i have a marlin model 783 .22 wmr (magnum) with a simmons scope and bipod. the wood is made out of walnut. how much is it worth
The Marlin Model 783 was made between 1971 and 1988 and is concerned a low-priced and designed primarily as a utility rifle. These rifles have very limited value as collectibles at the present time. Depending upon condition this rifle may be valued at $60.00 to $125.00 USD depending upon condition.
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Most factory original, good or better condition Marlin 783's are valued at about $150 - $225.
Adding in your Simmons scope and scope rings I think you are looking at a value of $175 - $225
A 783 in nice condition is now pushing 300.00 and up, I know, I just concluded a search to get one. And if it's the 12 capacity tube magazine you can expect to pay more for that feature.
Slingerland - If you are still looking for one or another, here is one starting at $150 on an auction site.
That is hard to believe. I bought one brand new around 1979 for $65. It was a great gun. Before I put a scope on it I use to shoot beer cans at 100 yards with open sites.
Right....I will buy truckloads of them at that price and double my money
I have one I purchased when I was in high school (1981) for $95. THis rifle has had thousands of rounds through it to the point the chamber is worn and sometimes miss fires. Gun show patrons have offered $300 -$350 for the gun. The is one weakness. The guide for the strike hammer in the bolt has a tendency to crack at the female and causes friction slowing the hammer. (Miss fires). Otherwise its a great little rifle that has helped rid the world of musk rats on the dam. Hang on to it or you will reget it.
This rifle has some problems with its design. I have devoted a lot of time working on solutions and now have a very reliable firearm. If any of you 22 mag nuts out there have one and are experiencing trouble, drop me an email and Ill tell you some of the issues I have corrected. Flyflinger
Not to hijack a thread but you got me with Slingerland user name. I play 1965 Slingerlands. bass is 20x18, 16" and 18" floor toms, 9x12 bass mount tom and a lter model COB 6.5" snare. And Lord, I love them! Slingerland forever!
I have the same gun and my shells will not eject. If I don't fire it then no problem it ejects fine but if I fire the round it stays logged in the chamber ever time. I just bought the gun and the first time I tried to chamber a shell it acted like it was to big to fit in the chamber, I had to force the shell in. I'm shooting Remington mag rim fire. Any thoughts
Hi Clay - first and foremost thoroughly clean (scrub hard with bore brush soaked in gun solvent) the chamber, bore, and entire action. (Making sure the gun is completely unloaded prior to doing so). After a thorough scrubbing, dry every thing and then lubricate to specs. Use a good gun oil such as FP10 or RemOil (oil very lightly)
Check the chamber mouth for burrs, ideally look down into the chamber with a bore scope and see if there is any rust or damage there.
Next check the extractor on the bolt, and in general look to see if there are any damaged, broken, or missing pieces in the action anywhere.
After that try some quality ammunition such as CCI Mini Mags.
If all this does not resolve the issue, take the gun to a competent gunsmith.
On a side note, and this should be obvious. Are you using .22 WMR ammunition in a .22WMR chambered gun ? (Or .22 LR in a .22LR chambered gun)
Clay,It is possible there is a crack in the chamber. The first round after cleaning the chamber fits. After firing the round, brass is forced into the crack making the empty shell stick and every round after that hard to chamber. Check the casing for scratches or splits. Use a q-tip to swab the chamber and see if any fibers hang up in there.
It is only worth as much or as little as a man will pay for it!
Hello Gawga Boy,
Your statement is very true.
However there are norms, averages, and a general market for firearms where current values (prices) are tracked and followed. Much like in the Automotive, Housing, or the Precious Metals market.
This forum exists to answer people's questions in reference to that market. By folks who spend much of their time following the firearms market, prices, or values.
I hope you stick around and contribute to the forums your knowledge of current firearms values.