Keep in mind that, since Marlin fits each buttstock individually to it's own receiver & numbers the stock to keep them together, although most will swap out OK, it's possible to get one that will need a little fitting in order to properly fit YOUR rifle.
So far, knock on wood, I've swapped out hundreds of forends and stocks from the factory and they fit like a glove. I guess its possible though. The only ones I've seen that need fitting is halfing the wings when putting an older stock on the newer rifle.
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