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Marlin 1881 .45-70 Schematic

buttplatebuttplate Member Posts: 217 ✭✭
edited October 2018 in Ask the Experts
Hello!
Does anyone out there have a schematic for the 1873 Marlin .45-70. I am having trouble locating one, and I would feel better having a schematic then tearing down this rifle without one.
Thank you!
buttplate

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  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,597 ******
    edited November -1
    Are you sure about that model year? I've never heard of a Marlin .45-70 before the Model 1881. I've also never heard of a Model 1873 Marlin.
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,424 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    +1

    The original Marlin rifles, made in 45-70. Were the 1881 & the 1895.

    Winchester made their Model 1876, in 45-60 & 45-75.
  • 62fuelie62fuelie Member Posts: 1,036 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The NRA Firearms Assembly - Rifles and Shotguns says: "In 1881 J. M. Marlinintroduced a center-fire lever-action repeating rifle featuring side loading and top ejection. This was the first production rifle of his own design and incorporated the tubular magazine concept with an octagon barrel fitted to a large-frame receiver. These rifles were originally chambered in both .45-70 and .40-60."

    They don't make any mention of Model of 1873.
  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 19,211 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    There's a Australian dude on youtube who does a nice two parter how to disassemble the 1895.
  • Bert H.Bert H. Member, Moderator Posts: 11,274 ******
    edited November -1
    The only "Model 1873" ever chambered for the 45-70 was the U.S. Springfield Model 1873 (a.k.a. "Trapdoor).
  • GeriGeri Member Posts: 1,711 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hi. Can you post a picture? Thanks.
  • buttplatebuttplate Member Posts: 217 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sorry gentlemen, I was mistaken. It is an original 1881 rifle. I'll post some pics as soon as I get the chance.
    buttplate

    I corrected your title to 1881 - Spider
  • yonsonyonson Member Posts: 570 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Feb. 1990 issue of American Rifleman had schematic of the 1881 and my old copy of Gun Digest Exploded Firearms Drawings has it with detailed disassembly instructions.
  • Spider7115Spider7115 Member, Moderator Posts: 29,597 ******
    edited November -1
    Maybe this will help:

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  • buttplatebuttplate Member Posts: 217 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Spider 7115,
    Thank you very much. I received a schematic from another fellow earlier, but it didn't have the take-down instructions. I appreciate all the help I received. There is a a lot of very knowledgeable people on this website who are not afraid to share that knowledge.
    Thank you once more!
    buttplate
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