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#6446719 - 09/10/16 04:34 PM Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308?
destroyer4570 Offline
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Registered: 09/02/12
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Hello, I have a marlin 1894 in 44mag that is made right before Remington took over the marlin company, it's made around early 2000, anyhow my friend wants to trade me his dpms ar in 308 with vortex scope for it. I am on the fence and cannot decide if I want to go threw with the trade or not, so I am looking for some feedback on what you guys think I should do or what you all do if you were in my shoes? Any advice and feedback will be greatly appreciated.

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#6446745 - 09/10/16 04:55 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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I'd say it would be a decent trade. BUT I'd keep the .44. Or sell it too ME clap
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#6446749 - 09/10/16 04:58 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
maximum Offline
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Registered: 09/30/09
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how easy could you find another
marlin like what you have ?
how much would it cost you to
replace it ?

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#6446760 - 09/10/16 05:12 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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I would think the lr-308 with optic would be of higher value. I can't comment on which a person might prefer though.

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#6446781 - 09/10/16 05:39 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
Dalep Offline
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Registered: 02/02/16
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That's a hard one. Want to use the AR? Then great trade. If either gun is going to sit in the safe, the Marlin will build value much better

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#6446819 - 09/10/16 06:17 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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Being a fan of "JM" stamped Marlin, I would find it hard to part with the Marlin. With that being said, it sounds like a fair trade. The rifle you will use the most will probably be the one to stick with or trade for. The two are very different creatures from one another.

On a second note, If its a buddy your thinking of trading with, I would shoot the DPMS and check for accuracy.
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#6446843 - 09/10/16 06:38 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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I think dollar wise it would make sense, but I would have a hard time trading that Marlin for a DPMS

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#6446974 - 09/10/16 08:27 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: TexasVine]
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Originally Posted By: TexasVine
Being a fan of "JM" stamped Marlin, I would find it hard to part with the Marlin. With that being said, it sounds like a fair trade. The rifle you will use the most will probably be the one to stick with or trade for. The two are very different creatures from one another.

On a second note, If its a buddy your thinking of trading with, I would shoot the DPMS and check for accuracy.


Agreed.

How difficult is it to find a copy of the Marlin you have?

How difficult is it to find a copy of the LR-308 you're considering?

Then, what's current market value for each?
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#6447362 - 09/11/16 10:04 AM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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I wouldn't trade it....although I think the trade is fair.

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#6448637 - 09/12/16 10:26 AM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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keep the Marlin! you will trade regrets in the future...lol
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#6466356 - 09/24/16 02:48 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: Deerhunter61]
glazer1972 Offline
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Registered: 07/26/08
Posts: 9
Loc: East Texas
Originally Posted By: Deerhunter61
I wouldn't trade it....although I think the trade is fair.

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#6466426 - 09/24/16 04:13 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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I would keep the Marlin.
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#6466534 - 09/24/16 06:17 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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Registered: 11/13/09
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Dollar for dollar it might be a fair trade but they aren't making any more "old" marlins.
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#6466609 - 09/24/16 07:03 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: FWBanger]
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Originally Posted By: FWBanger
Dollar for dollar it might be a fair trade but they aren't making any more "old" marlins.
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#6466734 - 09/24/16 07:59 PM Re: Marlin 1894 44mag trade for a dpms ar in 308? [Re: destroyer4570]
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I wouldn't trade the Marlin for 2 of them. Why? All that I have ever handled were HEAVY. Far too heavy for me to carry for any period of time. They're great shooters and are a reliable platform, but the weight keeps me from owning one. But I suppose that's a personal preference thing.
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