What Is My Marlin Lever Action Rifle Worth?
Why do Gun Owners Like Marlin Lever Action Rifles?
Marlin Firearms was founded in the 1870s by John Marlin. Marlin produced a large assortment of firearms such as lever-action rifles, pump-action shotguns and single-shot rifles. Marlin was considered the main competitor to Winchester. The Marlin brand is synonymous with lever action rifles. Lever action rifles were a foundation in the American West and are still widely used by today’s hunters. Marlin has several different lever action rifle models and calibers that it currently offers, as well as plenty that it no longer manufactures that are now considered to be desirable and collectable.
How to Determine the Value of my Marlin Lever Action Rifles?
Marlin lever action rifles can vary greatly in value depending on the model and caliber. Most Marlins are typically valued in the $300-$500 range, however, there are some exceptions that can greatly reduce or inflate that number. For instance, a Marlin 39A chambered in .22 LR will sell for considerably less than a Marlin 1895 chambered in .45-70 Gov’t. Today, the 336 is one of the most produced lever action rifles (it is currently manufactured by Ruger under the Marlin brand), it has several different barrel lengths and calibers that it could be chambered in plus many variations like the 336W, the 336 XLR and the 336SS to name a few.
A major factor in determining value for any firearm comes from the condition of the gun. If it is in mint condition with little finish wear from handling, the gun can retain a good portion of its retail value. If more usage is apparent and the gun has scuffs, dents or scratches, the value will lower with each imperfection. Same goes with the metal parts, the more scratches and faded bluing finish that becomes present on the gun from handling and usage can greatly diminish its value. The takeaway is that as the condition of the firearm worsens, the less it will be worth when re-sold.
Another factor that contributes to a re-sale value is the firearm’s originality. Some gun owners add their personal touch to the gun whether it is a homemade spray can paint job, custom logos or aftermarket components and even professional cerakote or paint jobs. Often these type of additions on the gun can hurt its value or make it less desirable when compared to guns that have not been altered and in their original manufactured configuration.
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