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You did good, so when are you getting a 56 & 62???
 
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You did good, so when are you getting a 56 & 62???
56? Maybe...

62? They've been out of my price range, but I never say never.
 

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A 62 in .30 Carbine has always interested me! Would be a great compliment to an M1!

Love buying guns to keep other guns company through a shared interest in ammo or mags!!

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I always wonder about the availability of magazines for the older rifles like the 56 & 62. That's why I prefer tubular magazines on the older rifles.
 
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I like a tube magazine better because it's one less thing for me to lose
Absolutely! Not to mention how expensive some of those magazines are these days.
 

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I'm not sure about 56 magazines, but 62's are available, just a bit expensive. I think I paid about $60 to replace a worn one on my 256 Win mag.

Congrats on your 57. It should clean up nicely. Marlin put some pretty nice wood on all the Levermatics I've seen.
 

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I'm looking forward to having my 57 all finished and ready to last another lifetime.
 

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I always wonder about the availability of magazines for the older rifles like the 56 & 62. That's why I prefer tubular magazines on the older rifles.
As someone who has been watching the market on mags for the 56 and my H&R Model 165 Leatherneck, I can tell you there aren't many original options out there and they aren't cheap. $75-$80 a piece.

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As someone who has been watching the market on mags for the 56 and my H&R Model 165 Leatherneck, I can tell you there aren't many original options out there and they aren't cheap. $75-$80 a piece.

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Yep, that's pricey!
 

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My model 57 parts from Numrich should arrive tomorrow. I don't plan on starting the restoration anytime soon. My summertime chore list is still too long, like cutting trees down for firewood and some projects around the house and garage.
 

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Well when you get to it, please post some pics!

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I'll start a new thread once I start the restoration, complete with plenty of pics.
 

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The parts were delivered yesterday, but I the restoration won't start for a few months. I can't wait to get started, but it's not very high on my priority list right now. It'll make a great winter project.

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