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Marlin 1895 SBL

Old 03-31-2022, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Fullbelly
What you see listed on gunbroker is the new Ruger/Marlin. It's the first rifle released in their lineup so collectors are eager to pay for one, and the fact that most dealers are having a hard time obtaining one. I have a JM stamped 1895M that I bought a few years ago for $400 in mint condition that now sells well over twice that amount since Covid but enjoy the rifle too much to sell.
Most are the Rugers but not all. You can easily tell the Rugers with the slightly extended barrel for the threads/cap.
While I think the Rugers are probably better made knowing Rugers reputation, I think a lot of people are looking for the "original" design be it Marlin or Rem/Marlin.
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