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Old 11-27-2008, 07:13 PM
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I am picking up a marlin model 18 rifle on tuesday, (maybe monday if the wait is killing me. Anyone have any info on them? How do they shoot, smoothness of action, etc.? Sounds like it is in pretty good shape, owned by an old timer, who just kinda had it in his closet. Any help would be great, thanks Hauss.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:08 PM
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If this is the model 18 pump it is called the Marlin Baby Featherweight Repeater. It is chambered for the .22 short and the .22 long rifle. It came from the factory fitted to shot only the .22 short. For those who want to use .22 long rifle you were able to order a LR Carrier from the factory. The short and long rifle carriers were interchangeable by just taking the side plate off. It can be used single shot with either carrier. It was made in 1906 through 1908. Cost then was $12.00.
The above was copied from Col. Wm. Brophys book on the Marlin Co.
James
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Old 11-27-2008, 10:43 PM
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ALSO CAME IN ROUND OR OCTAGON BARREL 20"
exposed hammer, straight walnut stock,
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the true beginning of the slide action rimfires from marlin.
very rare!!!!!!!

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Old 11-28-2008, 09:17 AM
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Thanks, for the info. I will be sure to post pics, on it.
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Old 11-28-2008, 06:10 PM
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Thanks, for the info. I will be sure to post pics, on it.
for good luck....... post pic before shoot'n it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
just kid'n. ....ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 12-01-2008, 10:43 PM
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Picked her up, and here are the pics

It's a little rougher than I would've hoped, but had almost zero rust. I love the way the older tube magazine works, and the wood is in great shape. Anyways here is the link to my photobucket acount. Will try and take some better pics, but it gets pretty dark, around 5:30-6:00 and I didn't have time to take pics outside in the natural light.

http://s419.photobucket.com/albums/p...%20Model%2018/
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Old 12-02-2008, 01:05 AM
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Definitely a nice old piece!
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Old 12-02-2008, 08:44 PM
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Thanks for the info. Gave them a call and ordered the part tonight. Don't quite know how much I'm gonna shoot it.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:09 AM
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You need to stick with low presure long rifle ammo.I use Remington "Sub-Sonic" in my 18 with good results.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:12 AM
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The bolt almost looks like a 39, would high velocity ammo screw up the action. I only say this because I shoot Mini-mags out of my 39A with no problems.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:35 AM
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The bolt almost looks like a 39, would high velocity ammo screw up the action. I only say this because I shoot Mini-mags out of my 39A with no problems.
You should stick with Target or Standard Velocity ammo, on all pre-1932 Marlin's. The M18 bolt is similar in looks only. HV ammo will crack the bolt and then do serious damage to the frame.
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