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Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop #15526720 12/14/20
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Looking to cut down the barrel/mag tube on an old 336RC.

Would prefer a smith who is familiar with dovetail mounting the mag tube etc.

Anyone have a few places to start? It seems the more well know larger companies are just doing parts or complete packages now.

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Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15527275 12/14/20
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Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15543616 12/19/20
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If your gunsmith isn't familiar with doing dovetails he isn't even worthy of calling himself a gun plumber. Dinny gave you all you need to know. RN is good and has been around for a while. And Grant City isn't too far from Iowa for some geography. Be Well, RustyZipper.

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15545721 12/19/20
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I had Ranger Point in TX chop a Marlin for me several yrs ago

Don't think they will any more

Too busy building parts

https://rangerpointstore.com/

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15545722 12/19/20
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Guy in Flagstaff AZ too.......

Let me think..............

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Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: tikkanut] #15560040 12/23/20
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Originally Posted by tikkanut


I had Ranger Point in TX chop a Marlin for me several yrs ago

Don't think they will any more

Too busy building parts

https://rangerpointstore.com/



They dont, they were my fist stop. Seems like most of the well know Marlin smiths are only doing complete guns or packages now.

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: tikkanut] #15560041 12/23/20
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Originally Posted by tikkanut


Guy in Flagstaff AZ too.......

Let me think..............


Gary Reeder maybe?

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15560711 12/23/20
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Originally Posted by warpig602
Originally Posted by tikkanut


Guy in Flagstaff AZ too.......

Let me think..............


Gary Reeder maybe?



yep

that's him

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: tikkanut] #15561646 12/23/20
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Originally Posted by tikkanut


I had Ranger Point in TX chop a Marlin for me several yrs ago

Don't think they will any more

Too busy building parts

https://rangerpointstore.com/




Wish they made parts as good as WWG. Bought an RPP big loop lever 2 or 3 years ago and it wasn't real stainless.


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Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: SheriffJoe] #15562097 12/23/20
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At the risk of being "that guy", have you considered doing it yourself? I've cut and crowned as well as cut dovetails with basic tools with no problems. If you're handy you can do it.


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Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: SheriffJoe] #15569715 12/25/20
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Originally Posted by SheriffJoe
Originally Posted by tikkanut


I had Ranger Point in TX chop a Marlin for me several yrs ago

Don't think they will any more

Too busy building parts

https://rangerpointstore.com/




Wish they made parts as good as WWG. Bought an RPP big loop lever 2 or 3 years ago and it wasn't real stainless.


They make steel nitrided, stainless steel and aluminum.

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: Fireball2] #15569721 12/25/20
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Originally Posted by Fireball2
At the risk of being "that guy", have you considered doing it yourself? I've cut and crowned as well as cut dovetails with basic tools with no problems. If you're handy you can do it.



I have but I also wanted the action gone through and tuned, especially with the addition of the RPP parts being installed. While I typically would give it a shot given the basics dont seem overly complicated, its just something Id rather spend the money to make sure its done properly. Which is also why Im after a Marlin specific smith to do the work vs any old smith with a lathe.

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: Dinny] #15569722 12/25/20
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Originally Posted by Dinny



No dice

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15583084 12/29/20
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Originally Posted by warpig602
Originally Posted by Dinny



No dice



If you decide on a smith, I would like to know who you pick if you wouldn't mind. I would like to do a similar thing with a 30/30

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15593494 12/31/20
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Regan, actually reached back out to me the other day. I Will likely be going through him for the work. Very slow to reply though.

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What's the barrel cut cost, thinking of doing the same.

Re: Recommend gunsmith for barrel chop [Re: warpig602] #15624890 01/07/21
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Guess Im back in the hunt, haven't heard back from Reagan in over a week.


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