Did Marlin Ever Make A Left-Handed Bolt Rifle?
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    Did Marlin Ever Make A Left-Handed Bolt Rifle?

    While admiring a neighbor's old Model 81, I said "I wish there was such a thing as a left-handed Marlin!"
    He then said he could recall such a gun being available at one time.
    Personally, I don't believe it. I've never heard of one.
    Sure, Savage and CZ make left-handed .22 bolt rifles, but Marlin?
    I already own a LH Savage and like it well enough. I'd like it more if it was available with a tubular magazine. As far as I know, there's no such thing as a left-handed .22 bolt rifle with a tube mag. At least not since 1937, when Mossberg built a handful of them.
    So, having a Southpaw sub-forum on a Marlin Owner's website is sort of a waste of bandwidth, isn't it?

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    I do not believe so
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    to me, they are all left handed, it is easy to shoot leaving the left hand on the grip and trigger guard, and just working the bolt with the right. of corse, some mfgrs make the safeties hard to reach.

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    I would bet he's thinking about an old Savage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfacliff View Post
    to me, they are all left handed, it is easy to shoot leaving the left hand on the grip and trigger guard, and just working the bolt with the right. of corse, some mfgrs make the safeties hard to reach.

    I'm left handed. So, that makes all my guns left-handed.lol I don't have any trouble doing just what alf said.
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    Doesn't everyone carry their gun around by the trigger?
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    I was also wondering if Marlin ever did. Winchester, also, for that matter.

    Funny, I was just going to the Savage and Winchester websites, and Ruger and Remington as well, looking for LH bolt actions. The problem is, they are so limited in their LH offerings - I know, supply and demand.

    Sure, like every other '10%er', I learned to shoot right-handed rifles, simply by opening the bolt with the left hand while holding the fore end with the right hand. I don't hold the rifle by the trigger and open the bolt from the right side - never did - that would be too risky.

    Since I have been able to acquire true, left-hand bolt actions, I have relied on Savage, for the most part, with their limited offerings to choose from. I got a Savage Model 14 Classic a couple of years ago in .243 Win., but they discontinued the LH model in 2016 or '17, I believe. The Savages are nice in wood, but no more.

    I have a Savage 93/17 LH bolt action with a thumbholr stock, in .17 HMR.

    Since I just got my first CZ 452 LH, I hope to be getting one in .223 soon, before they cease producing the LH models. Once again, choices are very limited.

    Although, I do have a Stag Arms M8L AR in .223. Rock River Arms is the other company that does LH ARs.

    I would like to have a chance to own a Winchester Model 70 LH but they don't. They advertise their 'Pre-64' actions on the Model 70. Mot complaining - just opining.

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