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Old 08-11-2020, 7:28 PM
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Ordered the pre-75 22 1/2" barrel. Not ideal, but... :/
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Ordered the pre-75 22 1/2" barrel. Not ideal, but... :/
Geting the barrel while it's available, was the smart/right move, in my opinion.
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Ordered the pre-75 22 1/2" barrel. Not ideal, but... :/
Now would be a good time to investigate having it shortened to something more friendly if you prefer; Iíd go as close to 16Ē as possible considering OAL, ammo capacity, etc. Good iron sights (ghost ring), forward optic mount, and you might end up with something along the lines of a Scout rifle.
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Old 08-12-2020, 7:16 AM
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I think Iíll like that barrel length. I wanted this one because it was 24Ē! I am a giant and 16Ē guns look REALLY funny in my hands. 😆
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I think Iíll like that barrel length. I wanted this one because it was 24Ē! I am a giant and 16Ē guns look REALLY funny in my hands. 😆
Copy that.
Over the years Iíve moved towards having rifle barrels on the short side when practical, as Iíve learned that most shoot very well, and velocity loss isnít really that much for hunting rifles. Being able to easily get in & out of those jeeps, ATVís, trucks, etc., really is easier (and safer, IMO) with shorter barrels, however I side with your personal choice if it suits you.
Either way, sounds like the problem will be fixed.
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Old 08-12-2020, 8:36 AM
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I agree. My go to hunting rifle is an 1894 Cowboy in 45 Colt with an 18" barrel. Perfect size for brush country and vehicles. I don't need them all to be short!
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I think Iíll like that barrel length. I wanted this one because it was 24Ē! I am a giant and 16Ē guns look REALLY funny in my hands. 😆

Spyder, you mentioned a few posts back the 22" Marlin. Those 22" Marlin 1895s are one of the most pleasant-looking long guns of all time.



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Old 08-12-2020, 2:26 PM
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I've got an 1895 in 45-70 just like that. An older JM stamped one.
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Gimme!

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My brother had one of the first model .444s, with the 24 inch barrel, half or 3/4 magazine and the straight grip Monte Carlo stock. It was very accurate and actually I liked the looks. There is one listed on Little John's auction this weekend. I just got a new truck so I have to be good.
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How far past the magazine tube can it be shortened and still be 16”?
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My brother had one of the first model .444s, with the 24 inch barrel, half or 3/4 magazine and the straight grip Monte Carlo stock. It was very accurate and actually I liked the looks. There is one listed on Little John's auction this weekend. I just got a new truck so I have to be good.
Yep, that's what this one is and why I originally wanted it. I've got a pretty decent collection of first gen and first year of manufacture guns, and this would have been a great addition. It still seems to be very accurate, the few rounds I fired, but having to beat the lever open after each round sucks.
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Yep, that's what this one is and why I originally wanted it. I've got a pretty decent collection of first gen and first year of manufacture guns, and this would have been a great addition. It still seems to be very accurate, the few rounds I fired, but having to beat the lever open after each round sucks.
first year models are great collectors, usually lowest production numbers too.. I've only got a couple first and last year editions in my collection, they're keepers for sure..

glad you've got a barrel solution for yours, hopefully someday a correct length barrel turns up your way.. maybe create some gunbroker searches and get lucky, I've landed a few difficult to find guns that way

these two Marlin 783 models are my favorite rimfires in .22wmr..

top one is 1975 with highly sought after extremely rare Marlin brand 4x scope..

bottom is a first year 1971, notice the difference in mag tube barrel brackets, the original is aluminum which often suffer finish loss like this one..

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Yep! Very cool tube feeders. Can I have them?

I've got an early Spencer and a second year Winchester 1885 in 22 Long also. (They're lever action, so they fit in the thread!). I'd trade it for a first year, if anyone is looking for one made in 1886 for some reason.
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Hahaha!

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FYI, Member Oceanbob has several marlins in "Pristine" condition for sale.

I believe a 44 mag and a 30 30. If that appeals to you. Go search it out.
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Sigh... Don't do this to me.


Ok, I'll go look.
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Spent a couple hours in the Mojave this morning. Saw this little guy on the way out.
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^ ^ ^ That looks like where in wetter times the mud hole is in the road.

Well, h.e. double-hockey-sticks! If'd I'd a-knowen! ...but today was wheel-alignment day on my rig, so I couldn'ta made it anyho0.



Gotta get in early! then get out. It's gonna be *real warm* for the next week! 108 up there, and 118 down in the other!

I'll stay out here near the Pacific for a bit. See you fellers real soon, though.


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It wasn't too hot but then we got there at 7am and left at 10am. The rain was just enough to make me wish I had brought the easyup (easy my ***) but not enough to set it up.

A little father son time. We took his AR15 too. His has to be the nicest of the bunch that I built in another life. Good trigger and shoots everything you put in it. Not one hiccup, ever.
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Killer Bee - I have a Marlin 782 .22 Mag with a really pretty stock with lots of dark grain. My Dad and I bought matching ones at GEMCO in Lakewood eons ago. I like it, but my Win 9422M does outshoot it.
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^ 40 years ago I woulda taken that challenge with my 783

but I'll admit I've been poking around occasionally for one of those winchesters, very nice guns! glad to hear they perform as well..

like to see 'em, you can sneak that bolt in with it.. well at least they haven't kicked me out yet
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Ok, I'll go look.
And??
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Killer Bee - I have a Marlin 782 .22 Mag with a really pretty stock with lots of dark grain. My Dad and I bought matching ones at GEMCO in Lakewood eons ago. I like it, but my Win 9422M does outshoot it.
Well, I did not mean that as a challenge. It is just the way it is with my two rifles. The Marlin has the advantage of liking the "regular" Winchester 40 gr HP ammo the best, while the 9422M prefers the higher cost Winchester Supreme and other brands of higher velocity lighter bullets of 30-33 grains. The Marlin also has the advantage of many more years of me shooting it.
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^ oh I didn't mean anything serious

when I was a youngster growing up on the farm I was lethal with that marlin
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Killer Bee - I have a Marlin 782 .22 Mag with a really pretty stock with lots of dark grain. My Dad and I bought matching ones at GEMCO in Lakewood eons ago. I like it, but my Win 9422M does outshoot it.
GEMCO....Thereís a name I havenít heard in a long time. I remember buying a Remington 700BDL in .30-06, and a couple of other rifles from them out of their store in Woodland Hills. That was a long time back.
What year did they close?....í85?
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GEMCO....There’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time. I remember buying a Remington 700BDL in .30-06, and a couple of other rifles from them out of their store in Woodland Hills. That was a long time back.
What year did they close?....’85?
85 sounds about right. Maybe a little sooner. We used to go to the Gemco's on Valley and San Gabriel in San Gabriel. It was like a modern day Walmart Super Store except with mostly MADE IN THE USA products. They had a great sporting goods department. Bricks of 22LR sitting on the counter for under $10.00.
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Yep, GEMCO was our go-to store for all things outdoors. Great selection of everything and good prices too. This was in Cupertino, Nor Cal.

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