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    Marlin Model 57 or 57-M info (levermatic)

    Got my eyes on a model 57 its not marked a 57m but clearly is stamped CAL. 22 MAGNUM. I've done lots of research on this site and rimfire central and the rest of the web and found the general info of them not being serialized in the production from 59-69 and 66,000 produced and that they seem to shoot pretty accurately. This one sports a J.C. Higgins 4x and appears to have factory bluing at 95%. The tube follower is metal! action functions flawlessly and the stock is squared off at the fore end. I'm trying to age it for one and then find a fair value to pay. I found the info from Marlin firearms book that this rifle must have been produced between 60 and 66 as it has the squared off receiver redesigned in 60 and the rounded fore end revised after 66. Does anyone own one that is marked model "57M"? Its a pretty piece of walnut with the bullseye of wood in the stock.

    This one has a gold trigger and no buttplate or gripcap spacers I wonder what years that was applied...it looks most like the stock on the second version
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    NebrHogger says:
    The 57M came in 3 variations. The 1st 2 as per the model 57, and the 3rd had a fancier stock. Also look for the 57M Sears and 57M Western Auto. There will be numbered & un-numbered guns for each model, and there may be some in the catalogs I've missed.
    So it looks like this one is a second variation and that only the third run had actually been stamped 57-M I've seen them listed from nearly 500 to 250 is the rifle really that special for a .22mag? I'm really trying to narrow down my .22mag lever gun selection. Anyone have one of these in a magnum what markings does yours have?
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    Re: Model 57 info

    I have one of the 3rd models and it is a fantastic shooter. Operates flawlessly and does have 57M stamped on it. I would not take 500.00 for mine but I have had it since the mid 70's. Have put many a groundhog out of this world with it.

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    Re: Model 57 info

    I have a 3rd version also. I would use it for head shots on squirrel at 50+yards. Also would not sell. And have had it since the 80's.
    The only way to date the 57M is with letters that or on the barrel. You might have to remove the stock to see them.

    1st Letter 2nd Letter
    Jan. A 1962 F
    Feb. B 1963 G
    Mar. C 1964 H
    Apr. D 1965 I
    May E 1966 J
    June F 1967 K
    July G 1968 L
    Aug. H
    Sept. I
    Oct. J
    Nov. K
    Dec. L
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    Re: Model 57 info

    I think I could get this one for 250ish. Thanks for the info...
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    Re: Model 57 info

    Your only other possibility are the Marlin 1894M and they are starting in the $600 range. And the Henry, that start in the $400 to $500 range. I payed $135 for mine, but that was in 1987. And would easily pay $250 For one in good shape.

    Here is mine, Made in 1967
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    Re: Model 57 info

    nice looking rifle! Is that factory finish, this one has a nice piece of walnut that could use some cleaning/refinishing.
    Here is another local to me http://www.gunsinternational.com/det...s.ad_id%20DESC
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    Re: Model 57 info

    Schtoolee, Looks just like mine but your wood is a bit nicer than mine.

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    Re: Model 57 info

    Quote Originally Posted by Schtoolee
    Your only other possibility are the Marlin 1894M and they are starting in the $600 range. And the Henry, that start in the $400 to $500 range. I payed $135 for mine, but that was in 1987. And would easily pay $250 For one in good shape.

    Here is mine, Made in 1967
    I'm assuming yours also is stamped on the barrel 57-M as most 3rd design rifles?
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    Re: Model 57 info

    I think that I refinished it a long time ago. If I did it is a hand rubbed boiled linseed oil, and then paste wax over that.And would have to look but I am pretty sure it dos say 57-M on the barrel.
    I have a 2.5x10 Bushnell scope on it. the 10X is nice for head shots.
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    Re: Marlin Model 57 or 57-M info (levermatic)

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