Model 1889 Stock

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Hankct09
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Model 1889 Stock

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I recently inherited a Marlin Safety model 1889, 32-W, serial # 69899.
It doesn't have stock. Should I replace it? If so how and where? Is it worth more with
a replacement stock or no stock at all?

Thanks for any help!
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Re: Model 1889 Stock

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It's worth much more with a replacement stock than no stocks at all! I would not only replace it, but if it's got a forearm I'd replace buttstock and forearm to ensure they match once done. Not sure if they sell an 1889 stock set, but Precision Gun Stocks in Texas sells nice semi inletted stock sets. I've always used the 1894 set, and simply lengthen the inletted cut for the longer 1889 lower tang. Prices are very reasonable too at Precision.
I checked and they do offer 1889 stocks now, so that makes it easier!

https://www.precisiongunstocks.com/cont ... s/d43.html
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Re: Model 1889 Stock

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Manlinman thanks for the reply!!

I don't know a lot about rifle nomenclature. My Marlin is all metal, no wood all.
So I need is the buttstock and forearm for the octagon barrel...right?

Also, mine says 32-W. On the site they offer
Small Caliber, .32
or
Large Caliber, .38 / .44
Would I want the .32?

Thanks again for your information!!
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Re: Model 1889 Stock

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Thanks for the information!

Mine has no wooden parts so I'll need the forearm and buttstock.

Also since mine has .32-W. That's not the .32 / 44.....right?

Thanks again!!

Hank
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Re: Model 1889 Stock

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Hankct09 wrote: Mon Sep 27, 2021 8:22 am Thanks for the information!

Mine has no wooden parts so I'll need the forearm and buttstock.

Also since mine has .32-W. That's not the .32 / 44.....right?

Thanks again!!

Hank
No such cartridge as "32/44" The cartridge you need is .32-20, and the rifle cartridge is .32-40, which is an old Marlin Ballard cartridge. .32W=.32-20 WCF.
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