trouble assembling Marlin 89c (bought in pieces)


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gidaeon
July 15, 2009, 03:30 PM
So I got a bit addicted to Marlin rimfires.. the latest was a Marlin 89c for $25 - caveat being it was umm.. in pieces. I'm having trouble finding a good schematic \ or diagram showing what parts go where to try and get her back together. Anyone have any suggestions?

I read mention on another forum that Brownell's Encyclopedia of Modern Firearms Parts and Assembly may have the picture I am looking for but I can't find that book or the mentioned diagram within locally. Some people erroneously point to a Numrich picture which does not show placement and is actually for a different tube fed rifle.

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Quilbilly
July 15, 2009, 03:46 PM
Look it up on youtube. Youtube has tons of assembly videos and is very helpful at times.

gidaeon
July 15, 2009, 10:08 PM
no go on youtube. Modern marlin's are of course much easier to find info on.

These 88\89's were started in the late '40's I believe and use a rather different action from what I can see.

Maverick223
July 15, 2009, 10:36 PM
I would telephone someone at Marlin, as they may and likely do have a manual (hopefully with schematic and parts list). :)

gidaeon
July 16, 2009, 04:12 PM
I will try and call them, they sure don't have manual for models this old on the corresponding section of their website. I heard another Marlin enthusiast who tried to call and ask for the same and was told 'sorry'. But I'll try anyway.

Bentonville
July 16, 2009, 04:24 PM
There are two other forums that have helped me a lot with Marlins other than this great forum: http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/index.php and the other is http://www.marlin-collectors.com/forum/index.php

Nugilum
July 16, 2009, 05:49 PM
gidaeon, I went through the same thing almost a half a year ago. Here's my thread that talks you through it (post #4).

How to disassemble a Marlin 89-C? (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=429138)
PM me if you have questions.

Hope it helps!! ;)

Maverick223
July 16, 2009, 05:59 PM
they sure don't have manual for models this old on the corresponding section of their website.Looked there myself, at no avail...but looks like you have your answer above, a honest Marlin 89 reassembly tool...called Nugilum. :D

Nugilum
July 16, 2009, 08:09 PM
Maverick223 said:
I would telephone someone at Marlin, as they may and likely do have a manual (hopefully with schematic and parts list).

I actually called Marlin for information back in February, and they mailed me everything they had...

A photocopy of a brochure. :banghead:

As you would guess, I wasn't too impressed. :scrutiny:

Maverick223
July 16, 2009, 09:23 PM
they mailed me everything they had...A photocopy of a brochure.You would think someone would keep a little better records than that, the rifle is not even that old. I expect better.

Ditchtiger
July 16, 2009, 09:34 PM
Go to Numrich
e-GunParts.com
They have the schematics for most firearms online

Ditchtiger
July 16, 2009, 09:37 PM
posted without reading complete post.
Find a Numrich catalog, shows more variations for similar models than the web site.

gidaeon
July 17, 2009, 07:02 PM
Some pictures for those that enjoy looking at disassembled firearms.. :uhoh:
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s91/Gidaeon/Marlin%2089c%20project/Marlin89cparts.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s91/Gidaeon/Marlin%2089c%20project/Marlin89cstocks.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s91/Gidaeon/Marlin%2089c%20project/Marlin89creceiver.jpg
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s91/Gidaeon/Marlin%2089c%20project/89cpartsbin.jpg

Maverick223
July 17, 2009, 07:10 PM
Now this may seem like a stupid question...but how do you know you received all of the pieces? Looks like you have parts from a couple rifles there. :)

gidaeon
July 17, 2009, 07:19 PM
Normally I'm not a gambler but if any gun were cheap enough.. I'd be weak. When one pays less than 30 for an old rifle, one doesn't know what one might get :)

Yes, it seems I have duplicates of at least some pieces as seen with the 2 stocks. Story goes: a fellow bought this somewhere incomplete.. so he bought a group of 89c parts of gunbroker but it didn't include what he wanted (a mag). So now there is duplicate of some parts but no doubt a few missing pieces (which I will order ect.,)

Maverick223
July 17, 2009, 08:48 PM
Well if you get her back together then you gambled and won. Wish I could be of some assistance; Good luck. :)

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