Been a while, but I did score another....weird....... firearm..
I love the weird ones..
I have the customary Marlin 1895 in .45-70.. a Marlin 1894 in .357(hate it)... a Glenfield Marlin 336 in .30-30(most everyone has one)
I found this to add to the pile.. a Marlin 62.. not a commonly seen lever action, in a not very common lever caliber. Made from 1963 to 1969 in 2 calibers, 256 Win Mag and .30 Carbine, the .30 Carbine was only produced from '67 to '69. In total production, just under 16,000 were made. Near as I can tell, this is possibly a pre '68 model or early production, it has no serial, as I understand, some were actually made that had to be returned and be serialized.
This is the .30 Carbine version, like I said, "not a common lever caliber", has the usual Marlin microgroove barrel, it's fed from a 4 round box magazine, which I also got 2 spares with the gun. It also employs a different system than Marlin uses on their main stream lever action, called Levermatic, it's a short throw lever and uses a cam and roller locking system. It is very smooth and takes very little effort to cycle the action.
How short is this the lever throw, it's about a quarter of what a normal lever action would be
That scope mount is now long gone...in case your wondering