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Daminer
03-28-2009, 07:16 PM
Rifle had been in open storage, in a paper drum along with single shot .410, old,golf clubs, garden tools, etc.....Dirty, with light rust, but was complete......wound up using a wire wheel to remove the rust, lubed every thing up cleaned the barrel with hoppe's # 9.....Barrel looks very good and there's no noticeable pitting on outside surfaces.....Need to head over to the range for a fire test.....

I searched several sites for any info, but got no hits.....Calibers 22 S, L, & LR are stamped on the barrel, along with patent dates of Apr 2, 1889 Aug. 12, 1890 Mar 1, 1892 and Nov. 29, 1904.....Numrich has a parts breakdown that's useful.....http://www.e-gunparts.com/productschem.asp?chrMasterModel=082Zz29

If anyone has any comments, suggestions or history about the gun I would appreciate hearing from you.....

Thanks, Jim

38_Cal
03-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Funny thing, I just recently relined it's grandpa, a Model 19, and made a new firing pin for it...and for a guy in Ione! Nice little rifle, wish that quality was still available today in a (big) kid's rifle!

David
Montezuma, IA

Daminer
03-28-2009, 07:56 PM
David;

I'm not familiar with the # 19.....What're the main differences between it and the # 29?....

Jim

38_Cal
03-28-2009, 08:22 PM
Different firing pin, bolt, & magazine tube assembly. There may be others but that 's what I remember on it. If you can get a copy of Brophy's book on Marlin Firearms, perhaps on an interlibrary loan, it's pretty well documented. I no longer have access to the copy at my former employer... 8>( Or, you could go through Abe Books at http://tinyurl.com/d2h86x.

David
Montezuma, IA

Daminer
03-29-2009, 12:50 AM
Thanks David, I'll give the interlibrary loan route a try since the book alone is a tad pricey.....This board is a great resource.....

Jim