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    Help Identifying 22 Rifle

    My grandfather used this gun to hunt back in the depression, and I inherited it after he passed. I'm just trying to identify the model or any other info about it. Other than the 2 stamps shown in the pics, There are no markings anywhere on the barrel, inside the receiver, on the mag, or any of the parts inside the action. Does anyone have any ideas?
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    Wow! It's a Marlin .22 rifle for sure! I've never seen one before! We have plenty of others who will be able to answer you!

    Thanks for the pictures.

    Welcome from the marshes of south Louisiana.

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    I'll take a guess, Marlin A1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marvlin View Post
    I'll take a guess, Marlin A1.
    Sure looks like an A1 to me also...
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    Welcome from New Mexico. Very cool old gun with family history.
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    Nice looking old Marlin. Did you get that $5.00 bill from the purse on the table?

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    Nice to have a rifle with family history.

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    Definitely an A1 (1936-1940).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golphin View Post
    Nice looking old Marlin. Did you get that $5.00 bill from the purse on the table?
    Actually yes.
    The $5 bill was included for size comparison.

    Thanks everyone. Pictures of A1s look exactly like it, including pictures of internal replacement parts for the action. It makes me rethink the way I heard Papaw tell the stories about using the gun. The manufacture years don't line up with what I remember. That means that even if this one was made in the 1st year of production he would have been 17 when he got it. The way he told the stories about it hunting with it sounded like he was younger, maybe 12 or so. However, that could also be me as a 12 year old hearing the story and seeing him as the age I was then.

    Oh well. That's why stuff like this fascinates me. I have to come up with some way of rectifying the documented history with my imperfect understanding of a story told 70 years later by someone who may or may not have been embellishing.

    Once again, I appreciate all the speedy help.

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    Welcome from Georgia! You joined the finest, friendliest, and most knowledgeable forum west of the pacos. As an old timer myself, embellishing a story adds quite a bit of color to the story, especially to a 12 year old grandson. I've heard some and told some......Its an art and gives great memories, which is all that is left at the end of the day.

    Let us know how that old beauty cleans up and shoots!!!
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