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Old 09-01-2012, 06:30 PM   #1
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A friend of mine has a Marlin 80DL that used to be his dad's. He has the bolt and the scope but no magazine. Trouble is its been in his garage for years and is in pretty bad shape. Other than the sentimental value to him is there any intrinsic value to this rifle that would warrant the effort (and $$) to refurbish it to make it usable again or just leave it as what it is, a potential wall hanger?

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Old 09-01-2012, 07:11 PM   #2
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While a very good hunting/ plinking quality rifle, it does not have a high collector's value. In good condition, it is about a $100-$125 rifle. FWIW, if you register on Gunbroker, you can search COMPLETED auctions, and see what a given gun has sold for in the past- to me, best indication of value.

Want a magazine? http://www.midwayusa.com/Product/113294/marlin-magazine-marlin-20-25-80-780-22-long-rifle-7-round-steel-blue

Stocks can usually be rehabbed with some Formby's Furniture Refinisher (be careful- stuff is flammable as all get out) and some oil finish (Tung Oil, Tru-Oil, etc)

Unless metal is horribly rusted, minor rust can be improved (not fixed) with light oil soak, and a rubdown with a COPPER Chore Boy pot scrubber, followed by rubdown with clean soft cloth.

IF rifle is mechanically sound, would get a mag, and clean it up. Would not be that expensive. They are good shooters- and sentimentally, priceless.

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In exc condition: $145
Here's parts for it. Figure out what it needs and do the math.
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Products.aspx?catid=4090

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Damn c3. You're fast.

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Yeah I suppose a little elbow grease is worth it, the 60 is a blast, this can only be relatively equal. The difference between the 2 are the magazine, right? The 60 is tube fed and the 80 is mag fed?

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The Marlin Mdl 60 is a tube fed SEMI AUTO- the Model 80 is a box magazine fed bolt action.

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Like this one that Jack had for sale over on Auction Arms.

The Marlin 81 was the same rifle as the 80, but tube fed.

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They still making the 89dl? How can I date this rifle?

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It looks like the XT is the replacement for it today, no?

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The 80DL was made about 1940-1970. If it has a serial number, 1968 or later. Serial numbers not required (by law) on rifles before that. No real way of dating a Marlin w/ no serial number, other than by when model was made.

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Yes, the XT is very similar- but is available with a better trigger than was on the 80.

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