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tackdriver 11-12-2012 3:33 PM

How much $ to replace Marlin 94 barrel
Does anyone know about how much I should expect to pay to replace a barrel for a Marlin 1894 in 44mag? I am trying to decide whether its worth replacing or if I should just buy a new rifle.

thx guys...

Lets just say I really screwed up when I tried to slug it...

kcstott 11-12-2012 3:39 PM

About $150 plus the barrel

Ok how bad??

tackdriver 11-12-2012 3:57 PM

Seems like about half the cost of a whole new one. Maybe I'll upgrade the barrel while I'm at it. Hey, it's only money.....sigh...
thx kc.

BSlacker 11-13-2012 5:47 AM

Have you shot the gun since the incident? How does it shoot? You and the bullet may have different ideas of a ruined barrel. :)

tackdriver 11-13-2012 9:37 AM

I havent test fired it as yet and maybe it just looks bad. But the gouges are pretty deep and there is a deep one about 3" from the muzzle. I will of course test fire before I replace the barrel, just to be sure. I am just looking into my financial options. Maybe I can bore it out and make a 50 cal out of it, or, leave it as is cuz this will give me an excuse when the shooting goes bad.

Right now it is just a lesson learned on not letting my "frustration" get the better of me and not start wacking a metal rod in the barrel with a two pound sledge...

BSlacker 11-13-2012 1:55 PM


leave it as is cuz this will give me an excuse when the shooting goes bad.
I doubt you will have to use the excuse. But it is a good one. I like the way you think. :)

If you think in detail about the trip the bullet makes down the bore then the small gouge or scratch is of little consideration. Jacketed bullets tend to zip right down a poor rifling job so your barrel may be just fine.
Lead bullets must first get past the crimp. Then be squashed in the lead or rifling many times at a angle and then a trip down Ballard rifling your little gouges are nothing compared to deep Ballard rifling on the little lead bullet. Then when it thinks it is going to make it the muzzle gets it. Shoot that gun!:D

tackdriver 11-13-2012 2:14 PM

Well heck. Thx guys, now maybe I can get to sleep tonight. I always hear about things like damaged crowns throwing off the bullet yadda...yadda...(my crown is fine) I guess I'll find out for sure when I take it to the desert next week.
It's my favorite shooting rifle so "maybe" I over-reacted. Course, it being my favorite didn't keep me from almost wrapping it around a tree a couple days ago.....

kcstott 11-13-2012 5:13 PM

You can bring it by this weekend and i'll take a look at give you an opinion on the condition.

CaliforniaHunter 11-16-2012 8:01 PM

How about pics?

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