opinions needed ---what to do?

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opinions needed ---what to do?

Postby smithd1 » 04 Dec 2017 04

I happen to be the blessed owner of a

MARLIN 1894CSS (JM stamp) ---- new in box, unfired with all the tags still attached.

I never really paid attention and didn't know that the price had gone up on them ( I say blushing ) :oops:

so my question is....do I break this bad boy out and make it my deer/hog rifle or do I keep it new and sell it? I could buy several new rifles for the current rate on these things. but i am unlikely to ever see one of these new again let alone own it.

what would you do? and if you say sell, what would you purchase with the cash?
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Postby GasGuzzler » 04 Dec 2017 06

Would I sell a $450 rifle for $1200?

Yes.
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Postby Ranch Dog » 04 Dec 2017 06

I've never been one to sit on something, even if NIB. If I'm not shooting a firearm, even a NIB, and feel I will probably not get to it, I move it.

I've sold a number of Marlins over the last five years and made some very good money from their sale. I did not sell them because of their "current" value but for the fact that I was done with them. Honestly, I would not have bought them at today's prices.
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Postby desertrider » 05 Dec 2017 21

I guess your decision would depend on whether or not you need the cash and if you have room to store the rifle.

As a general rule, if I don't use it, it gets sold off. I'm not one to keep safe queens.

I sold off my one and only Python about ten years ago for what I thought was a decent profit, if I had held onto it I could easily have doubled my profit by today's values.

Got any kids? A JM stamped Marlin would make one heck of a graduation present.
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Postby smithd1 » 05 Dec 2017 22

No kids yet. But hoping one day.
Don't need the money, except to spend that much more.

I had a python years ago. I did the same thing. Seems like i regret almost every firearm i have ever sold.

If i choose to sell, the money will go towards 16" stainless rossi ' s in 357 and 454.
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Postby HarryAlonzo » 05 Dec 2017 22

If you say you don't really need the money, and you've regretted almost every firearm you've ever sold, I'd say . . . Shoot it and enjoy it.
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Postby desertrider » 06 Dec 2017 07

smithd1 wrote:No kids yet. But hoping one day.
Don't need the money, except to spend that much more.

I had a python years ago. I did the same thing. Seems like i regret almost every firearm i have ever sold.

If i choose to sell, the money will go towards 16" stainless rossi ' s in 357 and 454.


I hear ya. :D I can think of three guns I've sold that I look back and regret sometimes.

HarryAlonzo wrote:If you say you don't really need the money, and you've regretted almost every firearm you've ever sold, I'd say . . . Shoot it and enjoy it.


Sage advice right there.

I've whittled my collection down to the guns I really enjoy shooting, the last gun I sold was a Hipoint TS4595 carbine about a year ago. No plans on selling anything unless some real drastic hard times fall on me. I better shut up before I jinx myself. :lol:
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Postby Ranch Dog » 07 Dec 2017 08

One of the Marlin's I sold was a 444P Outfitter. I really regretted that move and ended up finding and buying one that wasn't at an inflated price.
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Postby smithd1 » 08 Dec 2017 01

I was really eyeballing that 16" stainless 454 on GB. hot diggity it went high!
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