Marlin Camp Carbines in 9mm and .45ACP

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mountainskytop, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. mountainskytop

    mountainskytop New Member

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    Anyone out there have these? I had the .45ACP version and sorry I ever got rid if it! Anyone see them around for sale? Marlin discontinued production about 15 years ago and I wish they would resume production! I would buy one in a heartbeat at a reasonable price!
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I sometimes see them for sale at around $450.
     

  3. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    When they were new, the NRA tested several of them. They were found to b e really "fun" little guns, but the NRA testers didn't consider them reliable enough for law enforcement.

    Just something to keep in mind before spending a lot of money on one.
     
  4. oldpapps

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    My dad bought one in .45ACP. I have it now, he's been gone over 15 years now.

    I have had one malfunction out of many, many thousands of round fired.
    A sliver of 'nickel' jammed the firing pin so the hammer couldn't cause it to move, froze up! The only place that sliver of nickel could have came from was from a plated casing. After I broke the weapon down and prodded the firing pin, the sliver fell out. That was a bunch of rounds ago.

    I have replaced the buffer and springs. Runs like a champ.

    For Police use, I could have used it but carried an AR-180 in the car before I got it and never changed. Good round but a little short ranged for my desires.

    No, it is not for sale.
     
  5. robertb6112

    robertb6112 New Member

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    I've just discovered the camp carbines and would be really interested in getting one some day. I don't think I've ever seen one personally.
     
  6. mountainskytop

    mountainskytop New Member

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    They no longer are made and finding a used Marlin Camp Carbine is tough! Wish I never got rid of mine!
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i saw one in 45 acp late last year on consignment sale at my LGS for $650. FIRM ON PRICE!

    it was in very good to excellent condition.
     
  8. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Guy had a 9mm at the Phoenix show on Friday. Like new $495
     
  9. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Saw one about 4 years ago at a show. $195, but it had a BIG gouge on the stock. Still a good buy.

    I saw one online awhile back, .45, with a factory integral suppressor. It was like $2100 or something. I didn't know savage ever did anything like that.