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Old 11-11-2010, 12:33 PM
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Do you guys think the Marlin Papoose is a good survival rifle?

What average price do you happen to see them selling for when they go up?

I've heard they don't go up for sale very often and are hard to find.

Thoughts?
Old 11-11-2010, 12:38 PM
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Do you guys think the Marlin Papoose is a good survival rifle?
In my opinion, it is superior to the 10/22. It is a great .22. lightweight, accurate and easy to pack.

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What average price do you happen to see them selling for when they go up?

I've heard they don't go up for sale very often and are hard to find.
lack of availabillity should be a clue...
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I have one in a BOB, Not a bad 22 at all. $200.00 or so, AA and GB have them listed. I did put a scope on mine.
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is $450 too much to pay for one up in Canada?
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is $450 too much to pay for one up in Canada?
Wow, I dont know? Seems like Marlin should be common. Are you out in the woods?
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I bought my Papoose last year for $69+tax from a Memphis pawn shop and it is a terrific little gun. It's an older one with a wood stock, but I've never had a problem with it. Because I keep in the lockbox beneath my rear truck seat, it is used more often than either my 10/22 or Model 60. I will probably buy another one to keep in the emergency kit in the trunk of my wife's car. Unless I find another used pawn shop special, I expect to pay $250.

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Old 11-11-2010, 06:46 PM
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Great buy AT $60.00. I did get 4 more mags for it and a box of 500 rounds fits well inside a BOB.
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Not a bad 22lr rifle at all. However, using a 22lr as a main caliber is not the best idea, unless you live in an extreme rural area. It takes a month to starve, without good protection you may not have enough time to do that.
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Listings on Gunbroker look like around $175-250.
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Old 11-17-2010, 10:46 AM
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The Papoose is a mixed bag.

It's much more handy and useful than most of the competition, including the AR-7 and 10/22. The newer models in stainless and with the synthetic stock are the best of the model so far.

At the same time, it has it's faults, the action buffer and "guts" being the major ones.
Now, don't take this as bashing the Marlins, I have a good number of them and prefer them to most others.
The buffer eventually will crack and break, Numrich has spares, get some.
The action guts (lower assembly) well also eventually wear (50,000+ rounds) enough to start giving you issues in feeding and operating, pick up a spare assembly.

If you can leave it assembled, do so, repeated takedown and assembly will wear/loosen the barrel to receiver fit.

If I needed another takedown rifle, especially for backpacking, the Papoose would get the nod. Until then, I'll stick with my old Marlin 39, it's larger, heavier and will rust but I've been using it for decades now with good result.
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I had one like 15yrs ago and regrett getting rid of it,was a good little rifle,I had a scope on mine and it always did what I wanted it to do,was a boat gun so it got a ridiculous amount of rounds put through it,always worked.
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Old 11-18-2010, 03:38 PM
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my next rifle purchase will either be a papoose or its non-breakdown version marlin 60. i really like the compact nature of breakdown rifles; the tradeoffs are acceptable to my needs.
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I love my Papoose, it is the best of the 22LR survival autoloaders. Its accurate, reliable, and well built. The stock is hollow so you can store up to 200 rounds of loose ammo. I have a modifed stock shell holder that contains five 10 round magazines giving me a total of 250 rounds on the gun. Add in a 1-4X variable scope, sling, and throw it in the case that weighs 6lbs or so. You can't beat that IMHO.

My only real complaint is the 3/8 dovetail scope mount, it will have to have some really sturdy rings with a scope stop in order to prevent the scope from drifting. I opted for a picatinny rail and overall I am happy, although it prohibits use its iron sights. Currently I am working on a rear peep setup that can work with the scope for backups. Thinking of using the Tech Sight's front sight and a Kel-Tec SU-16 rear sight mounted on the picatinny rail. Throw on a pair of see thru rings and it would be perfect.
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well a papoose is still too heavy to carry hiking to backcountry lakes; i prefer my henry ar7, which has proven itself in taking small game on a delayed overnite hike-out.

i just like minimal storage profile of the papoose.
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well a papoose is still too heavy to carry hiking to backcountry lakes; i prefer my henry ar7, which has proven itself in taking small game on a delayed overnite hike-out.

i just like minimal storage profile of the papoose.
Then you might want to take a look at the Browning Buckmark. It is certainly light enough for hiking. Though IIRCC the 1st gen papoose only weighed in at 3.25lbs.

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Then you might want to take a look at the Browning Buckmark. It is certainly light enough for hiking. Though IIRCC the 1st gen papoose only weighed in at 3.25lbs.

Here in my BuckMark and Browning FDX knife.
...got a .22 pistola, but strongly prefer to carry the ar7 ...in fact the other 3 in my fishing crew also carry henry ar7's; one also carries a .45 too...a 2.5lb rifle makes a big difference...we're only carrying the 3 mags (loaded) stored in the stock; usually no additional ammo...every ounce counts on 2-4mi overnite hike-ins...

oh, and i carry a zero tolerence zt00 fixed blade; i've used it as a step stuck in between rock cracks...tough knife.
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I love my Papoose, it is the best of the 22LR survival autoloaders. Its accurate, reliable, and well built. The stock is hollow so you can store up to 200 rounds of loose ammo. I have a modifed stock shell holder that contains five 10 round magazines giving me a total of 250 rounds on the gun. Add in a 1-4X variable scope, sling, and throw it in the case that weighs 6lbs or so. You can't beat that IMHO.

My only real complaint is the 3/8 dovetail scope mount, it will have to have some really sturdy rings with a scope stop in order to prevent the scope from drifting. I opted for a picatinny rail and overall I am happy, although it prohibits use its iron sights. Currently I am working on a rear peep setup that can work with the scope for backups. Thinking of using the Tech Sight's front sight and a Kel-Tec SU-16 rear sight mounted on the picatinny rail. Throw on a pair of see thru rings and it would be perfect.
Perfect post.
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I saw a NIB stainless Papoose yesterday in Cabelas for $269. I was tempted, but I had other priorities.
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Here's what they are going for on GB.... http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Sea...rlin%20papoose
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Interesting the M6 seldom gets a mention. I fancied the pants off one a while back, but 1K of the local money was just daft and I don't believe in .410 anyway, except as a possible way to fire .45 longs.
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