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Discussion in 'General Firearm Forum' started by mulescj8, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. mulescj8

    mulescj8 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I said I was done with any gun buying this year.....................but I ran across a very nice almost new H&R handy rifle.......single shot in .450 marlin has been shot very little............stock and forearm is beautiful blue looks good! Any Idea what it would be worth........I haven't been able to find but one for sale on line and it was $450.00 I think I can get this one for $275.00 give or take a little:D
     
  2. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I love them H&R Handi's. Have a few, and they just shoot good.
    I think you shot the one I got last year in 45-70...BRUTAL.

    As soon as I seen what it is , I immediately said to myself $250....
    I wouldn't give more. Try for $200.

    Ammo is spensive.

    Gun will kick like a ....shall we say ....mule.:cool::D


    Jim
     

  3. rond

    rond Well-Known Member

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    Can .45-70 be used in that caliber? If so $275 is not bad.
     
  4. mulescj8

    mulescj8 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks Jim and yes I remember that whoopin that 45-70 put on me lol, would have been almost as much fun just letting someone hit me wit a baseball bat:rolleyes:

    Will see what kind of interest I get with $200.00 green backs and go from there.
     
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  5. mulescj8

    mulescj8 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I maybe wrong but believe they are two different animals, brass is much heavier in the .450 because case pressure is a lot higher than the 45-70. Picture a really souped up 45-70 round with more pain and you have a .450 lol

    Jim can probably give a little more info on it since he is "our" 45-70 guy and likes to push the limits of the 45-70 and your shoulders :eek:

    Here's a link to more info on the .450 marlin

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/.450_Marlin
     
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  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The 450 and 45-70 are ballistic twins, the difference between them is Efficiency.

    The 450 will do the same ballistically VS the 45-70, but it will do it with 4 to 6 grains less powder.

    In the Handi, both will put a hurt on the shoulder,

    45-70 is more available, and brass is easy to come by.

    450 factory ammo is costly, as is 45-70 ,
    Thats why I reload.

    If I could grab the 450, between 2 and $250 , (in great condition) , I would.:D



    Jim
     
  7. mulescj8

    mulescj8 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I had to work today so I didn't get a chance to go by there. Its a small shop and they are mostly open in the evenings so I will try Monday.

    Thank you Jim for the info.:D
     
  8. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    Mule, I sold most of my Handi Rifle collection to fund some new purchases I wanted. I didn't get less than $325 for any of them. Most went for $350 to $375. A couple went $500 plus, but I parted them out to get that. It's amazing how much some will pay for a barrel!

    The 450 Marlin was not as popular as the 45-70. Thus there are not as many out there. That's a catch 22. Not popular but scarce. It's a $350 to $400 rifle if you can find the right buyer. $200 to $250 would be an excellent price to pay.

    I just sold a Sportster in 17 HMR about 5 or 6 weeks ago. Complete with scope and bipod for $375. I sold it's little brother in 17 Mach3 back during the summer for $100 more!

    The 450 Marlin is basically a belted 45-70 on steroids. It's belted to keep it out of 1873 Springfields and the like, but loaded to pressures that the Marlin lever guns can withstand. Personally it was not my favorite round, I preferred the rimmed 45-70 and 444.