Thought I'd ask you experts if you'd drop $$$ 0n a rifle that I describe.
Spied a Marlin 336 SC in .35 Remington here in the Northeast over the holiday's (originally from here but currently live in Montana) and the ticket price was listed at $499. A lot of cash for a 336 in my view but the gun shop dealer said he'd go $400 + tax = $425 approximately. The rifle is about 90% overall in my estimate, some slight bluing wear (not to the metal) at the bottom of the receiver and some finish wear at the wood forepiece from handling but generally in solid shape. An older Bushnell variable but nothing of particular value. Gold trigger, pistol grip, manufactured in 1960.
This still seems like too much money though I think I could live with $350 out the door. I know they are not rare but boy do used gun prices seem to be climbing!!
Do the Marlin SC (sporting carbines) command high prices and what are the conditions of the older one's you all see at shows/shops?
I've never sold a gun and hang on to all that I've bought so would this be a rifle that I'm glad to have spent the money on five years from now? Not looking for a collector piece, just a great timber gun that I cherish in a few years.
Thanks for any advice.