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    Question What would be a good price on a used 444 marlin?

    HI,
    What would be a fair price on a user 444 Marlin rifle in good shape?
    It has the Monte Carlo stock.

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    I recently paid $300 for a .35 Rem 336. Check gunbroker, see what's selling. If you're not in a hurry you can find a good deal.

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    I gave $485 for mine about a year ago, it's a 444T with the 24" barrel and it has a Lyman LA66 peep on it so I figured in the price of the peep, I've seen two since then that were right around $450, also there was an "XLR" at the gun show a couple of weeks ago, it had a price of $650 on it.
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    HI,
    The rifle one IIRC had a 24"barrel, full length magazine, held at least 6 rounds, & the Monte Carlo stock. That is the one I used to have. Wish I had NOT sold it!

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    HI,
    Just checked some of the gun auction sites.
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    A buddy's got a NIB Win. 94 BB in .444 that he can't make up his mind about... whether to resell it or shoot it. Last time I looked (a few months back), someone had a used one similar to his listed on GB with a $950 opening bid and an $1050 'buy-it-now'. Never went back to check on whether it sold or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOM BOOM View Post
    HI,
    The rifle one IIRC had a 24"barrel, full length magazine, held at least 6 rounds, & the Monte Carlo stock. That is the one I used to have. Wish I had NOT sold it!
    FWIW

    Marlin never issued a .444 with a full-length mag - all were short of full bbl length, most (not all) 2/3 length.

    The only Winchester .444 with a full-length mag was the BigBore94 Carbine, with 20" bbl - the other two Winchester .444's (the 17" bbl Timber Carbine & 24" bbl Black Shadow) had 2/3 mags.

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    In today's market $425.00 or more. About 2 years ago I bought a used 1895 in 45-70 for $385.00. I have not seen any that cheap in a long time.

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    If anyone is interested, I have an older marlin model 444 in excellent condition that I would sell for 500. Pm me if interested

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    The Prices have come way up due to the fact that the Original Marlin Co. is gone. And the new as they call Remlins are not even close to the Quality of the Original Marlins. If you are looking for one try and get one made by 2009 or before. But preferably before 2000 that was before Marlin started to try and streamline there production. But all of them made by the Original Marlin Co are good rifles.

    I take a bit of that back lol. If you are looking for accuracy stay away from the Marlin in .44 Mag.

    I wish I could find a good deal on a Marlin 1895 Cowboy in 45-70. But Alas those days are pretty much gone.
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    Cabelas in Ft Worth had a decent Model 444 yesterday, believe it was marked $495 but I wasn't terribly interested in it so can't be too sure.
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    Funny how the .444 Marlin is relegated to the "piece of ****" pile and not popular at all and the .405 Win is the best that there ever was. You will constantly hear this in gun shops and even on some websites.

    I usually counteract with "have you looked at the ballistics of both". Usual reaction is "oh yeah the .444 is weak etc". Then I point out that the difference between the .405 and the .444 with the same size bullet is about 80-100 fps in favour of the .405. Big deal.

    I love my .444's and I have been looking for the Winchester version for about 3 years now and they are really hard to find in Canada.
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    Don't know where your neck of the woods is, but I saw 2 Sunday at a show in Va.. Both had cheap scopes, and at least one (maybe both) had a monte carlo stock. The prices were $450 and $550.

    Not bad, considering the 30-30 and 35's typically run $350 or so.

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    You are right mine had a magazine that went only part way up the barrel.
    But IFIRC you could get an after market full length magazine installed.
    does any of you have any experience with that modification?

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    I bought a new marlin this last fall and had a full length mag tube on it by a local smith for about 130. He bought a Cowboy mag tube for it and cut it down and put a new dove tail in. I really like the looks of it, plus the option of being able to have a few extra rounds is nice as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter64 View Post
    Funny how the .444 Marlin is relegated to the "piece of ****" pile and not popular at all and the .405 Win is the best that there ever was. You will constantly hear this in gun shops and even on some websites.

    I usually counteract with "have you looked at the ballistics of both". Usual reaction is "oh yeah the .444 is weak etc". Then I point out that the difference between the .405 and the .444 with the same size bullet is about 80-100 fps in favour of the .405. Big deal.

    I love my .444's and I have been looking for the Winchester version for about 3 years now and they are really hard to find in Canada.
    Only problem I have with the .444 is that every new cartridge and bore size seems to require a sizeable investment. The 444 is a cartridge I've been interested in for some time. My earlier argument against the .444 was the availability of suitable projectiles but now I cast my own so that's a moot point. I've put that Model 444 back on the rack twice now, hunter64. Don't make me take off work tomorrow to go get it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TXGunNut View Post
    Only problem I have with the .444 is that every new cartridge and bore size seems to require a sizeable investment. The 444 is a cartridge I've been interested in for some time. My earlier argument against the .444 was the availability of suitable projectiles but now I cast my own so that's a moot point. I've put that Model 444 back on the rack twice now, hunter64. Don't make me take off work tomorrow to go get it!
    Man I know what you mean. Get a new gun in a different caliber and out comes the money. New dies, new Dillon shell plate, (maybe powder funnel,pins) new sizing die or two, new bullet mold, brass etc.
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    around here a Marlin .444 is worth at least $100.00 less than the same model in 45-70, used prices.

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    I suspect the .444 is a cartridge that appeals most to a boolit caster, much like the .32 Spl and .35 Rem. One man's trash, another man's treasure.
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    I managed to pick up a Winchester Big Bore in 444 some years back. It kept pushing me to the Saeco furnace. I ended up with a 300 gr LBT-WFN, a 280 grain LFN and a 166 grain Ogival Wadcutter. I've loaded it down to 44 Special velocities and up to where it got uncomfortable at the bench. It's a great gun to shoot and it can handle some really hot loads. I can 't see much differenced between it and a 405 Win. and the 94 seems a lot easier to tote than the 95. All in all, I like it.

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