Marlin model 25 help!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by celticpride2133, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. celticpride2133

    celticpride2133 New Member

    Hey guys, Their is a marlin model 25 at the local pawn shop, its definitely used but not beaten up too bad. They had it listed at 150, but it has sat for a while so now its 100. What would be a decent price for me to get this gun at? and is this a good gun for a beginner?
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

    Assuming you mean the bolt action Model 25 (back at the dawn of time, early 1900s, there WAS another Model 25)

    It would be a good first rifle. Basic, hunting quality, accurate, simple, reliable. In good condition, NOT missing the magazine, $100 would be a fair price. Offer $90 CASH and see if he geeks.

    Easy rifle to scope with a decent scope. Will shoot as well as you can out to 50 yards.

  3. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

    There are actually 3 model 25's...
    The Model 25 Slide-action (pump) repeater, 1909-1910, rare as hen's teeth, worth around $400 in 90%+ condition...

    The Model 25 (also 20/80/780) with the curved box-style magazine...1940-1965
    (Detrhoyt's rifle)

    and the Model 25N which has the Modern Stick-mag...1984-1988 followed by the 880/925/980/xt22

    The first two can't be modded much...and pretty much shouldn't be...the 20/25/80/780 can trade stocks & some components, that's about it...
    the 25N shares parts & stocks with the modern 880/925/980/XT22, so you can go wild on those with modern gear!!
    Difference between the 25n/880/925/980/XT22?? The stocks & triggers were upgraded as time went by...that's it.

    All of 'em tend to shoot tiny little groups, so any way you go, it'll be worth it!!
    For $100, either bolt action will be well worth it!! But try to haggle 'em down to $80 anyway ;)
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2012
  4. spittinfire

    spittinfire Active Member Supporter

    $100 would be a fair price if everything is there, you won't lose money on it. I've got a 25 and I love it., accurate, fun to shoot and mine eats anything.