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Marlin 795 receiver

Discussion in 'Rimfire Rifles' started by William S Mettz, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. William S Mettz

    William S Mettz G&G Newbie

    HI I was wondering if anyone new of an aftermarket receiver that is made for a Marlin 795. Preferably not aluminum. And with a picatanny base.
  2. FN FAL

    FN FAL NOT a new member Forum Contributor

    There are not any aftermarket marlin receivers that I have ever heard of. The 795, 60, 70 and I am sure some other models that all shared the same basic receiver. Aftermarket parts are just not available like they are for the Ruger 10-22 to build a rifle from scratch so there really has never been a need for an aftermarket receiver.

    A few years ago I bought all the parts for a stainless steel Marlin model 60 minus the receiver. I bought a block of stainless steel and machined my own receiver. Its not a small job by any means and some of the machining steps take making tooling and fixtures. I have parts sets now to complete at least two more blued model 60's, another stainless 60, and a blued model 70, all taking the same receiver. With so many other projects going on right now making receivers for 22 rifles is not on a front burner.
    And just so you know its illegal for someone who does not have a manufacturers FFL to make you a receiver. You can make all you want for YOURSELF though.
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  3. FN FAL

    FN FAL NOT a new member Forum Contributor

    some pictures of the receiver and rifle

    marlin 60 f.jpg marlin 60 b.jpg marlin 60 h.jpg

    For as diligent as I was about being spot on the money when indicating things in I have found that either the barrel hole is off or the top scope mount is off ever so slightly. You can make the scope work or the iron sights work but the two do not shoot to the exact same spot. Not that a commercial made rifle would do any better. marlin 60 j.jpg

    This is a test target with 3 different brands of 22 ammo, no scope, standing at about 15 yards from the target. The remington ammo didn't do quite as well as the Eley and Aquila stuff. marlin 60 k.jpg
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  4. William S Mettz

    William S Mettz G&G Newbie

  5. FN FAL, that is some awesome work! I am sure you had to make some tooling and fixturing.... and in stainless steel none the less, not exactly the easiest material to machine....
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  6. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Agreed. You could possibly market the receivers, if you could produce them at a decent price point while still making a small profit. Also, I am not sure of the legalities involved - might need to sell via an FFL?
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  7. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Here's why there are a buttload of Ruger receivers available
    thru sources other than Ruger...their tolerances suck.
    They are MILSPEC, which means loose to feed any ammo,
    but that negatively affects precision...hence why cottage
    industries like VOLQUARTZEN and MAGNUM RESEARCH
    sprang up and make a fortune by simply making better
    parts with tighter tolerances than Ruger ever will.

    Marlin, on the other hand, used to run a pretty tight ship.
    Which is why they've sold twice as many 60's over the 1022.
    Except for the 70P Papoose, all Marlin barrels are Pressed-In.
    So it's actually a royal pain to install a Marlin barrel unless you
    have a press...and it's actually a heck of a trick to get one OUT!

    That being said, it can still be done ;)
    Folks have been un-horsing 880SQ barrels and sticking them
    into Marlin 70's (nowadays the 795) so that they could have a
    Marlin 7000 without the cost/rarity of the 7000 coming into play.
    But it does take a dedicated person with the right tools, and
    they STILL might break the receiver in the pressing process.
    Marlin 7000T.jpg

    Hope that answers a few questions!
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  8. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Chances are extremely high that it's the 3/8" rail itself.
    That's an issue all .22's have had since, well, forever ;)
    Every cast receiver may have this flaw...doesn't matter
    who made it. Some CNC receivers have it as well...just a
    thang that happens ;)

    Here's how you find out...take a caliper and measure one end.
    Record. Move down an inch and measure again, each inch,
    all the way down the 3/8" grooved rail.

    Here's how you fix it if it is out-of-spec...
    Using a known perfectly flat edge, figure out which
    side is out of spec, or if both are. Take a triangle file,
    cover one side with electrical tape, and carefully file
    the rail so that it is uniform. Leave whole thing stainless,
    or repaint with Krylon Flat Black & cover with your favorite