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Just wondering if a guy who is handy with tools can change out the lever himself, or if there is something complicated about a swap out, say from a curved lever to straight, or back?

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Changing a lever is very possible for a diy project. Switching from std to large loop is often just a straight drop in. Switching between pistol grip and straight is a simple parts swap as well, you just need more than the new lever. You need a new bottom tang, and a new stock. Its basically just a parts swap with sometimes very minor fitting required depending on the particular gun.
 

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Thanks ... the bottom tang... would that be just a swap out part (bolting to the receiver I presume) to match a straight stock instead of a curved piece for a curved stock then? Is that it - the lever, the tang, and of course the new stock?
 

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Changing levers is a 30 second chore. Converting a straight stock to curved stock or vice versa is a simple project. However easiest way is to purchase the desired lower trigger guard / tang, stock, and the desired lever. Install and enjoy. Threads on here that will walk you through the process
 

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See if you can get all the parts first as Marlin parts are not as easy to find now. It may take some time for you to gather up everything.
 

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The existing buttstock is cracked and the original one gone so looking at options... the gun is no longer fully original so I have some room for experimenting.
 

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The 1895 Lever is different than the 336.
There a area carved out to allow for the large case rims of 45-70, 444...
A 95 lever will work in a 336 but you may have difficulty the other way around.
 

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I believe I have seen on this site where a lower tang was ground to straight and the lever straightened. I'm a bit leary of the method used to straighten the lever but it appeared to work in the tutorial. It looked like the stock is just wood working. I believe the project was a Marauder look a like. Sorry but I don't remember.

Probably easier but much more expensive to buy and change parts.

I just found it !!!

Look in the reference library under Do-it-yourself gun smithing then look under pistol grip to straight then look at the top two posts.
 

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Is the consensus that the 336 stocks will work on the 1895?
Yes, they will work. Only difference is the lever on the 1895 has a cutout to allow for the larger casing. If you buy an aftermarket lever from someone like RPP they all have the extra material removed.
 
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