103.-- on a Sears Roebuck gun indicates manufacture by Marlin. I don't find a 103.7, but 103.72 and 103.74 are listed as Marlin Model 59.
Brophy in his book, Marlin Firearms, a history of the guns and the Company that made them, published in 1989 by Stackpole Books, lists the Sears Ranger 103-7 as a 16 ga. Marlin Model 90 O/U shotgun.
Marlin made them for Sears.
Take it to a gunsmith for proper identification. Marlin made a Ranger model 103 over and under. Sears Ranger 103 O/U was the Marlin Model 90 O/U. Sears sold them under the Ranger name prior to WWII and as the JC Higgins after WWII.
Marlin. The Ranger 103-1 O/U shotgun was Sears' name for the Marlin Model 90. Sears used the Ranger name prior to WWII and JC Higgins after WWII. The Ranger 103-xx and the Marlin model 90 were introduced in 1937.
AnswerThe model is Ranger 20 gauge over under model 103-12 and is stamped 5363 Ranger 103-5363 o/u was made by Marlin and is the same gun as the Marlin Model 90. Prior to WWII Sears used the Ranger name. After WWII they used the JC Higgins name. Sears introduced the Ranger 103-XX O/U in 1937.
50-150 USD or so Ranger 103-1 was made by Marlin and is the same gun as the Marlin Model 90. If you can get one for $150, I say buy it!. If the the gun is a shooter and in reasonable shape, should be worth at least $250.
The Ranger .22LR 103-13 that was sold through Sears was actually a Marlin model 81. It was made between 1937 and 1939.
The Ranger model 103-8 is a Sears rifle that was made between 1936 and 1941. The gun generally has a horse or horse head etched or stamped on it.
Proofhouse.com has a store brand chart. Ranger was a name that Sears branded on firearms made for them by other companies. Sears Ranger O/U shotguns were made by Marlin. When introduced in 1937 and prior to WWII Sears used the Ranger name and JC HIggins after the war. They were sold by Marlin as the Model 90. The 103 was used by Sears to designate guns made by Marlin with the number after a period or dash indicating the particular model.
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Internet, gun shops, gun shows, want ads, library are places to start. There is about 8 pages on the Ranger 103/Marlin Model 90 O/U shgotgun in Brophy's book, Marlin Firearms, A History of the Guns and the Company that made them, 1989, Stackpole Books. Sears sold the Ranger 103 -1 which was made by Marlin. Sears used the Ranger name prior to WWII and JC Higgins after WWII
I am very versed in Winchester firearms,and I have never heard of the ranger model 103-2 before.I you sure that your 22cal rifle is a Winchester.
The Ranger model 103-8 cross references to be a marlin model 100. You can get parts for the rifle at gunpartscorp.com. Their website will have a cross reference chart and everything you need. You will have to cross to the Sears 103-8, because they were made under contract.
This is a Marlin model 81 wearing a Sears & Roebuck brand name. Can't locate production dates for this model, but somewhere around 1940. I have an Over & Under "Ranger 103, 12 guage Shotgun. I haven't been able to find it in any of the books. I thought that Marlin made it but it wasn't listed as that either. Do you know anything about it? Bernie - The 103.13 is a Marlin 81. Made in the 1960's. It is a rifle, not a shotgun. It should be a good 'plinker' or small varmint gun, but has no significant value. Probably around $80-$100 in Very Good condition.
Your Ranger was made by Marlin as their model 100. Try here for parts: Numrich gunpartscorp.com Jack First jackfirstgun.com Bob's Gun Shop gun-parts.com
The Ranger name was used by Sears Roebuck in the 1940's and 50's. I don't show your exact model number in my cross-reference lists, but 103.x was marked on their firearms made by Marlin. According to Brophy in his Book on Marlin Firearms, Sears used the Ranger name prior to WWII on the gun that Marlin sold as the Model 90 o/u shotgun starting in 1937. After WWII Sears used the JC Higgins name on the gun.
Marlin is about same as model 81
10-100 USD or so
Most of thses were made by Marlin under there Model 80 series
0-100 USD or so
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It was made for sears for only one year which is 1939 trust me I know I own one
Its probably a marlin model 80,some were also made by winchester.
I don't know but I'm looking for the answer too. I have serieal R 9799. Brophy in his book Marlin firearms (1989 by Stackpole Books) lists the Ranger 103-11 as a 16 ga. Marlin Model 90 O/U. After WWII Sears sold the model 90 under the JC HIggins trade name.