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Hi Guy's,
I picked this Marlin 22 up for my sons first rifle at the Hauppaque show. It's jamming, I took it apart and cleaned it really good and still no luck. Want to order parts for it but can't tell what it is. Barrel is stamped as a 30-30. Does anyone know what model rifle this is? I really would like to get it to work for him.
BTW it is stamped on the barrel Marlin Firearms CO. New Haven Conn USA Model 36-RC-30-30 CAL. No serial number
Any help would be appreciated...
 

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Looks like a Marlin 81DL, 22lr
 

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I have an 81 and the ejector is bizarre. Very easy to destroy, very cheap, requires barrel removal to replace. The gun takes a very collectible peep. If the peep is MIA you can easily mount a scope if the receiver is grooved, or with more difficulty if it is tapped for a side mount. Mine wears the original side mount and a $7 Daisy scope. Still very accurate. The peep was sold to recoup most of the cost of the gun. Williams may make a cheaper peep.
 

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Mad Russian said:
What is jamming, exactly? Is it not feeding? Is not ejecting? Is the bolt jamming?
It sometimes will eject the round but evertime you go and try to load a round the bullet head points upward. Not close to the chamber.
 

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lirex3 said:
It sometimes will eject the round but evertime you go and try to load a round the bullet head points upward. Not close to the chamber.
Read this thread about the cartridge guide spring broken/missing:
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337329
and if that's it, then this one:
http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/rimfires/5030-replacing-cartridge-guide-spring-model-81-a.html
the part number is 80-12 on this schematic:
http://stevespages.com/ipb-marlin-80-81-36.html
 

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Walker1847 said:
Read this thread about the cartridge guide spring broken/missing:
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337329
and if that's it, then this one:
http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/rimfires/5030-replacing-cartridge-guide-spring-model-81-a.html
the part number is 80-12 on this schematic:
http://stevespages.com/ipb-marlin-80-81-36.html
Thank's for the sites... Looks like I see the problem. There is no cartridge guide spring in this rifle. I will be ordering one and hopefully that does the trick.
 

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I'm wondering if maybe some creative gunsmith rebarrelled it with a .30-30 barrel that has been sleeved with a .22 liner... Odd that it wouldn't have gotten re-stamped or at least x'd out... Look at the muzzle and see if you can see a circular seam around the muzzle opening.

I'm thinking this is most likely as the mod. 36 is not only not a .22, but it's a lever gun.

OR, you've got a factory mis-marked gun which would probably be extremely rare...
 

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I just checked the muzzle and I don't see any type of seam. I am going to call Marlin tomorrow and question them about the stamping. The looks of it is a very old rifle and looks identical to the 81DL. I took my son to the show to pick out a 22, I wanted to get him a new bolt action Ruger but he wanted this old Marlin. When I took him to Calverton to shoot it he was sad when it wouldn't cycle. He doesn't know but Santa got him a new semi 22 marlin.
 

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No I didn't, I will measure it tomorrow. I am very curious myself, I tell you tho if it was relined who ever did it was good cant see any type of machine work done.
 

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lirex3 said:
No I didn't, I will measure it tomorrow. I am very curious myself, I tell you tho if it was relined who ever did it was good cant see any type of machine work done.
I'm guessing it may have been easier to start with a 30-30 barrel than to drill the original .22 cal barrel for the liner.....or maybe the original barrel was too far gone to save.
 

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I'm guessing it may have been easier to start with a 30-30 barrel than to drill the original .22 cal barrel for the liner.....or maybe the original barrel was too far gone to save.
Not really easier, since they make a special piloted drill bit for relining .22 barrels that fits right in the .22 bore and follows it through.... To reline a .30 to .22 you're have to bore it on a lathe for the liner... There MIGHT be piloted bits for a .30/.22 conversion but I don't know that. For that matter the .22 liner might be a slip-fit in a .30 bore. (now I gotta go check brownells)... Yep, the liners are 7.9mm, and the drill size is 8mm so a .30 barrel is a perfect candidate!

the seam I'm talking about if it's done well would be little more than a fine line at hrm... Right around an 0.30" diameter. if it was silver-soldered you'll see a fins silver line, if it was epoxied in it might be less visible.

I'm betting on it being linered.
 
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