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Old 10-31-2005, 07:27 PM   #1
 
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Any recomm. on cartridge conversion for a Marlin 1894?

I'm new here, so 'hi'.... I am thinking over snapping up a low priced, WELL worn M1894 Marlin in 44 mag. A bit of repair work will have to be done to this gun by myself, at least, before it's shootable/huntable. While I was at it, I figured why not send it off to one of the lever gun houses and have it converted to something interesting? I've seen stuff on a Forkin conversion to .50 AE, but wondering if anyone has converted this gun to the new .500 S&W? Or, if it's even feasable? Other ideas appreciated, and I might just leave it in .44 if the barrel is still good and will shoot, and try to find some souped up .44 loadings for deer/hogs/yard monsters out to 100 yards. I'd appreciate any input from you folks.
 
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
 
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Sounds like fun, but probably expensive. There was an article in Rifle Shooter this month about a Rossi made for Legacy Arms in .454 Casul. It's a model 92. Being a Rossi, it should be less than the smithing you are talking about. You miss the fun, but get to start shooting right away. Make a nice gun to pair up with a Ruger Alaskan.
 
Old 04-21-2006, 04:06 PM   #3
 
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Re: Any recomm. on cartridge conversion for a Marlin 1894?

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Originally Posted by ALMODUX
I'm new here, so 'hi'.... I am thinking over snapping up a low priced, WELL worn M1894 Marlin in 44 mag. A bit of repair work will have to be done to this gun by myself, at least, before it's shootable/huntable. While I was at it, I figured why not send it off to one of the lever gun houses and have it converted to something interesting? I've seen stuff on a Forkin conversion to .50 AE, but wondering if anyone has converted this gun to the new .500 S&W? Or, if it's even feasable? Other ideas appreciated, and I might just leave it in .44 if the barrel is still good and will shoot, and try to find some souped up .44 loadings for deer/hogs/yard monsters out to 100 yards. I'd appreciate any input from you folks.
You really don't need to "soup up" the 44 mag for 100 yard deer. It is totally adequate for this purpose as is. It only starts running out of steam after about 150 yards or so.
 
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