Marlin Model 780

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Marlin Model 780
Type Rifle
Place of origin  USA
Production history
Manufacturer Marlin Firearms
Produced ended in 1988

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Weight 6 lbs
Length 41 in

Cartridge .22 LR
Caliber .22
Action Bolt Action
Feed system 7 round box magazine
Sights open rear, ramp front

The Marlin Model 780 is a .22 Bolt action rifle produced by Marlin Firearms Company of North Haven, Connecticut. Major features include micro-groove barrel, a 2 position safety lever, walnut stock, and 7 round box magazine. Production of the model 780 ended in 1988 and it was replaced by the Marlin 880 in 1989


The Marlin Model 780 features a 21.25 inch barrel inch barrel with micro-groove rifling (16 grooves). It has buckhorn iron sights. It has a 2 position thumb safety lever. It uses a 7 round blued steel box magazine. It is capable of chambering .22 Short, .22 Long, and .22 Long Rifle cartridges.


The Marlin 780 is well suited for small game hunting. It can also be used for low cost but serious target practice or hunting practice, or just plinking around. It is ideal for young shooters since it is small and light-weight. Since it can chamber .22 Short it is capable of target practice or pest control with less noise than a .22 Long Rifle. Its microgroove barrel makes it highly accurate at longer distances compared to most other .22 LR rifles.