First new rifle in

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Charles Christensen, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Charles Christensen

    Charles Christensen New Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    Here are some pics of that Marlin 444 that I got at an auction. I just completed a cleaning and light lubing. I have found out that it was made 5 years ago. It does not appear to have ever been used outside the factory. The bore was sharp and bright and there isn't a scratch on it. What looks like marks in the pictures is really lint from the rags and patches.

    I found that someone had done a bad job of scratching the last 3 numbers of the serial number on the underside of the bolt. A couple of the picture show the base, rings and scope that I will put on next - all new.

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  2. lonewolf204

    lonewolf204 Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2011
    Looks like you are about ready to shoot!

  3. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    You got a great deal on that one ! When are you going to get it to the range? ASAP, that's probably what you'll say!;):D
  4. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    thats a clean rifle. Now what ya waitn for.. theres deers need killin in them woods.
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Nice rifle. I like that caliber.
  6. gvw3

    gvw3 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2011
    Chicago IL Area
    I had the same rifle years ago. Good round. I sold it as it cost to much to shoot as much as I wanted to.
  7. Charles Christensen

    Charles Christensen New Member

    Nov 13, 2011
    I think this next weekend I'll get the scope set up then plan a trip to the range to get it zeroed reasonably well before the weather gets too cold.

    As I don't do any real hunting anymore I am thinking I will offer it up for sale - you know, buy it play with it, put a box or two through it and then sell it for a bit of a profit. I figure this could be a good piece for a hand-loader as there is no action that needs cycling during the firing cycle so it would lend itself to lighter loading for smaller game. And I will start whoever buys it with a couple of boxes of once-fired brass.
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