Marlin Camp 9 carbine
Took a ride to Billings MT today, wandering around the mall, waiting for wife to finish shopping, stopped in at Scheels and saw a Marlin Camp 9 Carbine for sale at $449. It appeared to be unfired, mint condition, with matching box and paperwork. Came with a factory blocked 4 round mag and an aftermarket 12 round mag. I have never seen these four round blocked mags before and was wondering if they are worth more left intact? There is a plastic block riveted to the magazine follower which makes loading more than 4 rounds impossible. It could be easily removed but not sure if that would affect the value of the mag? Looking on the auction side, looks like the Marlin was a fair deal, but not a steal by any means. I have never seen one new in the original box before and that is why I grabbed it. I tried to haggle them down in price but they would not budge. No tax in MT so I saved about $27.00.