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I watched a Marlin 1895G, new in the box, on Gunbroker for three days. It has a 91 serial number and something stamped on the left side of the barrel near the receiver. Nothing stamped on the other side. So I emailed and called the seller and, sure enough, it was JM stamped.

So I purchased the rifle for $430 plus 8.5% tax and will drive down to pick it up next Friday or Saturday because it is in my home state. So no shipping charges.

No, I did not get to actually hold the Gide Gun and look it over but the photos were nice and showed things I could see like wood to metal fit, wood finish were nice.

I cannot understand why this rifle did not get snapped up before I bought it .............. any ideas?

And please wish me luck on this purchase, I will be a little nervous until I get it in my hands.
 

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PICS would help.


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Timing sometimes. I bought an 1894P for $325 a couple of years ago off of GB during the superbowl. Congrats on the 1895G. You know I like em a lot.. It is a JM and a 2009 model so not for me but I do like a Guide Gun. They have to be ported to join my herd. Post some pics when you get a chance.

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Because she was ment to be yours. Don't question your good fortune. One of the last JM Marlins...

It is a good thing that not everyone is as nuts about Marlins as those on this Forum are.

Congratulations!
 

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You've heard that ol sayin "Don't look a gift horse in the mouth". Maybe it'll be a good deal for you.
 

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Timing & fate. I did the same with a ported 1895GS a couple months ago. I must have been about the first to see the $500 Buy Now price, and Trust me when I say I about busted my finger Hitting the button!!!!# :marchmellow:

Congrats to you!
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Yep, that's the one. I emailed Bill last night and then we talked on the phone this morning. I will drive down there next Saturday and have full inspection privileges before I buy.

Hopefully, all will be well.

I have purchased quite a few Marlins lately, several made by Remington. The good thing is that on the one with a problem I took it to Sportsworld in Tulsa for repair. They are a local warranty repair location so I don't have to ship it back.
 

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That's great that you get to inspect it Bluesman...for me, having it shipped, there was no inspection period and it was listed as-is, so it was a bigger gamble for me than for you. It sure looked purty, so I hope it checks out okay and I will then be glad someone here got to take advantage of the low price! :)
 

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Some days you're the bullet, other days you're the primer.
 

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I just can not help but see that as is no returns or exchanges.
To me that is what would stop me from buying a gun from a dealer if they want to be reputable they should offer a return or inspection period on it.
When you get there look it over and keep us posted see if the guy acts decent if you ask him question and inspect the rifle or if he gets an attitude.
 

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Bluesman...also, check the sights good...in his reply to me when I asked about the condition of the gun, he said the "front & rear sights appear to be fine". Well, with not being able to inspect the gun myself, I just couldn't rely on his definition of "appear", as it is very subjective. He was more definitive about other things, though..."mag tube fine; no rough action cycling; no visible gaps".
 

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I'm with HIKayaker and others, it was meant to happen. Karma, just good karma :biggrin:.
 

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Agree to closely check the sights; the front was clearly off on my Remlin 1895G, but Remington thought it was fine, and sent it back untouched and un-repaired. A trip to Ranger Point Precision was necessary to fix what were obviously factory defects.
 

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As previously stated, bid timing is everything on auctions.
When you really get lucky, you'll find a gem which is oddly listed....like "old double barrel" which was actually a Marlin 36 30-30.
Sloppy listings can provide anguish (for having missed the bid period), humor ( for the silly decriptions), and occasionally a really good deal.


The mention above of finding good deals during the superbowl is simply brilliant... I need to remember that.
 
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Yep, that's the one. I emailed Bill last night and then we talked on the phone this morning. I will drive down there next Saturday and have full inspection privileges before I buy.

Hopefully, all will be well.

I have purchased quite a few Marlins lately, several made by Remington. The good thing is that on the one with a problem I took it to Sportsworld in Tulsa for repair. They are a local warranty repair location so I don't have to ship it back.
If you get to inspect it before you buy it,you are golden.What more can you ask for.I am skeptical on buying from Gunbroker because I like to inspect my rifle first.That is why I like the local shops better.
 
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