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Old 06-05-2018, 12:02 AM
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In the late 1930's-early 1940-s we had a rifle that disappeared while I was in the Navy. When I got back it was gone and I could never find out what happened to it. It was a clip model with a finger groove on the forward portion of the stock. Someone on the Forum had one only it was the tubular mag. model and he posted a picture and gave me the model number.
Somewhere in the transfer of info between computers I lost it. If you are still around I would appreciate another chance at the info that you gave me.
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I'm not the person who originally responded to your post.....however, here's a quick picture from the 1940 Stoeger catalog of the Marlin .22 bolt actions. But there is no finger groove on the forward stock that I can see.
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I have a Marlin model 80 DL that uses 7 round magazines. Shoots a lot straighter than I can hold.

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Shoots a lot straighter than I can hold.
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The Clip fed bolt action Marlin was the Model 80
(Tube feed version of the same was the Model 81)

They started making the Model 80 in 1935
At that time it had a slim stock with the forend having a finger-groove on either side of it.
The finger grooved forend stock style was dropped in 1937.,,so w/only 2 years into production,,the finger groove stocked guns are gone.
That helps date the rifles.

Also, the stocks were hardwood stained as Walnut untill 1939 when they actually switched to using the latter.
The safety was orig a 'flag' type on the cocking piece till 1939, then they switched to a lever on the right rear side of the rec'vr.

These were not ser#'d by Marlin at the time and there was no Fed Regulation demanding them to do so at the time.


The Model 80,,and it's target sighted twin, the Model 80E were mfg'd up into 1940.

A Model 80B (open sights) and 80BE (aperture rear and hooded front sight) took their places for about a year after that. Then WW2 intervened.

You can also find the early Model 80 and 80E rifles marked with the 'Ranger' house brand.
The very same rifle, just the name change.
Very accurate then as they continued to be as the 80C & DLmodels and more after WW2 and into the 80's with more variations than I can begin to grasp.
The one weak link in the mechanism is the cartridge guide spring. If not carefull, a shooter can bend it. Replacement means pulling the bbl from the recv'r. The part itself is cheap though.
The ejector sometimes needs a bit of adjustment to properly reach the rim of the extracted casing. But that is no more than a carefull bending process of the piece of music wire that the ejector itself is made of.

The earliest of the Model 80's still use the same detachable 7rd magazine as the later guns made in the 70's.

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The Clip fed bolt action Marlin was the Model 80
(Tube feed version of the same was the Model 81)

They started making the Model 80 in 1935
At that time it had a slim stock with the forend having a finger-groove on either side of it.
The finger grooved forend stock style was dropped in 1937.,,so w/only 2 years into production,,the finger groove stocked guns are gone.
That helps date the rifles.

Also, the stocks were hardwood stained as Walnut untill 1939 when they actually switched to using the latter.
The safety was orig a 'flag' type on the cocking piece till 1939, then they switched to a lever on the right rear side of the rec'vr.

These were not ser#'d by Marlin at the time and there was no Fed Regulation demanding them to do so at the time.


The Model 80,,and it's target sighted twin, the Model 80E were mfg'd up into 1940.

A Model 80B (open sights) and 80BE (aperture rear and hooded front sight) took their places for about a year after that. Then WW2 intervened.

You can also find the early Model 80 and 80E rifles marked with the 'Ranger' house brand.
The very same rifle, just the name change.
Very accurate then as they continued to be as the 80C & DLmodels and more after WW2 and into the 80's with more variations than I can begin to grasp.
The one weak link in the mechanism is the cartridge guide spring. If not carefull, a shooter can bend it. Replacement means pulling the bbl from the recv'r. The part itself is cheap though.
The ejector sometimes needs a bit of adjustment to properly reach the rim of the extracted casing. But that is no more than a carefull bending process of the piece of music wire that the ejector itself is made of.

The earliest of the Model 80's still use the same detachable 7rd magazine as the later guns made in the 70's.
Thanks for all of the information on the Marlin Model 80! I learn a lot from you guys.

Have a blessed day,

Leon
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Thank you very much for the info. I will keep on the watch for one. I am also going to have my grandson and great grandson looking for one. I would like to have one, no matter what condition. They were very accurate.
I had a Remington HB target rifle and the Marlin was just as accurate.
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Could the original one you’re remembering possibly be the Model 50? Semi-auto from the mid-1930s that fires from an open bolt. Rare, cool guns. The mags bring near what the rifle does.
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This was not a semi, it was a bolt action with a clip.
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