Just keep looking, one will eventually show up. I looked for about three years to find one. Paid $450 for it which was probably too much, but they are pretty scarce and this one was pretty nice. I've only seen one more since at a gun show. It was $500 used with no box. Every so often they pop up on Gunsamerica, Auction arms, or Gun Broker.com. Seems that about $500 is what to expect to pay on average.
I found one by accident this past spring. I was visiting a friends house and looked at his new gun list. It just jumped out at me .... one for $375.00 with sanded down butt stock only 25 miles away .... got it with out cheap Tasco for $320 ....
The butt stock was sanded just below the leve of the tang but I couldn't turn it down (plus he had Marlin work on it / tune up after he got it). Hope you find one. Mike
Hi Guys, I did find one listed on GunsAmerica but, it is slightly out of my price range. $ 800 Oh Well, the search goes on. I do know of one other one but I doubt if I could talk my brother into selling it to me. Even though he lives in California and has never had the chance to shoot it since who knows when.