Camp Carbine




This manual contains operating, care and maintenance instructions. To assure safe operation, any user of this firearm must read this manual carefully. This manual should always accompany this firearm, and be transferred with it upon change of ownership. The warranty card attached to the cover must be filled out and mailed within 10 days of purchase. WARNING: KEEP THIS FIREARM OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN


This firearm warranty is gcoc oil)' lo the ORIGINAL OWNER who has registered his cwne'Shp with a

•ne Martin Firearms Company a', 100 Kenra Owe. Noith Haven, Connecticut

WARRANTY ard CERTIFICATE 0= OWNERSHIP card must be completed and maled to The |

Marin Frearms Ccmpany al the above add'ess WITHIN TEN (10) DAYS of purchase lo insure the M

p-oiecticn of the warranty. NOTICE of ctefecs in materials and'cr workmanship must be received by Efl the company WITHIN FIVE (5} YEARS from the (fete of purchase.

Normal wear, cr damage resuming from neglect abuse, alteration, or repairs rol mace or authorized by The Marin Firearms Con-parry <x use of non-Martin parts are no*, cv/v&i by th9 warranty. pi




1. Alter noice of defect in material and<or workmanship is received try the Martin Firearms Company, Marin shat serai instructors lor shipment ol the firearm; and repai'S will be made and the firearm relumed within a reasonab'e erne after the firearm s receded. Cost of shipping, insurance charges, etc. invoked in returning the firearm lo the company shal be prepaid by the original owner.

2. Cosi of p3rts ard labor perlcrmed shal be provided without charge by the Martin Firearms Company.

3. If The Martin Firearms Company, after receipt of the firearm, deiermnss that the defects in material anfi'or wrVmanship ware the result of abuse and'or neglect, or othenwse not covered b/ the warranty set fcrih above, Martin shall notify such owner to that effect and give an estimate for repair. In such cases, repair, return shippng ard insurance charges, etc. shall be pan) by such owner.

4. In the event lhal The Martin Firearms Company «unab'e to make warranty repers to We firearm, it shall, within a reasonable time alter its receipt, notify the owner to that effect and gwe him the option either to receive a replacement ol the same mode:, if then available in fis inventory, cr to rece'r.-e a refund, either of which, if feasible, will be made through the store ol purchase.

The Marlin Firearms Company

100 Kenna Drive. North Haven, CT 06473

0Before You Use This Firearm

It is very important that you read and understand this manual before using your firearm. Warnings are highlighted in red, and should be read and heeded carefully. Also follow "Marlin's Guide to Gun Safety", in this manual. •WARNING: We specifically disclaim responsibility for any damage or injury occurring with a Martin firearm in which faulty, non-standard, "remanufactured", or handloaded (reloaded) ammunition is used.

• WARNING: Your rifle is shipped completely assembled and should not be used or disassembled without fully reading and understanding the instructions in this Owner's Manual.

• WARNING: Oo not use ammunition designated '9mm +P+' in 1hi$ rifle. The pressures generated by these cartridges may cause damage to the gun. or personal injury.

• WARNING: Sub-sonic ammunition will fire in this rifle, but may not cycte the action. (This type of "special" ammunition should always be tested by lots in the firearm in which it is to be used.)

How to Operate the Safety

• WARNING: Prior to firing, become familiar with the operation of the safety by practicing with the rifle unloaded.

The safety mechanism is a Garand-type steel lever located in the forward section of the trigger guard. To put the rifle on SAFE, pull the lever rearwards as far as it will go. It will protrude into the trigger guard and the letter *S' will be visible (See A).




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SAFE Posilvn FIRE Position

SAFE Posilvn FIRE Position

To move the safety to the FIRE position, push it forward as far as it will go. It will protrude in front of the trigger guard, and the letter "F" will be visible (See B).

• WARNING: Never disassemble the safety. It has been correctly designed, fitted and tested. Any mechanical device can fail, however, so never rely on the safety to justify careless handling. Never use a gun with a safety that does not function properly. (See instructions for factory maintenance In this manual.)

Other Safety Features

1. Automatic "Last-Shot" Bolt Hold-Open

This feature is activated when the magazine is empty and the last shot has been fired, or v/hen the charging handle is pulled back fully with an empty magazine in place (See C). The bolt will not stay open automatically unless an empty magazine is locked in place. To release bolt from automatic hold-open position, remove magazine, pull charging handle to the rear, and release.

Automatic 'fast-shot' boi: htM-opon.

Automatic 'fast-shot' boi: htM-opon.

2. Manual Bolt Hold-Open Feature

In addition to the automatic 'last-shot' bolt hold-open. the manual bolt hold-open device allows you to lock the bolt in the open position at any time. (It can be used whether or not the magazine is locked in place.)

Putt charging harttite as ¡ho way back.

First, pull the charging handle all the v/ay back (See D1). Then, while holding the handle back, push the bolt hold-open button (located on the left side of the magazine housing) up as far as it will go (See D2). Bolt is now manually locked open. To close the bolt, push the bolt hold-open button all the way down, pull the charging handle back, and release it (See H&l).

With hanOe hek/ back, push bc<i rx>V-open button up.

If an empty magazine is in the gun, the bolt will not close because of the automatic "last-shot" hold-open feature (See C). If a loaded magazine is in the gun. a cartridge will be chambered when you release the bolt.

♦WARNING: When not is use, the safest possible way to handle your rifie is completely unloaded, with the action open, the safety on SAFE, the magazine removed, and pointed in a safe direction.

3. Magazine Disconnect Feature

As an additional safety feature, your rifle will not fire when the magazine has been removed from the gun.

4. Loaded Chamber Indicator

A red indicator protrudes from the rear right side of the bolt when a cartridge is in the chamber. This is an instant visual warning that the chamber is loaded (See E).

Loaded Cftambe,' Indicator.

How to Load

•WARNING: Before loading your rifle, always chock the boro to be sure it is free of grease, oil or any other obstruction.

Depress the magazine release on the left side of the magazine housing (See F), and remove the magazine. Insert cartridges as shown in G.

Load<ng Hie magazine.

With the gun pointed in a safe direction, and the safety on SAFE, insert the loaded magazine fully into its housing, being sure it locks in place.

Cocked and Ready

With the safety on SAFE and loaded magazine locked in place, the rifle in normal shooting position, and pointed in a safe direction, pull the charging handle all the way back and let it snap forward freely (See H&l).

PvN charging handle a« me way back.

Let a snap forward froefy.

Your rifle is now cocked and ready to fire as soon^t as the safety is moved to the FIRE position.

How to Fire

Push the safely to the FIRE position and. with the gun pointed at the target, squeeze the trigger. Since your rifle is a self-loader, after each shot is fired it is ready to be fired again. If you have not fired all cartridges at the target, be sure to put the safety on SAFE until you are ready to shoot again.

• WARNING: Because of its self-loading action, always assume that your rifle is cocked and loaded.

What to do if rifle fails to fire

• WARNING: If you have squeezed the trigger and the rifle does not fire, point the gun in a safe direction and, with the safety on, unload completely (See "How to Unload').

What to do after an underpowered shot

• WARNING: You can usually tell if a shot is underpowered by the low report it makes. This can result In a bullot being lodged in the bore. An obstructed bore can occur if the cartridge you have fired is damaged or deficient in some way.

Should this happen, to prevent possible injury, or damage to the gun, do not fire again.

You must completely, clear the action and chamber, put the safety on 'SAFE", and lock through the bore. If the bore is obstructed, insert a proper size cleaning red (without a tip) from the muzzle end, and push the bullet out. If Iho bullet cannot be dislodged by tapping the rod, it should be removed by Martin Gun Service. After removal of the obstruction with a cleaning rod, check the bore for damage.

PvN charging handle a« me way back.

Let a snap forward froefy.

How to Unload

• WARNING: Before you unload, be sure your rifle is on SAFE and pointed in a sale direction.

Remove the magazine as shown in F, and empty all cartridges. Next, clear the action by pulling the charging handle all the way back and releasing it. Then replace and lock the magazine back in position. Pull the charging handle all the way back, release it, and it will lock in the automatic "last-shot" hold-open position. Finally, check the chamber visually to be sure that no cartridges remain.


Your rifle has been sighted-in and test-fired at the factory. Due to individual shooting characteristics, however, sighting should be range verified.

1. Vertical Correction (elevation): To raise the point of impact, raise the rear sight, by moving the sight elevator rearward. To lower the point of impact, lower the rear sight, by moving the sight elevator forward.

2. Horizontal Correction (windage): To move the point of impact to the left, tap the rear sight base to the left. To move the point of impact to the right, tap the rear sight base to the right.

How to Clean your Rifle

• WARNING: Never attempt to wipe down or clean a loaded gun. Follow instructions under "How to Unload-before cleaning. Wear safety glasses while cleaning rifle.

To insure proper functioning of the rifle, you must keep the action and magazine clean.

Disassembly for Cleaning

With the gun empty and the safety on SAFE, remove the magazine. Next, close the action as shown in H&l. Turn the gun upside down and loosen the front and rear take-down screws until the stock can be separated from the barreled action (These screws do not have to be removed from the stock.) (See J).

Remove trigger group and bolt stop (which will fall free) from receiver (See L).
Receiver Marlin Camp Dimensions
Romovo trigger group and boft stop.

Then, with forefinger, pull bolt slightly to the rear, and lift the muzzle end of the breech bolt from the receiver. As you begin to lift the bolt out, the charging handle will become free and can be removed (See M). The recoil spring and spring guide are now within easy reach for removal (See N). Further disassembly of the gun is not reoommended. • WARNING: If, at this stage of disassembly, the magazine is inserted into housing, and the trigger is pullsd. the hammer spring and sirut will fly free, and could cause personal Injury.

lift breecri coir from receiv&f.
Marlin Camp Feed Ramp Pin

Separate stock and barreled action. Next, with punch or nail, remove front and rear take-down pins. Note: since the front pin has a head on one end, it must come out on the side of the receiver which has the serial number (See K). (Also be sure the headed end of this pin is on the serial

Marlin Camp Trigger

Clean the bolt, receiver and trigger group thoroughly using a toothbrush and a commercial gun clean-er.(Be sure to follow manufacturer of gun cleaner's directions as some chemicals may damage the synthetic trigger guard/magazine housing.) Clean the bore with powder solvent and brush. For storage, wipe the bore with lightly oiled patch, and follow storage instructions in this manual.


Seating (root o< tngger gtoup.

Insert bolt, recoil spring and rod into receiver, and reinstall charging handle through ejection port (See M). Position bolt stop in receiver as shown in O. Insert rear of trigger group into receiver, line up rear pin holes, and insert pin (See P).

Next, exert and maintain slight rearward pressure on feed ramp, as shown in O. while seating front end of trigger guard. (Important: if feed ramp is not pressed rearward, and holes in bolt stop are not aligned, action will not reassemble.)

InsiaN trigger group and in sort roar pin.

Exert slight rearward pressure on feed ramp while aligning front pin holes.

With a nail or punch, line up holes in bolt stop with holes in front of receiver, and insert front takedown pin. with the flat-headed end on the serial number side of the receiver.

(Important: insertion of this pin should not require the use of a hammer.) Replace stock and tighten take-down screws. This completes reassembly.


Use only a very thin coat of light oil during below freezing conditions. Condensation droplets will form soon after the gun is brought into a warm room, or it may become wet during inclement weather. In any case, all moisture should be removed. Exterior metal finishes may be wiped down with a slightly oiled cloth. For long term storage, lightly oil the bore, barrel and action with gun oil. Your gun should be completely unloaded and stored in a dry area with the action open. Never store your gun in a carrying case.

Repair Instructions

Your firearm has been designed, engineered and manufactured in accordance with Marlin's rigid quality control standards. However, any mechanical device may occasionally require adjustment or repair. Questions regarding the performance and serviceability of your firearm should be addressed to our Gun Service Division. You should include the Serial Number, Model Number and a full description of the conditions and problems involved.

Warranty Repairs

Our Warranty policy covers all our firearms against defects in workmanship or material for a period of two years from the date of purchase to the original owner. See the inside front cover of this manual for warranty details. Guns requiring warranty repairs should be returned to the factory. Be sure to follow the "Shipping and Handling' instructions in this manual.

Non-Warranty Repairs

A competent gunsmith may be able to repair your gun. If not ship it to the factory, following the 'Shipping and Handling" instructions in this manual. After receiving your firearm, we will send you an estimate of the repair cost. Repairs will begin upon receipt of your check or money order. If repairs are not possible, your gun will be returned.

Shipping and Handling

When sending your firearm to the factory you must follow these instructions.

1. Prior to mailing, be absolutely certain that the chamber, action and magazine of your firearm are not loaded (See 'How to Unload" in this manual).

2. Pack your gun carefully. Use ample cushioning material and a sturdy outer cardboard box. Do not ship in a special container which you want returned.

3. Accessories such as scopes, scope mounts, gun case, quick detach type swivels, sling straps and other special appointments should be removed prior to returning the firearm.

4. Inside the box. include a sheet with the following information: model number, serial number, description of damage or problem, and under what conditions difficulty occurs.

5. Clearly mark your return address on the outside of the box and on your instruction sheet.

6. Do not ship live ammunition under any circumstances.

7. Ship your firearm via insured Parcel Post or U.P.S. Shipment must be prepaid and addressed to:

Marlin Gun Service 100 Kenna Drive NorthHaven,Conn. 06473

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