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    marlin 780

    after looking over the site, i decided to jump in, hi, my name's chris. a few months ago, my girlfreind's freind gave me a marlin 780. i was her x's,
    she wanted it out of the house and would'nt take any cash for it.
    i like free guns! i suspected it has a walnut stock, sure enough, the bulls-
    eye on the underside of the stock indicated that. ( at first i thought it was
    where you put a sling stud ). i got that info on some page of the www.
    but i can't find anything else out about this gun, like when it went into production, it ain't in the catalog, so i figger marlin don't make them no more. i did find a guy that has 6 clips for 780's, think i might pick up a spare or two, but that's it! it's a good shooter, even with the cheap stuff.
    i ain't found the stuff i wanna hunt with yet, but that won't be too difficult.
    if anyone has any info on 780's, i'd like to hear it. - thanks, DD.

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    marlin 780

    Production is found from the first two digits of serial number..

    or letter in case of the older models...

    In Reference Material Forum down the page you can find .. Years of Manufacture and use it as guide.. or subtract the first two numbers of serial from 2000 on this rilfe.. 2001 on newer ones after the official 2000 year ..

    example 2000 - 06XXXXXXXX would be 1994 .. ect..
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    marlin 780

    so, if the first two #'s are 13, it was made in '87? i guess i don't know why i can't find anything on this model. did this gun suck and marlin quit production? i love bolt action .22's. this one is good, no feed problems, i took some eggs out to the range and was hitting them @ 70 yds. open sights off a bench. my hit's were 50/50 at that range, and i suppose eggs will break on a close miss. it's a real good gun, i've had three 10/22's in the past, i don't think i'd shoot at eggs, even w/ a scope.

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    marlin 780

    No they just changed production numbers of it.. the new ones are 900 series now.. with new trigger system.. they had the 800 series after yours..

    I have 25mn its a great shooter.. mine is hardwood stained in walnut finish.. I don't know the real reason for the changes.. only Marlin could tell you that.. may have been just some minor cosmetic ones..
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    marlin 780

    welcome duckdummy, ask and thou shall receive!! From Marlin covers the 780,781,782,783,20,25 15, & 15y bolt action






    My "New" 1979 Marlin 781, it's a keeper
    I see that they aren't too big, maybe you can save them to file and open them with a program that allows you to magnify them, Hope this helps you out some. Mr fixit
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    marlin 780

    You're going to have to work to beat a 780. My first gun bigger than a BB gun was a Marlin 780. Picked it up at a gun show with a cracked stock for next to nothing. Shot it as it was until cold weather hit, and then my father and I repaired the cracks, bedded the barrel and refinished the stock. I threw a low-end Bushnell scope on it, and had me a good looking cheap 22 bolt that shoots GREAT!

    One day, I was with a friend at his Dad's house, just playing around. His Dad had hung 20 oz coke bottles on strings 25 yards from our shooting bench. After getting bored with shooting the bottles, I started shoting the strings. Mind you, that was from a bench with sandbags.- But- the gun had NO problems hittng them!

    My 780 was my first Marlin, and I really can't see myself ever parting with it.

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    My third .22...

    A used Marlin 780 was the first firearm I actually purchased myself. I was 18 y.o. and found it in a used rifle rack missing the front sight otherwise it looked like new, for $75. I haggled with the salesman and got him to get a local gunsmith to put a Marlin front sight on it for the $75.

    It has been the MOST ACCURATE .22 I've ever owned, and that's been afew of them, including four other Marlin bolt actions, two Marlin semi autos, four Ruger 10/22's, two TC Contender .22 barrels, a HS handgun, a Ruger SIngle SIx and a Ruger 22/45. The 780's are shooters!!

    I have a Glenfield bolt action and a Marlin E semi auto that take the same mags as the 780, so I have a LOT of them laying around! They work!!

    Good luck and congratulations!


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