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Old 06-12-2005, 08:25 PM
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I recently dug my .22 out of the closet and went target shooting with a few of my buddies. After cleaning it, i realized i'd like to know a lil bit more about my gun. The engraving on the barrel is as follows:

The Marlin Firearms Co. New Haven, Conn. U.S.A. - Est 1870
Model 100 - .22 Cal - S - L - LR - - . - - A
Micro-Groove

The rifle is a standard bolt action, single shot that has a plunger you must pull back that pulls back the firing mechanism at the end of the bolt.

If anybody knows anything about this or can direct me to a website that has parts/info, it would be greatly appreciated! I can post pics later if that might help!

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Old 06-13-2005, 07:40 AM
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They sold a lot of them...both under the marlin brand and under house brands (Western Auto, Sears, Etc.).

Can guess it's age by the knob you pull back to cock the striker. Earlier ones had a round "button" type cocker...later ones had a kind of plastic T-handle type cocker.

The ones without a serial number ware made before 1968 (before that date, many less expensive guns were not serial numbered...they didn't have to be).

Do have to warn you about a potential problem...at least on mine, if your fingers sliped off the striker when it was almost cocked, the gun would fire.

Numrich would proably have the parts and a diagram...will look.

http://www.e-gunparts.com/productsch...Model=082Zz100

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Old 06-13-2005, 10:07 AM
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The .22 does have the button style instead of the T-handle. Also thanx, that website was exactly what i was looking for. Now is there any way i can put a scope on it, it doesn't have any mounting ridges on the barrel, it's pretty basic, everything you need to shoot. . .once. . . and nothing more. Should i also be shooting it, or just put it back in the closet, i hate just letting a gun sit and not be used every once in a while. Also if anybody can tell me if this is a fairly accurate gun, because i haven't shot it enough to get "used" to it.
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:44 AM
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Your gonna need to drill and tap your reciever if it is not already done. I believe two # 12 or two # 15 Weaver bases might fit on your reciever. Take your rifle to a sporting goods store and try them to see if they fit the curve of your reciever.

If you do not have the equipment to drill and tap your reciever you will have to take it to a gunsmith or a local machine shop. I would recommend a gunsmith as he will know how to align the mounts on the barrel correctly. Once you have the bases installed you can get a scope and the correct hight Weaver rings to clear the bolt and barrel. To go back to open sights simply remove the scope and bases.

You will want to check that the bolt will clear a scope prior to attaching any bases. This is simply done by holding a scope on top of the rifle where it would normally sit and working the bolt to see if it will clear. Sometimes a bolt on these older 22's will need bent to clear a scope.

As for scopes check out Cabales Pine Ridge black powder/shotgun 2-7 variable scopes. I have several 22's with these on them. They have a 50 yard hyperfocal distance which is ideal for a 22 and are around $70.00. They are bright and clear and a lot of scope for the money.
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The .22 does have the button style instead of the T-handle. Also thanx, that website was exactly what i was looking for. Now is there any way i can put a scope on it, it doesn't have any mounting ridges on the barrel, it's pretty basic, everything you need to shoot. . .once. . . and nothing more. Should i also be shooting it, or just put it back in the closet, i hate just letting a gun sit and not be used every once in a while. Also if anybody can tell me if this is a fairly accurate gun, because i haven't shot it enough to get "used" to it.
Go ahead asn shoot it...they can be a lot of fun. To scope it, will have to do as the last poster stated and have some work done (drilled and tapped). Personally, belive everyone should have at least one iron sighted gun...if for no other reason that to keep you iron sight skills up to par (and it ISN'T the same skilla s a scope sighted gun).

Lets see...steel button type cocking knob...no serial number...not grooved for scope use...belive yours would be an early 1960's gun.
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According to Bill Brophy, the model 100 was made from 1935 to 1959. I think you're getting the model 101 mixed up with the 100, as it did have the ring cocking lever, but the 100 never had anything but the standard knob.
As for mounting a scope, I'd pass, as the bolt handle goes up too high to clear a scope, unless you mounted it so high it would be unuseable. Also, the open top at the rear of the receiver hinders drilling and tapping for scope mounts behind the bolt.
Hope this helps.
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According to Bill Brophy, the model 100 was made from 1935 to 1959. I think you're getting the model 101 mixed up with the 100, as it did have the ring cocking lever, but the 100 never had anything but the standard knob.
As for mounting a scope, I'd pass, as the bolt handle goes up too high to clear a scope, unless you mounted it so high it would be unuseable. Also, the open top at the rear of the receiver hinders drilling and tapping for scope mounts behind the bolt.
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Proably right...other than the shape of the cocking piece, they seem to be visually close.

As I remeber the old guns, think you are right about the bolt handle, would not be the easiest gun to scope and not really worth the effort. Makes a nice little open sight gun the way it is, adding a scope wouldn't really impove it's usefulness all that much.
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Proably right...other than the shape of the cocking piece, they seem to be visually close.

As I remeber the old guns, think you are right about the bolt handle, would not be the easiest gun to scope and not really worth the effort. Makes a nice little open sight gun the way it is, adding a scope wouldn't really impove it's usefulness all that much.
Yep, as you mentioned, everyone should have an open sighted gun. I think they should have a few!
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