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Marlin 1895 receiver question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bikemutt, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. bikemutt

    bikemutt Well-Known Member

    I'm considering picking up a Marlin 1895 stainless rifle. One of the pictures I received intended to show a disclosed scratch, also shows a bolt of some sort that is above the scratch, towards the top of the receiver. The picture is high enough resolution that I can zoom in on that bolt. The receiver hole through which the bolt protrudes looks as if it's seen better days. In the picture, the area I'm concerned about is to the right of the scratch. I've included an overall picture of the rifle, the same area appears to have a darkened halo, as if it may have worn a cap at some point. I've tried pulling similar pictures online to see if I can get a close up of what that bolt normally looks like to no avail.

    Wondering if any Marlin owners could tell me if that bolt and hole looks normal, and maybe what it's purpose is?


  2. Calabrian

    Calabrian New Member

  3. hoghunting

    hoghunting Well-Known Member

    That "bolt" is the stud for the ejector and that is how it should look as it is not threaded. The edge of the hole seems a little rough, and since the gun is stainless, you could smooth it out.
  4. Calabrian

    Calabrian New Member

    I originally thought you were referring to the set screw for the hammer extension....but I think you're looking at the end of the ejector stud.
  5. adelbridge

    adelbridge Well-Known Member

    that scratch is a slip of the screw driver on the slightly rounded out flat head screw. Gun has been tinkered with by someone with limited skill set so proceed with caution. On the flip side, stainless Marlins are hens teeth and worth quite a bit right now.
  6. x_wrench

    x_wrench Well-Known Member

    the nice thing about it being stainless, is you can polish every little scratch out, with no worries of refinishing. just be careful to match the original grit and direction of travel, or you will have to polish the entire gun to make it look right. and, yes, i agree, you are looking at the end of the ejector. it looks normal.
  7. rugerman

    rugerman Well-Known Member

    Just a guess but the scratches look a lot like belt buckle scratches from carring a gun against the waist while walking around. Might be wrong but I've seen many a shotgun with those same marks.

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