Wanted .41 mag Marlin 1894

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Jrodcody, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Jrodcody

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    Hi. I am searching for a 41 mag marlin. I am following legislation in Illinois that will make straight walled centerfire pistol cartridges legal in rifles for deer season. I think it will pass and I oh so badly want to shoot a deer with a 41 mag rifle. I shot a doe 2 seasons ago with my S&W model 57 and a nice buck last season last year with my .41 blackhawk flattop. Very fun but not as fun as with a lever action rifle. If anyone is willing to part with one or give me a lead on one other than the $1400 ltd stainless one on gunbroker, I sure would appreciate it.
     
  2. Jrodcody

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    Excuse me, I meant the $1475 one on gunbroker. Looks like the one I passed on a few years ago at $1100 was a real steal. LOL.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum Jrodcody !!
     
  4. Hyphenated

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    Welcome to the forum Jrodcody. As a big .41mag fan it would take at least $1500 for me to part with my Marlin FG....but I don't see that happening. I have shot deer with my Dan Wesson 41mag. I am waiting for the day some unlucky deer walks in front of me when I am carrying my 41mag lever gun. If you can find one, you won't be sorry if you have to pay $800 to $900 for it. I just think spending $1400 is nuts :eek: :eek:!!
     
  5. Jrodcody

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    Man oh man. The Dan Wesson with a barrel set is the other in 41 I'm dying for. I just got a 41 desert eagle the other week. Part of the collection but utterly useless for anything practical.
     
  6. Hyphenated

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    When you are packing that Desert Eagle is it like strapping a cinder block to your waist? My 6" Dan Wessson is 57oz and I am starting to think about something lighter. I am looking at the 4" Taurus because it is 36oz, but I just can't warm up to it being ported. The handgun choices in 41mag are pretty slim.
     
  7. Jrodcody

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    I haven't carried it anywhere yet but I'm gonna guess that it is indeed like that. Yes, the choices are small. But then again, I think that is what appeals to me. I can actually focus while I'm accumulating.

    I saw something new to me recently in 41. Did you notice an imprted single action on gunbroker. It was a Seville, and I never knew of it.

    As far as marlins go in that caliber, I'm aware of the CCL, the LTD stainless, the S, and the FG. An I missing anything?
     
  8. Hyphenated

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    I have heard of the Seville, but I don't follow them much and I didn't know it was available in 41mag. From what I remember the Seville is a pretty big handgun. I guess as I become older I've turned into a weenie. I like my hunting carrying guns to weigh in at around 30-38oz. I have been packing a Taurus .44spl, but kinda like this 41mag.
    http://www.taurususa.com/product-details.cfm?id=197&category=Revolver&toggle=tr&breadcrumbseries=TS2

    I think you have identified all the Marlin's in 41mag. However, I am not 100% sure, because sometimes distributors like Davidson's would commission a special run of firearms. It's hard to keep up with all the special issues.
     
  9. axxe55

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    hyphen, try it out, i think you will like it. the ported barrel makes a big difference in the felt recoil and the 41 Mag. is pretty close in recoil to the 44 Mag. also change out the grips for the Hogue Monogrips, they also make a world of difference. here's what my 44 Tracker looks like. the 425 is the same pistol in SS and 41 Mag.
     

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  10. Jrodcody

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    Yea. I found one. Got a nice older 1894 S the other day. should be in sometime early next week. And reasonably priced, not the crazy gunbroker type money.
     
  11. greyhawk50

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    Congratulations on finding the 41 mag. Sounds like a neat rifle.
    & welcome to the forum.

    Grey
     
  12. duster066

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    I recently bought a 4" SS Tracker in 357. The only thing I don't like about it are the ports, but only because I shoot a lot of lead. A tiny bit does build up in the ports, but so far no more than smears and most of that comes out as I run a brush down the bore. I generally shoot between 100 and 200 rounds each time out, and I can live with what it's doing. The ports really tame the recoil, and it shoots very well.
     
  13. Jman1

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    Price

    If you don't mind me asking what did you end up giving for it? I may have one for sale myself but don't want to be crazy with the pricing.
     
  14. Jrodcody

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    I wound up giving $495 for the S and 500 for a nib fg. I saw a use Cowboy finish at 1100 on gb last night but didn't reach reserve. The last fg I am aware of was 800 like new. So who knows what the market price really is right now. I don't think I'd have paid more than 650 except for a ccl or ltd model but except for the one s I found, I haven't really seen one for sale in a while.

    Good luck, I'm sure you won't have much trouble selling it.