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I've picked up a Marlin 1894 Cowboy Competition, and I'm looking for someone to do an action job.

 

Just looking for some feedback on where to send it.

 

Thanks and God Bless

 

Frio

 

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My two preferred options.

   If you want it as fast as a marlin will go send it to cowboy carty. 

 

  If you want it as smooth and reliable as possible send it to widder 

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This young man does some pretty amazing work on Marlins as well. He advertises the "Widdermatic" action job as I believe he was trained in that art by the master himself.

 

http://www.boomstickarms.com/

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Pards,

Thanks for the kind words.   And I agree that Cowboy Carty and Boomstick Jay are top notch gunsmiths and are great with their specialty work on Marlins.

 

My problem is my present backlog and as of now, I'm not gonna try to schedule any new work till after the Holidays.

Right now, my present backlog will have me busy up thru Thanksgiving and I've told the Bunkhouse Boss that I will try not to do any gun work around the Holiday season.   

 

FRIO:  Feel free to call me if you want.   If your Marlin is just stiff, some good aftermarket spring kits are available to help it feel better.   And as with many clubs, there may be a local Cowboy smith who can assist in 'tweaking' it a little that might help you out.

 

My #'s:  

H:  865 / 336-2339

C;  865 / 696-1996

 

EDIT:  I just saw ROO's post.  He's a good man that can help you.

 

..........Widder

 

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If you can take the gun apart and put it back together you can make a lot of improvement by swapping out springs and a few other after market parts.   A Wolff reduced power spring kit,  one piece firing pin,  one piece trigger, steel follower, stainless magazine spring trimmed to right length will make big improvements.   

 

The second step would be to polish where parts slide and rub.

 

The next level takes a good bit of skill that only comes with an understanding of how the parts interact and where to modify parts.  

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Howdy.

Marlin info can be found on ktgunsmithing.com

This can help you decide if you want to try it.

 

SOME gunsmiths make appointments for a day to ship in a gun.

They don't want piles of guns around for many reasons.

Just an idea.

A little polishing, lighter springs and jamproofing aren't too hard.

Best

CR

ps Rusty Marlin used to do awesome action work.

Not around so much lately.

 

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I do appreciate all the feedback and all the positive input.

 

I think I'll give Roo a call and see what we can work out.

 

Thanks again and God Bless you all.

 

Frio

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43 minutes ago, Frio Canyon Ranger, SASS# 48850 said:

I do appreciate all the feedback and all the positive input.

 

I think I'll give Roo a call and see what we can work out.

 

Thanks again and God Bless you all.

 

Frio

 

You say you just got it.  Have you tried shooting it?  It's my understanding the Cowboy Comp was supposed to be factory tuned ready for competition. 

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2 hours ago, Warden Callaway said:

 

You say you just got it.  Have you tried shooting it?  It's my understanding the Cowboy Comp was supposed to be factory tuned ready for competition. 

I saw one, nib that wouldn't even cycle,,, a CC too...

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