Marlin Glenfield Model 30A Lever Action Rifle .30-30 Ackley Improved

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Location (State):
California (CA)

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12 Years 11 Months
WINNER: Y***********2
HIGH BID: $251.01
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Auction: 11091959

Auction Type:
Penny Auctions Basic
NRA Grade:
Very Good
Current High Bidder:
38 Bids ($0.01 starting bid)
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Auction Start:
(May 24, 2012 09:57:30 PT)
Auction Ended:
(June 7, 2012 18:10:32 PT)

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Seller's Description

Guns For Sale - Marlin Glenfield Model 30A -- Lever Action Rifle .30-30 Ackley Improved

LSB#: 120326JR26

Make: Marlin Glenfield

Model: Model 30A

Serial Number: 71 169425

Year of Manufacture: 1973 - 1983

Caliber: .30-30 Ackley Improved. Consignor states that this was done at the "Old Ackley Gun Works".

Action Type: Lever Action Rifle, Magazine Tube Fed

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “GLENFIELD MOD. 30A”, “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. / NORTH HAVEN, CONN., U.S.A.”, “CAL. 30 – 30 WIN”, “IMP” and “JM” contained in an oval. The upper tang is marked “71 169425”.

Barrel Length: 20”

Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a brass bead, post style front sight that is dovetailed in the barrel. The rear barrel sight has been removed and a blank inserted into the rear dovetail. A Williams receiver peep sight has been mounted on the receiver.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are walnut stained birch with impressed designs and checkering on the pistol grip and forearm. The butt stock has a shallow cut about ½” long on the front right side of the comb. There is a brown Pachmayr buttpad and also a sling swivel. The forearm cap has been fitted with a sling swivel. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original with Cold Blue Touch Up.

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Micro-Groove rifling is sharp. There is no erosion and the barrel crown is unmarked.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 70% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning, brown patina and some bare metal where the bluing has worn through. The area around the rear sight dovetail shows some tool marks. Please see our photos. The Screw heads show some distress but are still serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None

Our Assessment: The Marlin Glenfield line of rifles were made to the same standards as the standard Marlin rifles with the exception of wood, and cosmetic appearance. This rifle has a half magazine and impressed decorations and checkering. It is marked on the barrel as a Model 30A, although in Brophy’s book on the history of Marlin, he states that the Model 30 became the 30A when the half magazine was replaced by a full magazine. Perhaps this is a rare transition model or special factory order. In any event, it is a classic deer rifle that you wouldn’t be afraid to carry in the field and is already equipped with sights that are adequate to the range of the cartridge. With the advent of Hornady’s Leverevolution ammunition this gun has even more potential than before. If you would like to buy a different deer rifle for the coming season, and have the time to become acquainted with it, now is the time and this could be the gun.

CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.

Payment and Shipping Instructions:

UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid.

Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).

This gun can only be shipped to an FFL, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship a firearm within California. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.


Full payment on non-layaway items is required within 14 days. We accept Cashiers Checks, Money Orders, Cash and Personal Checks. No Credit Cards or electronic payments are accepted. To help us properly apply your payment, please indicate what item you have purchased when payment and/or FFL are sent. If you would like to be notified when we receive your payment, please obtain a tracking number from your carrier. We receive about 40 checks a day and do not have the staff required to email everyone when we receive checks.

CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).

Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.

Successful Bidder Instructions:

You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. This invoice will include totals for the sale and all instructions.

If you win an item and are not willing or able to complete the sale, you will be liable for 5% of the sale price.

Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.

Please leave feedback when the gun is happily received, we will leave feedback in return. If you are not satisfied, for any reason, please contact us before leaving negative or neutral feedback. (805) 285-0715

No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.

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Questions for Users
    Q:  Hello, Might be interested if you can answer a couple questions. It description mentions; "Caliber: .30-30 Ackley Improved." Looking up Mr. Ackley's work I see some of his 'improved' cartridges/chambers would work with factory loads. Would this rifle still shoot with factory 30-30 WCF loads? Then the other question is about the magazine, which is mentioned to be "half". So this would be only 3 rounds, correct? 06/03/2012
        A:  Thank you for your question. Our understanding of the "Improvements" were a change in shoulder angle which allowed slightly more capacity. We tried a standard .30-30 case and it seats correctly. We did not fire this rifle with any ammo. Regarding the magazine it is shorter than the standard magazine tube found on the 336 and would likely hold only three rounds.Thanks. Lew. 06/04/2012