shaping a Marlin 1895

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Brent
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shaping a Marlin 1895

Post by Brent » Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:07 pm

If anyone has an original 1895 Marlin (square bolt) with original wood, I would greatly appreciate photos of the top of the forearm where it rolls over to the barrel. I am shaping my replacement wood and I need to know how to radius it just right. I tend to leave the top of the forearm too flat I think but I don't know what real stock looks like (they are rather rare in this neck of the woods).

I would also like a good look at an original comb nose as well. How thin it is? Does it have much concave? How steep?

Any photos of these details on an original 95 would be very welcome.

Thanks,
Brent

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Re: shaping a Marlin 1895

Post by marlinman93 » Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:17 pm

I don't own one anymore, but have had several Brent. If you have an 1893 or 1894, the stock shapes on the forearm and comb are identical to the 1895, just smaller. Comb is a pretty sharp edge to the front of them. Forearms are flat on top, but slightly rounded on the corner.
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Re: shaping a Marlin 1895

Post by Brent » Thu Nov 27, 2014 9:38 pm

That description is perfect. I can work with that - thanks!

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