Okay, Need some addicts help on a Marlin 1895

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Karsten, Nov 8, 2018.

  1. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    Some I have an offer on my 1st Gen SA TRP Operator in near mint condition for a trade for a Marlin 1895 XLR JM Marked 45-70 Guide Gun I have no use for. I just learned JM Marked guns from before Marlin was bought out are sought after or so the internet says.....

    What do you all think....JM Marked Guide Gun in 45-70 with 15 rounds for a lightly used 100 rounds maybe SA TRP Operator.

    Thanks for any input and I did check my old Marlin 1895 .357 Mag in also pre what ever and JM Marked and never been fired.

    Karsten
     
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  2. idHawk

    idHawk Member

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    Oct 29, 2018
    I'm not a Marlin expert, but I have done some research on the subject. Seems to me the TRP Operator still has a slightly higher resell value on the used market at this time. 10 years from now? The Marlin would most likely win out. Just my .02
     
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  3. Fred_G

    Fred_G Well-Known Member

    Dec 29, 2015
    Well, I traded a JM marked Marlin 45/70 and a bit of cash for a double barrel shotgun a couple of years ago. As of a month or so ago, my Marlin was still on the used rack at the gun store...

    I had no use for the Marlin, but had a use for the shotgun...

    Yours would be a good trade to me, but it is your guns.
     
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  4. Mike0251

    Mike0251 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Mar 25, 2016
    Sold 2 in .444 JM marked in the local trade rag for $700 each. Had many calls for them too.
     
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  5. SparkyAZ

    SparkyAZ It is a dry heat, right... Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    In the Great State of Arizona, your TRP Operator $1100-$1200, the Marlin $700-$800.
     
  6. Stromburg

    Stromburg Well-Known Member

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    Nov 6, 2015
    Karsten
    I’m a big Marlin fan but I’m not educated on the XLR’s, I’m more into the pre safety guns.
    I will say you probably wouldn’t lose on the deal at all and I’m thinking the Marlin is easily worth $1200 all day long and probably more since it’s JM stamped.

    I’ll try and research a little more tonight but what little I found so far is XLR’s we’re 24” barrels, don’t quote me on this yet.

    In short I’d say it’s a fair trade
     
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  7. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    You said it yourself, "I have no use for". If it was a 45 Colt, .44 Mag or .357 Mag with a long barrel you could pair it with a pistol and have a lot of fun! :grin:
     
  8. Karsten

    Karsten Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2013
    That is what I was thinking....I don't hunt, I have an old Winchester Trapper in .44 Mag, I have a Marlin Stamped JM in .357 that has never been loaded....So what the ell would I do with it.....And I hate SS Rifles to boot.

    Oh well, saved him a 200 plus mile drive and me a 40 mile drive.

    Thanks all....I knew I could get some sound advice here.

    Karsten
     
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  9. GoetzTalon

    GoetzTalon Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2011
    You know you have the better half of the deal when the guy will drive 200 miles to come get it lol!
     
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  10. Fatbob Frank

    Fatbob Frank Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Feb 5, 2014
    I love my Marlins, but I'd sell the TRP, buy a Henry 45-70 and about $300 worth of ammo...
     

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