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I recently gave my Marlin 80-DL rifle to my Son and realized he had no manual for the rifle. Not that it is a 'complex' rifle, but I wanted him to have a copy of the manual. I searched several Marlin firearms forums and found several people who also wanted a copy of the manual. However, the closest I could find was a posting of a copy of the manual for the Model 780 rifle. It's close, but not really.

I contacted Marlin Customer Support at [email protected] and they promptly replied with helpful information about my problem with a bolt that will not close and they included a very clear copy of the original January 1963 version of the manual that was included as a hang tag for all new Model 80-C and Model-80DL rifles sold after that date.

I do know there must have been earlier similar manuals because my brothers Model 80 (no C or DL marking) was old when he acquired it in about 1955.

I will try to attach a downloadable / printable copy of the manual. FYI, I opted to do some enlarging, editing and printing with cropping of the manual and made a super-sized copy of the original manual, with the colors preserved. I even hole-punched the folded manual and put in a yellow-nylon string "hang tag" loop - just like you can see the remnants of in the supplied copy. For longevity, I printed the manual on Tan-colored "Cover Stock" (heavier) paper and after making the two-sided copies, I folded it in the middle and reinforced the fold with a strip if plastic packing tape.

I joined this Forum today and this is my first post. I will check to ensure that the attached file will download and print and if there is a problem, I will try to resolve it so that owners of Model 80 rifles can pull down a manual.

MDCalvert

Post Uploading Edit: It looks like the manual file successfully uploaded with the posting. Enjoy! mdc
 

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Thanks. The old manual is pretty cool, not edited by lawyers
 

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Thanks for posting this, just picked up a Model 80 DL. Nice little rifle that needs some TLC.
I also recently picked one up ... how is yours coming along? I've been able to date mine to late 40's ... I've also done the cleaning of all metal and pretty much have everything working great. All I have left is to iron out a few minor dents in the stock and most likely will refinish it. All exterior metal will need to be re-blued ...I hope you have as much fun working on yours as I've had working on mine. Cheers ...
 
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