My first gun help 1936 marlin

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by joshletten, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. joshletten

    joshletten New Member

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    hey guys! my brother in law just handed down to me a old gun his family kept in great shape, it's a marlin 30-30 special smokeless steel, basically new condition, action is wonderful and fluid, i need help cleaning it and finding the value on the gun, its a very low serial number 3806 :rolleyes:
     

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  2. joshletten

    joshletten New Member

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    thank you i spent many hours oiling and cleaning the outside :)
     
  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Marlin only made the "1936" models in 1936 and 1937 when the model was changed to "36". The Marlin book says the 1936's did not come equipped with sling swivels(but slightly possible if book is wrong). Yours appears to be a first variation. Sold for $32.00 new.
     
  4. joshletten

    joshletten New Member

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    so what would be the guns value in almost new condition?
     
  5. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Why would you care if it is a family hand down. I have an old .22 s l lr single shot that is $50.00 book value. You couldn't offer me enough for it. I have an old Cooey Winchester Western shotgun that could be worth 250.00 or 1500.00 depending on the model grade, but there is no real way to know unless someone really knows the firearm. I'm fine w/ that. Just enjoy it and cherish it.
     
  6. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    I have a couple hand me downs that have been in the family forever and even though I would never sell would still want to know the value...just out of curiosity
     
  7. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Its hard to put an exact price on it with out seeing the gun. Lets say $600 up to maybe $900. If the sling swivels are add-ons that hurts. I will say its the nicest one I've seen(and I've been around the block).