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I saw one today at my LGS. Never knew Marlin made them. No serial number, but has a Micro-groove barrel. Single shot bolt action, in good condition, all it's missing is the bull's-eye.

Any idea what it's worth? No, I didn't buy it...
 

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Thanks for the info!
 

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Anyone else know anything about these model 101 rifles?
 

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I've had the J C Higgins variant 103.19770 of the 101 for over 50 yrs. (Was my 1st). It was and still is very accurate. I would not trade it for a prayer of love.
They seem to be a very solid and quality built rifle.
I have a Sears JC Higgins Model 45 30-30 from 1962 that I bought this year, made by Marlin. I like that they didn't seem to take any shortcuts when making the JC Higgins rifles, to include the walnut stocks.
 

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Thanks Mike!
 
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I have a old model 100 that looks a lot like the pictures I find of the model 101.
What year was your 100 made? Is it a Marlin or Glenfield? It looks like the 101 had MG rifling, but there's no mention of MG rifling in the 100.

The 1960 Marlin 101 had a walnut stock with white line spacers on the butt plate and grip cap, gold plated trigger, ring striker knob.

The 1960 Glenfield 100G had no white spacers, and had a walnut finished hardwood stock.

Features for both rifles seem to be the same in 1961 & 1962. The model 101 shows the same features in 1967 as well but with a new T shaped cocking piece, but the 100 isn't mentioned in 1967.
 
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What year was your 100 made? Is it a Marlin or Glenfield? It looks like the 101 had MG rifling, but there's no mention of MG rifling in the 100.

The 1960 Marlin 101 had a walnut stock with white line spacers on the butt plate and grip cap, gold plated trigger, ring striker knob.

The 1960 Glenfield 100G had no white spacers, and had a walnut finished hardwood stock.

Features for both rifles seem to be the same in 1961 & 1962. The model 101 shows the same features in 1967 as well but with a new T shaped cocking piece, but the 100 isn't mentioned in 1967.
The Model 100 was made from 1935 to 1959. My dad had this one before I was born on 1958 and I remember it as a kid and it was old then, They start putting a letter on them in 1946 for a serial number but I can not find one on mine so I guess between 1935 and 1945. Mine say's Marlin Firearms Co, New Haven Conn USA. The trigger guard is home made from about 50 years ago. The front sight I replaced because the original on it was to short to sight in so I think the rear must have been replaced at some time in the past. Here is a picture with my other Marlin 22's it is first on the left. Also one with it laying on the rail.

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The Model 100 was made from 1935 to 1959. My dad had this one before I was born on 1958 and I remember it as a kid and it was old then, They start putting a letter on them in 1946 for a serial number but I can not find one on mine so I guess between 1935 and 1945. Mine say's Marlin Firearms Co, New Haven Conn USA. The trigger guard is home made from about 50 years ago. The front sight I replaced because the original on it was to short to sight in so I think the rear must have been replaced at some time in the past. Here is a picture with my other Marlin 22's it is first on the left. Also one with it laying on the rail.

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Nice collection of 22's! That 100 looks to be in great condition.
 

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The Marlin 101 at my LGS has the T-shaped cocking piece that was introduced in 1966 or 1967. Below is a pic from my 1967 Marlin catalog, showing the specs and features...

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He said he would sell it for $135. From what I've seen online, that sounds like a fair price.
 
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He said he would sell it for $135. From what I've seen online, that sounds like a fair price.
At that price I would buy it as you don't have much to lose and they are nice little single shots. If you ever want to start a kid out shooting it is the perfect rifle to do it with.
 

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At that price I would buy it as you don't have much to lose and they are nice little single shots. If you ever want to start a kid out shooting it is the perfect rifle to do it with.
I agree. Plus, I have a weakness for walnut stocks with the white spacers. Those single shot rifles don't come up for sale very often. When you compare these model 101's with the higher end centerfire rifles from the same era, it's easy to see that Marlin didn't go cheap on the stocks just because it's a "beginner's" rifle.

I think I just talked myself into buying it tomorrow morning :biggrin:
 
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I own that model 101 now. Here are a bunch of pics. Can't wait to shoot it later today.

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