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It is a sad state of affairs that the 2 gunsmiths I have contacted in Central Illinois cannot do barrel shortening work on my 336! One guy only works on pistols and shotguns and one shop which has its own website listing the numerous things they can do, seems to think cutting 3.75 inches from a barrel, recrowning it, tapping holes for the repositioned sight, drilling a groove for the new barrel band location, and reattaching everything is too difficult of work!

Anyone know of good gunsmiths in Illinois that have worked on Marlins? Someone mentioned McGowen Gunsmithing which is in St. Anne by Kankakee. Any other suggestions?

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I know a guy right on the Wisconsin border. I know he focuses on SASS or CAS related work. He goes by the name Huckleberry, his number is 1-815-675-2566.

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I had my wildcat Marlin .250 Banshee built by McGowen. He does very nice work at very reasonable prices. I can recommend him.
 
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