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The Marlin 1895 GBL: my initial thoughts and range report.

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dragonfly, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. rayatphonix

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    I’m not familiar with solid birch stocks. Who supplies them?
     
  2. Picher

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    The problem with shooting heavy kicking rifles from the bench is that you're leaning into them and take the full impact to the shoulder, so I use a money bag full of sand plus a PAST shoulder pad to cushion the blow. (The older I am, the more recoil conscious I've become.)
     
  3. Old Stumpy

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    I don't know who supplies them any more as an aftermarket item. They were pretty common once as unfinished do-it-yourself sporterizing items for surplus military rifles.

    Marlin used to make all of the Glenfield series guns with them, like the 30A (336C with stamped rim-fire type rear sight and dovetailed blade front sight).

    The 336W, like the 30A, uses a stained solid "hardwood", which could be birch or beech.
    (The 336W and 336Y now also have polymer barrel bands. :()

    It's also pretty common with a lot of .22 rifles. (Marlin, Ruger, Mossberg, Savage, etc.)

    Birch has very little grain, but the stained "walnut finish" on a lot of birch stocks is so good that it fools some people.
     
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  4. Old Stumpy

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    Sadly true. I can still handle it. I just notice it more and enjoy it less.
     
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