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Another Marlin build started
« on: January 12, 2021, 01:32:46 PM »
Decided to redo my wife's old 1894s .45 Marlin into a Trapper/ Marauder. All my parts are in except for a carbine buttstock and carbine ladder sight. Today I done the deed, have hacksaw-will travel. Used my bench disc sander to square up my cuts but I’ll still borrow my buds facing tools. [Been having photo issues but maybe I’ve figured it out.] I enlarged the sight bbl/magazine band from Pioneer. The forearm mag tube opening was too small [guess it was for a .38] and had to be enlarged. Been getting the bbl band fit to the forearm tonight. Need to put my new belt drive on my mini mill tomorrow so I can drill the holes in the magazine tube for the endcap. I can still see the dovetail from the forearm cap so I’ll have to fill that in. I’ve also shortened the mag tube a hair from the photo. Looks better a little shorter. As it is now it will hold ten .45 Schofield 200gr loads, one on the carrier and nine in the tube.
 
All is well with Hacksaw, l’ve been hangin out at Gunboards and MarlinOwners lately.

Got my belt drive installed on my mini mill today. Wasn’t hard, only had to disassemble things once.
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Re: Another Marlin build started
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2021, 05:15:53 PM »

 :)  Ah ..... Biltmore   ;)

Not to be Rude, but, without Tin Types, it's just a Figment.  Glossies Please.  I was wondering why Hacksaw MacGurk was out of town  ::)

With some modification to the lifter, it will run Cowboy 45 Specials.  Lots of 'em.

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Re: Another Marlin build started
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 04:37:15 PM »
24 inch vs 16 1/4 inch.
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Re: Another Marlin build started
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2021, 10:11:50 AM »

 :)  Biltmore   ;)

Most EXCELLENT indeed!!

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Re: Another Marlin build started
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2021, 07:25:21 PM »
That is going to look fantastic when finished! Marauder's are as rare as hen teeth!

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Re: Another Marlin build started
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2021, 08:52:07 AM »
Got the forearm, upper and lower bbl bands on but it was a wrestle. Using a  replacement uberti upper bbl band, a .38 cal marlin forearm and a stoeger lower band on a marlin 45 was a pita to fit. I needed more space between the bbl and mag for it to work easily. The screw in the lower band is too low and wound up in the mag tube interfering with the follower. The old bbl dovetail will become a spacer to hold the tube away from the bbl at the bbl band screw. Shot it yesterday with no problems with a dime holding the bbl and mag tube apart at the front of the forearm. Pictures when I get it done.
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Re: Another Marlin build started
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 08:41:23 AM »


With great anticipation  ;D

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Re: Another Marlin build started
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2021, 06:10:10 PM »
Built my barrel dovetail spacer today and got it all together. Holds the mag tube away from the bbl fine. I love my mini mill. Also used it today to cut the mortise for the lower sling swivel on my buds Krag after I filled the sling swivel that bubba had installed. I had been cutting sling swivel mortises by hand. This is a lot easier, set up is a challenge though.

Screwed up Saturday and didn’t get my buds facing tools. We’ll have to get together next week.
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