Marlin Lever Action Rimfire
Rifle Extractors & Ejectors






There were basically 5 different lever action rimfire rifles, as far as extractors are concerned. All derived from the earliest which was the model 1891. The 1891 was improved to become the 1892, and then again as a take-down to become the 1897.  In 1905, the 18's was dropped to allow the 1892 become the 92 and the 1897 became the 97.  The 92 and the 97 were both made until production stopped in 1915 and 1916 respectively.  In 1913 the 39 came out, and it appears that there could have been some overlap of extractors between the late 97 and the early 39.  In 1939 the 39A came onto the scene.  

Extractors :  As noted above depending on the year and possibly the model of your firearm, the extractors may be different.  3 different extractors were used in the 39A, depending on the vintage of the gun.

The latest 39A stamped steel extractor #202069 is supposed to be designed to interchange with it's machined predecessor # A39A-27.

The early 3 models of guns were also made in 32 RF, and by changing the firing pins, were convertible to 32 CF (Long Colt).  These 32 caliber rifles appear to use the same extractors as the 22 RF.

This receiver is a later 1892, 32 caliber,  with no ejector screw hole

Ejectors :
  The 1891 and early 1982s used a screw in single spring ejector.   This screw was screwed from the inside into a recess that the ball end of the ejector nestled into.  It was very prone to breakage because the ejector was a spring that used a screw to hold it in place, this contributed to breakage at the front of the screw hole.  The later stages of the 1892 was replaced by a two piece unit that had a separate thin spring stake riveted into the base.   The base was the same thickness as the screw head on the previous version, so the newer version could be interchanged with no alterations.  The factory at the time of this conversion advised to break off the screw's threaded end, which simply allowed the rounded threaded end to stay threaded into the hole, while using the new ejector.   For those of you who just have to have the gun original, we make the older screw in unit, #17 or #18, but if you plan on using the gun to any extent we suggest when you need to replace it that you do so with the newer #17G or 18G depending on the caliber of your firearm.

Then the late coil spring activated ejector came out, there appears to be a slight transition period of overlap in the late 97 and on all the 39's.  This unit is inset into a brass box that is screwed in with 2 screws.  It is the same unit still used today.

Different part numbers have been encountered for the same part.  This apparently is because of different catalog dates, and therefore, for what-ever reason, they used a different number.  The part #s listed below are in date sequence of catalogs.


Years of production

Extractor Illustration   

 Part Numbers

1891 / 1892 / 92 
1897 / 97
Both 22 & 32
1891 - 1916 #25G, #11,   #14F,  
Late 97 / 39 / 39A
22 caliber
1913 - 1957  #15F,   #26G, 
#39A-26/27 (type 1)
22 caliber
1958 - 1971 #A39A-27   (type 2)
39A, M, D, etc 1972 +    #202069



Ejector Illustration 

 Part Numbers

early 1892  
.22 caliber


early 1892 / 92 
32 caliber #17
     1892 / 92
.32 caliber #17G
1891 / 1892 / 1897
 / 92 / 97

.22 caliber

39, 39A, M, D, etc . #202069, #19G

The illustrations above are full size & the part numbers shown are the numbers that Wisner's Inc use in their catalog
In some cases where there are multiple part numbers, this is because of different factory catalogs where they wanted
the customer to also supply the serial number of the firearm when ordering parts. Same part, just different number.


Copyright © 2004 - 2015  LeeRoy Wisner  All Rights Reserved

Back to Ramblings

Originated 05-11-04  Last updated 09-21-2015
Contact the author