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Well today I ordered a drc lever for my gs.I have had my guide gun for 9 years but until I joined the forum I didn't know there was so many ways to customize a marlin.After seeing the nice guns here I have added skinner peeps,firesight front,and a new follower so my gun would cycle le's.I have a pachmayr decelerator prefit on the way and hope it fits because I tried the limbsaver and it was big for my gun.I was told 2 days on the lever and will post pics when I get it.
 

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Sounds like you're well on your way to a sweet rifle!
 

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Thanks! I got the recoil pad tonight and it is to small with wood going past pad about 1/8 on top and bottom.Pachmayr and limbsaver were my only options so looks like it is a slip-on or nothing.Any body know of any other brands that might fit?
 

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You can always buy a grind to fit pad from those two companies and fit it yourself to your rifle. I like the DRC lever too and will be ordering one in a few months. First off I'm spending my money on some reloading stuff.
 

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You will LOVE the DRC lever. Mine is not to large, not to small, it is just right. Good luck and enjoy.
 

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Thanks! I got the recoil pad tonight and it is to small with wood going past pad about 1/8 on top and bottom.Pachmayr and limbsaver were my only options so looks like it is a slip-on or nothing.Any body know of any other brands that might fit?
I put a Limbsaver pad on my 1895G. I bought two, plus a 'grind-to-fit' pad.
The first pad I tried was just ever-so-slightly large, and the second was a 'tad' small.
The 'grind-to-fit' was waaaaaaay large. (I've heard that if you put this pad in the freezer for an hour before 'grinding', it makes it easier to work with.)

So, I put the first pad on, tightened it down, and put two thicknesses of "Painter's Tape" (blue masking tape) on the buttstock, and with a very fine detail sander, worked the Limbsaver pad to a really nice fit. (Using 220 grit paper!)
Here's a photo of my 1895G w/Limbsaver pad:
 

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Thats one fine lookin gun! My limbsaver like yours was a little big but at least I wouldn't have exposed wood on each end.I think I'll get another limbsaver and grind it like you did.My problem now is to return the pachmayr I have to pay return shipping plus 10% restocking fee.
 

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EDIT I called buds gun shop this morning to see where to return recoil pad,guy gives me address nothing else said.My wife is checking e-mails and they emailed saying a prepaid ups label is on the way to return pad.Talk about going above and beyond for customer service.
 

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Re: DRC lever (now with pics)

I got my lever last night and had it switched out in no time.Lever cycled fine but a little hard to open,so a few strokes of a file on the bottom of the plunger and I was good to go.Fit and finish is great and to me the added size makes cycling easier with less effort.

 

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I just put one on my GG. The only thing I would complain about if it were something to complain about is that the lever doesn't fit as close to the stock as the OEM one did. I'm sure I will adjust to the new feel, and I absolutely love how a gloved hand fits in the lever now.

I had the opposite problem, I had to adjust to be harder to open, but as you said, a couple of strokes of the file and Voila', just like I like 'em.

Looks to be well made, and the finish is very nice looking. A definate two thumbs up..
 

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I like mine a lot.......it's perfect for me!



 

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Hey Dave, Nice lookin rifle. Did you order from the DRC web site? I looked at Midway and Brownell's they don't carry them any longer as far as I can tell.
 

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Thanks Tater,yes I ordered from their website and with talking with Greg (the president)he said they were making him one of their new lever guns in 454 casull to match his freedom arms revolver.That would be a nice combo.
 
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