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Thread: Finally! A marlin 62!

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    Finally! A marlin 62!

    I finally found a Marlin model 62 in 30 carbine! Iíve been looking for years and I finally found on at a very decent price. For you that donít know it is a lever gun on basically a 22 mag frame the throw is only about 1 1/2Ē and it shoots extremely fast!! I shot around 200 rounds through it yesterday (NOE 310-121 Rn over 2400) and I was able to connect with some pop fans off hand at 100 yards easy! A nice little light gun I am looking for the 257 next
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    Dang it! I like my Marlins and have been eyeing these. I didn’t know it was a short throw as well. Was this at the Louisville Show? I could have gone. I load 30 carbine already. Shame on you.

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    I had one long ago and it was a lot of fun. Wish I had held onto it.

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    Close!! This was sitting on the rack next to a Spanish destroyer at centerfiresystems. Both of them came home with me

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    wow.... these were also offered in 22 Jet.... talk about a fun plinker.. my dad had one when I was just a sprout. I used to think I was John Macain from the rifleman with that gun....

    would love to find one in 357!!!!!
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    The 257 is extremely rare........



    I have never heard of it until now.....
    " If you cant do it with a 308 , you dont need to do it!

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    Markopolo,

    Was John Lucas' brother?

    I've got one of the .22 mags. Wonderful for wood chucks.

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    lol..... nope.... not brother... I was HIM.... lol

    Actually, WinchesterM1 was talking about the awesome 256....

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    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    Maybe you should order the 336 chambered in 30-06 here...

    https://www.classicfirearms.com/marl...rntosku=168654

    Lol..I’m sure it’s a 30....“30” and not an “06”

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    Looks like 22 mag. ( maybe a different model number) 256 Winchester magnum and 30 carbine were the only calibers. 22 jet and 357 never materialized?

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    According to Numrich, Marlin paid Kessler a royalty for the lever accelerator design. Kessler had a short lived lever shotgun with this feature. I'd love one of the LeverMatics in any of the chamberings.

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    I have one in a M 57 M which is the 22 magnum. I also have wanted a M 62 if I ever found one priced good.
    There is a gun store near me now that has a M 57 in 22 LR at a good price and I am trying my best not to go get it.

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    My 57M is waiting at my FFL for pickup. Also looking at same ones as you folks are. Great minds think alike

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    Nice gun. I have one in .256 Winchester. Also the .22 Magnum. Wish I used them more.

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    well cuzinbruce.. lets see that gun in .256..... i would love to see some winchester eye candy... do you have ammo for it? did you make the brass from 357?
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    Winchester:

    I left my M62 30 Carbine with a friend in Perry County, KY.

    He lives on a mini rock farm, and needs some critter
    protection for his herd of Jacks.

    He's supposed to let me know if he doesn't
    want it any more.

    That rifle has one solid, heavy walnut stock!

    Enjoy.

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    Hi Markopolo,
    I don't mean to hijack the thread but here goes. Model 62 on the bottom with little brother 57M above. I have ammo for it and have fired it a bit. Came with some new factory 256 empties that I had problems loading. The shoulders would collapse when I tried to seat the bullet. I made a bunch from Starline .357 Mag and they have worked fine. I cast 25/20 bullets for it or use Hornady J-words. I use RCBS loading dies and a set of case forming dies. Forget where I got them but they weren't new ones for mega $. Funny how the whiteline spacers on Marlins rot away. See last picture.
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    wow.. what a pair!!! I want one!!!!!!!!
    Any technology not understood, can seem like Magic!!!

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    How accurate is the 30 Carbine and 256 or are they more plinkers?
    Nothing is impossible for the person that does not have to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TCLouis View Post
    How accurate is the 30 Carbine and 256 or are they more plinkers?
    So far my 30 carbine has had close to 1k rounds through it, using the NOE 310.120rn GC PCed over 12 grn 2400 it is holding around 3” at 100

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BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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