Marlin Model 990 Ducks Unlimited
Bought it off a lady whose husband had died, her and the soon to be husband were selling off the guy's guns. There was a rifle in a unzipped case and I could read Marlin on the the buttstock so I
asked what it was. They had no idea. They let me look at it. I pull it out and it is a 990 Ducks Unlimited 22LR. Warning sticker from factory still on stock, the Tested and Targeted by Steve sticker still on
the stock, the owner's manual still hanging from the trigger gaurd by a plastic zip tie. Guy at the gun store told her I can't find a DU model in the book but all other 990's are showing anywhere from 80
to 100 bucks in fine to excellent condition. I ask her what she want's for it and she gives me a price, I give her cash.(Less than values stated by guy at gun store). So it has only one scratch on the
metal. Very front of front sight post very small scratch although scratch is actually into the metal. The stock has no ding's dent's or scrathes looks brand new. Take it to the house drop 6 rounds in
the tube and it fire's them all. No problem's. Question is this. Do I keep it and shoot it or try to turn it over to someone who would keep it like it is and add it to a collection. I have a couple 22LR's and one
that shoots LR long and short. I don't need it. The money would go towards buying the wife's pistol. She needs one cause she don't have one. What do y'all think?
Will post some pics when I get home tomorrow. At work now and can't do it.
I've ben looking fire a nice DU 22,.just for tyre novelty of having one. I may be interested dependnt on the scratch.
I dont think you are going to get much money out of a Marlin, they are great guns, but not worth much.
I say if it something you want and will use, use it.
If you have a use for it, keep it and use it. Otherwise sell it off but don't expect a significant premium for a DU edition.