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Marlin lever action

Post by Hart a go » Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:24 pm

Am looking for value ona old gun I found in a building I tore down it is a marlin 1893 pat’d oct 11 1887 apr 2 1889 aug 1 1889 special smokies steel serial # 166111 anything will help

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Re: Marlin lever action

Post by Brent » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:28 pm

Could be thousands, could be nothing, depends on condition and details.

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Re: Marlin lever action

Post by shootrj2003 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:21 am

Well,first off how is the condition basically is the steel rusty or is the finish still good,is the wood nicely finished still ?how it was put away makes a difference,,if it was cleaned oiled and waxed and stored in a dry area or just stuck in a garage or hung on a nail in a damp cellar, that makes a difference in how being abandoned takes a toll,Condition to collectors is subjective and depends on who looks at it,but to a regular guy,rusty or not?scratched furniture( wood parts)or a finish that wood look good on a table? Oh yeah, nice find congratulations! Do you hunt and shoot and own other guns?I am not" fishing" to acquire it just curious to know if you appreciate the luck of finding a gun and one like that,I have worked on a few old barns and houses and looked but never found one yet,I just love old things found undisturbed,and their stories .i bought my 1893 up in Maine and wish I knew its story.
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Re: Marlin lever action

Post by marlinman93 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:29 am

We need really good pictures to even make a guess!
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Re: Marlin lever action

Post by CarolinaPirate » Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:15 pm

I am working on a 1973 Marlin 336-C in 30-30 wih a 20 inch barrel. The gun is at least 90% but the bolt is either jammed or broken. I need info on the correct way to take it down considering the bolt is damaged and where can I find a new bolt? I am not familiar with wheen Marlin/Remington may have changed model design and thus whether or not the bolt from model 336's in later years would also work? This is an estate and I suspect the gun was never used after it came to the current owner in the mid 1970's.

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Re: Marlin lever action

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:49 pm

CarolinaPirate;

You should remove the lever screw and then pull the lever out. This should allow you to remove the breech bolt without any more disassembly.
If that does not work, then remove the butt stock, remove the main spring and then the hammer screw to remove the hammer. Then remove the screw on the lower, left side of the receiver and then the screw at the front of the lower tang. This will allow you to remove the entire lower section. You may need to remove the lifter screw and remover the lifter so as to get inside the receiver. From there, you should be able to resolve your problem.
To find a new breech bolt if needed, watch eBay and some other gun related auction sites like Gun Broker.
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Re: Marlin lever action

Post by CarolinaPirate » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:31 pm

Thanks for your quick reply, I should be able to at least closely inspect the bolt to see what the issue is. Have you heard of "bolt issues" with this model in the past? I have 3 Marlins but have never had to replace a part. First time for everything.

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