Marlin Model 980DL (J.C. Higgins Model 42 DLM) Range Review

Marlin Model 980DL (J.C. Higgins Model 42 DLM) Range Review

An old Sears re-branded .22 magnum. It appears to be a re-branded Marlin 980DL. I have a bunch of history on the J.C. Higgins branding in the video, but skip to a couple minutes in if you don’t care too much.

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  1. Mike on November 30, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    Have one my Grandpa gave me. It has a scope too. It is pretty accurate. Don’t remember problems with ejecting. I have not shot it for many years. I can’t remember how many bullets the magazine holds? Did not know there is differences so much with .22 bullets?

  2. x 23 on November 30, 2021 at 11:08 pm

    i have the same firearm..always had issues with casings ejecting, some times it goes for 40 rounds with out any problem other times it is just a fluster cluck hah. mine i think is from 63 or something like that but still hits where i point it

  3. Jacob Marley on November 30, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    I have the similar rifle, the J.C. Higgins Model 42 DL. It has the chrome trigger and trigger guard and will shoot .22 short, long, and long rifle. The marlin version of mine is the Marlin Model 80. I have had the rifle since my dad bought it for my brother and I in 1959. It has the same sloped rear of the bolt and uses a 7 shot magazine. The stock is nice walnut and full size. It is one of the most accurate .22LR’s I have ever had.