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Old 09-30-2009, 12:02 AM   #1
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A work friend wants to sell me his old Marlin 995, but I wasn't sure what it's really worth. I don't want to over or under pay. He says it's in good condition and shoots fine, but he has 4 other .22 rifles and just wants some extra room in his safe for a new .17HMR. I don't know the exact condition, but it is old and used.

Anyone have a thought on how much this rifle is worth? Is it a good buy or should I save some more pennies for a Ruger 10/22?

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Old 10-02-2009, 06:52 PM   #2
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I think a Marlin 995 is a .22mag semi, should be round $250-$300 for a decent one.

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Like my marlin 795 alot.

On the other hand if I was in the market again I would go with the remington 597 that comes with the 4x scope new for $169 at di*k's sporting goods. Much nicer than the basic 10/22 at $300.

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The big name stores (D!cks) sometimes offer Ruer 10/22s for around $200 so like you said for a few dollars more buy new. If the price is right and it is in like new condition then grab the Marlin as they are great rifles. My Marlin 882SSV 22mag is a tack driver, I picked it up used with scope for just over $200 a few years back and it outshoots my friends $800 Kimber 82. So to answer you question it comes down to condition and asking price ($100 or so)

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How do you come to the conclusion that a Remington model 597 is better than a Ruger 10/22?




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Like my marlin 795 alot.

On the other hand if I was in the market again I would go with the remington 597 that comes with the 4x scope new for $169 at di*k's sporting goods. Much nicer than the basic 10/22 at $300.
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You're thinking about the model 925 I believe.


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Remington is better for someone not wanting to spend money which is what the thread seems to be about IMO.
Since the Remington is already less than the base 10/22 and the model mentioned comes with a full size stock and scope your already further ahead price wise because you don't have to buy a scope as an upgrade.
10/22's are great but everyone that gets one wants to replace the trigger, stock, barrel...
Even me

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A work friend wants to sell me his old Marlin 995, but I wasn't sure what it's really worth. I don't want to over or under pay. He says it's in good condition and shoots fine, but he has 4 other .22 rifles and just wants some extra room in his safe for a new .17HMR. I don't know the exact condition, but it is old and used.

Anyone have a thought on how much this rifle is worth? Is it a good buy or should I save some more pennies for a Ruger 10/22?
About $100-150, depending on how GOOD a condition.

Basically, the 995 was the Tuxedo version of the model 7070HC/795 for a little while, notable for it's checkered Black Walnut stock.

Marlin rifles are famous for three things, precision (<1" average groups at 25 & 50 yds), heavy lawyered triggers (easliy modified), and they FTE like AR-15's when dirty (also easily manageable).

The precision most folks don't mess with, but they do tend to accurize by Pillar Bedding, which shrinks groups a wee bit to the one-ragged-hole variety.

The trigger mods are pretty darn easy. You start by simply polishing the trigger/sear mating...that usually makes it feel MUCH more crisp & light.

NOTE: READ this all the way to the end, some mods were Improved over the years & some were found to make little if any difference. The JBWeld trick got Improved to a 6/32" setscrew for adjustability.


The dirty issue is solved in a threefold manner.

First, never use Remington Golden Bullet, Thunderbolts, or Winchester Wildcat ammo. Reason, fires DIRTYER than a three-dolla hooker. Worse than old WW1 Russian ammo. Also, the Remington stuff is inconsistant as all heck.

Second, CLEAN the rifle totally before taking it out for the first time, a lot of folks and don't clean out all the packing grease in the nooks & crannies....which then turns into GUM...which causes 98% of FTE's. Especially in the two slots on each side of the barrel where the extractors sit.

After the initial cleaning, treat it like an M-16A1...clean the action after EVERY range visit, squirrel/rabbit hunting day.

Third, Polish all mating surfaces...especially the bolt itself and where the bolt slides on the inside of the action, AND the Rod Guide which helps the recoil spring. If you have a 20+ yr old Marlin, get a new recoil spring & buffer, the difference will SHOCK you. Then check the Feed Throat and make sure it's not all scarred up from some Donk poking at it with a screwdriver or other implement of destruction It should be smooth & gouge-free. Polish or replace if beat-up.

now that those issues are resolved, there's ONE more...PLEASE make sure that the Ejector Wire is in the proper position!!!
See this?

right between the forefinger & thumb?? That's the Extractor wire.

Make sure it looks like that.

Thats it. Not only will your Marlin cycle WAY better after those manipulations, it'll outshoot CZ's if you are any good.

Oh, while I'm at it, read this. This is every trick-out accessory I've found so far for Marlin Semi-auto rifles. You can do just about as much with Marlins as you can with a 10/22.
Marlin 60/795 Accessories

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I think a Marlin 995 is a .22mag semi, should be round $250-$300 for a decent one.

Nope, you're thinking 922, which is based off the Camp 9 carbine.

The 995 is a .22lr, semi-auto...just a wee bit more dressed up than the 70HC/795's of the same time period.
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You're thinking about the model 925 I believe.
Nope, the 925's are all BOLT-ACTION

But nice try

Don't feel alone, I have to refer back to my marlin books all the time,
as their Series Numbering system leaves a LOT to be desired.
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