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Old April 12, 2009, 12:09 AM   #1
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revisiting ranger m36a / marlin 80

i just inherited a ranger m36a

i started doing homework, and found that this is a sears house brand, made by marlin.

But then I started to really study the marlin 80's, and I'm seeing some differences. I put a good eyeball on the bolt, and discovered that this bolt I have looks very much like something winchester would have done.

So, here I am again, stirring the same old pile of poo of the "ranger" line of arms. Most of my trouble with really being able to identify just what exactly it is that I have, is because I can't seem to find close-up pictures.

You can find close-up, clear pictures of the barrel and the bolt by looking at www.vibratingwheel.org/ranger22.htm For you dial-up internet folks, I'm sorry, but it will take a few minutes for it to load up completly for you.




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Old April 12, 2009, 12:17 AM   #2
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It is a Marlin model 80, house-branded for Sears. The bolt looks pretty nice, but that's what it is.
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Old April 12, 2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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thank you

thank you for the reply. this one looks a bit different from the others that I have seen pictures of, which makes me think that this is either more vintage, modified, or not modified where as others have been tinkered with. Your opinion?
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Old April 12, 2009, 12:29 AM   #4
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Perhaps that is how Marlin made them for Sears, or it is an earlier or later production model. I am not a Marlin collector or expert.
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