Make: Marlin Glenfield
Model: Model 30A
Serial Number: 71 169425
Year of Manufacture: 1973 - 1983
Caliber: .30-30 Ackley Improved. Consignor states that this was done at the "Old Ackley Gun Works".
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle, Magazine Tube Fed
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “GLENFIELD MOD. 30A”, “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. / NORTH HAVEN, CONN., U.S.A.”, “CAL. 30 – 30 WIN”, “IMP” and “JM” contained in an oval. The upper tang is marked “71 169425”.
Barrel Length: 20”
Sights / Optics: This rifle is mounted with a brass bead, post style front sight that is dovetailed in the barrel. The rear barrel sight has been removed and a blank inserted into the rear dovetail. A Williams receiver peep sight has been mounted on the receiver.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are walnut stained birch with impressed designs and checkering on the pistol grip and forearm. The butt stock has a shallow cut about ½” long on the front right side of the comb. There is a brown Pachmayr buttpad and also a sling swivel. The forearm cap has been fitted with a sling swivel. The LOP measures 14” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the recoil pad. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original with Cold Blue Touch Up.
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the Micro-Groove rifling is sharp. There is no erosion and the barrel crown is unmarked.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 70% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows thinning, brown patina and some bare metal where the bluing has worn through. The area around the rear sight dovetail shows some tool marks. Please see our photos. The Screw heads show some distress but are still serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Marlin Glenfield line of rifles were made to the same standards as the standard Marlin rifles with the exception of wood, and cosmetic appearance. This rifle has a half magazine and impressed decorations and checkering. It is marked on the barrel as a Model 30A, although in Brophy’s book on the history of Marlin, he states that the Model 30 became the 30A when the half magazine was replaced by a full magazine. Perhaps this is a rare transition model or special factory order. In any event, it is a classic deer rifle that you wouldn’t be afraid to carry in the field and is already equipped with sights that are adequate to the range of the cartridge. With the advent of Hornady’s Leverevolution ammunition this gun has even more potential than before. If you would like to buy a different deer rifle for the coming season, and have the time to become acquainted with it, now is the time and this could be the gun.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California.
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