JM 1894 in .357 Mag

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JM 1894 in .357 Mag

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Post by ml1209 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:08 am

Older one with JM stamp on barrel. Is $600 a good price?

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Post by Middle Age Russ » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:14 am

Value depends greatly on the overall condition the gun is in. Also, 1894s that pre-date the move to the cross bolt safety can command a bit of a premium over more recent guns. My wife has one such, made in the late '70s I think, that she wouldn't sell for any price. It is not mint, but in very good condition overall and I'd be happy to find one like it (if I was in the market) for anything less than $850.
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Post by RPBrown » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:15 am

Appears to be a good price. Gun Broker has them starting at $825.00
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Post by ml1209 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:20 am

Middle Age Russ wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:14 am
Value depends greatly on the overall condition the gun is in. Also, 1894s that pre-date the move to the cross bolt safety can command a bit of a premium over more recent guns. My wife has one such, made in the late '70s I think, that she wouldn't sell for any price. It is not mint, but in very good condition overall and I'd be happy to find one like it (if I was in the market) for anything less than $850.
I already have one (older JM 1894 .357 Mag) and it is super fun gun to shoot, esp .38 Specials


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Post by rotor » Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:32 pm

I have one in .44 mag. Where are you as I might be interested?

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm

rotor wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:32 pm
I have one in .44 mag. Where are you as I might be interested?
He might be buying, not selling, and just wants to know if the asking price is a good one.
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Post by ml1209 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:11 pm

The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm
rotor wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:32 pm
I have one in .44 mag. Where are you as I might be interested?
He might be buying, not selling, and just wants to know if the asking price is a good one.
Yeah I’m buying. And to answer your question I’m in Houston.


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Post by rotor » Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:15 pm

ml1209 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:11 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm
rotor wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:32 pm
I have one in .44 mag. Where are you as I might be interested?
He might be buying, not selling, and just wants to know if the asking price is a good one.
Yeah I’m buying. And to answer your question I’m in Houston.
Buy it if in good condition. I love lever guns and I have two, all JM marked.

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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:13 pm

rotor wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:15 pm
ml1209 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 7:11 pm
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:21 pm
rotor wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:32 pm
I have one in .44 mag. Where are you as I might be interested?
He might be buying, not selling, and just wants to know if the asking price is a good one.
Yeah I’m buying. And to answer your question I’m in Houston.
Buy it if in good condition. I love lever guns and I have two, all JM marked.
Ditto. I own three now - a Henry .22, a Remlin 336BL .30-30, and a JM marked Marlin 1895G .45-70. The Remlin shoots OK, but the overall quality of the gun just isn’t in the same league as either the new Henry or the old Marlin. I paid $900 for the .45-70 with 3 or 4 boxes of ammo and some spent cases included. 45-70 ammo runs $30-$40/box of 20, depending on the brand/load, so take off something like $100-$120 for the ammo, and that puts that JM marked .45-70 at around $780-$800. Not cheap, but a fair price. I would guess that $600 for a .357 magnum was a pretty good price, but I’m just getting into lever actions fairly recently and have a lot to learn. BTW, if you decide against that Marlin, take a look at a Henry. My Henry Frontier Octagonal .22 is a real gem....beautiful wood, crisp action, and shoots straight. Henry’s build quality is 1st rate. The way the magazine tube loads from the muzzle end takes seome getting used to, but if properly handled (magazine empty, chamber empty, hammer on the half-cock notch), it’s not at all unsafe. I love mine, and if I were buying another .30-30 and could not find a really clean JM marked older Marlin, I would be just fine with a Henry. They’re top notch.

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Post by puma guy » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:17 am

ml1209 wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:08 am
Older one with JM stamp on barrel. Is $600 a good price?
Depending on several factors that's either a good price or an average price. No cross-bolt safety, Marlin Manufacture are pluses, and of course condition is always one on the biggest factors determining price. Gun Broker is your friend - look up completed items to get a good idea of actual selling price point. A JM in very good condition is probably worth $600. Marlinowners.com is wealth of knowledge for your subject, also. Just a warning, lever gun owners often develop Marlinitis. Good Luck!
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Thu Nov 22, 2018 3:23 pm

puma guy wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:17 am
Just a warning, lever gun owners often develop Marlinitis. Good Luck!
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