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Old 03-11-2011, 12:51 PM
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Just curious. I have a Model 80E from 1936 that was my grandfather's and the first gun I ever shot. Has the peep site and is drilled for a scope. Bought a replacement OEM magazine (I have the original) but it would not stay locked in place.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:07 PM
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i have one

man i've been looking for the rear site for awhile now.
from what i can tell, they shoot pretty darn good, not bad for something made so long ago. they are a good size too.
i got mine pretty cheap, nice stock metal needed some work. overall i like them pretty much.
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Old 03-11-2011, 01:55 PM
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Contact Bob's Gun Shop in Royal, AR. They may have some Williams sites that work.
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have two - one w/micro groove + one early one w/ballard rifleing - older one outshoots the the micro groove - both barrels in perfect condition - neither will out shoot any of my remington 5teens -
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Old 03-12-2011, 08:19 AM
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My daughter has one, I found it at a gunshow. It was a real beater but I refinished it and it looks good now. We just shot it a little yesterday, it's still a decent little rifle.
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Old 03-12-2011, 10:06 AM
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My Marlin 80DL was my Pop's and then became my first rifle! It is from 1953 and is in pretty good condition.
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Old 03-12-2011, 02:19 PM
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I have a Glenfield Marlin 25 which is the samegun as a model 80C I beleive. The metal was in excellent condition and the stock had some scrapes and dings so I refinished the stock. Has some nice figuring.

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Old 03-22-2011, 07:26 AM
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I have two Marlin 80DL's, although one does not have the aperture setup but is drilled and tapped. Both late 1940's vintage. Also have a Sears & Roebuck (Marlin 80 series) 1964 vintage with scope.

All three are excellent shooters. I like the vintage Marlin .22's, perhaps more then anyother of the .22's I own. They just feel good shouldering them and accuracy is consistant. My guess is that this is because of the more full size stock along with the (parts) fit of a vintage rifle when workmanship was just as important as dollars and cents.
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:23 AM
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I inhereted a Sears Roebuck & Co rifle from my father-in-law that is equivalent to a Marlin model 80. Shoots great, but the rifle has a defective safety lever. I have been looking for a replecement safety slider, to no avail. I also turned the rifle in to a gunsmith who also had no luck at finding a replacement.

Nonetheless, the rifle is quite accurate and fun to shoot. It came with a small weaver scope. I'm on the prowl now for a Marlin Model 80 DL. I would like to see what this model can do in some small bore prone matches.

Here some pics of my rifle before i installed a sling on it:



Sears Roebuck (Marlin Model 80)





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Old 03-22-2011, 12:50 PM
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Dragon64 I have seen that safety on ebay now and then, check there from time to time.

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Old 03-22-2011, 09:56 PM
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Dragon64, your Sears Roebuck & Co. is the same rifle as mine. Even bought it with the same scope though I replaced it with a Tasco 3-9x32. Shot it offhand in our 30 shot - 30 to 80 yard gong match earlier this month and won with a score of 29 out of 30. 2nd place finisher had 23 of 30 using a Savage MKII with Accu-trigger and I believe a bit better scope then I had (though I don't know that for sure). In any event, these rifles are accurate.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:09 PM
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Glenfield 25 here... (same gun)

I shoot silhouette with it and I assure you the misses are not from the gun.



I love it because it's a gun, simple and plain. Not even faux checkering on the
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:14 AM
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For the gong and silhouette matches, what ammo do your rifles like? You can see in the pics what I shoot, but I may invest in some Wolf Match ammo.

Rifles through about half of the Marlin listings on ebay...will work the other half tomorrow to see if I can find a safety latch.
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Old 03-23-2011, 07:38 AM
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It'll shoot CCI SV and hold a little over MOA, Eley Club will hold right at MOA.

All that is really needed for Sihouette.

(I know all those sub-MOA Annie owners would beg to differ but...)



And I'd like to add that it doesn't cold flier. VERY important for sihouette...
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:23 AM
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I shoot Federal 510B from mine since we are shooting 30 to 80 yards. Any transitioning of the HV (1240 fps) bullett in flight to subsonic does not seem to have any effect. If it does, it's not showing up.

With this said, I do have a few bricks of 40 grain Eley Sport (1085 fps) I'm going to test in my rifle.
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