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3 years 50 weeks ago, 6:39 PM

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Need a little help

I recently traded a scope mounting and bent bolt system for an older rifle i had for a Marlin Model 81 22 cal S-L-LR Bolt Action tube fed rifle. Everything on it is in exceptional condition except (and im not sure of what to call the parts) the mechanics inside under the bolt. I believe its called the lifter but not sure. If the bolt is breeched back u can look down and all you see is the end of the tube. If i put a cartridge in the chamber by hand the rifle fires but will not eject the shell casing. So whatever mechanics feed the cartridges from the tube to the chamber and then eject the spent casing is what i need. Any help with any of it, figuring out the name of the parts, finding the parts, someone that has the parts, and how to install them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

3 years 50 weeks ago, 6:50 PM

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Tucker, here is

a parts breakdown of your rifle http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=781/schematicsdetail/81TS I have no experience with a Marlin 81 but Greasy paws, our resident gunsmith will likely be along later to give his opinion.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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Where are my manners?

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 7:08 PM

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Alright cool, I appreciate it and thanks for the welcome

3 years 50 weeks ago, 7:17 PM

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Tucker, check back AM,

Greasy paws knows his shit and he is the night shift here, I am sure he will be helpful.....

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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Alright sounds good. A local dealer here in Southern IL told me he couldnt find the parts for it because the model isnt in production anymore. If this is true are there any replica models (like taurus is to berreta) or is the gun pretty well fucked

3 years 50 weeks ago, 7:38 PM

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BS, there are still

Tucker87 wrote:
Alright sounds good. A local dealer here in Southern IL told me he couldnt find the parts for it because the model isnt in production anymore. If this is true are there any replica models (like taurus is to berreta) or is the gun pretty well fucked

parts available, your local gun dealer looked on his shelf and didn't see any and said no dice, they are out there, it's all available, just takes some work!

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 7:22 PM

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And ill be honest, looking at that schematic is like Japanese. If I take something apart and can look at each part as it comes out I can usually get a good grasp on it. So Greasy Paws, if you respond it would be helpful if you could just tell me the numbers from the schematic above. Thanks again

3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:25 PM

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marlin 81

on the brownells diagram the parts that feed and lift the cartridge are parts 6,7,8,9,11.remove the stock from your rifle and see if these parts are on your gun.as far as extracting the fired cartridge,number 11 is the extractor which does break/wear out.The problem here is that this gun was made between 1937-1940 and is worth between 55 and 90 dollars(as per Blue Book Of Gun Values 30th edition).just is the way it is.so the question you need to ask is:can I buy the parts(which appear to be available) and pay someone to repair the rifle for cheaper than replacing it with another rifle or exceeding the guns value.just being honest here.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:43 PM

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Like GP says, what

is this gun worth to you? Did you inherit it? If so, it may be worth fixing, if not buy another. Guns are a funny thing, there are different values that can be applied to any given gun, sometimes it is a personal thing.......

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:45 PM

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Marlin 995

Cabelas has a new Marlin 995 on sale right now for $99. Unless your old rifle has family value (heirloom), I'd say drive to your nearest Cabelas and buy a brand new one that's grooved for a tip-off scope mount, and is a great shooter.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 7:53 AM

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GP is the expert

I ll defer to him on the mechanics of the thing, but you said you traded for it so I assume it has no sentimental value? If you like the look hang it on the wall and buy a new gun. Just my .02

3 years 50 weeks ago, 8:28 AM

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Cool thanks

Thanks for all the advice guys as stated i DID only trade out for it so i might hang on it to it for fixin with my kid someday, but for now i think ill just grab up another gun Thanks again guys for the advice and the warm welcome. Take care.

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