sell it for a real high price and are not in a hurry put a high reserve and keep relisting it till the right person comes along. I have to say though what ever you get for it, it is not going to be a life changing amount of money so see if you can find the money somewhere else, because later you will probably regret selling it. I personally will be giving them to my sons and I hope they give them to theirs. They are like waterfront proerty they just don't make them anymore. Either way you decide, I wish you the best.
 

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LuckenbachTexas said:
It hard to say. Some weeks the economy seems to be driving prices down then the next week the right rifle sales for big dollar.

I'd say list it on Gunbroker for $525 with a $700 buy now and whatever reserve you feel would work.

I'll just say since gold is $1400 an ounce now,I'm buying guns for very fair prices.
A local seller on gunbroker had a straight grip RC 30/30 that was at least 95%, but he set a high hidden reserve without a BUY NOW AND re-listed it several times before he sold it...at about the same or less than previous bids. Like the man said, some weeks the guns go high; other times they don't.

Good luck on your recovery...I had the chemical stress test last week...had a stent a couple years back and I'm feeling the way I did before I got the stent.
 

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A .30-30 not quite 90% just sold on gunbroker within 12 hours of posting with a buy it now of $500 - these original rifles are in demand, and can go quite a bit higher when "allowed"... the market will dictate. This particular rifle did not have the original buttplate, but I don't believe the stock was cut either. Patience is the key, if the money needs are not urgent ;)
 

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Hello all, need a little help here. I'm thinking about selling my orgional marlin marauder but not sure what I should price it at. It's in about 90% condition, has the Z prefix so mfg. in 1964 I believe. ::) Lets try to be serious here, I've reciently had open heart surgery and I need to sell some guns to pay medical bills, but I want to be fair to the buyer as well as myself.

Thanks for your opinions,
Oh please, stop, wait, think, just don't sell! Think about yourself and absolutely be fair to yourself. You need your guns to be happy. It's OK to be a gun nut! Everybody gets depressed after surgery. I went through all of what you just went through, dead and back, triple bypass, back in 1998, and then I sold most of my gun collection to pay bills. Bills that I could have gotten help with and could have set up a payment plans easily. Selling my guns was the biggest mistake ever in my whole entire life! Don't make the mistakes that I have made. Set up some payment plans, rob Peter to pay Paul, whatever! Just don't sell your guns! Even though I got top dollar for my Marlin & Mauser collections, I was and am still very sad. I thought that my life was just about over, but no, it's nowhere near over, and 13 years later, I'm still crying about selling my gun collection. It's the stupidest thing that I ever did! Doc says that there is no reason that I can't go hunting either, just as long as I don't over exert myself. Take it easy, use your head he says. Don't try to carry large game out of the woods by myself. It took me years to collect all of those guns! Yeah, I know that they're better than money in the bank, they're like gold, but if I had a chance to do it all over again, selling my guns would not be an option. All of my guns were in better than NRA very good condition too! A Marlin 94 .44 Mag, a Marlin 94 .357 Mag, a Marlin 336 .30-30, a Marlin 336 .35 Rem, a Marlin 1895 45-70, a Marlin 60 .22, a Marlin 70 .22, a Ruger 10/22 walnut stock, and a Rossi 92 .357 Mag, ALL GONE! A Mauser 98 Siamese 8x52R, 2 Mausers VZ24 Venezuelan 7x57s, one was mint, a Mauser K98K 8x57, a Mauser Argentine 09 7.65x53, a Interarms Mark X commercial Mauser 7x57, a Mauser 95 Chilean 7x57, a Mauser 98 Spanish FR-8 7.62x51, a Mauser 96 Swedish 6.5x55, a Winchester M1890 nickel .22, a Norinco AK47 7.62x39, a Savage M326B .30-30, a Savage M24V .223 Rem/20 gauge, and a Remington M8 .35 Rem. ALL GONE! A Charter Arms Target Bulldog .44 Special, a Interarms Virginian Dragon Stainless .44 Mag, a Taurus Stainless .357 Mag, a Norinco Tokarev 7.62x25, a Uberti 1858 Rem .44 cap & ball, and a Davis Double Derringer .32 Auto. ALL GONE! :'( :'( :'(

What do I have left? A Mauser 50 Colombian .30-06, a Marlin/Glenfield M100G .22 single-shot, a Remington 550a auto .22LR/.22S/.22L, a Remington 870 Express pump 12 gauge, a Rossi 20 gauge single-shot, a Winchester M97 12 gauge pump, and a Winchester M37 12 gauge single-shot. Take it from experience. DON'T SELL YOUR GUNS! OR YOU WILL BE SORRY. And I have all of these loading die sets and ammo and brass and powders and bullets and bullet molds and nothing to fire them in! 3 loading presses on a fully equipped loading bench collecting dust. And I am still a gun nut! After the operation, I think I went through a depression that caused me to sell my guns, but in reality, I got a new lease on life and now my gun collection is starting all over again, except many of the guns that I had I can no longer buy back! I'm still crying and have been crying for 13 years now, can you hear me crying! :'( :'( :'(
 
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