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Gents, I recently became the owner of a 1894s in 41 Rem Mag BUT the magazine tube has been cut short and the barrel ported. The barrel is 20" and the tube seems to be half of this.

I am looking to try and get it back to as close to original as possible so would need to replace the cut mag tube with a suitable full length replacement, as well as get the barrel band and fore end cap. The porting has not affected the forend screw and band holes.

I was wondering if any of the other 1894 tubes (44 Mag, .357 etc) would be a suitable fit diameter wise?

I've also looked at the 336 tubes in 30/30 and wondering if these would be a suitable clone?

Anybody know anything about this or have any experience or recommendations with this?

Many thanks
Pete
 

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I believe a 44 Mag tube would work, not sure about the 30-30 tube. Check out Numrich's web site to see if they have what you need in stock. Midway USA also has Marlin parts so check there too.
 

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Bwanapete, depending on how they attached the shorter mag tube, there may be a dovetail or groove in the barrel that will be seen if you go back to a longer tube. This may or may not bother you. I kind of like Sniper's idea of shortening the barrel. Just something to think about.
 

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Thanks for the help and suggestions, I'm going to be taking down the gun and cleaning it soon so will look at what works best - I wanted it back to original condition as I assume this would make it a collectors item.

This will be my very first 1894 so am new to them but quite excited to try it out - I got 100 rounds in the deal too so will be heading to the range this week.

I like the idea of cutting it down though, will make it very handy.
Thanks
Pete
 
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