Should I Rail a old JC Higgins

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  1. Mark_Mark
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    I already have scope mount. I’m going to remove the rear mount and put a Romeo 5 on it. It has auto on/off. It’s your gun and your hunt! do you man!
     
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    wow man! I got no history with the rifle, but I can tell it’s been in someones family for 60+ years and was used to hunt deer in North Carolina. Probably someone inherited the deer gun and pawned it for $50. I just want to put a rail forend, red dot, and some Call of Duty inlay. maybe a Punisher or Mega MAGA logo on the stock.

    I’m going to strip the action out and give it a good cleaning tonight. Looks like it’s never been striped.
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement! I’m going to display it in my reloading room. It’s going to look so Cool. and I plan to carry it in the woods with cool sling. I’m super excited!!! Now I need to save up $170 for the proper forend. Already spent this months gun money on brass and bullets
     
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    I’ve been thinking lately - can’t decide - whether I wanna do a modern levergun with rangerpoint rails or have custom walnut stocks done for a “modern classic” levergun for an upcoming project as a deer and hog hunting rifle. I’m finally rebuilding a Marlin 1894SS to shoot 357/44 B&D Mag, focusing on shooting rifle bullets like the Speer HotCor 180grn, planning suppressed with a 4-16x scope on top, should be able to get 9 rounds in the mag and top 2100fps, maybe exceed 2200. Debating a little whether I want to go SBR and 12” or make it a 16” carbine… thinking 12” sounds pretty attractive, but it might be a case where two barrels make a lot of sense.

    Really leaning towards a Ranger point modern furniture build and a 12” barrel.
     
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    180gn @ 2200fps give you power factor of near 400!!! that 75 over rifle Major. that’s a HOT load man.

    If I had that cheddar, I would do a 12” + suppressor. RPP mloc too! Why go long when you don’t have to, and if your load that hot, no need for a 16”.

    Have you seen the Lever Gun Speed Loader lubes???

    Modern Lever Guns are here to Stay!
     
  6. Charlie Martinez

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    I don't see a problem in modifying a gun to suit a particular taste or use but I personally prefer to leave my guns in original condition.
    If I wanted a tactical style rifle I would invest the money I was going to spend modifying the "Marlin" in an AR-15 or similar style rifle.
     
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    Eh, I’ve built and rebuilt hundreds of AR’s, and do several per year. I thinned my AR herd a few years ago, think I’m down to under 20 of them in my safes. I enjoy shooting leverguns too though, but I end up taking “something else” afield over my leverguns.

    I’m expecting something around $800-1000 to get another 1894SS, then that much again for the furniture and modified parts, then another $1000 for the barrel and smithing - and of course, around $1500 for a proper can for the task, and $800-1000 for the optic on top… All to basically do what I do with a Dirty Thirty carbine today, which only cost me $295 plus tax 20yrs ago…
     
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    All of my stock guns are cool.
    The only ones that I have tried to make cooler are the ones that Bubba screwed up and the ones that I built from scratch.
     
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    it’s a pretty cool thing people are doing to the Lever Guns! I love Lever Guns and seeing more young people in the lever gun sports sounds AMAZING

    Just imagine USPSA with a Lever Gun Class. Then Old can complete with new!
     
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    Coincidentally I took a Marlin 1894-44 Magnum to a tactical shooting practice session this week. It's not modified in any way and shot with guys that had AR's and AK's. I can shoot as quickly and accurately as most of them but limited ammo capacity in the magazine and slow reloading are where things go south for me. The fun factor is as good or better. I plan on replacing the original buckhorn open sights with a peep sight but that's all I plan on doing as far as modifications go.
     
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    I put a scout scope on my 45 colt. Shot it today. Very happy with the results.
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    dang that thing is NICE
     
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    Thanks :).
     
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    that’s what I’m saying, Run your Stock Lever and show the tactical ninja who the Master is

    all and all… good for the Community good for the sport
     
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    Showed I rail this Bad Boy!!! 1st Tactical Ruger No. 1

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    Love the Ruger!
     
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    CoalCrackerAl---If you have a top eject lever action rifle, don't you pretty much need a forward (scout type) scope mount ?
     
  18. citizenconn

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    Just duct tape the scope on. No need to overthink it.
     
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    but what kindda duck tape! I think for END OF WORLD look, aluminum duck tape as a facade would look cool
     
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    Or this if they are out of unicorns.
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    I put a rail on a rolling block, so I say, what the heck.
     
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    My Rossi has a top eject. The rounds still hit the scout scope. I moved it forward all the way since the pic was taken. They still hit. But i can reach in better now to get the casing out. If it does not come out when ejecting.
     
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    did you really… please show a photo!!!
     
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    Put a Rail On your Rossi 92!!!
     
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