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Yeah it is an old gun. I got it thrown in on a swap for almost nothing. It is a bolt action, single shot with one of the manual c0cking pieces on the end of the bolt. The Seears numbers cross reference to a Marlin Mod 100. It doesn't even have grooves for a scope. The metal finish was still good but the stock had alot of surface finish. Already stripped, sanded, stained, and finished it with Tru-Oil. Bore was excellent, old type rifling, not micro-groove. Action and bolt felt like they never had seen lubricant. Bolt had little wear. Sighted in at 40 yds with Rem. Golden HPs. It shot a fair group, about 3/4 inch. Must have never been sighted in cause it was 10 inches high at that distance. Reset it, and it is good enough for plinking now!
 

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Pancho Villa said:
Yeah it is an old gun. I got it thrown in on a swap for almost nothing. It is a bolt action, single shot with one of the manual c0cking pieces on the end of the bolt. The Seears numbers cross reference to a Marlin Mod 100. It doesn't even have grooves for a scope. The metal finish was still good but the stock had alot of surface finish. Already stripped, sanded, stained, and finished it with Tru-Oil. Bore was excellent, old type rifling, not micro-groove. Action and bolt felt like they never had seen lubricant. Bolt had little wear. Sighted in at 40 yds with Rem. Golden HPs. It shot a fair group, about 3/4 inch. Must have never been sighted in cause it was 10 inches high at that distance. Reset it, and it is good enough for plinking now!
Hi Pancho, You may have read my post, "My neighbor was cleaning out his closet". He gave me a closet rusted 1936-1941 24"barreled single shot in .22S, .22L,.22LR marked 103-18 which is a Marlin 100. I took it apart and cleaned and oiled all metal parts. I used Tru-Oil stock bees wax on all parts of the bare stock. I had to order a rear sight elevator from Numrich, Gun Parts Corp. N.Y. for the rear sight. This one does have the Micro Grove bore which shines like a mirror. At fifty yards it hits exactly where it is aimed. I am not used to open "V" notch rear sights and the little brass bead front, but still it gave 8,9,10 ring consistant hits with inexpensive T22 Win. Ammo. New they cost around $19.95 before 1950 from JC Higgins and Sears Robuck and now depending on condition maybe $75 to $125.
Does yours have the round rear cocking handle or the round finger ring? First one is older and other one is newer for safty reasons. If you let the cocking handle slip when pulling it back, it very well may fire!!
There an old piece of Marlin history and fun to shoot.


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Pancho, I showed you mine, can you show me yours?
Best to you.
Pete K.
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