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marlin no 18

Post by mikesmules » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:19 pm

My son just received this gun as a gift and I wanted any info on this .22, there is a part broke in the action and I need to find parts to fix it. thanks mike

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Re: marlin no 18

Post by chrifle » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:00 am

The Model 18 was Marlin's first pump action .22 rifle, manufactured from 1906-8. Depending on the carrier, it was .22 short or .22 long rifle. It could be ordered with either an octagon or round barrel - both 20" (blued). Serial numbers from 1581 to 18246 are known. Parts are VERY hard to find, you can search on the internet gun auction sites like gunbroker.com, auctionarms.com, or even ebay. Gunpartscorp.com has a website and schematic to help you determine what parts are missing; if they do not have the part in stock, you have to keep checking back - I have waited over 1 year for some original parts, but they eventually came up with what I needed. Be patient and persistent. There are other parts shops also (Bob's in AR?) but others will have to provide contact info. Good luck!

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Re: marlin no 18

Post by Wishbone » Sat Feb 21, 2009 8:52 am

chrifle is 100% correct. Many poeple just don't realize how rare these little rifles are. And like he said, parts are extremely hard to come by. There are a few parts that will interchange with other Marlin pumps. Good luck...

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Re: marlin no 18

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Re: marlin no 18

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Re: marlin no 18

Post by mikesmules » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:10 am

Thanks for the information, it was very helpful. mike

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Re: marlin no 18

Post by darrellkbulldog » Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:24 am

I have also acquired a great looking #18. After I got it I had to try it, and discovered the fireing pin was defected. Relentless searching produced nothing. So, there was nothing else to do, but make my own. After 3 days of sawing, fileing, polishing, and meticulous sizing, I made one......and it works. Was one of the happiest days of my life. I love the little bugger.

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Re: marlin no 18

Post by chrifle » Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:28 am

darell,
make sure you only shoot LOW/STANDARD VELOCITY .22 in your model 18, or you will break the bolt! glad you have it "up and shooting", chrifle

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Re: marlin no 18

Post by darrellkbulldog » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:07 pm

chrifle wrote:darell,
make sure you only shoot LOW/STANDARD VELOCITY .22 in your model 18, or you will break the bolt! glad you have it "up and shooting", chrifle
Thanks for the information, but now that I know it will shoot, it will be put up and retired. I have several of the old marlins, and git them out of retirement and wipe them down, admire them then put them back. 1892, 1897, 39's, 336,1936 and many more. Love them all.

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Re: marlin no 18

Post by darrellkbulldog » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:12 pm

chrifle wrote:darell,
make sure you only shoot LOW/STANDARD VELOCITY .22 in your model 18, or you will break the bolt! glad you have it "up and shooting", chrifle
I also lucked out on a "carrier" to convert it to 22 long rifle. Was kinda expensive ($50.00) but now I have a spare carrier for 22 short, will keep the spare parts with the gun for future owners, after i'm gone.

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