Is it a micro groove barrel?
I was gonna mention that the 444 works with a normal lever. I'm surprised it hasn't gone smoother. I mighta got lucky though. I just gave my smith the barrel & parts to put together & blue and everything worked fine except for ejection. I think I told you in another thread that we had to open it up. Other than that I just had him cut dovetails where the band screw cuts were so I could assemble it like a rifle. I am surprised the 444 uses a 45/70-.450 lifter though. Mine has a cartridge leveler on the lifter but other than that I'da guessed it a 30/30 part.NFG said:Nice job...Thanks much for the pic.
I'm finding out lots of good stuff about what is and what isn't interchangeable.
Loading spring on the 3030 and 444 are the same.
Carrier for the 444, 450 and 45-70 is the same and much different than the 3030 so I will just order one to make it easy.
Finger lever for the 3030 and 444 same, so no changes there and the letter to Marlin is on it's way about the big loop availability.
Breech bolt for 444 different than 450 and 45-70.
Gun Parts Corp, Midway and Brownells have most of the items.
I want to keep this an easy interchange between the various calibers, so I won't modify any of the pieces and parts, but I think swapping in a 444 carrier won't cause any ruckus with the 356 case function or with the 284 case I might use future wize.
I'm even reviving my 416-444/284 thoughts and if I can find a cheap enough 45 cal barrel, maybe a 458 or 450 Marlin...This is all neat playing...I was getting to the point of giving up playing...just done way to many bolt gun wildcats it was getting boring. These leverguns keep the little gray cells working OVERTIME... ;D 8) HAHAHAHAHAHA
I just finished an internal muzzle brake drawing that could just as well be turned into a screw on brake. Now if the weather changes, I can get it done.