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Firstly let me say ive never even seen one of these in the flesh so what I am asking will sound pretty stupid I guess.

Are the 30 carbine & 256 win mag barrels interchangeable?

I understand the case rims are very different but is the bolt face inlet to accept the specific case rims?

I have finally found a 30 carbine in good shape down here only one ive ever seen for sale. well you can guess where i'm going with this

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Well either it was a really stupid question or I need to find another forum where members have knowldge of these rifles

Any suggestions?

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The barrels are pinned to the receiver, not threaded, not a common practice on rifles chambered for center fire cartridges. That might cause issues when headspacing the replacement barrel.

I don't know about the bolt face. The bolt face on mine is flat. It was a 256 WM that was converted to 218 Bee via a recycled Winchester 43 barrel with the receiver threaded to the barrel specs.

The trigger is really heavy on mine and there doesn't seem to be a safe cure.

I have long thought Marlin would have sold a pile of them in .44 Magnum back when they were introduced.

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Thanks the reply, had a feeling bolt face was flat like on a sav 99, If I snag this one my other thought is trying to find a 5.7 Johnson barrel in the US that give similar ballistics to your 218 bee I would think. Numerich used brand new ones from those carbines but ive not been able to find any for sale of late

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Your going to cut up a collector piece to build a Johnson ?

Do you have Psych on your Major Medical ?


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I suggest you go to Marlinowners.com I am a member over there. Lots of Marlin expertise and nice, helpful people over there.

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No cutting up would be required its a pinned barrel and I would have had the Johnson barrel turned to suit the magazine would have worked for both cartridges so it would be a switch barrel,ran it past my head doctor he thought it was a great idea. but its moot can't believe how high it sold for

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