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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 10:21 PM
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Nice find! I love old 22s, and those Marlins are nice. I'm like you, I walk past the "popular stuff" to the wood and metal. Found a sweet Remington 512-x that way, refinished the stock very slowly, handrubbed linseed oil straight from the mill. Its waiting for my grandson to grow up so they can play together.
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LOL! Here kitty kitty indeed. I have an old Marlin Golden 39A made in 1959 with a 24" barrel.
God made those old long barrels for old men, and quite shells.
Who needs a pellet gun? Just run another feline my way.
Squirrels hate'm too.

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Congrats on an excellent buy!!! I can't remember the last time I bought any .22 for $100. Used gun prices around here are absolutely ridiculous.
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Kind of like fishing , the ones who catch the most, go fishing the most.
Deals are out there as we become patient and keep looking for them.
GPA has an edge, he has found a "honey hole" of a place to look at Brownells.
I, too, have found some very special items there.

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Congratulations, you have a very nice rifle.

I have a Sears model 43 which is the 81 with a cheap stock. It also shoots great.
I do keep a tag on the trigger guard reminding any future owner that the safety is reversed.

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I was at Brownells looking to see if they had any pellet rifle scopes which they don't. I walked by the used gun rack and there was a real clean Marlin 81-DL. It is a bolt action tube fed 22 with a 26 inch barrel. They came from the factory with a rear peep sight. This one was clean and I got it for a 100 dollar bill. I also bought three boxes of those CCI 22 lr Quiet shells. I zeroed it in at 30 yards and without touching the sights I put five rounds in the 1 inch square. I couldn't help but smile and say out loud here kitty kitty. The best part is with that 26 inch barrel they make about as much noise as spitting out a fingernail!

Who needs a pellet gun....not me!
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[QUOTE=bugeye;2055869698]Congratulations, you have a very nice rifle.

I have a Sears model 43 which is the 81 with a cheap stock. It also shoots great.
I do keep a tag on the trigger guard reminding any future owner that the safety is reversed.[/QUOTE

I have already put a little red and green paint on the stock both ahead of and behind the safety lest I forget that the safety is bassackwards!
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When I was a boy, I hunted with Dad's 511 Remington and my best friend had a Marlin like yours. I taught myself to think of the safety on his as a hammer - pull it back to shoot.

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I love old iron. I just came upon a Winchester 1906, an old brown gun with a bad bore so they told me. I got it home and checked, yup, no rifling in the bore. After an hour of brushing, soaking, bronze wool there is was. It's in tough shape but it'll still put 3 out of 5 in an inch and a half (squirrel head or small cat) at 30 yards. A little more scrubbin' might bring it around or a $40 liner from Brownells will for sure. How many pump .22's does one man need? Just 1 of each.

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So do I. My marlin Golden 39A is 60 years old, but squirrels and stray cats hate it.
Nuthin looks, feels, or shoots, like a 50+ year old rifle, shotgun, or pistol built when quality was important, and the used good ole American steel, and walnut.

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