I like shorter barreled rifles. They're handy, take ipnless space and, in the case of most 1894s have plento of barrel to wring out the pistol calibers to their greatest potential. Plus, I like the look of the Marauder style barrel/sight. I have an 18.5" 1894CS and an older 1894 .44 with a 20" barrel. After a few measurements, it looks like I can cut it down to the the same dimensions as the 1894CS without relocating the barrel band. All I need to do is cut/crown the barrel, cut a dovetail, install a sight and shorten the magazine tube accordingly. Does anyone have any tips or a tutorial or suggestions as I move ahead on this project? Pitfalls to avoid, tools used, lessons learned or other advice would be much appreciated.
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