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I just picked up a nice, 1994 39AS. It’s almost perfect in every way…except bubba turned the mouth of the outer magazine tube into a French Horn, However, for $370 I figured I could deal with it.

Anyone ever see this or know why? Feeds fine, just ugly. Short of replacing the outer tube, any other recommendations for making it right? Peening it back cylindrical ?

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Lou
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I'm thinking you need the correct inside tube, look at the difference , the outer tube was flared so the nub would engage the outer tube. You can try inserting something of appropriate size and reshape the outer tube, but the inner wouldn't lock up. Another option is to cut the outer tube down and reshape it.
 

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I'm thinking you need the correct inside tube, look at the difference , the outer tube was flared so the nub would engage the outer tube. You can try inserting something of appropriate size and reshape the outer tube, but the inner wouldn't lock up. Another option is to cut the outer tube down and reshape it.
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It looks like a Marlin tube/follower. What model gun might it be from ?
 

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I am thinking Ole Bubba messed up the tube and shortened it some.
Hardened gage pins are available in almost any size in .001" and less increments. Insert the correct diameter pin and tap the tube back to shape. Trim to a better fit with the inner tube.
I would work it cold.
For what you paid you could but a new tube and double your money.
 

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I would say yes Peening it back cylindrical
what you have to lose ??
I am thinking Ole Bubba messed up the tube and shortened it some.
Hardened gage pins are available in almost any size in .001" and less increments. Insert the correct diameter pin and tap the tube back to shape. Trim to a better fit with the inner tube.
I would work it cold.
For what you paid you could but a new tube and double your money.
Thank you. The gunsmiths at work have those pin gauges. I’ll give it a try
 

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Lol.Good fix .My favorite Marlin was a steal from a local pawn shop-young man inherited the store and did not care for guns,tools or anything else.Its shut down now.
Got a 1983 JM stamped 336c ,with a Luepold 1 piece scope mount and equally old but good condition Nikkon 3-9 for $185 (+$15 gubment backround check fee)-Bubba had replaced barrel band screws with broken wood screws and it was missing the front sight hood....Good ol Bubba.Git er done!
 

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I found this old 1914 Winchester Model 1912 20 ga last March in Richmond. Didn’t know there was such a critter. Used a socket on an extension and a rubber mallet to expand a tight spot in the magazine where the follower was hanging up. Not very pretty but it was all there. I love the 20 ga downsizing from the 12 ga M12 frame. Marlin did the same thing with it’s Model 30 20 ga. Neat shotgun. Thinking it will become a riot gun as the polychoke kinda buggered it up. A Cutts would have been cool.
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