Nope they are the same.bteague said:leverdude,When you say they are all 336.What are you saying?are all modern Marlin leverguns 336( 336,444,and1895)?I have heard that the 1895 was in fact a beefed up 336(stronger action).I am just trying to get it all s clear in my old brain.Thanks
I believe they are all proof tested to 55k. I might be off on that but I think that's the number.bteague said:thanks everyone.good info.Billy
No, looking back that would have probably been much less expensive. I bought a 444ss barrel and magazine tube and other parts from Numjrich and other Marlin-owners members. Got a really nice 336 made in '74 off gunbroker for $216. that was where the good deals ended. the JES conversion would be best if you let him do the whole thing, he has done quite a few. But note, the contour of the 30-30 barrel and the 444 barrel are quite different(the 444 being the same as the 45-70, much heavier). I have to say though a super light 444 built on a 30-30 barreled 336 would be a delight to carry and would need a Guide gun type Recoil padshawlerbrook said:James, Is JES doing your 30 30 to 444 conversion? I am interested in one this conversion.
The old caliber is xxx out and the new one stamped.shawlerbrook said:This may seems like a foolish question, but when rebored, is the barrel somehow remarked to the new caliber? If not, it would seem like a recipe for a future problem.
Nope, as Erik said theyre all the same. The only difference in any of them besides ejection & loading ports is the threads M700 mentioned. The .450, 308MX & 338MX use a "V" type thread which lets the reciever support the chamber area more than the standard square threads.bteague said:leverdude,When you say they are all 336.What are you saying?are all modern Marlin leverguns 336( 336,444,and1895)?I have heard that the 1895 was in fact a beefed up 336(stronger action).I am just trying to get it all s clear in my old brain.Thanks
The only real modification you should need is opening the ejection port & a 444 tube if I remember right. I had one put together and found out about the ejection port the stupid way, by not being able to eject a loaded round ;D.picketpin said:I'll concur with Leverdude and Eli. All the receivers are the same and the only difference between the 336, 444 and 1895 are the ejection port openings, and the 45-70 has a larger loading gate and opening. The beefed up 1895 receiver is misinformation that has been said and repeated so much on the internet that it has become "fact". I'm currently converting a 30-30 336 to a 444, when I get it back from the gunsmith I'll take some pics of the modifications that are necessary to make it work. I post it on the 444 board.