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I have a Marlin Model 36A made in 1946. The barrel is marked DL for deluxe but it is not a deluxe model. I know after the war they used the barrels they had laying around to make the rifle. My question is has anyone seen this rifle made with a jeweled bolt or was it done aftermarket. I purchased the rifle as a teenager in the 60's from a friend and had the rifle drilled and tapped for a Weaver K2.5 with flip away mounts. I know now it lowered the value but it worked for me. This rifle held the record in 1970 in the state of Tenn. for largest deer taken while I was stationed there in the Army.
I would appreciate any input on the jeweled bolt.
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IMHO it is aftermarket, but I really don't know--it just looks out of place--a bit overdone on an otherwise plain (but very nice) rifle. Is the jeweling uniform? Jeweling isn't hard to do right, but easy to do wrong.
 

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Thank you BETH and Buffalochip.The jeweling on the bolt appears to be absolutely perfect and uniform. If it didn't come from the factory, it would probably had to be done sometime in the 1950's. I actually think it looks good and not out of place but that's just me. I guess I'm used to it.
Thank you very much for your opinion. I appreciate it very much.
 

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lota good folks out there post war who could jewel bolts , pity its a skill thats waning ..

i think after market, most marlins where working man's rifles and though some options where done they where practical , like sights and scopes and mounts and slings and rifle cases , steven's had a custom shop on the side up until the early 80's ,( i think that changed when savage bought em or just before ) i'd ask if marlin had a similar arraingement with someone and look up some of their work and compare

there where a few marlin customised specialists out their too in those days and the 60's especially work to match anything you'd see on a imperial mauser or such too
 

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Beth i dont know enough about the US models , they may have jeweled bolts in house i know some makers did , but not that i've seen and i dont get to see most what they make for US consumption so i may be WAY off eh

( and why i look at US versions , i got my Ruger 1 with jeweled actions and gold engraved highlights , not even in the catalougues over here )
 

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Thank you Jack for your input. I will try to see if Marlin did have someone in house at that time. I appreciate the help.
 

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I just joined the forum. Hello everyone. I have a question regarding the value of a gun my wife inherited from her grandfather. It's a model 81/Revelation model 110 Western Auto Supply. It appears to have never been fired. We never will sell the gun but we were curious of its collector's value. Anyone have an idea?
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I just joined the forum. Hello everyone. I have a question regarding the value of a gun my wife inherited from her grandfather. It's a model 81/Revelation model 110 Western Auto Supply. It appears to have never been fired. We never will sell the gun but we were curious of its collector's value. Anyone have an idea?
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