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Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by Windy, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Windy

    Windy Well-Known Member Supporting

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    I just joined up and 'aka' said maybe you guys can help me identify my Dad's Marlin. I'm so sorry but all I have is lousy cell phone pictures that probably won't help you at all but I will post them anyway.

    This is what is printed on the Marlin in question.
    The Marlin Firearms Co. New Haven, Conn S.A. Est. 1875
    Model 81-DL .22 cal-S-L-LR


    And here are the lousy pictures. I know it is a very old rifle. I have never seen sights like this Marlin has, but then again, I am quite a newby to the gun world. Also, I have removed the rust from this rifle with 0000 steel wool dipped in some oil. I have also learned to undo 'that big screw' and take the barrel off the stock to further clean the barrel.
     

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  2. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    Windy, breaking it down, it's a Model 81, the DL could mean deluxe, but i will have to check further for sure. 22 rimfire and shoots shorts, longs and long rifle cartridges.

    looks like you did a fantastic job cleaning it up! good job. maybe some of our more knowledgeable members will chime in and help us determine more information on that rifle.
     

  3. Windy

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    Any opinion or knowledge on those sights? They are adjustable with a thumb screw.
     
  4. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    some type of peep sight. not for sure if they were added on or are factory installed.
     
  5. 1894

    1894 Well-Known Member

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    Does it have a serial # on it ? If so you can use X's for the last couple of numbers but include any letters ;) If not I just ran across this with a quick google search ( so take with a grain of salt , but may be helpfull )

    http://www.thehighroad.org/archive/index.php/t-149215.html

    One of the posts there says this
     
  6. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    thank you 1894. i was also curious about the DL designation.
     
  7. Windy

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    Thank you so much.
     
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    1894 Well-Known Member

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    And it seems that some were made with a clip ( detachable ) magazine , and most had a tube magazine. Hard to tell from your pics which style you have .
     
  10. Windy

    Windy Well-Known Member Supporting

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    Yep. That's exactly it. Thank you.

    Mine (or really my Dad's) Marlin has a tube magazine.