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  1. H&R/NEF Collectors
    I joined to get some help with parts on my H&R 922 with the octagon barrel because I am striking out finding someone to confirm the parts I need, even Numrich and Brownells fail to confirm the parts compatible with the first variation. The serial number puts this in the first variation, that...
  2. Handguns
    I've always liked the single six, but as I grew up the grip shrank. When I bought a 357 Blackhawk a few years ago, it seemed so short that I hated it. I sold it. It had too small of a grip for my paws. I've really got a craving for a good, strong built 45 colt, but I don't like the stubby...
  3. Do It Yourself Gunsmithing
    I have a chance to buy or trade for a T/C Encore that 'survived' a house fire. The action locks up pretty tight. The springs seem normal for the locking mechanism, the hammer spring seems a trifle weak. It is blued and has some serious corrosion, and this coming from someone who lives in a...
  4. Do It Yourself Gunsmithing
    I'm trying to install replacement factory iron sights on my Marlin 336W, but am having trouble fitting it. Not sure if I need to do some more filing or just need to keep tapping it and force it in there. Any gunsmiths out there have any advice on how to make it fit in flat and not crooked? Which...
  5. Marlinowners Job Seeker Help Forum
    I know this is sort of a long shot, but I am looking to apprentice to/learn from a gunsmith in the Houston area. I'm never happier than when spending hours cleaning and tuning-up an old gun. I've slicked up both my Ruger GP100 and my 336 and there's nothing quite as satisfying. I'm a young...
  6. 336
    I took a couple of shop classes a very long time ago, way back in high school. We even had a great teacher, a retired engineer from Caterpillar. Unfortunately, I paid no attention whatsoever as none of it interested me at the time. Nowadays, however, I wish that I had. With my ever-expanding...
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