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    Model 81 won't fire


    Real confused here. Replaced the old firing pin expecting that to be the problem because there was no contact on the shell casing from the firing pin. Same problem with the new firing pin. The barrel is stamped with Model 81 but the Striker Knob, Style 3, on Mumrich's web site is different then the strike knob on my bolt is that it has been modified, grounded down (photo 2), to 1/8" so it would fit into the slide slot for the striker knob (photo 1).

    Is this an actual Model 81 or is it a *******ized Marlin cobbled together form different parts to make it work?

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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    There is a couple different bolts they used on the model
    80 and 81.
    I am not sure what else is different, but I know the width
    of that cocking piece is different, because I have run into
    this before.
    Looks like someone couldn't find the right one and modified
    that bolt to fit.
    It looks like to me someone has filed on the
    notch on that bolt body too.
    That cocking piece looks like it's not acting
    right...It should ride tight against the
    notches at the rear of the bolt body.
    It's possible you could make that one work
    You got nothing to loose, drive the pin out
    ant take it apart...see if your spring is

    The frustrating thing is that a bolt itself is as high as
    the rifle usually.
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    Thanks Navajo,

    I'll try taking the bolt apart again and check the spring.
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