pistol grip stock on a marlin 1894C


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rocinante
February 10, 2008, 12:18 PM
I have one but all my other long guns have pistol grip style stocks and it that style feels more comfortable to me. I am shooting cowboy and yes straight stocks were better for saddle scabbards but pistol grip stocks are plentiful way back when too.

What other marlin firearms would be good donor candidates to give up their pistol grip stocks and levers and fit the 1894CB?

Is there any place that makes a nice pistol grip replacement stock?

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Seafarer12
February 10, 2008, 04:12 PM
I am not sure. I know all the 1894's have a straight grip. I know you can get an 1895 and 336 in pistol grips. I am not sure if the levers are close enough for you to midify to work in a 1894. You could always order a lever from each model and compare it to the 1894 model. If either of the pistol grip levers had enough metal on it you could use a dremel to make it work. Then return the one you didn't use. Stocks would be the easy part. Personally I like straight grips better than pistols. If you decide you just can't convert it and can't live with it look me up.

rcmodel
February 10, 2008, 04:52 PM
I think you are out of luck.

To my knowledge, the modern version of the 1894 Marlin has never been made with a pistol-grip stock.

So, there are no lower receiver housings with a curved tang to match a pistol grip stock to be had. And without a curved tang, a pistol grip stock will not fit.

I suppose a good gunsmith could reshape/weld up the tang, reshape the lever, and make a pistol-grip stock.
But it would no doubt cost several times what you paid for the rifle.

BTW: 336 or 1895 stocks, levers, and lower receiver housings/tangs will not work, or be so modified to work.

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rocinante
February 10, 2008, 10:35 PM
The earliest modern 1894 were introduced with pistol grips but that did not last very long at all.

thanks for the replies. Sounds like I will definitely have to stick this idea in the more trouble than it is worth file. The straight stock is not bad and I will get use to it.

jdh
February 10, 2008, 10:46 PM
The 1894FG sitting next to me has a pistol grip. It is less than 2 years old.

1894PG was the other one I was trying to remember.

Jason_G
February 10, 2008, 10:49 PM
Pistol grips? Are you guys talking about some like these:
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/marlin_1894FG.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.impactguns.com/store/1894FG.html&h=150&w=600&sz=11&hl=en&start=41&tbnid=buTQhg5OXrPvnM:&tbnh=34&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmarlin%2B1894%26start%3D21%26gbv%3D2%26ndsp%3D21%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN
For someone that's not a lever-afficianado, you have me wondering how the heck you can operate a lever with a M-16 style pistol grip, LOL. I had to scratch my head for a second.

Jason

Seafarer12
February 11, 2008, 10:49 AM
I have never seen those before. I didn't see them in the marlin site. Well I guess they do make them then.

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