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what's it worth?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by clarthom, May 10, 2011.

  1. clarthom

    clarthom oregon Member

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    I have a 1960s era Marlin 30-30 that I would like to sell to a friend of mine to finance my next purchase. I don't want to over charge him but I want to get a fair price for this rifle. It is in pretty good shape, only a few small scuffs and such on the but of the stock. I know what I paid for it 4 years ago ($175) but I don't know what it's worth.

    if someone could throw out a reasonable price range I would appreciate it.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends on what model and condition. I assume it is a model 336 but there are several variations of that model.
     
  3. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I've seen some in pretty bad condition that people were asking more for. Seems like a good deal on the surface.
     
  4. pioneer461

    pioneer461 Columbia County, Oregon Active Member

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    Is there a Marlin collector's group on the Internet?
     
  5. RW-Ore

    RW-Ore Oregon Well-Known Member

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    marlinowners.com is what I think your looking for.
     
  6. firstbassman

    firstbassman Southern Willamette Valley New Member

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    There's lots of good info on the Marlin Owner's Forum, it's the best place for Marlin info. But I've noticed the prices you see there (it's a nation-wide board) don't always match up with the ones here in the PNW.

    Mostly I see 336's go for $325-375, depending on condition and model. You can probably find your exact model with some digging on Marlin Owner's. The older ones don't usually last more than a week on the used gun rack around here (Eugene, OR area).

    Straight grips and octagon barrels are found on special, harder-to-find models and then the prices can go up quite a bit.
     
  7. clarthom

    clarthom oregon Member

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    ok thanks for the info guys, i'll look into those forums and i'm leaning toward $225, it's not perfect but it's a great usable rifle. I find there is a big difference between a great usable rifle and a rifle that makes the gun closet look good. those $300+ prices couldn't be for a usable rifle, way too high.