Model 81 marlin bolt action

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by 12bhunting, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. 12bhunting

    12bhunting New Member

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    From what I can tell the rifle was built in 1960. So far it is a nice shooting 22. Does anyone have more info or is the date correct? Thanks
     
  2. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Marlin 81, there are the 81, 81C, 81DL, & 81E versions
    Made from 1937-1970
    First two numbers in the serial -25 equal the date of MFR.

    Pillar bed it, do a trigger job if needed, mate the ammo to it (find the rifle's favored ammo)
    and you'll be able to outshoot most CZ's.

    Try Wolf Match, Eley Standard Velo, & CCI Standard Velo for better than average results.
     

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    As Shrek said, they have been making these for years- couple of different variations in bolts, extractors, trigger guards, stocks, etc. They are good hunting grade rifles. Now go buy yourself an old Mossberg 146 or a 44US, and find out about real accuracy!
     
  4. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Nah, find an old Marlin 880SQ or a model 2000 Olympic...heavy barrels :)