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Posted: 8/28/2010 8:33:06 AM EDT
One of my projects I have laid out for myself before the end of the year is an EBR lever action.

Which would be a better base to start with. I want to do Synthetic Furniture (Or I may just sand down the wood/checkering, fill with an epoxy top laying, sand smooth and gun kote), and an optic rail with a mini red.

XS has a full length top rail that will fit the Marlin and the barrel clamp style that will fit the 94, but which would be a better base. I am looking for a used base gun (only one shop I've gone too has had anything, 2 Winchesters for $500 I believe) and Marlins seem to be cheaper on the used market.

I am hoping for a 16", but a 20" will work as well.

Thanks.


Link Posted: 8/28/2010 8:43:14 AM EDT
Don't ruin a Winchester.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 10:00:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Don't ruin a Winchester.


+1

A Marlin would be a much better project gun anyway!
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 1:53:00 PM EDT
Agreed, it would be easier to do on a Marlin.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 2:42:53 PM EDT
I too agree, Leave the Winchesters as they are. Marlin is the way to go for a project gun.
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 2:50:12 PM EDT
Marlin it is... now to find one that isn't for sale for full retail with more than 10% bluing .
Link Posted: 8/28/2010 2:57:14 PM EDT
You might investigate the Mossberg 464. Its a copy of the Winchester, I have a 1976 model 94 and love it. It is thinner and lighter than the Marlin, but the Marlin is a better rifle for several reasons,, one being able to pull the bolt. I have had both and accuracy seems to be about the same. Enjoy your project
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:34:45 AM EDT


Any Wal Mart that still sells guns will have one (maybe), plus places like Academy Sporting Goods (or Big 5 or Dick's, etc.) , Bass Pro Shop, Cabela's ––- all should have new Marlins for less than $400
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 11:43:37 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 12:32:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SGocka:
Don't ruin a Winchester.


1st post and all that stuff
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 3:29:24 PM EDT
Ruin the Winchester cause I like Marlins better.
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 4:27:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 4:29:30 PM EDT by blackhawkhunter]
Originally Posted By glazer1972:
Ruin the Winchester cause I like Marlins better.


HA HA Ha... you got a point there! I want to like Winchesters... I keep buying them trying to find one that shoots as good as a Marlin!
Link Posted: 9/2/2010 4:58:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/2/2010 4:59:54 PM EDT by Phil1712]
Originally Posted By glazer1972:
Ruin the Winchester cause I like Marlins better.


I'd still EBR a Marlin....oh wait I did.

Link Posted: 9/2/2010 5:17:15 PM EDT
IM sent
Link Posted: 9/6/2010 8:16:49 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Phil1712:
Originally Posted By glazer1972:
Ruin the Winchester cause I like Marlins better.


I'd still EBR a Marlin....oh wait I did.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/mattemarlin005.jpg


Phil, your rifle is the whole reason I want one.. damn you.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:22:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dlfleetw:
Originally Posted By Phil1712:
Originally Posted By glazer1972:
Ruin the Winchester cause I like Marlins better.


I'd still EBR a Marlin....oh wait I did.

http://i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/BuffaloPhil5/firearms/mattemarlin005.jpg


Phil, your rifle is the whole reason I want one.. damn you.




Wait until you see what I'm building now.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 3:45:28 PM EDT
If its based on a big bore lever action just don't tell me... I'm already looking at something in 45/70 or .444 marlin as it is.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 4:50:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 4:50:39 PM EDT by Phil1712]
Originally Posted By Dlfleetw:
If its based on a big bore lever action just don't tell me... I'm already looking at something in 45/70 or .444 marlin as it is.


I've already got a .444 with a bayonet hanging off of it...my 45-70 just may look like another EBM.

Oh shit I told you.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:37:10 PM EDT
damn it.. your killing me here. I'm never going to get my SBR Ak rolling if these side projects keep showing up.

Now Phil, did you ever get a cowitness with a micro red dot (I was thinking of using TNVC RDP II) with the XS sights (Say shimming or completely new base) for the front sight and using the high weaver style rear on the Flat top for the Marlin?

I seem to remember that the sights were to low.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:51:13 PM EDT
The Marlin 336 is a better rifle.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:57:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/7/2010 5:57:58 PM EDT by Phil1712]
Originally Posted By Dlfleetw:
damn it.. your killing me here. I'm never going to get my SBR Ak rolling if these side projects keep showing up.

Now Phil, did you ever get a cowitness with a micro red dot (I was thinking of using TNVC RDP II) with the XS sights (Say shimming or completely new base) for the front sight and using the high weaver style rear on the Flat top for the Marlin?

I seem to remember that the sights were to low.


Yeahhhhhhhh, never got anything to co-witness and it was the main reason why I ended up ditching the Burris Fastfire. I'll stick with the XS sights anyway, it's a good sight set. I have a set of Brockman's on my M444 and as pricey as they are, I'm probably going to get another set for the 45-70.

Sweet, post 30-30.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 5:59:45 PM EDT
I may just stick a mini red dot on a QD mount with the normal sights. If it fails, just rip it off real quick .

Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:09:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dlfleetw:
I may just stick a mini red dot on a QD mount with the normal sights. If it fails, just rip it off real quick .



Sounds like a plan.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:11:21 PM EDT
Now... I need a used 336 to fall into my lap.

Time to go Pawnshop trolling....
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:15:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Dlfleetw:
Now... I need a used 336 to fall into my lap.

Time to go Pawnshop trolling....


If you can find one for around $250, you're fuckin Golden.
Link Posted: 9/7/2010 6:19:05 PM EDT
I should have jumped on the one on the EE a little while ago that was $250 shipped.

Bah.

Everybody around here just LOVES their beat to shit surface rust covered guns...

I am going to cast my net one weekend a bit further than normal and hit as many pawnbrokers that I can find.
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