Originally Posted by ImaPoser
got a trade offer of a new in box Marlin 1894 45LC. it s a commemorative model, 16" barrel, walnut stock. He says the short/round barrel is rare compared to the cowboy barrels, but I don't see where that makes it any more valuable.
I have no need for it, and it doesn't fit in my current gun wants, so I should pass. But....
I'd agree with NDEBT, it's worth roughly $500-550 if it's in 98% condition or better. A lot of SASS guys like 45 lever-actions for match-shooting, and it'd make a nice mate for a 45 Colt revolver, but wouldn't likely be all that great for much else other than plinking, or very close-range deer/small game hunting. IMHO, the 357 and 44 Magnum 1894s are (marginally) more useful.