I have a Taurus model 83 in .38 special I don't really need, and saw an ad on Texasguntrader for a Marlin 30-30. This is a kid who apparently trades a lot of guns. The gun is 40+ years old, 95% blue, has been refinished to a light blonde color, and is a carbine or trapper model. I only have about $175 in the Taurus and kinda need an alll around varmint and coyote gun. Seem like a fair trade? I am starting to wonder if this is not a stolen gun though after talking to this kid.