Good afternoon,How are you today?
fine and you
Doing great, thank you.
So I just want to make sure that I understand your question. You have a Marlin lever action rifle, .38 caliber and you are trying to identify the model number?
are you able to tell me anything about it. I'm not really sure its a Marlin. the gun is old and the markings are not very clear.
Can you tell me what markings you can see...even if just partial words.Also, do you mean .308 caliber, not .38?
On the reciever it is clearly marked 38 cal. The rifle is very heavy and it has a hex barrel . There is also a marking ican make out that reads 38 WCF.
ok...anything that says Marlin?
That's the hard part. What i could see looked like Mar and the rest is unrecognizable
ok...let me take a look at something...one moment please
I have a .38 special revolver and I was wondering if this is the same ammo that this rifle will use?.
I'm guessing that the .38 you are seeing is either .38-55 WCF or .338.....neither which is the same as your .38 spl. revolver
The two markings, .38cal and 38WCF are the clearest of all the markings on the rifle...
Ok...and you think that you can see a MAR ?
That was on the plate behind the hammer.
Any chance that you can post a picture of the gun here?
I'll have to take a picture and download it to may computer. May take a while. Is there any way I can get back to you directly? Later on?
I'd like to get back with you because you know so for what i'm talking about.
Yes, you can return to this same question later and upload the photo. You should receive an email with the link.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX to leave and I don't know when I will be able to return. I'll try not to be too long......
Take your time. I will be notified when you reply.
I found some more markings on the barrel. It is not a Marlin but it is a Winchester Repeater
Knowing that it is a Winchester is the .38 Spl. ammo the same that this rifle would use? Can the vintage be know by the seriel number((NNN) NNN-NNNN?
I don't know what I am doing wrong with the picture thing, but I can't seem to get it right. I clicked on the paper clip and followed instructions and everthing goes blank.
I can not find any other markings on the rifle other than what I have already sent you.
they are on their way....
For your Winchester, the following current Blue Book values apply. Retail prices may be 20% higher:
New in box/perfect --100% condition - $ N/A
Mint condition --------98% condition - $ N/A
Excellent condition -- 95% condition - $ 7500
Very Good+ condition -- 90% condition- $ 6300
Very Good condition ------ 80% condition - $5500
Good+ condition ------------70% condition - $4500
Good condition --------------60% condition - $3750
An average model 1873 (20% - 30% condition) is currently valued at about $1000 - $1650
A below average model 1873 (10% to 20% condition) is currently valued about about $750 - $1000
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