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#11699525 - 12/31/16 Another pawn shop Marlin  
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It's funny that colodog (my brother) and I each found a Marlin lever this weekend. Neither of us has ever had one before.

Mine is an 1897 Cowboy that I've had my eye on. The asking price for many weeks was too high for me to think about($1500), I didn't even ask to look at it. (I wonder if other potential buyers felt the same). As time went by the price dropped and yesterday it dropped again. After a close look this time, $650 and it's mine.

It turns out this one is a new, 2001 manufacture JM etc. No box but it sure did look unfired with beautiful wood. We took both levers out today and they are a bunch of fun! This one isn't going anywhere.

Skinner has a peep sight coming and then it will be time for some serious plinking.

BTW, Colodog's 39A is just as accurate as this one. I'm hoping my offspring can be enjoying this 1897 in another 50 or 60 years!



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#11700294 - 12/31/16 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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Excellent find!

#11700566 - 01/01/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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The wood on the 1897 Cowboy is something else .


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#11700994 - 01/01/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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this thread is worthless without pics. get with it, 'dog.

#11701195 - 01/01/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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New to photobucket but I'll keep trying....

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#11701211 - 01/01/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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#11701215 - 01/01/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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#11701973 - 01/01/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: huntsman22]  
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Originally Posted by huntsman22
this thread is worthless without pics. get with it, 'dog.

I'm not smart enough for photobucket cry yet.
Good thing the Wrench is smarter!


"Camping places fix themselves in your mind as if you had spent long periods of your life in them.
You will remember a curve of your wagon track in the grass of the plain, like the features of a friend."
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#11708095 - 01/03/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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WOWZA!


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#11746772 - 01/17/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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Very nice lumber!

#11748575 - 01/18/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: colodog]  
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Originally Posted by colodog
Originally Posted by huntsman22
this thread is worthless without pics. get with it, 'dog.

I'm not smart enough for photobucket cry yet.
Good thing the Wrench is smarter!


Try postimage.org so simple even I figured it out.

#11763427 - 01/23/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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Originally Posted by gwrench
New to photobucket but I'll keep trying....


Photobucket sucks.......

works...don't be in a hurry.......

#11763804 - 01/23/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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Great looking rifle!

#11779152 - 01/29/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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That is one pretty stock!


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#11838809 - 02/19/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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Very nice piece of wood... I forget, are the Cowboys 20 or 24" octagon barrels. I didn't even know about them till last year when I saw one for sale on GunBroker...

Bob


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#11847128 - 02/22/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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This one measures 23 1/4" octagon. It's the only one I've seen so I don't know if they're all the same.



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#12010985 - 05/03/17 Re: Another pawn shop Marlin [Re: gwrench]  
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WOW, I never saw this nice of a rifle at any Pawn shop I ever went to. Usually the owners scarf them up as they come in, great find. Beautiful gun


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