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LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
May 6, 2009, 02:57 PM
I have an old Marlin Model 80 .22 caliber bolt-action, magazine-fed rifle that I am unsure of its' age. Can anyone help me here?

There's no serial number on the rifle that I can find, which I'm assuming is pre-1968. There are markings on the barrel that say

--Marlin Firearms Co.--Model 80--
--New Haven Conn. U.S.A.--22-S-L-LR--

And here's a few pictures of the rifle:

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w25/Imatas121/p_00082-1.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w25/Imatas121/p_00036.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w25/Imatas121/p_00037.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w25/Imatas121/MarlinM80-3.jpg
http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w25/Imatas121/Marlin.jpg

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LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
May 6, 2009, 02:58 PM
I just put the scope on it btw, it's a Tasco Golden Antler 3x9x40.

The old one was a Tasco Silver antler 3x32.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
May 6, 2009, 04:08 PM
bueller?

Schleprok62
May 6, 2009, 04:15 PM
Everything I can find on Google says it was probably manufactured between 1941 and 1964...

But I'm no expert... I would also suggest giving Marlin a call and asking them...

Marlin Firearms:
Main Switchboard: (203) 239-5621
Gun Service (800) 544-8892

Hope this helps a little..

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
May 7, 2009, 12:40 AM
Thank you. I'll inform everyone if I get some information.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
May 8, 2009, 01:21 AM
Okay, I am seriously going to complain to Marlin (if I ever get a hold of them). I've called a total of twenty or so times and haven't had a single pick up. They really need more representatives.

Still haven't figured the age. If anyone here could tell me, that'd be great and would make it easier on me to no have to call umpteen times a day just to have my time wasted.

Jim Watson
May 8, 2009, 09:18 AM
I doubt Marlin or anybody else will be able to pin down this rifle's age very closely. It has no serial number and I do not think there is some obscure code like Remington uses. Furthermore, it has been altered. The buttplate does not fit and the foreend tip is shaped differently from any picture I have. Looks like it has been refinished with some glossy varnish over wear marks, too.

But, it has tip-off scope mount grooves which were still advertised as "new" in 1956 and the trigger guard shape was changed about 1964.

LJ-MosinFreak-Buck
May 8, 2009, 12:16 PM
The buttplate is the one that came on the gun, it did fit perfect but I accidentally dropped the rifle when I was in the woods and it landed on a wierd looking stone. The chunk missing is the part that broke off.

The stock may be a custom job, and it fits me pretty well. It's very smooth, and I thought it was factory original.

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