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Old 09-13-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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So I found a Model 20 marlin at a pawn shop. He wanted 150 and was pretty firm with this number. What would be a good price for this gun with 1 magazine? Also This gun was made from 60 to 66? Is that correct cause this gun looked pretty dang good for being 50+ years old.

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Old 09-14-2012, 01:44 AM   #2
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Celtic- can you please describe the rifle? To me a Marlin Model 20 is a slide action (pump) rifle made in the early 1900s.

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Sorry, there was also a bolt action Model 20, much later. At $150 for a used rifle, that may be a touch high. One of our members here dreams about Marlins- he should be along directly.

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It is a bolt action 22lr 7 round mag, I saw a 25 a few weeks back and this looks very similar. I'm just shocked, I feel like something that is 60 years old would be .... disintegrated by now!

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News flash guns last a looong time. $150 is a little rich for that 22.

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It is a bolt action 22lr 7 round mag, I saw a 25 a few weeks back and this looks very similar. I'm just shocked, I feel like something that is 60 years old would be .... disintegrated by now!
Hardly. Since he's firm on the price (and I don't think it's unreasonable if its in quite good shape) work out a 30 day warranty period. I wouldn't buy it if he wont give that. That way any possible trouble with it will be covered.
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As far as age of the gun, this weekend I was shooting a S&W .32 Hand Ejector from 1906, and a Hopkins & Allen 12 g from 1913. Offer cash, $125, see if he budges. Warranty good idea.

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the model 20 was actually a Glenfield Model 20 circa 1960 - 1966. the price of one of these rifles is in the range of $75 - $125. dependin on what kind of profit the pawn store wants to make on it (and how much they bought it for), will determine what they want for the rifle.

i would offer $100 for it without shootin it first. if they won't budge, offer $125 with a 30 day warranty. if he can't guarantee that it shoots, or will hold a pattern, then what good is it? givin him $50 less for what he wants without shootin it is a fair deal...........you might have to spend $50 to have it fixed if it doesn't shoot.

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So is their anything I should look at on the gun that would tell me if it is "worn out" and would shoot. Also what would wear out on a bolt action gun? thanks again

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for a marlin bolt-action? most likely the firing pin, firing pin spring, or the extractor ring.

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Check the inside of the barrel and chamber, for rust and pitting if you havent already.

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