Marlin 1881

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This is a very good Marlin Model 81 in 40-60 caliber rifle with a 28” barrel and shotgun butt. It has an adjustable set trigger and Lyman rear tang sight. It retains 45% blue with very good mechanical function and a very good bright bore with strong rifling but does have some dark frosting. Most 40 caliber bores are not very nice. The wood is very good with only a couple of minor dings. The serial number is 7179 and is an early 2nd model, made in 1883.

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How much is a Marlin 1881 worth?

In 2023 a new or used Marlin 1881 value varies depending on supply and demand. In the last 12 months there is great demand for a Marlin 1881 and most rifles. The Price for a Marlin 1881 has increased in cost by $0.00 in 2023 compared to 2022.

Estimated New and Used Values for a Marlin 1881 Values are based on a basic model with no options or colors.

Condition Trade-In Private Party Dealer
New In box $1,765.24 $2,308.39 $2,715.75
Excellent $1,629.45 $2,172.60 $2,444.18
Very Good $1,493.66 $2,172.60 $2,444.18
Good $1,357.88 $2,036.81 $2,308.39
Fair $950.51 $1,765.24 $2,172.60
Poor $678.94 $1,357.88 N/A

Gun Value Conditions explained:

New in box - 100% condition in unopened box. Excellent - 95%+ condition with or without box.

Very Good - 90% - 95% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Good - 80-90% condition (all parts/finish should be original).

Fair - 30% - 80% condition, parts, and finish may or may not be original. Must function properly and shoot.

Poor - under 30% condition. Firearm has severe wear and tear, does not function, or is damaged.

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