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 Any Marlin 25mn owners out there? update: (finished pics)
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 2:09:57 AM
This magnum rocks my socks off. Wish there was an aftermarket though... damn you Ruger 10/22!

any aftermarket builds out there?
beaverpelt  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 4:33:58 AM
That was my first firearm I ever owned. I bought it at a pawn shop for $125. It was accurate and I loved that rifle and wished I still had it.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 2:46:10 PM
My father bought it for me when I turned 15 I believe, and for the past decade I have loved plinking with it. Incredibbly accurate an with my little Bushnell Rimfire 3-9 its dead on. Just wish there were some stocks or other goodies for it.

Nabbed this bastard one night (about 8 years ago) after it was harassing our dog. Scurried about 3 stories up in a tree out back and looking into the flashlight my dad was holding over my shoulder didn't help him out. (with iron sights)





photos were taken the day after.
cormorantslayer  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 3:49:54 PM
I had a 25MN in .22lr a few years back. Not sure if it was a limited run or a fluke but it was amazingly accurate.

Gave it to what I thought was a good friend with the understanding that if he ever needed money I would buy it from him and the bastard sold it a year later to someone else.
tep0583  [Member]
1/11/2010 4:36:43 PM
Does the 25N count?

My dad bought one years ago from a friend of mine for $50. It's an amazingly accurate rifle that never failed to impress me.

I wanted one for years and finally found a newer 25N at the local GM a few weeks ago. I went back on Saturday and bought it. For $100, I doubt I could have done better, outside of a spectacular deal. Its came with a nice sling, a gun sock, a trigger lock and 1 year warranty coverage directly from GM. The only thing I changed was to add a 3-9x40mm scope I had lying around.

I haven't gotten the chance to shoot it yet, but I look forward to seeing what it can do.

XM21Nick  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 7:13:28 PM
Is that the .22 magnum Marlin that Walmart sells for around 200 bucks and has a plain jain wood stock ? I've been wondering how good those things are . Anybody have one of those Wally magnums ?
USMC0352  [Member]
1/11/2010 7:50:39 PM
Just bought one at a local pawn shop to go with my Ruger pistol. Just going to start with a small scope i have laying around and take it from there. There isn't a lot of aftermarket for them from what i have found, but i would like a synthetic stock for it. There isn't even a lot on rimfire central or marlin owners forum.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 8:00:44 PM
In an epic quest for a thumbhole stock, I called the Marlin folks and the Boyds folks today.
Marlin to see if the 25mn has the equivalent of a stock inlay with a newer model. The guy with Marlin pointed me towards Boyd's, almost hinting that their thumbhole .17hmr is a Boyd's stock and that the inlays between a 17 and 22mag are very similar.
Then called Boyd's...
Essentially, if enough request get put in for a particular model's order, Boyd's will make them.
There are some closeout 917 thumbhole laminate stocks in nutmeg on Boyd's for $60. I ordered one today as the guy with Boyd's said it should match up well except the barrel might be "free floating."
For that price I figured it was worth a shot. If anyone is interested, I will post pics and let you know if it works.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 8:02:04 PM
Originally Posted By USMC0352:
Just bought one at a local pawn shop to go with my Ruger pistol. Just going to start with a small scope i have laying around and take it from there. There isn't a lot of aftermarket for them from what i have found, but i would like a synthetic stock for it. There isn't even a lot on rimfire central or marlin owners forum.


I know some new Marlin bolt-action rimfires have synthetic stocks, so someone is making them. They even have some faux carbon-fiber stock out now.
JWP58  [Member]
1/11/2010 9:17:29 PM
I have been really thinking about buying one. Walmart has one for 197.00 near me....very tempting....
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/11/2010 10:09:26 PM
Originally Posted By JWP58:
I have been really thinking about buying one. Walmart has one for 197.00 near me....very tempting....


22 magnum or lr? I'd say go for it. You will be suprised in a good way.
Pumpkinheaver  [Member]
1/11/2010 10:57:01 PM
The only mods I have done to mine is to bed the action and lighten up the trigger a little. Damn thing shoots better than a $125(what I paid for it in the 90's) dollar rifle should.
1832  [Member]
1/12/2010 10:28:59 AM
I've had a 25MN for many years and it will leave my gunsafe only after I'm TU. My son's and granddaughter can have my CZs and Savages while I'm pumping oxygen, but my 25MN and my Anschutz are mine until I can't squeeze the trigger anymore. Then, I'll keep them to fondle. :-)
JWP58  [Member]
1/12/2010 2:07:47 PM
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By JWP58:
I have been really thinking about buying one. Walmart has one for 197.00 near me....very tempting....


22 magnum or lr? I'd say go for it. You will be suprised in a good way.


22mag....
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/12/2010 2:34:49 PM
Originally Posted By JWP58:
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By JWP58:
I have been really thinking about buying one. Walmart has one for 197.00 near me....very tempting....


22 magnum or lr? I'd say go for it. You will be suprised in a good way.


22mag....


I have yet to shoot a better rimfire in 22 magnum. What kind of stock is on it?

I will try and get to a range sometime soon (Fri or Sat prob) and get some 50/100yrd groups on here.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/14/2010 7:00:01 PM
Boyd's stock came in, it looks like it is going to work. I am going to go ahead and finish it first though. Here are some pics if anyone is interested. They were on Boyd's website listed as Marlin 917 for $60





Sig_Fan  [Member]
1/15/2010 10:12:43 PM
Here is my beloved 25N. Pawn shop find a few years ago. Refinished the stock recently.

My favorite rifle. An absolute tack driver.

XM21Nick  [Team Member]
1/15/2010 10:20:31 PM
Doesn't Marlin now call that the 925 ?
Hendricks5150  [Team Member]
1/15/2010 10:33:57 PM
I love that style of stock. Can't wait to see some finished pics
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/15/2010 11:46:36 PM
I went with "China Red" from Minwax. Came out almost looking like a brick red but still I like it more than the typical colors. It is curing tonight and I should have some pics up by Sunday. I didn't spend an excessive amount of time on it like some fanatics... after all this is a .22 magnum not a show gun.
The stock feels much better than the one from the factory and would recommend it to other owners.
shack357  [Team Member]
1/17/2010 11:49:06 PM
I sort f have one-mentioned in anoter thread, least critical to my collection. Pawned it at a shop different from where I bought it to help a coworker with medical expenses fo an extremely premature baby in the family. Hoping to pick it back up this week.If not, at least he money went to someone who needed it more than I need that particular rifle.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/18/2010 12:16:46 AM
Originally Posted By shack357:
I sort f have one-mentioned in anoter thread, least critical to my collection. Pawned it at a shop different from where I bought it to help a coworker with medical expenses fo an extremely premature baby in the family. Hoping to pick it back up this week.If not, at least he money went to someone who needed it more than I need that particular rifle.


Hope you can get it back. And more importantly, good luck with everything man. Keeping you in my thoughts
shack357  [Team Member]
1/18/2010 12:28:36 AM
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By shack357:
I sort f have one-mentioned in anoter thread, least critical to my collection. Pawned it at a shop different from where I bought it to help a coworker with medical expenses fo an extremely premature baby in the family. Hoping to pick it back up this week.If not, at least he money went to someone who needed it more than I need that particular rifle.


Hope you can get it back. And more importantly, good luck with everything man. Keeping you in my thoughts


The little guy's doing well according to what I heard the other day. Born under 2 pounds, up to 3 pounds 9 ounces now. Sounds like he's got a good chance. Work did a fundraiser for him too(baby is his grandchild) and brought in a couple hundred as well. Lots of people helping them out.
Coyote308  [Member]
1/18/2010 1:11:09 AM
I got two of them in .22 LR when Kmart got out of guns a couple years back,new in the rack with handle marks on them for $49.00 each on closeout.Sold the plain one for a hundred in the box and kept the impresseed checkered one and put a Simmons 3x9 x40 on it bought at same time there for $15.Use it as a red squirrel,yard possum and coon gitter along with the occasional obnoxious crow.Exteremly accurate and shoots the Remington CB Longs,Remington Subsonics and Aguilla 60 gr. Sniper subsonics to near point of aim for all of them with one zero at twenty five yards for my pest gun.That Boyds stock sure looks intersting however for a winter project but hate to pay more for wood than the rifle
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/19/2010 2:47:09 AM


I am going to go back and wet sand the stock in some places that I noticed needed work after it was done. Like I said, it came out as more of brick red but I still like it all the same.
shack357  [Team Member]
1/22/2010 12:43:26 AM
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/yukonboy03/CIMG6059.jpg?t=1263887275

I am going to go back and wet sand the stock in some places that I noticed needed work after it was done. Like I said, it came out as more of brick red but I still like it all the same.


Nice work-I personally would use a walnut color, but I'll give that what it deserves, it looks good. I was able to get mine back today, just might have to go with a stock like that. Is the inletting done or does it require fitting(VIP line)?
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/22/2010 2:17:44 AM
Originally Posted By shack357:
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/yukonboy03/CIMG6059.jpg?t=1263887275

I am going to go back and wet sand the stock in some places that I noticed needed work after it was done. Like I said, it came out as more of brick red but I still like it all the same.


Nice work-I personally would use a walnut color, but I'll give that what it deserves, it looks good. I was able to get mine back today, just might have to go with a stock like that. Is the inletting done or does it require fitting(VIP line)?


I think it was listed as 98% inlet. the fit was perfect, I just needed to sand lightly around the showing edges... to avoid that box-cut look
shack357  [Team Member]
1/22/2010 11:36:14 PM
good to know.
OdT  [Life Member]
1/23/2010 7:10:28 AM
I did this one about 6-7 years ago. (richards microfit, 98% inlet)
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/23/2010 12:09:13 PM
Originally Posted By OdT:
I did this one about 6-7 years ago. (richards microfit, 98% inlet)
http://media.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=359


oooo lah lah
shack357  [Team Member]
1/23/2010 9:25:25 PM
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By OdT:
I did this one about 6-7 years ago. (richards microfit, 98% inlet)
http://media.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=359


oooo lah lah


That was about my reaction. Currently in the middle of a WECSOG job on mine, took off the front sight and put a couple screws in the holes. Tightened and cut the heads off, and will file to the barrel contours and blue them. Planning on doing the same with a dovetail block at the rear too-A friend of mine did the same with a Marlin Papoose and it turned out pretty good. Cheaper than welding the holes closed and rebluing the whole gun, and less visible than simple plug screws. Still trying to decide on ordering the thumbhole stock or not-I have two people wanting me to trade the rifle to them, but neither has come up with enough temptation to get me to part with it-that's what happens when you get a good price I guess.
shack357  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 1:47:12 AM
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By shack357:
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/yukonboy03/CIMG6059.jpg?t=1263887275

I am going to go back and wet sand the stock in some places that I noticed needed work after it was done. Like I said, it came out as more of brick red but I still like it all the same.


Nice work-I personally would use a walnut color, but I'll give that what it deserves, it looks good. I was able to get mine back today, just might have to go with a stock like that. Is the inletting done or does it require fitting(VIP line)?


I think it was listed as 98% inlet. the fit was perfect, I just needed to sand lightly around the showing edges... to avoid that box-cut look


One more question-just how much "free float space" is there between the barrel and channel? I don't mind a bit of visible gap, but before dropping the money and the work, I'd like to know how oversized the barrel channel is.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
1/24/2010 2:57:50 AM
Originally Posted By shack357:
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
Originally Posted By shack357:
Originally Posted By YukonBoy03:
http://i617.photobucket.com/albums/tt251/yukonboy03/CIMG6059.jpg?t=1263887275

I am going to go back and wet sand the stock in some places that I noticed needed work after it was done. Like I said, it came out as more of brick red but I still like it all the same.


Nice work-I personally would use a walnut color, but I'll give that what it deserves, it looks good. I was able to get mine back today, just might have to go with a stock like that. Is the inletting done or does it require fitting(VIP line)?


I think it was listed as 98% inlet. the fit was perfect, I just needed to sand lightly around the showing edges... to avoid that box-cut look


One more question-just how much "free float space" is there between the barrel and channel? I don't mind a bit of visible gap, but before dropping the money and the work, I'd like to know how oversized the barrel channel is.


not bad at all actually. I can have a photo up by tomorrow sometime. When I first dropped it in to check the fit, it almost looked as though a bull-barrel would require sanding to open it up.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
2/7/2010 9:59:39 PM
Pics of the thumbhole I have been working on have been a bit delayed as I have had a lot of stuff going on and little time to finish it.

Anyway,
I got this email from Boyd's the other day. They have a limited amount of unfinished 917 stocks in Sky Blue available for $54. This stock should work on the mag-fed, bolt actions we have talked about in this thread.
Boyd's


John
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
2/23/2010 7:20:52 PM
Finished
the bipod will eventually be replaced.






shack357  [Team Member]
2/23/2010 8:09:24 PM
Nice work. Unless I'm not seeing the listing it looks like Boyd's is out of the stocks, so it's on to other projects for me.
YukonBoy03  [Team Member]
2/24/2010 1:43:23 AM
Originally Posted By shack357:
Nice work. Unless I'm not seeing the listing it looks like Boyd's is out of the stocks, so it's on to other projects for me.


yeah, they had some other styles listed (like the one I listed above... which came unfinished in the 'sky' style) not sure if event hat one is still available.

John