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There is my unobtainium! What a beauty, thanks for posting Frank!!
 

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I’ll take some better pics when I can
 

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I'll have to figure out how to post some pics, but how's this grab y'all;
lurking in the back of one of the closets a first year 1972 production new Model 1895, 45-70, straight grip, a funky beavertail forend with cut rifling. Had to break out Brophy to check on the BOO prefix serial number. NICE wood, overall a good 85% condition.
That and the 336ER in 356 Win, early, cut rifling again, oh, and a nice 336A in 35 Rem with a Lyman peep.

Lol, I remember buying the ER and the 1895, can't for the life of me remember where I got the
35 Rem. Now to go through the die collection and boolit molds. I'm sure I've got some primers and powder. Egads, there's a shortage going on,,,,,,,,,,.
 

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I have a 219 Zipper in the safe, and just missed a second one at the Pawn shop a few years back. I don't have the model\year memorized... It shoots 1\2 inch groups at 100 yds with 55 gr sierra match bullets. I have a two step process of making brass from 30-30. First run it through the 25-35 form die, then run it through the Zipper die.
 

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My rarest, not nearly as rare as some of those posted here btw, is an 1894P, 16" ported barrel, only 1500 made, when I got it was in unfired condition. Didn't stay that way 😂 Love to shoot it. Super handy, added fire optic sights further decreasing the collector value but making it much more awesome IMHO
 

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1 336er
1 375 winchester
2 1894 m 22mag
1 0f 1000 35 Remington ported
1 32-20
1 38-55
1 218 bee
1 25-20
1 1894 41 mag
1 39A
1 336 30-30
1 410 shotgun
1 octogan barrel 32 mag
partial list,would have to go thru safe for full list.
 

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"The rarest Marlins are the ones that the wife has not seen"

By that you mean you'd be the rare one if you got caught! To most women all guns looks alike, so the way to avoid getting caught, assuming your wife just sees a pile of guns and doesn't keep a physical count, is to slip that new acquisition into the house while she's out grocery shopping, running errands, etc. Another way, you're holding it till your buddy feels safe to bring it to his home. Or bring it inside in parts and tell her a friend has asked you to "fix" his gun. There's no end to creative ways; everything depends on the wife and the circumstances her behavior dictates.
Ya can get a broom handle or 2x4 and slip them in a gun case and when she asks, your gonna talk to a gent about tradin. Them come home and show your Misses what ya traded for.
 

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Ya can get a broom handle or 2x4 and slip them in a gun case and when she asks, your gonna talk to a gent about tradin. Them come home and show your Misses what ya traded for.
I usually keep a new purchase in my truck and bring it inside the house once the wife takes a shower. Add it to the others. Blends in well.
 

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All totaled I own about 20 Marlin rifles. I have four that are somewhat rare but I would guess not the rarest: 1.) 1894 CCL chambered in .41 Magnum (total production was 1000) 2.) 336RC "Marauder" chambered in .35 Remington (total production was 2050) manufactured in 1964, Z prefix S/N 3.) 1893 takedown chambered in .30-30 manufacture date 1902 4.) 1893 chambered in .38-55 (Black Powder) manufactured in 1906.
 

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I have an original 35 Rem marauder from 1963 that I know is pretty scarce. They made them in 3030 and 35 Rem for a little over a year and a third of them were in the 35. My understanding is they’re not more than 500 to 1000 of them that were made in that caliber.
They only made 2050 of the "Marauders" in .35 Remington. I have one with a "Z" prefix SN. (circa 1964)
 

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I have an original 35 Rem marauder from 1963 that I know is pretty scarce. They made them in 3030 and 35 Rem for a little over a year and a third of them were in the 35. My understanding is they’re not more than 500 to 1000 of them that were made in that caliber.
Total production for the "Marauder" was 5856...only 35%(2050) were chambered in .35 REM. mine has a "Z" prefix serial number
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