Converting pistol grip Marlin to straight stock

Welcome to the Leverguns.Com Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here ... politely.

Moderators: Hobie, AmBraCol

Forum rules
Welcome to the Leverguns.Com General Discussions Forum. This is a high-class place so act respectable. We discuss most anything here other than politics... politely.

Please post political post in the new Politics forum.
Post Reply
Message
Author
jkbrea
Levergunner 3.0
Posts: 859
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:37 pm
Location: SoCal

Converting pistol grip Marlin to straight stock

#1 Post by jkbrea » Sun May 09, 2010 1:45 am

Anyone done it. I've thought about doing it to a Marlin I just picked up cheap. Saw this thread while searching. This guy did it without changing any parts. http://www.dirtydozensbunker.com/showthread.php?t=26952

Wind
Levergunner 2.0
Posts: 457
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:10 pm
Location: North Central Washington, USA

Re: Converting pistol grip Marlin to straight stock

#2 Post by Wind » Sun May 09, 2010 7:41 am

Hey there jkbrea -- You might just go over to the Marlin Owners site and post you are looking to change, and offer to trade parts with someone wanting to go the other way.

http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/inde ... g244e6;www

Hope this helps. Wind

User avatar
AJMD429
Posting leader...
Posts: 22189
Joined: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:03 am
Location: Hoosierland
Contact:

Re: Converting pistol grip Marlin to straight stock

#3 Post by AJMD429 » Sun May 09, 2010 4:05 pm

Wind wrote:...offer to trade parts with someone wanting to go the other way.
Is it just a matter of trading out two parts - the lower tang and the lever...?

Do the guns have to be the same caliber or anything, or just both be 'long' or both be 'short' (if they made any 1894 pistol-grips, that is) actions...?
Image Doctors for Sensible Gun Laws
"first do no harm" - gun control LAWS lead to far more deaths than 'easy access' ever could.


Want REAL change? . . . . . "Boortz/Nugent in 2012 . . . ! "

Wind
Levergunner 2.0
Posts: 457
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 1:10 pm
Location: North Central Washington, USA

Re: Converting pistol grip Marlin to straight stock

#4 Post by Wind » Sun May 09, 2010 5:47 pm

Here is a link to the Marlin Owners site and a description on how to do it:

http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/inde ... ml#msg4069

Sure-Shot
Site Contributor
Gun Wizard
********
Offline Offline

Posts: 3601


View Profile Email Personal Message (Offline)


FROM PISTOLGRIP TO STRAIGHT OR STRAIGHT TO PISTOLGRIP
« on: March 29, 2004, 11:15:00 AM »

Originally posted by DJH
You will have to get a Straight Stock, Trigger Guard Plate, and Lever.

(1) Remove the pistol grip stock by removing the 2 tang screws and pulling stock straight back. (Do not move stock up and down, straight back only).
(2) Remove the Lever by opening and removing the one lever screw like you would if you were going to clean the gun.
(3) Remove the 3 screws that hold the Trigger Guard Plate in the receiver and remove the plate.
(4) Move the parts from the pistol grip trigger guard plate over to the straight trigger guard plate and reinstall in the receiver.

Be sure to hold the trigger to the rear to clear the hammer when reinstalling the plate back in the receiver.
I usually do this process with the gun upside down or to it's side so the locking bolt will not fall out of the receiver. (If it does no problem, just drop it back into position)before reassembly.

(5) Install new straight stock.
Fairly simple process. I have done the process in both directions many times and have never encounter any difficulties in the installation or operation of the gun.

The process is the same for the Models 336, 1894, and 1895.

Swany here, 336, 444 and 1895 parts are the same not cal specific

94 parts are the same not cal specific.

Forearm swaps must be either end cap or bbl band they will not interchange.

Hope this helps. Best regards. Wind

Woodtroll
Levergunner 2.0
Posts: 123
Joined: Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:04 pm
Location: Mtns of SW VA

Re: Converting pistol grip Marlin to straight stock

#5 Post by Woodtroll » Sun May 09, 2010 6:30 pm

Jkbrea-

If you are talking about swapping 1894 parts, I would be willing to swap you the straight-grip lever, lower tang, and stock for the same in pistol-grip. They did make a few PG 1894s, I think mostly in .44 Mag., and maybe .41 (?).

If you are talking about the 336 family, though, I'm afraid I can't help.

Thanks,
Regan
Running the ridges and rivers of Virginia's southern Appalachians

jkbrea
Levergunner 3.0
Posts: 859
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:37 pm
Location: SoCal

Re: Converting pistol grip Marlin to straight stock

#6 Post by jkbrea » Mon May 10, 2010 1:41 am

Woodtroll wrote:Jkbrea-

If you are talking about swapping 1894 parts, I would be willing to swap you the straight-grip lever, lower tang, and stock for the same in pistol-grip. They did make a few PG 1894s, I think mostly in .44 Mag., and maybe .41 (?).

If you are talking about the 336 family, though, I'm afraid I can't help.

Thanks,
Regan
Thanks for the offer but it is a 336. Funny thing happened.
My oldest son came to visit for Mother's Day and ended up leaving with a new Marlin 336. I only got it two days ago. Kids........ :wink:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Bis, HawkCreek and 12 guests