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Ok, I am going to assume that rifle is at home and in your rack. Please don't make us ask why, you buy it because it is a Marlin and will shoot just fine. :biggrin:
 

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What's the backstory?


If it's fire-damaged, I wouldn't pay more than $75 - maybe $100 - unless the stocks looked original (indicating that the fire didn't get hot enough, for long enough, to damage the receiver). In that case, it'd be well worth $150.

However, that receiver really looks like it was blood-damaged, to me. If so, there could also be some serious pitting and corrosion inside the action. So, it could turn into a parts rifle, if the internals are eaten up.
 

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What's the backstory?


If it's fire-damaged, I wouldn't pay more than $75 - maybe $100 - unless the stocks looked original (indicating that the fire didn't get hot enough, for long enough, to damage the receiver). In that case, it'd be well worth $150.

However, that receiver really looks like it was blood-damaged, to me. If so, there could also be some serious pitting and corrosion inside the action. So, it could turn into a parts rifle, if the internals are eaten up.
The seller is in the business of reclaiming old barn wood,says he found it in a barn.He cleaned it up and in doing so all the finish was removed,but says he shot the gun multiple times with no problem.
 

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Buy it :)
 

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Yes.
 

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Well on the bright side you don't have to worry about scratches. :flute:
 
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Examine the bore and inside the action thoroughly and if it looks good then take a chance and buy it.After all what is $150 these days?
 

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Body grinder cleanup?
 

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I would examine the bolt real closely (remove it). When I expand the pic (three clicks), I see what looks like a jagged crack in the bolt, but it may be crud or something. I would surely tear it down and look at everything before I fired it.
 
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