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Old 11-21-2013, 04:23 PM   #1
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i was recently given a 22 rifle by a good friend for helping him move. my uncle is an investigator for the local police department and i showed it to him. it has no markings on it at all. appears to have been painted in my opinion but i believe its older than 1968. the guy who gave it to me is elderly but served in law enforcment for a long time . please help and thanks in advance! sorry for [picture quality.

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Old 11-21-2013, 05:45 PM   #2
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Marlin maybe? I'm interested to see what it turns out to be...sorry I'm not much help

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You might need to post clearer, closer pictures for anyone to help you much.
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I am guessing it is a JC Higgins sold by Sears. Possibly a 103 series. Several companies including Marlin made rifles for them. That is probably walnut under that black paint. May have been made for Sears by Mossberg as the trigger guards are similar. A Mossberg would have finger grooves in the grip.
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Marlin. Had a similar one--mine was magazine fed. Look at the rifling---if it has a bunch of really
shallow grooves, it's Marlin's MicroGroove rifling.
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POSSIBLY a Marlin 81. Made from the 1940s until the 60s

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