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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:38 AM   #1
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1893 Marlin Saved

When I found this gun, the stock was broken and flopping. Plus it had a lot of parts missing from all over the gun. It also was a, not so nice, shade of orange.
I did not attempt to remove the vise jaw imprints on the barrel, along with some pipe wrench marks.🙀 Poor gun had a hard life! But after some time a managed to get this .25-36 Marlin back shape! If these rascals could talk, it would have a lot to say since built in 1901. I could not let it go to the junk pile!
Is 16" common for barrel length on these?
Hope ya liked it,
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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:44 AM   #2
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That's a really cool old rifle!

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 11:46 AM   #3
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Good for you, Hot Brass! Saving these ol' shootin' irons is fun as well as saving some history. As you say - if they could only speak!

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 12:04 PM   #4
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Nice. Really nice.

It's always fun to save an old gun.

How hard is it to find ammo for that thing? It would a shame to fix it up like that and not try it out.

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 12:30 PM   #5
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Ammo story goes like this. When I got this rascal I knew nothing about it. So logic has me call Marlin. They tell me ammo has not been made for 70yrs. I think darn,now what.
I'm looking around the Marlin collectors sight. Turns out guys are fire forming .25-35 Win. because of slight shoulder difference between the two. The .25-36 Marlin vs. .25-35 Winchester battle was won by Winchester. So I bought brass and by golly so far my light loads are fine, fun.

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 12:42 PM   #6
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Nice old iron and wood.

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 01:38 PM   #7
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Congrats! That is gorgeous! As for barrel length, 16" was not the norm for that, probably 18-24 would be more like it. But hey, 16" is very doable, you have a "trapper" now. Let us know how it shoots!
You can also buy 25-36 brass at Midway USA, it isn't cheap, but stock up and you'll be good to go for a long time.

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Lookin' good! Did you take a "before" pic for comparison?

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 01:55 PM   #9
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I got piles of stuff I've done. Never thought about the "before". Now I do since my Wife and daughter got me an Ipad for Father's Day. I was told I should do that now.
No rangerdave not this one.

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 01:57 PM   #10
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Thanks mazer.

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 02:09 PM   #11
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Great Job!
Love these old guns.
Congrats on bringing that rifle back to life.
As others have said..If it could only talk.

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Nice job, always good to bring an "Old Timer" back.

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Old March 3rd, 2017, 07:19 PM   #13
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Nicely done!

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Nice job thanks for sharing

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Old March 4th, 2017, 06:06 AM   #15
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Great Job. I LOVE lever rifles, have done a save similar to yours on a 1897 Winchester 1886 that was beat to death. The fit and finish on old classics Like Marlin, Winchester Colt and Smiths would be considered "Custom" today.

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