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WTS OR Marlin 1897 lever action .22 caliber

Discussion in 'Rifle Classifieds' started by bearnut, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. bearnut

    bearnut Oregon Member

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    A neat old .22 lever action Marlin rifle manufactured way back in 1897. The Cody Museum identified the serial number as a first-year gun. Bore is not pretty, but it does load and shoot with "minute-of-can" accuracy. This gun has been enjoyed for over a hundred years and is a nice collectable piece of history. A really slick and smooth handling little rifle. $400 price sorry no trades. I can meet in McMinnville or Newberg.

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  2. JonCook

    JonCook Salem Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Octagon barrel?
     
  3. bearnut

    bearnut Oregon Member

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    Yes it has a 24" octagon barrel and this is the take-down model.
     
  4. JonCook

    JonCook Salem Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Very cool. I love these old .22's. New if fine, but you just can't beat the history. I'll PM you with a couple questions.
     
  5. bearnut

    bearnut Oregon Member

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    Been awhile since I shot this rifle. Took it out this morning and ejection of empties was kind of sticky. Someone suggested spending $200 to have the barrel relined, but will leave that up to the new owner.
     
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  6. bearnut

    bearnut Oregon Member

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    This octagon classic Marlin needs a good home. Take-down model shoots .22 shorts, longs, and long-rifle.