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I have a friend who has one he is thinking of selling. It's like new in box, with all the paperwork. He has 10 boxes of ammo, some 200 grain and some 220 with John Wayne on the box. He has about 200 new brass and some bullets. Any ideas on what I should offer him for the whole package or should I ask him to sell just the rifle and worry about the ammo later. I have no idea what the package would be worth. Any and all comments welcome and thanks in advance. :)
 

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The rifles were going for 650 or so at the latest show I was at. The few I saw were in really good shape. Not sure if that helps at all though. Pretty cool cartridge. Would be a blast to tag some deer with though! Scotty
 

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Thats a good story. I imagine the 375 with about any bullet was really well fitted to close quarters hunting of NY and PA. It is one of those rifles I wouldn't mind having, but I am not searching them out at this time either! Scotty
 

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I bought a used Marlin .375 in NRA excellent condition about a year ago for right at $600. It had a Williams peep sight installed, no ammo. The value(s) of both the .356 and .375 Marlins have stalled a bit with the debut of the new .338ME. In other words, you can buy a new medium bore Marlin now, so the values on the older ones have been kind of stagnant since. If the gun has been fired, it's pretty much relegated to NRA excellent as a grading (from what I understand) but can also be described as LNIB, if the box is supplied as well. The box adds some value to true collectors, but matters little to me when I buy a shooter. The factory ammo is not exactly cheap today, but worth buying at a good price, getting all the brass. Wisconsin Cartridge sells 220gr loads for $28/box.
I hope that might have helped some.
 

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I'd offer $550 for the rifle only with some room to wiggle upward if need be. I'd guess the ammo to be worth $25-$30/box if buying in that quantity.
 

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Metro, I think $700 woul be a good deal for everything, especially when the rifles are selling for $600 on the average in very good to execellent condition. He is your friend....give him a fair offer. You'd be steeling it for $550. A box of new ammo is $42.00+

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I see a lot of people asking up to $800 and even $1000 for .375 Win's in this condition but I don't see many of them selling at that price. Mostly they sell in the $500 range. If you are patient and keep your eyes open you can usually find a good on in the $400 range. In the condition your buddies gun is in and with the ammo I'd offer $550.

I've got both the Winchester 94BB and the Marlin 375 in this caliber and love them!
 

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My 375 win. winchester BB lever action is in almost new condition. Although it is not produced anymore, I think the price will steadily increase for many reasons.

The caliber is capable of downing most north and south american game, that the average hunter goes after considering that with open sights, distinguishing the desired game at 200 yards and placing the bullet in the right spot is not easy.

The so called de luxe, with impecably checkered stocks and forehand, like mine are a beauty; add the deep shiny blueing, the flawless functioning and the strengthened frame, that allows You to experiment with reloads without worrying about a grain morre or a grain less, but remembering that safety is first, You have a wonderful rifle to take into the woods.

Ammo. I purchased some 150 rounds for serious hunting and for a few more dollars, bullet moulds, a set of dies and a considerable batch of fired 30-30 brass that can be fireformed easily, and perform satisfactorily. The reloads I use for practice and plinking. The strength of the Winchester allows for a wide range of reloading components. You must be very careful if You reload.

I sincerely think and expect WINCHESTER, would be reintroducing the rifle.

The only feature I didn't like is the laminated cheap looking, back sight. I replaced it with a Marlin 25 sight adjustable for windage and elevation using a small screwdriver. Tomorrow I hope to readjust the sights for a distance of about 75 yards.

The price depends on offer and demand. If I ever decide to sell my rifle, here in Venezuela, the price would be at least 2500 dollars, including the reloading equipment. In the U.S. 1200 dollars would be a fair price, given they are in such a condition.
 

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It sounds like the whole package is worth in excess of $1000. Anything less than that is good for you, not so good for him.
 

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I just bought a NIB 5-6 weeks ago at a gun show for $600.00. He had it priced at $650. One of the pawn shops here has one that has some stock marks and he's asking $725 and won't budge from that. 3 of us on Marlinowners bought NIB's with in a week or 2 of each other, I paid the least. DP
 

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Unfortunately the price of mine won't be going up. I'll be using the heck out of it. Then boring it out to .405. :D
 

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Unfortunately the price of mine won't be going up. I'll be using the heck out of it. Then boring it out to .405. :D

Have fun! Heck, why not go all the way and rebore to .444?? It will do anything the .405 will;)
 

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I just bought a NIB 5-6 weeks ago at a gun show for $600.00. He had it priced at $650. One of the pawn shops here has one that has some stock marks and he's asking $725 and won't budge from that. 3 of us on Marlinowners bought NIB's with in a week or 2 of each other, I paid the least. DP
Wow! So, where are you finding NEW 375Win Marlins? I have two and would not mind picking up some NEW ones!
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Wow! So, where are you finding NEW 375Win Marlins? I have two and would not mind picking up some NEW ones!
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I was one of the three DPE was talking about. I found mine at the Calgary gun show. I paid $700 CDN for it and was happy with that price. The vendor knew what he had and it took two days to weedle him down from $750. It still had the inspector sticker in place
 

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I bought an NRA excellent Marlin 375 about four years ago, and gave $500 for it, shipped. Since i load my ammo, i've never bought any for the .375, but would the .375 ammo have John Wayne on it? I did have some ammo that was for a John Wayne Commemorative, and had John Wayne on it, but that was .32 caliber......32-40, IIRC.
 

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Sorry it took so long to reply, haven't been here for a while. I got mine at a gun show here in Billings, MT. I like it, but am still looking for a load to settle on for it. She's kinda picky, not like my 38-55. I was using 200gr Seirra's and 220 Hornadys. Used IMR 4198 under both and then had a load of A 1680 under the 220's. Next up will be some RL 7 under the 220's and then work on some cast GC'ed in the 245gr. and up range. DP
 

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I would want one of those badly if I didn't have my .450 Marlin guide gun. :D

At this point in my gun collection, i'm not about to pay $600 for another toy that I don't already have dies/ammo/brass/bullets for. ;)
 

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I picked one up 4 years ago at a gun show in Iron Mountain for 400. Never regretted it. Met an old fella a year ago and got to talking guns and he pulled out his favorite rifle and low and behold a 375 Marlin with 1.75-5 redfield scope and sling. He was a fountain of information on loads for this gun. He passed away after a 4 wheeler accident and his son gave me his dads rifle and loading equipment because he does not hunt, I put mine in the safe because it is like new yet. Sure have shot Buds rifle alot. This is an excellent rifle. I never found a cast bullet loads that shot good in it yet. A work in progress though
 

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I have had some good luck with 248 and 264 grain lead bullet molds. Can't remember right now what they drop from my molds with my alloy.
I am also working with a 350 lbt lfn bullet design, .379 diameter it is going slow as time to play has been in short supply. I have an order in for an LBT 300 grian bullet as I think that is going to work much better for me.
When I get time later this year when it is less than 100 degrees in my garage and I can get some time to fiddle I can let you know what I find and maybe answer some other questions.
I have two 375's one is factory with a 20 inch barrel and the other has a 26 inch octagon barrel.
So far all I have managed from asking many questions is to come up with some starting loads for the 350 lfn bullet. Haven't had a chance to load any yet and won't for a while yet maybe when the kids are back in school.
If working with the 248 and 264 grain molds I think a diameter of .377-.379 is a good starting diameter if your molds will produce bullets of that diameter. Don't even remember the diameter of the ones I have myself at this time.
Moved early this year and everything is still in boxes and piled high in the garage.
 

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I have a 250 grain lyman gas check mold. Throws them around 280 with my mix. I tried sizing 377 and used reloader 7. Shot patterns with it. Went to as cast and lubed with alox, same results. Had a partial box of 200 grain factory jacketed bullets and loaded with book load of R7 and presto. 2 inch at 100 all day. Had some factory winchester loads and the stay at 2" at 100 to. May have to settle on jacketed bullets in this one.
 
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