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  1. Ideas for Lever Action Wildcats

    Wildcat Cartridges
    Lately I've been kicking around some ideas for a pair of wildcats for Marlin Lever Action rifles quite a bit. The idea is to use the .338 Marlin Express as a the basis for a larger cartridge that just surpasses the .348 Winchester and a smaller cartridge that's more focused on the kind of deer...
  2. Heavy Duplex or Turkey Plex?

    Rifle, Shotgun and Handgun Scopes
    I recently ordered a Leupold 1-4x scope (VX-1) to put on my Marlin 45-70. I ordered the turkey plex due to the fact that online the crosshairs appeared to be too large for my tastes on the heavy duplex. When it arrived the other day they had sent me the heavy duplex by mistake (it says turkey...
  3. 1895sbl butt dimensions?

    I am trying to choose a Limb Saver grind to fit 'nitro' pad for my Marlin 1895sbl, I do not have the gun, just ordered it :) Unfortunately I cannot measure it to choose between these options. Nitro This thicker pad gives your shoulder extra protection against powerful safari grade calibers...
  4. Marlin 336 - .30 .30

    Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    :confused:So I recently purchased a Marlin 336 30-30 rifle and while cleaning NEAR the buttstock a small, circular black piece with a small hole in it fell out. Looks like a washer or something but with a smaller hole. I have no idea where it fell from and my gun is broken without it. I put all...
  5. Cleaning help!

    Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    So I recently purchased a Marlin 336 30-30 rifle and while cleaning NEAR the buttstock a small, circular black piece with a small hole in it fell out. Looks like a washer or something but with a smaller hole. I have no idea where it fell from and my gun is broken without it. I put all the other...
  6. Quality of the new Marlin 1895?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I've stumbled on an opportunity to buy an almost new Marlin 336 1895 in 35 Remington. It has the push button cross bolt safety which I see as redundant considering the half-cock feature of the hammer? The gun appears as new. I killed a fair amount of PA deer with this rifle many years ago in...
  7. 1881 marlin half cock?

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    Hello to all, Can anyone tell me if the early 1881 Marlins had a half cock safety built in? My 1881 (serial # 407) does not lock in at the half cock position and I don't know if it is supposed to. I asked my gunsmith and he said he didn't know. He will disassemble it and take a look but why...
  8. Marlin Model 56 conversion to .25ACP; a Project

    Leverguns and Their Cartridges (General)
    I am in the 'middle' of a project to convert a Marlin Model 56 'Levermatic' rifle from .22LR to .25ACP. The Marlin has a Steel Receiver and I have found that the Model 56 and Model 62 share many internal parts so I bought a 'surplus' .256 Win Mag bolt and CF internal parts from "Numerich Arms"...
  9. Marlin XS7 7mm-08 barrel swap

    Im trying to find anyone with any information on where I can find a fluted barrel for my Marlin XS7 7mm-08. Any info on where to find one, what the best brands are, and general info on the swap would be greatly appreciated. Im a disabled combat veteran and have been invited to shoot some 500+...
  10. Marlin Closing Doors?

    General Discussion
    Gentlemen I have some bad news that I hope isn't true :(. I received the info by email from a friend and as I said earlier, I hope its not true. The email reads as follows: If this info is inaccurate, please let me know.
  11. Guide Gun Not Reloading

    Big-Bore Lever Guns
    Gentlemen I have a problem. My Marlin Guide Gun (45-70) is not reloading :confused:. When I cycle the action the elevator doesn't move the next cartridge up. The ammo are personal handloads that follow the loading manuals overall cartridge length. I haven't disassembled the GG yet to check for...
  12. Black bear loads

    Handloading Procedures/Practices
    I have been working on my loads for my black bear hunt in September. I plan on taking my 45-70 guide gun and my 444 Marlin 1895. I think I have got my loads perfected as seen by the two three shot targets below both fired at 100 yards. The red target is the 444 load and the black target is the...
  13. Marlin XT-22, good starter gun for centerfire later?

    Rimfire Rifles
    Hi all, I am a beginner shooter/hunter looking for some advice. I don't have any rifles yet, but am pretty sure I wanna start off with a .22 to learn the basics with while I figure out what centerfire caliber and model to buy. I am in central TX and want to start off with hogs and deer next...
  14. sell 45/70 guide gun blue ported small loop

    Trading Post
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  15. Do you think Marlin is going out of business for good?

    General Discussion
    I hate to say it,,,but its not looking good for Marlin. I have asked the question on there Facebook site and they keep deleting my post,,,,wont even give me an answer of any kind. What do you think? I think they will be gone before the end of next year.
  16. First bolt-action, which caliber?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Alright, so I've been hunting for years now, mostly a shotgun hunter. I'm hunting an area that is new to me which may require 300+ yard shots. As a result, I'm looking for a bolt-action rifle to do the job. I'm in college right now, so obviously cost is a huge factor. I was looking at the...
  17. Marlin carbine

    Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    Just bought another marlin lever in 35 rem...this one is a short bbl carbine, and shoots great, made in the early 60's, one would never know by the condition.
  18. Can You Make Your Own Snap Cap?

    Howdy, Foax! I've come into possession of a Marlin 336 lever gun in the (rimless) .35 Remington, but there don't seem to be snap-caps available for that caliber, and old as it already is, I'm not anxious to risk the health and welfare of the firearm's firing pin. Can anyone advise me as to...
  19. old marlins

    Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    I have a couple of older marlin rifles that I need some info on. Both are 30.30 win. One is 336rc #E 39xxx.It is very good condition--I got my first buck with it. It has a rubber recoil pad that I don't think is original. I'm thinking about trading it for a carry pistol. What is the approx...
  20. Marlin Camp 9 Receiver versions?

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I have seen two different Marlin Camp 9 receiver styles. One with a small charging handle with no slit down the lower right side and one with a larger charging handle and a slit. Can anyone explain the difference? Is is a newer run with or without the slit and why the change? Thanks in advance.