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Hello. This is my first post. I actually joined this site back in May and remember now that I couldn't figure out how to post. It was probably late at night and I was half awake. Bad habit staying up late and then trying to get up early. Anyway I just remembered about the site because I just paid $60 Bucks for a bag of Marlin 81 parts on eBay just to get the cartridge carrier. I've got 3 Model 81s. Actually 2 are JC Higgins Model 103.13s.

I've come to realize that the cartridge carrier is the weak link in the receiver as the little ears eventually bend and break.
The parts are not available on Numrich or any other gun parts site I've been able to find. When you do find one you pay half or more than what the rifle is worth. Now here's my question. There's gotta be a million Model 81/81DL rifles out there, one by one becoming useless for want of this part. Somebody needs to see that need and fill it and make a lot of money doin it. Either manufacture a complete replacement part or maybe just the business end of the carrier that could be soldered over the broken end. Maybe I'm all wet and the idea has been considered and found not economically feasible. Any feedback would be appreciated. It just saddens me to think that all those thousands/millions of rifles will be useless. It's even a joke to see all the other parts of the rifles starting to be up for sale on eBay. Why would anyone need a barrel or a bolt or a trigger or a stock? Those parts don't break.
 

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