SOLD FOR: $1247
Model: 9, “Camp Guard 9”
Serial Number: 11570893
Year of Manufacture: 1989
Action Type: Semi-Automatic Rifle with Detachable Magazine
Markings: The barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN CT. U.S.A. / MODEL 9-MICRO GROOVE BARREL-CAL. 9MM”. The right side of the barrel is marked with Marlin’s two-line warning. The left side of the receiver is marked with the serial number “11570893”. The buttpad is marked with the Marlin logo.
Barrel Length: 16.5″
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a hooded beaded blade that is dovetailed to a serrated riser screwed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flip-up U-notch elevator leaf that is dovetailed to the rear of the barrel.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is smooth one-piece piece wood with a pistol grip, straight comb, sling stud front and rear, and a brown solid rubber Marlin buttpad. There are a few light compressions and faint draglines but no major defects. The LOP measures approximately 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the end of the solid rubber buttpad. The pad shows very light wear. Overall, the stock rates in about Fine-Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light handling and operational wear. The screw heads are sharp and not disfigured. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this gun. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box & Accessories: This rifle comes in its original box with serial matching label, two (2) 15-round magazines, one (1) 12-round magazine, and one (1) 10-round magazine. Please note, no magazine will be included where prohibited by law.
Our Assessment: These are nifty little carbines and a good companion for anyone who already owns a 59 Series metal frame Smith & Wesson in 9mm since many can take the same ammo and magazines. The Camp Carbine lends itself particularly well to red dot sights if iron sights seem to be getting smaller and fuzzier. The same receiver top spacing lets you mount some of the Williams peep or fiber optic sights (but you may have to install a higher front sight in the front dovetail.) The Camp Carbine was discontinued by Marlin in 1999 and a small cult has grown up around them, so pick this up and see what the hype is all about! Take this to compete and beat all the guys with Glocks and modern PCCs with your classic Smith and Camp Guard 9! Please see our photos and good luck!