Help Identifying Old Marlin 22 Semi Auto


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orangeparkplink
December 1, 2009, 11:48 PM
I have a very old Marlin 22 rimfire and need some help identifyting it. It is clip fed. The only marking I can see on the barrel are The Marlin Firearms Company New Haven Conn USA 22 long rifle only smokeless greased. The Marlin customer service line was not much help. Thanks.

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gyvel
December 2, 2009, 12:41 AM
I have a very old Marlin 22 rimfire and need some help identifyting it. It is clip fed. The only marking I can see on the barrel are The Marlin Firearms Company New Haven Conn USA 22 long rifle only smokeless greased. The Marlin customer service line was not much help. Thanks.

Nor was your description. Pics would be the most helpful.

Pistol Toter
December 2, 2009, 02:09 PM
Respectfully your description is meaningless. Pictures as is said are worth a thousand words. By "clip" are you refering to a box type removeable magazine? Action types: bolt, lever, pump, semiauto... You might try lookin here: http://www.gunshopfinder.com/marlinrifles.html
I googled and got that in about 15 sec.

Dr.Rob
December 2, 2009, 04:35 PM
"22 long rifle only smokeless greased" sounds very turn-of-the-century wording. But yes we need pics.

orangeparkplink
December 2, 2009, 06:32 PM
Here are the Pics

ChefKristian
December 2, 2009, 07:37 PM
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=138284914

Marlin Ranger Model 103-4... This is the closest that I have seen to what you have, although the trigger guard looks different... But the top end looks the same.

orangeparkplink
December 2, 2009, 09:01 PM
ChefKristian the bolt looks exactly the same. I need some trigger parts, so I think this is the model I can use. Thanks.

Jim K
December 2, 2009, 10:37 PM
It is a Marlin Model 50E. Try www.gunpartscorp.com for parts; the catalog I have shows some action parts as available.

Jim

orangeparkplink
December 3, 2009, 02:11 PM
The bolt for the 50E looks the same from the outside, but when looking at the schematics they are different. Mine has a 2 part bolt with 2 recoil springs. The receiver bumper plug screw holds in the hardware that guides the springs into each piece of the bolt. I will add pics tonight.

orangeparkplink
December 3, 2009, 06:06 PM
Bolt Pics

Grandpa_Sam
January 27, 2010, 07:21 PM
It looks like you have a Marlin A1 or at least one of the A series. You can find parts and some schematic at http://www.e-gunparts.com

orangeparkplink
January 27, 2010, 08:26 PM
Man you are good! I think I am missing the sear components. Thanks I will call them in the morning

Haggis
September 12, 2010, 06:21 PM
thats for the info, i recently acquired the exact same rifle at a gun show for $50, not knowing what it was other than a cheap plinker. It looked like it was in rough shape, with a little bit of rust, missing the trigger guard,some holes drilled into the rec and it looked like it aint been cleaned in 50 years.
I couldn't find it in any marlin catalog and while i was at the gun show i found a spare mag for it that was made for a Savage, which is what the Ranger 103-4 resembles.


This is a good rifle, I stripped it down and thoroughly cleaned it up which took a wire brush and some time.

I went and shot it, ended up shooting 50 rounds without a single jam.

So now that I know this rifle is 80 years old, how much is my $50 junk gun worth?

Haggis
September 12, 2010, 06:23 PM
the Marlin A1 looks like its identical internally.

Haggis
September 12, 2010, 06:32 PM
I found this
" The Model A1 was an improved version of the Model 50, manufactured from 1936-40. The Model A1 fired from a closed bolt, and used a 24-inch barrel. The safety catch was moved to rear of the tubular receiver. The original Model A1s used a stamped steel trigger and trigger guard, and used only a spring-leaf and elevator-type rear sight and a hooded bead front sight.

The Model A1 was modified in 1941, though production stopped near the end of 1941 (as Marlin was primarily making weapons for the US military during World War 2), and did not pick up again until late 1945 and continuing until late 1946. Modifications included moving the safety again it was now a radial safety on the right rear side of the receiver. The trigger guard of this modified version was made of plastic, and the stock was re-shaped, with a deeper pistol grip wrist and a rounded fore-end. Other variants included the Model A1E (built from 1936-41 and 1945-46), with a simple adjustable aperture rear sight; the Model A1E (built in 1941 and from 1945-46), with a different stock that had a fluted comb and a beavertail fore-end, as well as the aperture rear sight; and the A1DL, which had both an aperture rear sight and a target-type peep sight, as well as sling swivels fitted as standard. All of these variants of the Model A1 are identical to the standard Model A1 for game purposes."

http://www.pmulcahy.com/semiauto_sporting_rifles/us_sa_spr_j-m.htm

So this rifle was an A1 made for Sears & Robuck under the Ranger name.
I think yours is pre-war as the foreend is tapered and flat.

Setin2high
December 31, 2010, 08:27 PM
I have this same rifle from my grandpa, took it to a local gun shop to have it identified. Mine has the rear sight holder just no peep sight as i have seen it called. Glad to finally find out what it is, now I have to clean it, years and years of varnished oil

Tigweld
January 15, 2011, 08:08 PM
If anybody was wondering how to disassemble/assemble the Marlin A1 for cleaning I have a posting at the Marlin-Collectors Forum. It is in the Rimfire section of the forum. I currently own three early versions of the A1. (http://www.pbase.com/tigweld/image/113216545)

Tigweld
January 15, 2011, 08:42 PM
In case the owners of the Marlin A1 out there wondered how to disassemble for cleaning and then reassemble here are some instuctions with photos. I already had them posted at:
(http://www.marlin-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7576)
Hope this helps out anyone with questions.
I have three early versions of the A1 in my collection.

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