What is the value of a 38-55 Marlin 1888 with no original finish but otherwise good condition?
The 1888 was never made in .38-55. If your gun is marked 38W, then it is a .38-40, if it's marked .38-55, then it is not an 1888, but probably a 1893. No way to give you a value, as I don't know what you've got, nor could I tell you without a few pictures of the gun. The 1888 was only offered in .44-40, .38-40, and .32-20, not .38-55. Values depend on the model, and condition. If your gun is a .38-55, it is not an 1888, so I don't know what model you have.
You must be reffering to the 35caliber marlin.A 35mm would fire a projectile that is between 2inches and 4inches in diameter.Before a value can be established you would have to describe your rifles overall condition(this includes the amount of original finish remaining on the wood and metal).The barrels condition,and the model of marlin that you have(336,36,etc.).