Where can you find information on a Ranger Model 34A 22lr semi-auto rifle the date it was produced and where you can get info on how to take it apart for cleaning?

I am not an expert, but I have a Ranger 34A. I do know it was made by Marlin and I belive sold by Sears. It was most likely made prior to WWII and most possibly in the 1920s-1930s. I have not been able to figure out a date of manufacture as mine was made before they started putting serial numbers on them.

For more than just a bore cleaning you can remove the bolt to get at the parts better. I have stripped mine completely down, but you have to be careful as there are a few small parts, and I have lost one.

Remove the safety lever and then you can unscrew the bolt plunger spring plug from the back of the rifle. Pull the bolt handle out of the bolt (it pulls straight out as it is helt in by a spring loaded detent), it may be kind of tough to get out after all these years. Then the bolt will come out the back. I wouldn't stip it any further unless you want to take the chance of loosing small parts as I did.

I can't help myself, I always strip and new (used) gun completely down and clean and oil it. Occassionally I get myself into trouble with that.

I have not found a schematic for this rifle as yet.


I believe Sears contracted more than one manufacter to make the model 34a.

There's a schematic for one version at the related link, but you need Adobe Acrobat to view it.