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Ok...here I go....**Would you modify a "Like new condition"...1983 336CS, 35 Rem. Cal....?? into a "Ranch Hand"?? Any and All opinions will be appreciated.
 

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Or come to Canada where you cant cut a barrel past 18.5" or it becomes restricted and is treated like a hand gun. BUT you can buy a Ranch hand cuz it came that way and its fine to carry around.

O Canada the land of STUPID gun laws
 

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It would be wrong for all the reasons listed plus you are messing up a real nice gun. You will be money and time ahead to just find a Ranch Hand in 357 mag. I don't have a 35 Rem but i understand you can't find ammo at just any gun store. LGS tried to sell me one in 44Mag when they came out. I asked them what the Ranch Hand could do that can't be done with my Model 29. They couldn't answer me.
 

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From what I gather it is also legal in Canada to put a full sized buttstock on a Ranch Hand. Seen one here someplace and it looked very nice.
 

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Ok...here I go....**Would you modify a "Like new condition"...1983 336CS, 35 Rem. Cal....?? into a "Ranch Hand"?? Any and All opinions will be appreciated.
NO

There are only so many guns of any particular model. And nice ones are not always easy to come by.
If you want a Ranch Hand just buy one and sell me your 35.

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