Marlin Model 1873 .45-70 Schematic

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Marlin Model 1873 .45-70 Schematic

Post by Old Gun Guy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:14 pm

Hello!
Does anyone out there have a schematic for the 1873 Marlin .45-70. I am having trouble locating one, and I would feel better having a schematic then tearing down this rifle without one.
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Re: Marlin Model 1873 .45-70 Schematic

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:51 pm

Old Gun Guy;

Marlin did not make a Model 1873 in .45-70 caliber. He did make the Model 1881, with a July 1, 1873 patent date in .45-70, which is the item you are looking for information on. If you have access to William S. Brophy's "Marlin" book, there is a parts breakdown in relation to the gun on page 154.
The Model 1881 is pretty simple to disassemble. Remove the butt stock, then remove the lever screw and pin and remove the lever. Remove the hammer spring screw then remove the hammer screw and hammer. You can now remove the breech bolt. You can drive the lower tang pin out of the receiver and remove the lower tang with trigger assembly.
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Re: Marlin Model 1873 .45-70 Schematic

Post by Road King » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:50 pm

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