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    Barrel change

    Anyone hear ever changed a barrel on 444 or 336 my barrel is shot just looking for some input on hard it would be?

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    I can't answer you on that. Myself I would gladly pay a gunsmith to handle that!

    My two cents.

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    Check with gunpartscorp.com . They may have replacement barrels. Something you definitely want a gunsmith to do. Try shooting it first, it may surprise you. I had some old military rifles with ugly bores shoot pretty good.
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    You can also check out everygunpart.com They usually have a couple of Marlins and/or Glenfields on there site.
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    What does “shot”
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    Quote Originally Posted by shawlerbrook View Post
    Check with gunpartscorp.com . They may have replacement barrels. Something you definitely want a gunsmith to do. Try shooting it first, it may surprise you. I had some old military rifles with ugly bores shoot pretty good.
    SMLE's are notorious for shooting well with bad barrels.......
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    Hard to believe a .444 is old enough to be shot out. Given the dirth of corrosive ammo these days, I doubt it is pitted/corroded to ruin. How do you mean "shot?" Changing the barrel on a Marlin is very easy IF you have a barrel vice and a big crescent wrench.
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    Well i have never seen a barrel this bad but i have always had good barrels on all of my guns on my barrels. It was very rusty inside when i got it i cleaned it then jb bore bright, cleaned again and just with naked eye can see barrel is pitted bad enough to leave divets where the rust was cleaned out. I plan to shoot it but not sure if even after i shoot if i want to keep this barrel. Numrich gun parts have marlin factory original marlin barrels. I have gotten mixed answers on changing barrel some say barrels are on very tight and some say they came off easy. I have a barrel vise but no action wrench currently. I guess me saying barrel is shot is a matter of opinion but i personally have never seen one this bad.

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    If you are not familiar with removing and rebarreling a levergun you might want to bite the bullet and pay a gunsmith to install it.
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    Did not say shot out i said shot and explained that it had divits in the metal from deep rust pitting all through out the barrel from either not being cleaned and letting it it set for a very long time or lack of treating with oil or both. Most likely being shot and not cleaned for a few years.


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