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Old 02-08-2005, 08:10 AM
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Hello all,
I'm kinda new to this site, so I hope I came to the right area.
I've had 3 or 4 Marlin hammerless .22's in the past, but had never seen or heard of what I stumbled onto at a yard sale a while back. It's a Marlin Mod 62-Cal .30 US Carbine with MicroGroove bbl., short throw lever-action, with the safety alongside the front of the lever, like a Savage 99. I've shot it to see if it worked OK, but haven't tried it for accuracy yet. I have the stock off for a refinish, then I'll "play" with it some more.
The bluing is about 98%, the only thing missing is the rear sight, it was removed to mount a scope but is easily replaced. Serial # is 59XX with AB in front. Any idea when it was made, and maybe what kind of accuracy I might expect? I know you guys aren't looking at it, but can you give me an idea of what it should be worth, ball park figure or WAG? The only one I've found is in Gun List, "Dick or Craig", and they seem a bit high, their's is $895. Don't know where else to look, so if you've got any ideas please let me know.
Thanks in advance, h d
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Old 02-08-2005, 08:29 AM
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MArlin made that rifle in two calibers: .30carbine and .256WCF. Have owned both. The .30Carbine version rates as the most accurate .30carbine rifle i've fired...but that's not saying it's a benchrest gun, just taht it outshoots the .30carbine semi-autos by a wide margin.

The .256 version was more particular....and fustrating.

See the .256 version once in a long while, the last one at a local gun show stickered at $375...and I noteiced he didn't sell it at that price. While there are fewer .30carbine versions out there, and I've not seen one for sale in a long time. Can check the Blue Book for a beter price guide (and it's a worth while inverstiment to buy a Blue Book..search for "Blue Book of Gun Values" by S.P. Fjestad)......but I'm thinking it's a matter of "whatever I can get for it" in most cases.

To be honest, while I like the little guns, they seem more like a .22LR sacled up than a centerfire rifle scaled down. NOT real found of the way the gun is bedded or attahced to the stock...and some care in those areas seems to produce great results on target.

Oh...rifels wre produced only in the middle to late 1960's...think 1963 - 1969.
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:44 PM
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I owned a 256 for only a few years in the late 60's. Wish I still had it. The one I had didn't feed very good from the clip couldn't find a gunsmith that wanted to tackle the problem so I traded it in. Any one remember the model was it 62 or 63?
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Old 02-08-2005, 05:19 PM
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I owned a 256 for only a few years in the late 60's. Wish I still had it. The one I had didn't feed very good from the clip couldn't find a gunsmith that wanted to tackle the problem so I traded it in. Any one remember the model was it 62 or 63?
Both were model 62's, just different calibers (in today's Marlin marketing, they'd have gotten some letters behind the model number to tell them apart).
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