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Marlin 39 Octogon Barrel

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by oonin, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. oonin

    oonin New Member

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    I have a chance to pick up a 1930's vintage Marlin 39 "S" prefix and octogon barrel. The gun is in excellant condition with perfect wood. But...it has been refinished blue. A fantastic job but no longer has the case colors on the lever and receiver. I can pick this gun up for under $600. How much did the refinish in blue hurt the value?
  2. ksswamprat

    ksswamprat New Member

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    Has it been redone or have the years worn away the case colors? Most reblues over case harding turn purple.

    Swamprat
  3. oonin

    oonin New Member

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    This gun was completely restored...except the case colors. Now all blue...and a very high polish. Rich, old Colt Python looking blue, not sprayed on looking. The original peep site on top of the stock behind the trigger has been replaced with a modern reproduction. Blue Book says $1300 for a 60% gun. Is a nice restoration in blue 60% or is it less. I know the Blue Book doesn't write a check, but we all look at it for some kind of a starting point. Thanks for your reply.
  4. southernshooter

    southernshooter New Member

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    Whether you buy it for a shooter or a Collector I would buy it. According to my book it sounds like a pretty good deal
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