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I want to refinish the wood on my 1894, and I've noticed the wood is just a little shy of the metal on the left side of the top tang, near the hammer. Could I soak the wood in water and cause it to expand?
 

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Other than bedding, you would have to shorten the other side and then reset the tang back.

If it is a very small say .005 - .007 and you are going to redo the wood and metal I would try heating the tang with a propane torch and burnish the rear of the tang area, this is an old way of doing things but Marlin used to do it when the CNC machinery was not around.
 
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