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    Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    Saw one at a local shop. Didn't really think about it too much. Priced about the same as a Marlin 30-30. Fast foward to this weekend and while wandering around a local gunshow I ran across another Mosberg 30-30 lever action. What caught my attention is that the dealer had it marked way up into the clouds. I asked him what made it so special and he said it's rare and very valuable because they didn't make very many of them. SO.... is the Mossberg 30-30 lever action so rare that it commands a price 3 times what a Marlin in similar condition would bring in? Or was the dealer merely looking to making a killing ? Thanks for any input.
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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    I see them all the time and not expensive at all. I wonder if the seller had Alvin York's .45 as well?
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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    I worked in a gun Shop for 25 years 1980-2005 and while the mossbergs were seen far less often than the Marlins and Winchesters they sold for less because they were generally considered much less desireable than a Marlin or Winchester.
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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by WendyZXZ
    I see them all the time and not expensive at all. I wonder if the seller had Alvin York's .45 as well?

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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    Quote Originally Posted by jimg11
    I worked in a gun Shop for 25 years 1980-2005 and while the mossbergs were seen far less often than the Marlins and Winchesters they sold for less because they were generally considered much less desireable than a Marlin or Winchester.
    That would be my impression, also. While Mossberg makes good, reliable, affordable, guns for the average guy......they never really appealled to me. I prefer the Winchester 1894 and 94. They are steeped in history of this country.......but the Marlin is a quality rifle, also. Bob
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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    Thanks Mick! Bob the little I can tell by handling the Mossberg and reading on it is that is typical Mossberg...works well does the job and if you like them they will be perfectly suited to the buyer.
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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    I don't get the new Mossberg at all. It looks to be no more than an imitation of the Marlin 336. With all the wonderful used 336s out there on the secondary market at great prices, I don't get how in the world Mossberg will sell many of these new versions.

    Of course, Marlin still makes the 336 and they're still fine guns.

    To me, Marlin and Winchester are the best lever guns available. I have both. I also have a Henry because I am very impressed with the company and their guns.
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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    I don't know why anybody would buy a Mossberg. Personnally.....I'd rather have an old Savage!!!! Bob
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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    My 30-30 is a bolt action. It's an old Savage 325C. It's really accurate too. I just wish somebody other than Hornaday made spire point ammo for it.
    I'm not a big fan of their leverevolution ammo. Since there isn't much market for that type of ammo it's expensive too.
    Here's my 30-30. It's a great brush gun when I need it for that type of hunting.

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    Re: Mossberg 30-30 Lever Action Rifle

    Hey Bob, I would buy a Mossberg. As a matter of fact I bought 3 shotguns and a few .22s a few years back. My boys are extremely close in age, so I had to buy everything in threes, so I dropped close to $1500.00 to outfit them at the same time. I had no idea if they would like the shooting sports or hunting so I didn't want to break the bank.

    They are made right here in the good 'ol USA for almost a hundred years and they work flawlessly! Now I also have other makes like Remington, Ruger, Winchester and so on and as far as reliability goes, the Mossbergs are right up there with the more expensive guns. As a matter of fact, the 702 Plinkster has had thousands of rounds through it and never failed once! Can you believe that? Never had a FTF or FTE or stove pipe. Pretty amazing if you ask me. I think it cost me just north of a C note.

    I will always recommend a Mossberg.
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