1926 39 latch magazine to pin magazine conversion?
I have an old (very poor) 1926-ish Marlin 39 24" octagonal barrel with a latch type magazine. Mag was twisted into 2 pieces when I bought it and stuffed into the outer tube - love those "honest internet sellers...
Sent the gun to a recommended smith 3 years ago with the understanding that he would find a replacement and repair, refinish and re-blue the gun when he found a part. Looks like it is just not going to happen so... I am exploring the possibility of installing a later 39 pin type magazine on the gun. My question is: Has anyone done this modification and what was the outcome? Thanks for your thoughts.
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