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trouble assembling Marlin 89c (bought in pieces)

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by gidaeon, Jul 15, 2009.

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  1. gidaeon

    gidaeon Member

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    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.
     
  2. Quilbilly

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    Look it up on youtube. Youtube has tons of assembly videos and is very helpful at times.
     
  3. gidaeon

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    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.
     
  4. Maverick223

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    Good luck...

    I would telephone someone at Marlin, as they may and likely do have a manual (hopefully with schematic and parts list). :)
     
  5. gidaeon

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    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.
     
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    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?
    PM me if you have questions.

    Hope it helps!! ;)
     
  8. Maverick223

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    Looked there myself, at no avail...but looks like you have your answer above, a honest Marlin 89 reassembly tool...called Nugilum. :D
     
  9. Nugilum

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    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:
     
  10. Maverick223

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    You would think someone would keep a little better records than that, the rifle is not even that old. I expect better.
     
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    Go to Numrich
    e-GunParts.com
    They have the schematics for most firearms online
     
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    posted without reading complete post.
    Find a Numrich catalog, shows more variations for similar models than the web site.
     
  13. gidaeon

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    Some pictures for those that enjoy looking at disassembled firearms.. :uhoh:
    Marlin89cparts.gif
    Marlin89cstocks.gif
    Marlin89creceiver.gif
    89cpartsbin.gif
     
  14. Maverick223

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    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. :)
     
  15. gidaeon

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    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.,)
     
  16. Maverick223

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    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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