Need opinions and info on this Mountie. It's for sale locally, and I'm thinking of making an offer. Did Marlin put the squared off lever on certain models, or certain manufactured years ..? It's supposed to be a 1965 model but I'm not able to look at it personally so I'm not certain about the year it was made. I've looked at GB at some completed auctions, and I see the 60's models all seem to have the rounded lever. Any thing else ya'll might see in the photo that may or may not be right on this rifle..? I can post a few more photos if needed.
I've owned a few Mounties, but it's been years ago and I don't remember much about which barrel lengths, which models had white spacers, etc. Any help is surely appreciated...!
The sight hood should be round on a '65. That picture looks like it may be the wide flat hood, although it could just be the shadow. But if the price is right, it looks like a nice gun. My 74 Mountie is a square lever gun and is very nice. But the finish also is the durable Marshield coating not the earlier lacquer which is I think more beautiful.
The hood sight is round. I couldn't find much for reference in the Brophy book other than some general statement about some of the 39A and 39M models having the square finger levers.
I'll see if I can get the serial number or a partial to check the manufacture date. Here's a few more pics. It looks like a nice rifle in great condition. I know Marlin had several different model designations, even for the Mountie. All help and posts are certainly appreciated..!
Thanks for all the replies folks...the rifle has been taken off the site so I guess it sold. He had it priced at $1200, which I thought was too high, even by today's Marlin pricing. He seemed to get a little offended when I asked about the square lever being original to the rifle. I always try to ask my questions and make comments in a way not to offend anyone, but I guess that just didn't happen in this instance. We never did get around to talking money. I was thinking $900-950 if it turned out the lever was original to the rifle, but he probably wouldn't have gone that low anyway. Appreciate everybody's time and replies...!
i think folks price them where they are willing to sell at when they dont have to sell it , i too would be looking for 1500 for mine because i really dont want to part with that one and there are a few others i feel that way about , i completely understand wanting to buy at fair market levels , i just also understand having one you really dont want to sell , and i guess it might make sense to 'not list it' if you really dont want to sell it ,
i see this at gun shows all the time - someone will have a great "display" [thats a key term] of great vintage winchesters or whatever , the prices listed are three times what anyone would expect to buy for , i keep thinking the owner doesnt want to sell but if someone really has to have it the owner is assured of having the funds to replace it ,
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