Originally Posted by JTJ
One of the local gunshops had a new Marlin 925 for $235. At that price, I am wondering if it is worth hitting the pawn shops.
I got my Marlin 25MN for $85 at a pawn shop...with a cheezy TASCO crapola scope.
I shop a LOT of pawn shops...they're my favorite place to buy guns, other than P2P.
I use the Marlin House-Brand conversion chart to grab old Marlins that nobody under 40 knows are Marlins http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=355471
In that way, I can haggle like a dirty dog..."Revalation?? Who on earth ever heard of that?? Can it shoot??"
The basics of Pawn Shopping are simple...
Haggle, haggle haggle, and then haggle some more.
Be prepared to walk out & come back another day.
Don't tell them what YOU know. Make them tell you what THEY know.
If they don't know jack-squat...POUNCE!