Does the factory still sell the barrel wrench for the Marlin Papoose? I picked one up used and there isn't a wrench with it.
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
Wrench Gee, I always thought that was a hand-tighten proposition, kinda like my AR-7.
Guess one learns something new everyday!
Speak softly, but ride like hell!"
You can get away without the wrench but it is easier with one.
They are only $7.70
You may fire when you are ready Gridley.
]"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"
-- George Washington
I heat-fitted a 5" piece of PVC over the barrel nut on my Papoose and just give it a good hand-twist to tighten it. I haven't used the barrel wrence since then and the nut seems to stay snug. I do check it every few magazines while shooting.
My problem is getting the barrel off after shooting. The nut loosens up no problem, but the barrel to receiver is a really close fit, and after the barrel heats up it can be tough getting it apart.
I've never unwrapped the barrel wrench since I bought my Papoose, as I see no need for it. My rifle shoots just fine after hand tightening the barrel.
we got a lot of Vets out there, and they need the proper tools to get things done
Plus, some of those rusty old Papoose's haven't been cleaned since they were originally bought...and it takes a wrench to remove the barrel the first time
Most of us Marlinites would never let a Papoose get nasty, or fail to clean a rifle before selling it,
but there are a buncha scumbags out there who will...and that's where we get great deals at pawn shops/yard sales/gun shows
Which means we get to do the cleanup...but end up with a great rifle afterwards!!
A firearm should be a tool in the hands of a deadly weapon, not a deadly weapon in the hands of a tool.
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