close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Sears Model 43

Discussion in '.22/rimfire' started by Sober, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Sober

    Sober G&G Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was just looking at my local gunshops website and noticed for 140 bucks they have a Sears model 43 tube fed bolt action with a 4x scope. It looks interesting. I was just curious if this was a good deal or not. Looks to be in good condition. They have it listed on gunbroker.

    Sears mod 43 22LR bolt action #7584 $139.95 : Bolt Action at GunBroker.com


     
    #1
  2. pajaro

    pajaro G&G Newbie

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    1,052
    Likes Received:
    3
    sears model 43 cross references to be a marlin model 81. made between 1937 and 1940. it was followed by: 81E, 1937-1940, 81C, 1940-1970, 81DL, 1940-1965, 81G,1960-1965 (marlin glenfield).... my blue book of gun values is 3 years out of date, but it shows none of these to be valued at more than $110 in 100% condition. these are good quality 22 rifles, but not high value, it seems..... perhaps someone can confirm.....
     
    #2
  3. testhop

    testhop G&G Newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2008
    Messages:
    255
    Likes Received:
    0
    iwould pass. for a little more you could get a REMINGTON OR A RUGER .
    the RUGER mod 10 22 is the best selling 22 today .
    and it is a blast to shoot for both young and old .
     
    #3
  4. flyingbrkracing

    flyingbrkracing G&G Enthusiast

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,433
    Likes Received:
    3
    Good and acurate guns,but seems a bit steep to me.
     
    #4
  5. Sober

    Sober G&G Newbie

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    627
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yah I thougt it sounded a bit steep. I thought it would be cool just cause it was a Sears Roebuck gun. I actually have 2 10/22's and a Marlin 795 already. I just thought this would be cool cause its oldschool. But when i looked up some other mod 43's i found they were cheaper. Oh well.
     
    #5
  6. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    9,062
    Likes Received:
    882

    7.7 Million 1022's have been sold since 1963.
    13 million Marlin 60's have been sold since 1960.

    The Most popular .22 of all time is the Marlin 60.
    The 1022 simply will never catch up. Too many people know why Ruger has such a huge aftermarket...
    the OEM Ruger 1022 is an inferior product to everything but the Mossberg Chuckster.
     
    #6
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2011
  7. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2002
    Messages:
    26,450
    Likes Received:
    9,154
    That bolt action Marlin will still be shooting when the 10-22 has gummed up and failed. And the Marlin will be more accurate, unless you dump a few hundred more FRN's into the 10-22.
    Down here, most any functioning .22 rifle starts at $125 to $150 in a gun/pawn shop, even if grungy. That old Weaver steel tube scope has little real value, but if clear can still be a good one. Collectors would buy it on fleabay. I'd put the Lyman 57MR peep sight on the rear - see those two holes in the left rear of the receiver? Works well on my old Marlin 80DL.
    She needs a little TLC, but would still give excellent service.
     
    #7
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted