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Posted: 10/24/2004 1:11:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 6:11:21 PM EDT by patchouli]
Used in real good condition, with some crappy scope (that I will take off).

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:12:20 PM EDT
I can't comment on the price, but I had one years ago and wish I had kept it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:25:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 1:26:01 PM EDT by skid2964]
According to the Blue Book of Gun Values:

Marlin model 444 lever action (not 444S, it is worth quite a bit less) ...

100% - $400
98% - $350
95% - $275
90% - $225
80% - $200
70% - $185
60% - $160

I would not even factor in the scope if it a cheap brand ...

If you buy it, and you handload, I have a load that works very well in these rifles ...
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:26:15 PM EDT
The 444 or Outfitter?

The 444 retails for $450-$475+tax

I got mine used, with a set of dies, some brass, and 300gr bullets, for $400.
I've added the mount and scope.

Makes a very satisfying BOOM!

I thought you moved to WA?
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:29:24 PM EDT
I did. I just never updated my profile.

I live in greenwood.

Nice gun you got there.

Looks like I'll try to talk him down.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:32:33 PM EDT
Is it the outfitter or 444?

I believe it's the outfitter. shorter barrel, and ported

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:35:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patchouli:
Is it the outfitter or 444?

I believe it's the outfitter. shorter barrel, and ported

The outfitter is listed in the blue book for much more

100% - $495
98% - $395
95% - $315
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:35:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/24/2004 1:37:36 PM EDT by bigdb1]
Too high. $300, no more. If he waffles tell him he can keep that high dollar scope to seal the deal.

ETA, well the Outfitter changes things... $350.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:37:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patchouli:
Is it the outfitter or 444?

I believe it's the outfitter. shorter barrel, and ported

Yeap that would be the Outfitter.

I remember you asking about Greenwood, you're only a few miles from me.

It probably has a scope mount on top of the receiver, if so the guy probably doesn't have the original screws that go in the mounting holes anymore, using that tactic might be worth a couple on the price.

I hope you reload, factory 444Marlin ammuntion is kind of pricey $23+ fpr 20.

I need to shoot mine at night just to see the fireball.


Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:54:32 PM EDT
So, you like yours, phil? Is it accurate? What kind of scope do you have on there?

What's your favorite load? Do you hunt?

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 3:59:26 PM EDT
here is the scope. I guess it's not that cheap, but it's not exactly what I want on there.

simmons aetec illuminated reticle

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 4:27:42 PM EDT
Take that $400 and get a used 45-70. It is a lot more gun for the money and you can load it for whatever application you want from cats to buffalo. I am partial to the 1895 series myself.
I can push a 405 grain LFP as fast as 2100fps or as slow as 475fps safely. If you like the .444 and do not reload-then go for it. Just my two cents worth.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:54:18 PM EDT
Weaver 1.5-4.5 scope on an Ashley Scout Mount.

I shoot most 240gr JHPs in the 2100-2200fps range. I save the 1800fps 300gr JHPfor when I really want to abuse myself.

I haven't benched the gun to see what kind of groups it will do, but from shooting off of my hind legs it's minute of critter for sure.

I wouldn't mind taking a deer with it sometime.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:55:32 PM EDT
I've got one I'll sell you for less than that, no scope though.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:27:47 PM EDT
thanks, but with shipping and transfer fees, probably wouldn't work out?

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:45:51 PM EDT
That seems high.$250-$300 around here. I had the rifle a few years ago.I bought it for $250 and sold it for $250.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:48:04 PM EDT
I would say it is a little to high at that price.

Link Posted: 10/24/2004 6:51:58 PM EDT
That is a little high, but they don't make that model anymore. If you can get it with no tax and no paperwork that is a plus.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 7:03:26 PM EDT
I have a Marlin 1895G .45-70 Gov't that has been upgraded a little.
It has a set of AO Express Sights, a AO Scout Mount with Loopy QR rings and a Loopy M8 2.5X IER scope.
With these upgrades you will have the best of both worlds with the long range sighting of the scope and the fast acquisition of the AO Express sights in the up close and personal situations!

Link Posted: 10/25/2004 6:11:02 PM EDT

I can't believe how many people want me to go to hell. That is fucked up.

Anyways. I ended buying a 45-70 1895G NIB for 429.

Word. Thanks for all your helps.

More thrusts per squeeze to all of you.

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