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Marlin Camp 9

Post by Buddy on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:08 pm

I am looking to add to my collection and I think I am interested in a Marlin Camp 9. Anyone have any experience with these? I know it has been 20 or so years since they were made and they seem to go for a premium on the auction sites. Just trying to figure out if it is worth looking for a deal on one.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by sidroski on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:22 pm

Had a friend who had one and loved it. He died (had diabetes). He loved his. Didn't really see the need for one until I figured it was a good mate for your pistol in the same calibers and mags.
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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Buddy on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:46 pm

I wasnt sure of the need either. However I like the same caliber as the pistol thought and with the wife and boys all competing for time with the Kel Tec. I figured I would add another similar one to the collection. I have looked at the Hi Point but I just can't get over the way it looks ( sorry to any 995 owners but they are not visually stunning). I thought about the Ruger but the Marlin with the furniture caught my eye.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by bubbat on Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:52 pm

The Camp 9 was good match for a Smith Wesson 59 series pistol, it could use the pistols magazines.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by live2hunt on Mon Apr 18, 2011 7:58 pm

i have one of the deluxe model, checkered with walnut.... leuplod bar and split rings 3x weaver absolutely love it. micro grove barrel and DEADLY accurate have killed 3 deer with 147gr hydra shocks cant say much more it has never failed me, they are hard to get but when you get yours you will see what i mean, i love mine

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by JMS39339 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:28 am

I don't have the Camp 9 but do have the PC9 which uses the same mags as the Ruger 9mm pistols (well some of them) and I really like it. It shoots well and I like having the paired carbine and handgun. Good luck with the search.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by nhstk02 on Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:35 pm

I have a friend with a camp .45, it uses 1911 mags. Pretty neat little gun.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by SilentHitz on Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:46 pm

As a 1911 freak, I would like one of the .45 versions myself.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Joe S. on Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:09 pm

Well worth it!


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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Buddy on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:31 pm

Found myself one today should be in early next week. Also should anyone else be interested there is one @Dabbs (9mm) in southhaven. Not that I am advertising for anyone just aware that these are getting a little more difficult to find.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Joe S. on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:32 pm

Did ya catch the price?


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Just called. $550. Good shape. One mag.
662.393.6498


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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Buddy on Thu Apr 21, 2011 4:37 pm

Verified it has the checkered stock just noticed price now in post before me . I found one and had it shipped today or I would likely be driving to Southhaven for a peek. Not sure the wife would be friendly this weekend if I bought 2 instead of one. Willing to bet someone else is out there looking for one of these.


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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Buddy on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:27 am

Wondering if anyone went up to get the one in Southhaven? Still impatiently waitng for mine to show.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Eaglestroker on Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:49 am

Buddy wrote:Wondering if anyone went up to get the one in Southhaven? Still impatiently waitng for mine to show.

I'm local - if you wanted it I could go look for it?

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by DEADEYE 1 on Sun May 01, 2011 1:04 am

I used to always want to buy one of the Camp 9s back in the day when they advertized them in hunting mags. I inherited a Ruger PC-9 and it will shoot and just wait for you to pop another magazine in. The Ruger has a little weight to them but they are tough and made to be shot. Good luck.

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by staples on Mon May 02, 2011 9:18 am

I had a camp 9 I used a lot growing up, just recently sold it and regretted it immediately ha. I never had any trouble with it and the clips were easy to come by. The one thing I would suggest to do would be to change the factory recoil spring and buffer, they are both easy to change. I used a Wolff high power spring and recoil was almost nothing (granted a 9mm is low recoil anyways) and used a synthetic buffer (cant remember what kind) as the factory buffer is kind of weak. One more thing....the camp 9 was the best bump firing gun I have ever owned...would spit them out!!!!

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Re: Marlin Camp 9

Post by Buddy on Tue May 10, 2011 8:21 pm

Warning forgetting to cancel your "WTB Marlin Camp 9" ad in Armslist may lead to the following
1. Buying a basket case you convince yourself will be fun to restore.
2. An unbelieveable amount of folks in MS who want to sell one of these.
3. Ownership of a second when the " too good to pass up" deal comes along.
4. One hostile wife.

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