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Hello, I'm new to this forum with a question: Who to have profile a half octagon barrel for a 39 that my son has. He wants to make a custom gun in the style of the late 1890's or turn of the century guns.He has all the parts except can't find a gunsmith to do the barrel work. He wants a half octagon with a "wedding ring" transition to round. Basis of this is a 1955 Mountie in near new condition.
 

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Don't know who to recommend for the work.

But Welcome to Marlin Owners!

Jon
 

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annywanny said:
He has all the parts except can't find a gunsmith to do the barrel work
Boy, if I had a nickel for every time I've heard that -- or said it, for that matter -- I'd have a nose full of nickels.
 

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''Hello, I'm new to this forum with a question: Who to have profile a half octagon barrel for a 39 that my son has. He wants to make a custom gun in the style of the late 1890's or turn of the century guns.He has all the parts except can't find a gunsmith to do the barrel work. He wants a half octagon with a "wedding ring" transition to round. Basis of this is a 1955 Mountie in near new condition.''

You may want to start with a less rare gun like a 70's or early 80's 39a. This guy can do it well but expect 6 mo. turnover. http://www.leveractions.com/

Here is the part to start with http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=590410&filter=590410
This forend might fit http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=708530&catid=3981

Does your son know about the century limited model with the half round/oct barrel? It would cost way less just to buy one of those and it is worth less than your mountie IMO.
 

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That is an Annie Oakley forend. It is too short to line up with the Article II barrel forend hanger dovetail. FWIW
 

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I had a poster on another forum point me toward McGowan barrels out in Montana and it looks like they might be the ones to get the job. Thanks for the replies.
 
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