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    Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    Just thought I would share a few pics of my 1894CB in .44 Mag.

    I recently bought it new, but decided to refinish the wood. Also did away with the crossbolt safety, added a DRC stainless mag follower, a Skinner rear sight, a decorative slot filler in place of the factory rear sight, and an XS white post front sight.







    This pic shows two 3-shot groups at 100 yards, both measuring between 2" and 2" (with a slight sight adjustment between groups):



    Wish I would have taken pics of the wood beforehand, as it turned out noticeably better. When refinishing the stock, a small image of a longhorn appeared:









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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    Very nice. Makes me want to cut down my .45 cowboy. I like the short barrel.
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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    Quote Originally Posted by lever addict
    Very nice. Makes me want to cut down my .45 cowboy. I like the short barrel.
    Shoot someone else's short barrelled gun before you cut yours. I bought a used cut down 44 Cowboy before the factory changed lengths...nice gun, but I'd take another 24 inch over it in a heart beat. The gun was supposedly done by Paul Cooper, aka Wog, in Boise.

    I've been looking for a 24 inch 357 Cowboy since December

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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    What did you use on the wood? Just curious. Doesn't look like stain and poly but I can't really tell.
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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    Very tasteful.

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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    Nice!

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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    Wow, what did you use for the finish?
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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    Thanks for the comments.

    I used GB Lin-Speed Oil on the wood:



    No stain was used.

    To prevent the final coat from being overly glossy, I lightly used 0000 steel wool along with Watco Rejuvenating Oil (after the Lin-Speed had dried):



    The rejuvenating oil is not a finishing oil, so it doesn't dry hard like finishing products do. It simply served as a lubricant while using the steel wool. After wiping it off and allowing some additional dry time, I applied a couple of coats of wax.

    The finish is not as shiney as some of the pics seem to indicate. It has more of a luster than a shine, and the pic of the rifle shown with the target probably is the truest representation of how it looks in person.

    Overall, I'm pleased with the outcome.
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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    It looks nice unforgiven. I've always used stain and poly, and tru-oil but now I'm starting to experiment with BLO.
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    Re: Marlin 1894CB .44 Mag pics

    That is a beautiful Cowboy. I thought I had one traded for yesterday in .45 colt but he sold it outright instead. Oh well ..

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