A Turnbull Marlin....

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 14,834 Senior Member
Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"

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  • farm boyfarm boy Senior Member Posts: 987 Senior Member
    Words... No words. :drool:
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
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  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 3,247 Senior Member
    :drool2::drool2:come on powerball.

    Sako
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,352 Senior Member
    sakodude wrote: »
    :drool2::drool2:come on powerball.

    Sako

    This! If I had ten large....well, if I had ten large I could justify using for that anyway.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,662 Senior Member
    Ain't NO FREAKIN WAY I'd spend that sort of $$ on that sort of lever action, no matter how gorgeous it is :nono:

    I might spend that on having a custom rifle built, but it would be a shooter. That one, I'd be too afraid of a scratch or dent from use.

    I don't buy "Art" guns, I buy guns to shoot. Only one I have I no longer shoot, I didn't buy, it was inherited.
    While I don't want to buy it, it is gorgeous though :love:
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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,006 Senior Member
    I can see where they can ask 10K, two take down barrels and forearms, expensive sights, color case receiver, fitted display case. Well done! I see the little chips Chris was talking about, don't know how that would pass QC. All and all, not a bad job.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,006 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Your Mauser has better fit than that. And you ain't even famous. :tooth:

    Now you're makin' me blush
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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,043 Senior Member
    Don't see it. The case color looks bad to me. I'd hate to be the guy stuck with that overpriced turkey that won't sell at anything near 10K.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Posts: 14,834 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    That one, I'd be too afraid of a scratch or dent from use.

    I don't buy "Art" guns, I buy guns to shoot. Only one I have I no longer shoot, I didn't buy, it was inherited.
    While I don't want to buy it, it is gorgeous though :love:

    If I had that kind of money laying around, I'd not only buy it...but I'd use it - would make a pretty classy deer rifle.

    The Marlin 1893 takedown is a VERY collectable rifle....in excellent condition we're talking $2500.00 +. At the very least, Turnbull got $3500 bucks for doing the wood and metal...that doesn't include the second barrel set or the oak & leather case...probably closer to 5K... I'm not sure he'll get the 10K but whomever gets it will not only get a beautiful piece of work but one that shoots as well...nobody in the business does it as good as Turnbull...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 18,662 Senior Member
    Different strokes for different folks my friend :beer:

    Tell ya what JayH, if I hit the powerball before it sells, I'll buy it for you as a Christmas gift.
    Fair enough?
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • DanChamberlainDanChamberlain Senior Member Posts: 3,353 Senior Member
    Remember, it's a Marlin 93. Now it's a piece of museum art. 50 years from now, 10,000 won't buy it. When I was a kid, there was this doctor in town who had 7 daughters. I dated three of them at one time or another. Yeah, I know...sort of wierd...but fun. Anyway, he was a gun collector during the "Golden Age" of gun collecting, the 60s. If one had money, there were tons of wonderful old Winchesters and Marlins laying around for prices that we, today, would drool at. He had 73's, 76's, 86's all with pristine case colors. Colt SAA's that looked like they'd just been made, but were 90 years old. He had thirty or so Cap and Ball Colts sitting in desk drawers stacked one on top of the other. I'd say his collection would be worth a few million today. Now...you see why I dated his daughters! Hell...I'd have dated his wife if it had helped.
    It's a source of great pride for me, that when my name is googled, one finds book titles and not mug shots. Daniel C. Chamberlain
  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    I'm not an expert on antique firearms by any stretch. Hell, old to me is made in the 60s:jester: And I certainly don't doubt Turnbull's ability, but I have to wonder if in this case he took quite a bit of artistic license on this Marlin RESTORATION. I can't believe that the original Marlin factory case coloring from this time period (or any other) looked anything like this...
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,043 Senior Member
    Remember, it's a Marlin 93. Now it's a piece of museum art. 50 years from now, 10,000 won't buy it.

    You may be right, but if you invested $10K at a modest 8% compound interest for 50 years, it would end up at $64K. And I doubt the rifle will look like it does now in 50 years, age and environmental factors considered.

    I think the case is gaudy and way overdone.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,944 Senior Member
    Durwood wrote: »
    . . .And I certainly don't doubt Turnbull's ability, but I have to wonder if in this case he took quite a bit of artistic license on this Marlin RESTORATION. I can't believe that the original Marlin factory case coloring from this time period (or any other) looked anything like this...

    Granted, Turnbull probably takes the attention to detail a little farther. These were mass-produced firearms, after all, and Turnbull is doing them one at a time. It WAS a different time, however. Pretty much all the final fitting was done by hand, and the seams of wood-to-metal on the standard-grade Winchesters pretty much beat the pants off any similar sales bracket gun today.

    To give you an idea of how things were done, here's Turnbull's 1911 page: http://www.turnbullmfg.com/store.asp?pid=20791 I don't know Marlins all that well, but the Colts really did look like this leaving the factory. Check out the third gun down - that's the look of the first and into the second year production before the military requested that they not be so pretty. A standard GI production gun that would make a Python envious.:drool:
    WWJMBD?

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  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 9,663 Senior Member
    Needs a red-dot mounted on it.
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 10,043 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Needs a red-dot mounted on it.

    I disagree. That gun needs a case colored scope and a bayonet lug.
    Not too many problems you can't fix
    With a 1911 and a 30-06
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,258 Senior Member
    Well, it could be worse- - - - -like maybe a gold-plated, engraved Taurus with pearl grips!
    Jerry
    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • RazorbackerRazorbacker Senior Member Posts: 4,646 Senior Member
    A '93 in .38 55, drool. A takedown, more drool. Extra barrel and fitted case with accessories, the drool is ankle deep.
    I'm a Turnbull fan but I can't get past that receiver. Especially the top. If money were no object and I wanted one custom made I'd have them tone that WAY down.

    Anyway, the auction expired and they've relisted it.
    Teach your children to love guns, they'll never be able to afford drugs
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 9,458 Senior Member
    bullsi1911 wrote: »
    Needs a red-dot mounted on it.

    Rails......... at least three.
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  • DurwoodDurwood Senior Member Posts: 970 Senior Member
    Before someone gets me wrong, I'd buy it too if'n I was flush:drool2:
    You have the right to your own opinion, but you don't have the right to your own facts:guns:
  • stepmacstepmac Member Posts: 172 Member
    What a purty rifle!

    If that Marlin were a Winchester there'd be no question about getting 10K for it. So you have to be careful putting a load of cash in a gun to be sure you make it back on the other end.

    I've got a clean 1895 Marlin in 45/70 (an old one) and I've considered sending it to Turnbull. The bore on my rifle is pretty washed out. I wonder if he does anything to reline barrels, etc? Anyone know?
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,006 Senior Member
    stepmac wrote: »
    What a purty rifle!

    If that Marlin were a Winchester there'd be no question about getting 10K for it. So you have to be careful putting a load of cash in a gun to be sure you make it back on the other end.

    I've got a clean 1895 Marlin in 45/70 (an old one) and I've considered sending it to Turnbull. The bore on my rifle is pretty washed out. I wonder if he does anything to reline barrels, etc? Anyone know?

    Oregon Gun Smithing will do a reline. I just had him do my 1893 Marlin in .38-55, he does a great job and will do a .45-70.http://www.oregunsmithingllc.com/index.html
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