Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Marlin "papoose" .22 rifle repair
My Friend and Jäger I were out and about in the mountains today and we decided to test fire the Marlin Papoose .22 take down rifle I had recently purchased. We took it out of the buckskin scabbard I had made for it , loaded the 7 round magazine attempted to fire the rifle, only to realize that the firing pin was broken!
So after we returned to the ranch and consulted the Internet for Papoose plans and schematics, with assembly/disassembly instructions I called the local gun repair shops and managed to locate a Papoose firing pin for $8.00 dollars - not bad.
My Friend Jäger and me shot down(pun intended)to the gun shop,bought the firing pin, hit a couple of pawn shops on the way back,bought some coffee and cinnamon rolls at the local bakery, and we were in business.
it took less than 5 minutes to install the firing pin, reassemble the papoose, and test fire it.
again, I’m amazed at the information you can find on the Internet.
The Marlin papoose is an excellent little rifle to have in the wilderness, its light weight and breaks down into its components parts easily and can be reassembled quickly also.
If I had to choose 1 rifle for a long haul survival trip it would be this type rifle and a 500 round “Brick” of .22 ammo.
I first bought one back in the mid 1980’s and carried it all through my Hunting guide “Career” in Montana and New Mexico but sadly it was stolen when some jerks broke into my cabin while I was out on walkabout.
I have posted some pictures for those of you interested.
Tomahawk – Scouts out!