Model: 70 HC
Serial Number: D9388567
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Semi-Auto Rifle
Markings: The left side of the barrel is stamped "The Marlin Firearms Co. North Haven, CT, USA / Model 70 HC Micro-Groove Barrel Cal. .22 LR Only." The Serial number D9388567S is stamped on the left side of the receiver. The Marlin Warning paragraph is on the right side of the barrel.
Barrel Length: 18 Inches
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a ramp and blade front sight, with an elevation-adjustable notch rear sight dovetailed into the rear postion.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock(s) is/are oil finished hardwood, with sling swivel studs installed. There are some minor nicks in the forend from handling and usage; please see the photos, as they are negligible, but present. The LOP measures 13 1/2 inches. The stocks rates about Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny and bright . There is no evidence of erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 75% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minor freckling, with minor rust at the barrel /receiver joint, and under the rear sight. There are also some scuffs near the muzzle. Of particular note is some paint discoloration around the trigger and magazine housing. The Screw heads are used, but still very good. The markings are clear and distinct. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions smoothly and correctly, although we have not test-fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Marlin 70 HC is a terrific little carbine, and everything you could want in a .22. Simple, reliable, handy and accurate, it is well suited for small game hunting. It can also be used for low cost but serious target practice for competition, hunting, or just plinking. It is ideal for young shooters since it is small and light-weight and the semi-auto action is sure to put a smile on their face. Tt would make a great little survival rifle. In short, a winning .22 carbine, American made, and at a reasonable price!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: Yes, this rifle can be transferred in California.
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