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Old 10-03-2009, 01:30 AM   #11
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Here's a close up of the receiver.

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you're slightly wrong-my 57m had a steel receiver.


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97PS,If I remember correctly,Marlin only produced the Steel receivers on the first years of the Model 56-1956/1957. I think all the Model 57's with exception of the centerfire line were made out of aluminum.

Here's a photo of my Model 56 with a steel receiver.
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Ok, so mine doesn't look anything like that, my action looks almost identical to the action of the model 60 marlin. I wish mine looked as clean as yours does though, nice gun.
The reason I assumed my gun was only made for about one year was because of this paragragh from the link, the last sentence is where I got the idea.
>>> Nineteen-fifty-nine was a busy time for the Levermatic lineup. In addition to the 56 DL, Marlin also introduced two tubular-magazine short-stroke lever rifles. The Model 57 was chambered for .22 Short, Long or Long Rifle, and the Model 57M was made for the new .22 Winchester Magnum Rimfire (.22WMR) cartridge. After Winchester announced the .22 Magnum cartridge in 1959, Marlin required only a slight redesign of the basic Levermatic mechanism to adapt it to the new rimfire cartridge. Thus, Marlin was able to beat Winchester into production. Winchester did not market a rifle to shoot their new cartridge until 1960.

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The Model 57 rifles were introduced with curved aluminum receivers, but in 1960, Marlin reportedly reverted back to the squared steel receivers for the Levermatic rifles.

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I'll see if I can get my daughter to take a picture of it for me this weekend and I'll try and post it. If it weren't for the lever hanging off the bottom and the beefier stock I would call it a model 60 at first glance if I didn't know any better.

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you're slightly wrong-my 57m had a steel receiver.
Thanks Stalkingbear,Like I said "IF" I remembered correctly and I didn't,I was thinking only on the 22lr not the 22wmr rifles.
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A little tidbit of information. When Winchester came out with the .22 magnum in 1959, Marlin quickly revamped the model 57 to accept the magnum cartridge. By doing that they actually had the very 1st .22 magnum rifle out on the market (model 57M)-even before Winchester.

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