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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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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 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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I wonder if when you peen it back to round if the outer tube might fit inside the collar of the inner tube's endpiece. You might have to clean up the edge of the outer tube even when you get it back to round and to correct size, as it appears there are some flareing on the edge of the mouth of the outer tube. Any machinist coule use small hole or telescoping gages and give you an exact diameter of the inside of the outer tube so you can have a mandrel turned to allow you to
peen it back in shape. Sorry, didn't see the other posts and that it's fixed. Nice rifle BTW, Grandson of My 1892!
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If I would have used a pin gauge of the correct size, I could have peened it to the original diameter, but I was in a hurry. Being a little too long for the pin to fit into the notch, I filed a little off the end of the outer tube. If I get it to fit within the end piece, the pin will sit too low. However, I could probably find an O ring to fit into the end cap that would make it work. Thoughts?
 

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Well done!
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Another thing to check might be to see if the inner tube is the appropriate length and maintains proper pressure on the cartridges when fully loaded to ensure the LAST cartridge feeds properly. JMO.
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Everything seems to function as designed. Pretty happy with it
 
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