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Old 10-24-2007, 07:55 PM
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I found a fairly nice Model 25 slide action. Marlin only made these from 1909-1910. They called it a "takedown" because it had a thumbscrew, on the rear tang, that allowed you to remove the stock. It was chambered in 22short and CB caps only. Marlin made a loading tube that had a little "tab" that fit into the loading tube "notch". Marlin advertised it as "a gun you can shoot around the house-in the attic or cellar or out in the yard...". The bore is still fairly nice and I can't wait to see how it/if it cycles/shoots. It seems just fine, but I'll know this weekend.

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Old 10-24-2007, 07:56 PM
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:21 PM
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That action is sorta like the model 39, except for the slide bar.

Cool!

Where did you find that little jewel?
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I took it apart and checked it out because it is so cool. The only thing that appears similar, between a 25 and the 39, is the exterior shape of the bolt. It has a 2 piece, spring loaded firing pin. It has a unique "rolling" carrier, locking mechanism, cartridge cutoff, etc. It would cost a fortune to manufacture in today's time.


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I watch the auction sites, get emails from friends, and have a few dealers that get some neat stuff in. Older Marlin rimfires can be hit or miss. It's easier to find antique Marlin centerfires, in every price range and condition you want, than a rimfire shooter. Most are either trashed or collector grade. Believe or not, but this cost less than most used (mint) pre-microgrooved 39A's. I bought this from a dealer in MN..........sight unseen.
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Old 10-24-2007, 10:24 PM
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That's a beauty! Don't see the model 25 very often. The models 18 and 20 have numerous parts that interchange with the 25, and are extremely similar in very many ways.
Bi Mart has CCI ammo in .22 CB shorts, and at a much better price than the gun shows. Around $5.70 for 100 rnds.
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Old 10-25-2007, 12:28 AM
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that is totally sick!!!! Gallery guns, especially the remmy Nylons, go for metric tons o' money!!! how much did you pay for that?
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Old 10-25-2007, 08:19 AM
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that is totally sick!!!! Gallery guns, especially the remmy Nylons, go for metric tons o' money!!! how much did you pay for that?
It cost me less than a mint pre-microgrooved 39A would have. I bought it from a very well known, fairly priced (on the stuff I buy), and honest dealer in midwest (MN).

www.merzantiques.com They only show a fraction of what they have, on their web site. Their catalog is 160 pages! I've bought 10 IIRC from them, over the last several years. All sight unseen, just by verbal description over the phone. Never any surprises or problems.

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Old 10-26-2007, 06:34 PM
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The bore likes CB Shorts. I put 25 rounds into a 2.5"-3" group, at 50' today. It was a "shot gun" pattern with Target Shorts though. The bore must be hurting from all those years of corrosive primers.
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Old 10-27-2007, 06:35 AM
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Nice lookin' Marlin!!
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