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Hi all.
I am new here and I am trying to find another ejector/spring for a Marlin 94, 1902 prodcution.This is in 38-40 and has a full octagon barrel.

I am also looking for someone who has a ball park price of what it would cost to have this rifle bored out to 44-40 as the barrel is just about gone.

This isn't a collector's piece,but I would like to make a shooter out of it.

Thanks in advance.
 

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Try Wisners for old Marlin parts. http://wisnersinc.com/

If it was mine, I'd keep it a 38-40. If you have it bored to 44, very likely you'll end up with a 44 Mag bore diameter which is a bit larger than a 44-40. And with the tight chamber necks on 44-40s, you could end up with something like the Ruger Vaquero in 44-40. In mine, I can't chamber a round that has a bullet big enough to fit the bore properly.
 

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Thanks for the reply. I did find an ejector at Wisners and have ordered it.

The problem with the barrel is it is a badly rusted and the first inch or so of the muzzle has had the rifling worn away due to cleaning I surmise.

At 40 yards or so ,it will shoot about 3" groups with cast bullets, 7.1 gr of Univerasl Clays. The only bullets I could find locally were 40 cal semi auto handgun,with no crimping groove and they were sized to about .4005, not .401 so they probably were undersized for this worn bore.

Diodn't know that about reboring to 44-04.Good thing I checked.
So should I just keep it as is and use as a saddle gun? I already have a Marlin 44 Ma gin a 94 and a Rossi ,347 mag.
Probably the chance of finding anohter barrel is slim to none .
 

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You could get it lined & retain the correct caliber too.
 

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I've always thought that those 40 cal & 10 mm modern bullets could be interesting in a 38-40.
 

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If the only problem with the bore is the last inch, have the muzzle counterbored down to the good rifling; in effect, a deep muzzle crown.
 

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Seriously, though - would love to see a picture of that!!!
 

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saddlesore said:
...The only bullets I could find locally were 40 cal semi auto handgun,with no crimping groove and they were sized to about .4005, not .401 so they probably were undersized for this worn bore.
Here is a link to Dardas Cast Boolits - - they are site sponsors for Marlin Owners, and great folks to deal with. They make a cast bullet that sounds like it will fit your needs quite well.

http://www.dardascastbullets.com/mm...duct_Code=3840180RNFPBB100&Category_Code=10FP

If you do order some, perhaps you will want to slug your bore, check the dimensions and order accordingly - - they size those at 0.401", 0.402", and up to 0.403" and you can select the correct sizing for your rifle as you order them.
 

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DWB said:
Here is a link to Dardas Cast Boolits - - they are site sponsors for Marlin Owners, and great folks to deal with. They make a cast bullet that sounds like it will fit your needs quite well.

http://www.dardascastbullets.com/mm...duct_Code=3840180RNFPBB100&Category_Code=10FP

If you do order some, perhaps you will want to slug your bore, check the dimensions and order accordingly - - they size those at 0.401", 0.402", and up to 0.403" and you can select the correct sizing for your rifle as you order them.
+1 on Dardas, about 90% of what I shoot paper with is from them.
 

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I'll try for a photo tommorrow.

Remember, this is a gun that I paid $100 for and has absolutely no bluing left as someone sanded ita ll off. I have done a little cold blue on the top to eliminate glare while I am messing with it.
I'm tryng to figure out which direction to take.
 
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