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Well, I'm new to the forum and looking for a little advice. I have a JC Higgins model 103.16 .22 rifle, which I have been able to cross-reference as a Marlin Model 80. It was my dad's when he was young, and he gave it to me about 15 years ago. I did have it cleaned at a local gunsmith 12 or so years ago and probably put 100 rounds through it at that time. Since then, it's pretty much collected dust. Anyway, I now want to start shooting it again. I'd like to clean it myself but don't have a manual or any experience cleaning firearms. Am I over my head, or is there a good resource to use for a newbie? I figured I'd ask here in case there is anything specific to this model that I should know ahead of time. Also, I think I'd eventually like to put a little scope on it, but the pre-drilled screws appear to be for a side-type mount (hope that makes sense). Do they make scopes for this type of mount anymore, or do I need some type of conversion mounts?

Any help is appreciated.
 

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I'd be interested, too. I have a Model 80E and would like to strip it down for a good cleaning.
 

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Unless you are pretty much a kitchen table gunsmith I wouldn't go any further than remove the clip,remove the bolt,remove the takedown screws and lift the action out of the stock.You should be able to do a good cleaning from this point with a soft brush and maybe carburetor cleaner.Don't disassemble the bolt,just flush it good til the cleaner runs clear .Some of these old Marlin actions are put togather with rivits and E-clips that can be a mess to reassemble and some springs need a special jig to reinstall.

Please forgive me if I'v under estimated your ability,but after all,you ask.
 

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If anything, you probably over estimated my ability! Actually, I'm not even sure how to do some of the things you listed. Thanks for the reply. I certainly don't want to start taking anything apart that I can't put back together.
 

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I have a model 80 also and need some advice. The part of the action that holds the ammo that has (3) parts. (spring, shaft with indent, ammo holder with small button on bottom. These came out accidently out of the action. Is this what you mean that you need a jig to install? Does the shaft go in with the indent up or down?
Is there a procedure to install or do I need the jig that you spoke about.

Thanks
 
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