Marlin mod 94 TakeDown

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Marlin mod 94 TakeDown

Post by 45shooter » Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:47 pm

I've been tinkering with my Wife's Grandfather's Mod 94 TakeDown in .25-20.
It's missing a few parts. Front sight blade, rear sight elevator and butt plate.
The serial # on this rifle is 330765 as far as I can tell. After a good cleaning, the barrel
looks like a smoothbore. Not shiny with only a little rifleing. He used this rifle to Deer hunt
but I'll almost bet someone else owned it first due to the condition.
I know this old rifle isn't worth much but the Wife has decided she want's to shoot it.
Anyone know when it was made ?
Also, is there a source for parts besides Numrich and Jack First ?
I may just have the barrel sleeved.
Thanks for any help.

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Re: Marlin mod 94 TakeDown

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:27 pm

45Shooter;

Your wife's Grandfather's Marlin Model '94 is a .25-20 caliber rifle, shipped in late 1905 with a 24 inch octagon barrel and takedown action.
Not a real powerful gun to hunt deer with.
The bore of the rifle may just be leaded up, so you might want to scrub the bore and use something to de-lead the bore before having it relined.
Parts can also be found on eBay from time to time. I have seen correct front sight and elevators there, but at times they can get pricey. Precision Gun Stocks of Kerrville, Texas does have a reproduction steel butt plate. Even if you found an original butt plate, it would not fit precisely as the butt plate was in place on the stock when it was finish sanded at the factory, and thereby fitted to that stock only. That is why Marlin serial numbered their stocks and butt plates so as to get the matching parts back together after finishing.
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Re: Marlin mod 94 TakeDown

Post by marlinman93 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:02 pm

Larry Osborne has had repro elevators in the past. Might check with him to see if he still has them. He also sells new screws if any are buggered up.

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Re: Marlin mod 94 TakeDown

Post by 45shooter » Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:16 pm

Regnier, thanks for the information.
I'll match a cleaning jag with a brass screen to the bore and clean with a good
lead remover. Then follow up with steel wool. That should take care of any leading.
I could fit the wood to the butt plate but with the condition the rifle is in, I'm going
to leave it off.
I'll keep an eye out on Ebay for parts.
Again, Thanks.

Marlinman93,
I'll definitely check with Larry Osborne so thanks for the heads up.
Thank you.

I'll make a follow-up post when things are sorted out.
Again, thanks for the great information. :)

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