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Old 11-14-2013, 10:00 PM
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Hello-
I'm new here (lucky stumble into a link looking for info on Browning Buck Marks), and I registered immediately once I got a look at the info available here.
I have a Marlin Model 47, a family heirloom. I have had it for a few years and it shot like a champ. I have two issues with it now though - I have no idea how to take it apart to clean it thoroughly, and my last trip to the range I worked the pump and it "locked" in the rear or open position. I'm hoping this is dirty rather than something having broken, but without knowing how to pull it apart (and of course reassemble it) I wasn't willing to mess with it. I have set it aside for a couple months. If I can do this myself I'll be really happy, rather than go to gunsmith, and of course even if it needs repairs I'd like to know how to take it apart field strip at least.
Any advice, or link to pertinent thread? I've looked a bit so far but haven't found a thread that spells it out for me.
Thanks in advance for any help
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:07 AM
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Cool

The 47 is the same as a Model 18/20/20-A/25/29/37, excepting the variations in tube & barrel length...
so you can field-strip as any of the others...

although if you are worried about screwing things up, just open via the takedown screw,
hose out with your favorite Spray Gun Cleaner, wipe off excess, let dry, oil, wipe off excess, let dry, and reassemble.

If it still sticks, while open, take a pic...
that way we can compare your innards with ours and hopefully help you solve it
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I just recently found out how rare the 47's are. The book stated they were never offered for direct sale to the public. They were strictly a promotional gift to anyone who bought a certain amount of Marlin stock. I have one that was in a fire and need wood. Talk about hen's teeth!!!
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:53 PM
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I just recently found out how rare the 47's are. The book stated they were never offered for direct sale to the public. They were strictly a promotional gift to anyone who bought a certain amount of Marlin stock. I have one that was in a fire and need wood. Talk about hen's teeth!!!
I don't think anyone really knows how rare any of the Marlin pumps are - I actually have seen more Model 47's than some of the other Models, or variations of models. I talked to an old Marlin collector about rarity of the pumps and all he had to say was that "all Marlin pump 22's are rare". Try and find a 29-N, a 32, a 20-S, a 25 or 25-S, I rate those in rarity with the 47's, or some even rarer. I'm still looking for a reasonably priced nice 29-N. (can trade a 47 with decent case colors but a cracked stock as part of a deal).
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I just recently found out how rare the 47's are. The book stated they were never offered for direct sale to the public. They were strictly a promotional gift to anyone who bought a certain amount of Marlin stock. I have one that was in a fire and need wood. Talk about hen's teeth!!!
Bob's Gun Parts.
http://www.gun-parts.com/marlin/

He also has stuff not on the website...sometimes a phone call gets you pretty well set up...
Much to be said for "Howdy, I was wondering if you could help me find parts for this old Marlin I've got..."

As well as remembering this...
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The 47 is the same as a Model 18/20/20-A/25/29/37, excepting the variations in tube & barrel length...
so you can field-strip as any of the others...

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Marlin 47

A friend at work just told me he has the marlin 47 pump. So I went looking for info on value. Wow, this is something else. Buy $100.00 of marlin stock in 1930's and the rifle was free. Although they said the serial #s started in the 1400's that not many were given away. Well his serial #is 5039. I can't wait to see it in person.
I doubt I will ever find one of these, they sure were pretty.
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I tend to agree with Sav22......some of the others seem to be equally if not more rare than the 47. I have run into a surprising number of the 47s at guns shows....especially at the big Tulsa show.
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