Marlin Firearms Forum banner

1 - 13 of 13 Posts

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,268 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Have a cold or the flu I've been trying to hold off since before my unexpected trip.

So THAT will be my excuse for giving in to my (our) other sickness which shall remain unspoken.

Somebody used my credit card and ordered an 1894S barrel from Numrich this afternoon, in .45 Colt, measuring 16 1/4" long and stamped "Ohio Gun Collectors Association". I don't reckon I'll send it back. 8)

Looks like I'll be cutting the magazine tube soon too.

Most of the progress on this will probably turn up in the "Tactical Leverguns" thread.

Jon
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
171 Posts
Marlinitis is contagious........ almost of epidimic proportions around here. I wonder if wearing one of those surgical masks while posting here will help? ;D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,536 Posts
yukondog said:
No the Marlinitis germ will still get through, there is no cure or hope so the only thing to do is to give in.
Marlinitus is a virus that can sit dormant for months and will strike when the immune system is taxed as yours is fighting the flu. Hope you get better soon! ;D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,536 Posts
planeflyer21 said:
Have a cold or the flu I've been trying to hold off since before my unexpected trip.

So THAT will be my excuse for giving in to my (our) other sickness which shall remain unspoken.

Somebody used my credit card and ordered an 1894S barrel from Numrich this afternoon, in .45 Colt, measuring 16 1/4" long and stamped "Ohio Gun Collectors Association". I don't reckon I'll send it back. 8)

Looks like I'll be cutting the magazine tube soon too.

Most of the progress on this will probably turn up in the "Tactical Leverguns" thread.

Jon
Interesting, did they have any of the 20" round barrels in 45 Colt yet? the 16"er Should make a great little thumper! I forget, was your gun already a 45 caliber?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,516 Posts
bowhunter472401 said:
Marlinitis is contagious........ almost of epidimic proportions around here. I wonder if wearing one of those surgical masks while posting here will help? ;D
Yeah, please put a mask on so you don't infect the rest of us. ;D

I'm already fighting my own 336-strain of Marlin-itus as well as .44 special-itus, Buckmark-itus, Single Six-itus and all while being snowbound from getting to the range for over a month! (I don't know if I should put a smiley here, cause I'm actually serious..... oh what the heck) ;D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
5,268 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
eaglesnest said:
Interesting, did they have any of the 20" round barrels in 45 Colt yet? the 16"er Should make a great little thumper! I forget, was your gun already a 45 caliber?
Yup...found it awhile back for $399.99! It is a birch stock version but I've had so much trouble finding a round barrel, I didn't care. The 16"er is an impulse buy I've been thinking about for months ;D since I found the barrels at Numrich.

Even with the $75 (bbl/S&H), and not being sure if I'm going to do the work or pay a gunsmith to rebarrel/cut the magazine, I'll still be WELL under what most round barrels in .45 Colt go for on earth.

Looking at Scout mounts now. Gonna have to contact Skinner soon! Also want to redo the stock to make it grippyer/more purchase, and modify one of the rail mounts that we see on shotguns (or make a properly sized one) that mount between the magazine and barrel on the sides.

This is going to be a fun project!

Jon
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
9,038 Posts
Well, uh, sickness is a gift. ;) :-\ ;D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
81 Posts
It is likely caused by hand contact tranfer from Marlin firearm to human or human to human. Like many other Itises there is no cure. Fortunately it is not often fatal but may contribute to marriage issues and divorce. Can after many years result in rabies like symptoms.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,536 Posts
Sounds like a great project, keep us posted on how it all turns out! :D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,479 Posts
I bought my brother a .45 Colt Trapper (16" bbl) and it is one of the most handiest rifles I've ever used. When I finally ended my Quest for a 1894 in .41MAG a few years ago, my first thought was to take my brand new, waited 10 years for, never even fired, rifle... and whack the barrel down to 16". Being caught in the Galactal Time/Money Continum (when you have money, you don't have the time and vice versa...) it never got done, but the germ of the idea is still lurking in my blood... kind of like Marlinitus. ;D
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,536 Posts
Charlie98 said:
Being caught in the Galactal Time/Money Continum (when you have money, you don't have the time and vice versa...)
Oh man I love that! ;D ;D And I have fallen victim to it my whole life as a construction electrician but never heard it put quite that way Much of my life was spent working 7-10's or more and then a fair amount was laid off when times were slow.. .. Now I am retired and living on a pension I am busier than ever, and still don't have enough time or money.. I tangle with the money aspect by selling things I don't use. When the 1895 came to me I sold my MIG welder, when the 1894 came I sold my utility trailer, etc etc... Didn't use that stuff anyhow.. :)
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,479 Posts
eaglesnest said:
Oh man I love that! ;D ;D And I have fallen victim to it my whole life as a construction electrician but never heard it put quite that way Much of my life was spent working 7-10's or more and then a fair amount was laid off when times were slow.. .. Now I am retired and living on a pension I am busier than ever, and still don't have enough time or money.. I tangle with the money aspect by selling things I don't use. When the 1895 came to me I sold my MIG welder, when the 1894 came I sold my utility trailer, etc etc... Didn't use that stuff anyhow.. :)
But, like me, eventually you will run out of stuff to sell... Speaking of which, has everyone seen my ads in the Classifieds here at MO?... ;D
 
1 - 13 of 13 Posts
Top