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Old 08-26-2013, 08:36 AM
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Hi all, I picked up a Marlin 880 a while back. I use it for some informal plinking. It has a pretty plain hard wood stock and iron sights. I can hit things like tin cans and shot gun hulls (sometimes) out to about 50 yards from a supported shooting position. That's about as far as I can see.

While there seems to be endless information about other models there is seemingly very little written regarding reviews and accuracy reports for this model, including on this forum.

Anyone out there provide some feedback on this gun I would be interested in what you have to say?

Thanks........
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:26 PM
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I have an 880ss that I bought new ($189 about 18yrs ago). I've put thousands of rounds through it without a hiccup. I did the bic spring trick a couple years ago and put the action in a birch stock from a model 25n. I've used it to put a buncha squirrels in the pot, and take out the occasional groundhog and starling, and I sometimes use it for my local clubs offhand 22 league. I had a 4x scope on it for a long time, but now I just use the open sights.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:29 AM
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Thanks C1, I was beginning to think I had the only one ever made.


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it ain't the arrow, it's the Indian
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:25 PM
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I was beginning to think I had the only one ever made.
Nope, at least one more. I bought an 880 off of GB a couple of years ago from a dealer within easy driving distance who was selling it on consignment. Happened to see it at the last minute and got it for $125 as the only bidder. Beautiful condition, probably never fired till I got it, and I was really glad to get it (wish all my experiences with GB had been that good). I haven't had time to use it much, but it has been flawless when I have used it. Nice looking rifles, too.
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Old 08-29-2013, 07:03 PM
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Well NH, we are now an army of two forever joined as brethren of the 880's. It so difficult to find any feedback or information about this model. The 780 and 980 get many responses to about anything someone asks or comments, but lonely old 880 questions fade into oblivion.

Is your stock walnut or some other hard wood? I'd like to give my Plain Jayne a make over and turn her into Jayne Russel.

Natty.....
it's not the arrow, it's the Indian

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Old 08-29-2013, 09:31 PM
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I have an 880 with a walnut stock, excellent rifle. very accurate. I did the bic spring trick and it helped very much. I gave $125.00 for mine in a local pawn shop about 3 years ago. Watched the rifle for 2 months before I bought it. I believe it is one of my best deals ever.
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:46 AM
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I have one and believe it's my best deals ever too
More expensive in Europe, unfortunately (take a look on my thread, little betty)
Soon a stock in carbon for her... i hope
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Old 08-30-2013, 03:52 PM
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Well I posted just below yours went to the range with my daughter and she shot a 1 inch group to my 1 1/2 inch group. Ordered it on line for 175.00 and just love it rifle is like new didnt think I would like the synthetic stock but for now its ok. Seems to like federal and cci the best. Nick
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Old 08-31-2013, 03:14 AM
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Geco pistol at 54 yards
Geco riffle at 110 yards
RWS Match at 220 yards
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:28 PM
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I bought my walnut stocked 880 in the mid 80's at a small gun shop in E. Tenn. Paid $80 for it and it looked almost new. Put a Simmons 4x scope on it and they've both served me well ever since. It's one of my favorite rimfires.

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Old 09-01-2013, 06:00 PM
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Our army is growing. I know there are more of us out there, we just need to coax them from there hiding places. Before you know it we will number greater than even that CZ crew.
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Old 09-25-2013, 09:57 PM
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Another 880 owner

Well you coaxed another 880 owner out. I have a stainless steel with synthetic stock. I love it. I need to get a better scope on it to utilize its full potential. Wouldn't trade it for anything. It's just a great shooting and solid rifle.
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Old 09-26-2013, 09:00 PM
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glad to see our army growing. Today, Rim Fire Central, tomorrow, the world........
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Old 09-26-2013, 10:44 PM
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I bought one a few months ago with first two numbers of SN "09", so made in '91. Have yet to fire it at range. Decided to try to beat the odds and put a $30 W-M Bushnell on it.

I do like the walnut stock, as it boasts a bit of figure, the finish of which I enhanced with a just a teaspoon or so of thinned truoil.

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Dyson
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:56 PM
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I think I might try a little true oil myself.
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