Slinging up a Marlin Lever Action


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dak0ta
January 24, 2012, 12:56 AM
Hi,

So my Marlin 336 Texan doesn't have sling studs, and I don't really want to use one of those mag tube clamp mounts. I was wondering if I could use this Blue Force Gear Universal Wire Loop to wrap around mag tube and barrel or barrel/forestock to give the mount more strength if I were to use the sling to assist in shooting. Any of you familiar with this loop, could you attest to whether it is grippy or does it slide around? Furthermore, I'm torn whether I should drill the rear stock or put a buttstock adaptor on too.

http://jdlawhon.com/leverguns/marlin336rc01.jpg

http://a248.e.akamai.net/origin-cdn.volusion.com/j4enh.r2en5/v/vspfiles/photos/Blue%20Force%20Gear%20UWL-2T.jpg

http://www.adcofirearms.com/detailpics/bUniversal%20Wire%20Loop.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk99/USMC03_photos/Blue%20Force%20Gear/_MG_0380_1.jpg

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Abel
January 24, 2012, 06:13 AM
Just install the barrel band that has the stud on it.

lowerunit411
January 24, 2012, 07:16 AM
Lever Leatherworks makes some mighty fine slings with butt stock covers. I have them on a couple of 1895 45-70s. http://www.levergunleather.com/p_rifle_slings.htm

CaliCoastie
January 24, 2012, 07:56 AM
i personaly would go with the barrel clamp, adding something else that puts pressure on the barrel could easly throw your poi, or accuracy. good luck.

Bojangles7
January 24, 2012, 09:49 AM
With the barrel clamp do you just screw a stud in the stock to attach the sling to?

Murphys Law
January 24, 2012, 10:30 AM
The mag tube clamp will will work better. Its easy to do. Lasts forever. Looks better, etc. I usually remove the slings from my rifle when actually hunting as it snags on the brush. This kit makes for easy removal http://www.midwayusa.com/product/515599/uncle-mikes-quick-detachable-sling-swivel-set-magazine-tubes-630-675-diameter-410-bore-shotgun-1-black

Badlander
January 24, 2012, 06:47 PM
Do not put the buttstock sling stud in the bullseye. Please.

jeepnik
January 24, 2012, 07:26 PM
As mentioned, Levergun Leatherworks has some good stuff. One setup is a buttcuff with sling attached. The other end of the sling loop around the barrel/mag tube. Look down towards the bottom of this page to see what it looks like.

http://www.levergunleather.com/p_rifle_slings.htm

Carl N. Brown
January 24, 2012, 07:33 PM
I agree with Badlander: Do not put the buttstock sling stud in the bullseye. Please.

The Marlin "bullseye" insert is their way of signifying a stock is walnut and not generic hardwood.

It is too far from the toe of the stock for positioning a sling swivel.

Robert
January 24, 2012, 07:36 PM
Why not just have a smith install a couple of sling studs? That way you could switch to just about any sling you want if you so desire.

greyling22
January 24, 2012, 07:44 PM
or you could put in sling studs. they're stupid easy.

Panzercat
January 24, 2012, 08:02 PM
I was thinking of the clamp for my rossi, personally.

The Marlin "bullseye" insert is their way of signifying a stock is walnut and not generic hardwood. You mean that little dot on the bottom edge on the stock? Always wondered why the sling point was positioned further back on my 336 and not mounted directly in the dot.

Bojangles7
January 24, 2012, 09:10 PM
I agree with Badlander: Do not put the buttstock sling stud in the bullseye. Please.

The Marlin "bullseye" insert is their way of signifying a stock is walnut and not generic hardwood.

Whew. Glad I read this before I installed mine. Just picked one up today and was thinking "this must be where the stud goes". Lol

dak0ta
January 24, 2012, 09:30 PM
I guess I'll just go with the mag tube clamp setup. Will drilling the stucks hurt gun's value?

MuleRyder
January 24, 2012, 09:36 PM
The Marlin "bullseye" insert is their way of signifying a stock is walnut and not generic hardwood.

I have never heard this before and I've owned Marlins for 30 years.

smokey262
January 24, 2012, 09:52 PM
Might want to try one of these for the front

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=560420A&filter=marlin+rear+band&catid=0

Murphys Law
January 25, 2012, 09:16 AM
I guess I'll just go with the mag tube clamp setup. Will drilling the stucks hurt gun's value?
Wont hurt the value at all if its done correctly. The drill line needs to be straight. If its off center that will detract from the value. Take it to a smith or even a good gun shop that has the right tools to do it correctly if your not comfortable with it. You will need a good strong vice mounted on a solid bench and the vice needs to be padded so as not to mar the wood stock. Most good shops have the tools needed and they have probably done hundreds of installs.

dak0ta
January 25, 2012, 02:50 PM
What's the opinion on using the 336 without a sling? It's light and carries in the hand nicely at the receiver.

lowerunit411
January 25, 2012, 03:25 PM
just get the butt stock cover and the sling loop end to go over the barrel...looks classy and is not "invasive"...actually is very comfortable to shoot with

Murphys Law
January 25, 2012, 05:30 PM
What's the opinion on using the 336 without a sling? It's light and carries in the hand nicely at the receiver.

I guess it depends on the terrain and type of hunting you do. Its nice to have both hands free sometimes, like when dragging out a deer or pulling yourself up a steep hill, or when your just plain exhausted after a long day :)

Abel
January 25, 2012, 07:10 PM
I have never heard such a rip-roar over slappin' a little sling on an old Marlin 30-30!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOLY SMOKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:rolleyes: :)

jeepnik
January 25, 2012, 08:33 PM
What's the opinion on using the 336 without a sling? It's light and carries in the hand nicely at the receiver.
Nothing wrong with it, but I've found that oft times things require two hands. Kinda hard with a rifle in one.

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