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I was reading through a old Guns & Ammo and found a article about a gunsmith in Arlington Texas that specializes in custum takedown versions of Marlin lever action guns. His name is David Clay. What caught my eye is a modified 1894 that will feed and handle Garrett's 330 grain loads. This means that it would also handle the WLN style Beartooth bullets. Does anyone have any experience with these guns or the gunsmith? In the article it only states his name and Arlington Texas. Any help would be very appreciated.

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Joe,

I've been to Mr. Clay's website, and liked what I saw enough to contact him about some work I need done.  At this point we're  corresponding about the specific work I want and what the costs will be.  I'll certainly let everyone know what happens with my project.

Lobo in NM
 

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This may be a little off topic, but Wild West Guns here in Anchorage does a take down Marlin they call the Co-Pilot.  Apparently Jeff Cooper wrote a couple of rave reviews about it.  It's chambered in the 457 Wild West Magnum or 50 Alaskan.  I think, but don't quote me on this, if chambered for the 457 you can still shoot 45/70 ammo too.  They have detailed case preparation and loading information for the 457 Wild West Magnum and 50 Alaskan on their website at www.wildwestguns.com.

Here's an excerpt from their website.

"A fast handling take down lever action rifle with an overall length of as little as 35 inches, that weighs as little as 6 1/2 lbs. and has MOA accuracy.
   Now imagine the same rifle firing a 350 grain 45 caliber bullet at 2200 fps with the ability to use standard 45-70 loads...."

I still ain't bright enough to get the images in there but they photos comparing the 457, 45/70 and 50 Alaskan.  If anybody can attach those images, have at it.
 

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Wild West Guns (Co-Pilot) also does most of the mods to 1894s, too.
 

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Thanks for the replys. Going to take a look at the website to see what is offerd. Have to wait until after tax time to do anything.
 
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