444 question

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444 question

Post by Kyle » Sat Jun 03, 2006 11:13 pm

Did Marlin make a straight stock 444 pre-safety in a carbine config??? ie. 20" barrel with a full mag tube?

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Post by SteveW » Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:05 am

No. I have seen one that was converted from a rifle, and it would have sold, I believe. SW
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Post by cohiba » Sun Jun 25, 2006 1:17 pm

not to step on the toes of experts but they did. the 444T.
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here is one. its for sale at gunsamerica.
http://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976665591.htm
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Post by SteveW » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:47 pm

Well, I have my steel-toed boots on! :D I did not mention the 444T as Kyle specified a 20" barrel, and if my memory has not left me completely, the 444T did have a straight stock, but the barrel is 24".

At least the one in my safe has a 24" barrel.

My 444P is a sweet rifle and I shoot it more than any other Marlin ltely. I like a stiff dose of H322 under a 310 gr hard cast, gas checked bullet.
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Post by cohiba » Sun Jun 25, 2006 2:56 pm

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i was under the impression all the Texans were carbines. my bust. 24" huh?
so the XLR isnt a new idea at all.
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Post by SteveW » Sun Jun 25, 2006 4:27 pm

It is not easy at all to keep Marlins sorted out. I have been at it for 35 years & do not claim to know a third of what is going on. Thus the disclaimer in my sig line! :wink:

I have alway felt the 'Texan' designation was for the straight stock and didn't have a lot to do with barrel length, but I could be wrong about that.

One of the big hitters may be along for clarification.

Whatever you call them, I very much like the 444s!! It's my favorite lever-action caliber.

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