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    Seems I have the Marlin Fever! I am going to look at my first Marlin ever this weekend. A local shop has a 781 for sale....seems to be a 1972. Serial # is 72******.

    Any tips on what to look out for?

    Whats a fair price for this gun?...supposed to be 90% condition.

    Have been wanting to get a bolt action .22 for some time. I have a 10/22 along with a couple of pistols too...a Ruger 22/45, and a Beretta 21a. A tube fed will be easy for the wife to use.

    Thanks !

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    Re: 781

    Go and get it RedHouse, if it hasn't been abuse and used for a club, should be a good shooter. Follows in the line of the Marlin Model 80/81 series, then the 780,781,782, 880,881, not sure if there was a 882 and todays' 980 series which includes the 981. All were know to be excellent shooting rifles of their time and still are today. I have a 781 and a 783 magnum that'll whistle Dixie for me if I let 'em . You can also try and get info over here: http://rimfirecentral.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=20
    I see a top of the page post there by Roadtrash, can I assume that's you? The info is there, look around and good luck!! Walnut stock with a folding rear sight, I'm thinking cost somewhere in the $125.00 range in the shape you describe JMO, ONE more thing! Welcome to MarlinOwners. Mr fixit
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    Yeah, welcome to MOs. Glad to have you here with us. And, good luck with your new Marlin.
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    Re: 781

    Thanks for the welcomes......hope to be a Marlin owner this weekend!

    Mr Fixit....yep, that's me indeed. I have found some information on the 81/781/and 881's.....all seems to be good so far. I have read many of your posts on the 781 you have...pics are a great help too! Hope to pick this gun up on Sat.

    I had been thinking of picking up one of those Walmart Savage bolt actions.....but I think I'll like the Marlin 781 much better.

    Now to keep my eye out for a lever action too!

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    Did you get it?? Mr fixit
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    Re: 781

    I did buy it! It needs to be cleaned up a bit....and there are some scratches on the stock, but...for a 37 year old gun.....it's sure is nice!

    My only problem with the gun is that it doesn't cycle CB shorts very well. About 75% of the rounds I tried to cycle end up not getting fed properly. They end end up nosing down and wont chamber. I end up having to manually feed them in.

    .22LR cycle through just fine. I plan on giving the rifle a thorough cleaning.....hoping that might help.

    Is there any place to download a manual for 781's? No luck on the Marlin website. Maybe if I write to them, they might send one?

    Hope to have some pics up soon!

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    Redhouse, you have e-mail!! It's from Marlin Mr fixit
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    Re: 781

    Great!.......Thanks!

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    Re: 781

    I am happy to report that after a quick cleaning...the rifle now loads the shorts much better. I had one jam out of 20 rounds. Not nearly as bad as before. The bolt was really gummed up and sticky too. When I have more time I will do a thorough cleaning job and post a couple of pics too.

    Thanks for the help!


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