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#6619415 - 06/23/12 How much to "bob" a levergun?  
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I have always like the "Trapper" sized carbines. They used to be a dime a dozen, at least for the Winchester 94's. Now, not so much.

I had a Marlin 1894 TALO 45LC in 16.5". But like a dumbass, sold it to a buddy. He told me he would sell it back to me, but I have to visit Maine to get it-which is probably the correct answer overall.

And I currently have a 1894 Cowboy in 45LC. It is what I wanted with the nice octagon barrel and thin forearm.

I know it's a sin to lop it to 16", but what would it cost about? Would need to bob both the magazine tube, the barrel and either drill/tap for a williams or similar base, or cut the dovetail.

I am kinda anti 44 Mag, as I much prefer the 45LC. But I am simply looking for a shorter, woods Bumming gun to fit into a specific backpack slide pocket.

THoughts?


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#6622641 - 06/24/12 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: Jesse Jaymes]  
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Brockman's Rifles has $110 for cutting the barrel and mag. tube and moving the front sight. I am doing it to a run of the mill 1964 M94 in 30 30. Don't know if I would do it to something special.

#6691604 - 07/17/12 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: shawlerbrook]  
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I have an 1894 cowboy .357mag with a 24" barrel that I have thought about shortening but every time I pick it up and bring it to my shoulder I think nah I don't think so.
It would be a sin!
But it is your rifle so do as you see fit I say.
If your gun has a 20" barrel then I think cutting it to 16 1/8" would'nt be so bad.Just a little sin.But if it has a 24" barrel then.........??


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#6785442 - 08/17/12 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: buzardbait]  
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I did this to my 45 colt CB. I sent it to Superior Firearms in Kentucky. Joe (the owner) also milled an XS rail to fit the octagon barrel. The gun is small, light, perfect for up close style hunting. While the purists may consider my rifle an abomination, it is exactly what I wanted and I am thrilled by the work done.

#6796189 - 08/21/12 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: micky]  
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Originally Posted by micky
I did this to my 45 colt CB. I sent it to Superior Firearms in Kentucky. Joe (the owner) also milled an XS rail to fit the octagon barrel. The gun is small, light, perfect for up close style hunting. While the purists may consider my rifle an abomination, it is exactly what I wanted and I am thrilled by the work done.


Can you tell us more about your rifle like how long the barrel was when you started and how long it was after the bobbing?How much does something like that cost and how long does it take?How about pix?
It sounds like it came out pretty good.How does it shoot compared to before the bobbing?


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#7309066 - 01/13/13 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: buzardbait]  
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I have one of the LTDs in .41 Magnum and it is very nice to carry and with the XS LeverScout rail and scope it balances much better than when it was stock...

...and yes, seeing some pics of an octagon LeverScout would be appreciated....

Bob


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#7356012 - 01/24/13 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: buzardbait]  
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Sorry, I just saw your reply. Mine started off as a 24" version. It is currently 16.5". I do not know what it cost normally to have this done because he did some other work to the gun at the time. I don't want to guess and give you wrong info. Just call Joe and ask him. He is as nice a guy as you will talk too.

#7425689 - 02/10/13 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: micky]  
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Originally Posted by micky
I did this to my 45 colt CB. I sent it to Superior Firearms in Kentucky. Joe (the owner) also milled an XS rail to fit the octagon barrel. The gun is small, light, perfect for up close style hunting. While the purists may consider my rifle an abomination, it is exactly what I wanted and I am thrilled by the work done.





please show pics of the work -- sounds good


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#7496725 - 02/28/13 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: seasidehunter]  
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I had a Marlin 1895 XLR shortened from 24" to 17"

It already had a short mag tube, so just the barrel was cut down.

Also had to D&T to re-install the front sight.

Now have A GREAT, fast handeling 45-70 "brush gun"

Am thinking cost was $75. "local smith"

Also had a Navy Arms 92-20" barrel .45 Colt, cut down to 16.5", tube and barrel. am thinking this one was $125. Same 'smith

Trappers are my favorite lever guns.

Sorry, can't do pictures.

Virgil B.


#7523898 - 03/07/13 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: Jesse Jaymes]  
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Anyone ever done this to a 39A? Basically turning it into a TDS. I suppose for it to look authentic you'd need to swap levers and stocks as well.

#7536621 - 03/11/13 Re: How much to "bob" a levergun? [Re: Take_a_knee]  
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I actually sent the gun today back to Joe to have it finished. It is getting Ceracoated and the wood is getting a little TLC. If you go on his site and see what he does with levers is just beautiful.


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