Model: Model 81-DL
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1941 to 1964. This one is pre 1950 because of the "short cone" striker knob.
Caliber: .22 LR
Action Type: Bolt Action Tubular Magazine Fed Rifle
Markings: The barrel is marked “The Marlin Firearms Co. New Haven. Conn. U.S.A. – Est. 1870 / Model 81 – DL – 22 Cal S – L – LR”.
Barrel Length: 24”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with an interesting rear peep sight, a filled rear barrel dovetail and a beaded post front sight, set in a dovetail on a ramp and missing the blade. The receiver mounted sight is elevation adjustable via a hinged lever arm secured by a knurled screw and is windage adjustable by unscrewing the eyepiece and sliding it left or right.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are smooth oiled wood. There are scattered surface marks and depressions and one crack at the for end cap. The LOP measures 13 3/4” to the end of the black plastic butt plate. The stocks rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. This bore is NOT micro grooved. There is no erosion or pitting in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 85% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light surface marking with some scattered surface rust and discoloration on the lower half of the barrel and upper half of the magazine tube. This is very light and the gun retains the vast majority of its original finish. The Screw heads are serviceable, though just a bit worn. The markings are crisp. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is the kind of rifle that sat in countless kitchens, over mantels, or in barns across America during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s – when America was still the Gun Owning nation that created it. This tough, dependable, robust design, perfect for training, small-game hunting, or just plinking will be a great addition to your collection and a neat way to show the kids what you learned to shoot with.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This rifle can be transferred in California and is C&R eligible.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
UPS Insured shipping will cost $25. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
This gun can only be shipped to an FFL or C&R, and it will be shipped from an FFL. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area. Please include a copy of your C&R or your dealer’s license with payment. We will need CFLC numbers for CA FFL’s to ship. We are FFL dealers and comply with all Federal, State and Local laws.
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CA Sales tax applies to CA buyers (7.25%).
Layaways are offered on all items, requiring a 20% non refundable down payment within 7 days of the auction’s close and the balance within 60 days. We do not require prior notice to place an item on the layaway. No returns are accepted on layaway items and the item will be considered abandoned after 60 days.
Successful Bidder Instructions:
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Returns (less shipping) are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Returns are very costly for both the buyer and for us, so please ask all of your questions before bidding and please be sure you can legally purchase this item.
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No gun should be fired without being examined by a competent gunsmith.
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