I have been looking for a Marlin 32-20 for a while now. I was up at the range yesterday trying to solve my 45 feeding problem and met a local guy shooting an old winchester. We visited for a while and i told him i wanted a 32-20 in a Marlin. He just happened to have one. Wanted 1100 for it. I smiled and thought way too much.
He was at the gun show today and it was sitting there. on the table. A 1902 octogon barrel. Some light pitting on the reciever. It was nice. Dangit.
I put a bore light in it and it was not shinny but not pitted either. Actually pretty good. Dangit.
I walked around and saw a micro groove early 80s for 800. Then i saw a 1911 marlin 32-20 for 2300 bucks! Same gun!
Our sherriff captain walked over and i showed him the bore. He growned that 'you better buy that or im going to' sound. I put some money down after that. No sure i got hurt but it should shoot. I will post some pics when i get them.