i got a used steel marlin papoose 7-8 years ago from its sole owner for $300. i’m not that accurate anyway so i can’t speak for the rifle’s accuracy. i really like it as an almost everyplace legal trunk gun, very easily secured in a nondescript gym bag. at $300 i would look for ruger 10/22 takedown or charger t.d. (not all state legal), or a perhaps henry lever action carbine, which isn’t a t.d. per se but breaks down easily enough.