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Well I met the guy in the parking lot of a Burger place , 35 miles from home, and actually we were going there for grocery shopping anyway.

I took the Taurus PT145 , with a sort of receipt showing the exchange .

He arrived at 11:40 (10 min late), but was a super nice 74 yr old man.

He had the Marlin in a soft rifle case , which he gave me also.

The rifle is close to pristine, a few nicks in the wood, bluing is 95%, tiny amount of thinning at muzzle of barrel, no rust, no scratches on metal.

Has sling, swivels, and a picatinny rail mounted, with a Nikon Prostaff 4x32 (looks new , sells for $110-130)) , the bore is like new also, mechanism is nice and tight, and works great, not much bolt wear, 20" barrel.

It does have the JM stamp. and according to S/N was mfg in 1982.

Heres the Taurus I got rid of , only had 2 mags fired thru it. I just dint like it.
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Hers she is ,

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I think I did OK.

I like it better than the Taurus,

I got to pick up some 30-30 ammo and , do a range report.

Did I do OK?


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Reading your trade was like a Deja Vie. I traded a Taurus 9mm G2 for the MVP Patrol. Yea you did great, those old Marlins are tanks, it will last forever.:Cooltu:
 

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I bet you will never have second thoughts about that trade.
 

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Sounds like a great trade. Those old Marlins are well built and will last forever. I recently picked up a 1954 336SC in .35 rem. that I wish could talk and tell it's story.
 

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I'd say you did pretty darn good Jim! Marlin looks great! I'd do that trade in a heartbeat.....nicely done!
 

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Did you do OK? ...... YES! :Cooltu:
Moved out a Taurus and got a real Marlin...... Ohhhh Yeah!
Looks like the guy even knew not to mount the sling stud in the Marlin bullseye.

Even though they sold a bunch of 30-30's, that rifle will only increase in value.
Cause as we all know, they don't make em like that no more and probably never will again.

Congrats, you done good Jim. :D
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Even I think you done good, and I don't even like Marlin levers. (ancient deerhunting debacle)
 

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Nice score Jim...!!

Parking lot loophole...didn't think you could "trade" a pistol for a rifle legally...in Pennsylvania, only a long arm can be bought without a NICS.


Marlin lever actions are real nice...now go and shoot it !!
 

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I'd have gone out and bought a Taurus to make that deal.

I've never had much use for a rifle, we're "shotgun only" country around here for deer hunting, but what little rifle hunting I've done was with a 336. Great rifles.
 

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Well,
Here is the Marlin 336,

I just have to give it a good thorough cleaning.
But, mostly a good inspection for wear and any problems,
I'm surprised it is cleaner than I would have thought.
No problems...

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I sure hope there aren't any left over parts when you have it back together. Good thing you know what you are doing.
 

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its pretty easy ,when you take your time...

I do know that I got to find 4 set screws 8-40 , which I need to fill the 4 holes in the receiver where I removed the scope and picatinny rail.

It just don't look right to me with a scope ...just me.



They want $3 ea + shipping at Midway ....for a stinkin set screw.:rolleyes:



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Jim,

I had an old Marlin when I was young and stupid and shot it forever. I also had a Model 62 Winchester 22 that my grandpa gave me when I was a lad. It was a trade off of which one I like the best, but you couldn't hurt that old Marlin. Now that I am old and more stupid, I wish I had both of those rifles back. I have 1 question though: how do you sleep at night with all those bargains you get?
Must have 1 of those pillows advertised on TV I guess.

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I always just throw the left over parts into the top of my tool box. :D
Mag,

Just out of curiosity, you throw your left over parts in the top of your tool box. Do you usually have an over supply of parts when you tear a gun apart and put it back together? ROFLMBO !

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Mag,

Just out of curiosity, you throw your left over parts in the top of your tool box. Do you usually have an over supply of parts when you tear a gun apart and put it back together? ROFLMBO !
Tommy:booboo::sorry:
Not too many gun parts but I could build at least two motorcycles out of the top of my tool box. ;)
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Kidding, only about half of a motorcycle.......... :eek:
 

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Don't let em make you fell guilty Jim.
The guy wanted a pistol and didn't need the rifle. Everybody's happy. Makes for a good trade both ways.
 
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