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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Gumpy, Nov 13, 2012.

  1. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    My name is Gumpy,(started by a grandaughter) AKA Richard. I'm from Scottsboro, AL, about a 10 minute drive from Lake Guntersville! The only Marlin I have now is a Levermatic in .30 caliber carbine. Great gun! When I was in my teens I had a Marlin 30-30, don't know what model, just remember the long throw on it.
    Lookin forward to getting to know everyone! Sounds like an informative forum.
     
  2. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Gumpy

    I had a buddy once who I called Gump. I know you aint him because he didn't like the name:cool:.

    Welcome. Be sure to wear boots and helmet. Have fun.:D
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum Gumpy !!

    Let's see a picture of that Levermatic you own...
     
  4. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    We're glad to have you join us Gumpy!
     
  5. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome aboard Gumpy!
     
  6. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Welcome abord Mate !
     
  7. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the fun Gumpy.
     
  8. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to our friendly little group.
    Glad to have you with us.
     
  9. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Here tis'. Thanks so much for the warm welcome!!
     

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  10. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Very nice Gumpy...

    The Levermatic is actually a Marlin 62, manufactured between 1963-1969, which came chambered in either the .256 Win Mag or the .30 Carbine fed from a box magazine.

    The Levermatic differed from the traditional lever-action rifle, such as the Marlin 39A, in that it employed a cam-and-roller system giving it an extremely smooth and short lever motion to reload a new cartridge. This cam-and-roller system was originally invented by Kessler Arms Company for their "Lever-Matic" shotgun. Following Kessler's dissolution, Marlin licensed the idea and began producing rifles using a similar design.
     
  11. Hyphenated

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    OMG Gumpy that's a beauty. That would be an awesome out the back door deer rifle around my house.
     
  12. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    I did some research on the rifle a couple of years ago by the serial #. The best I can tell it was manufactured in 1966. My uncle bought just after going to 'Nam, so that would be about right!! It's one of the best balanced and accurate guns I have owned. Just wish sometimes it was a heavier caliber. Still, my son and one of my grandsons killed their first deer with it.
     
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