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    Default Modified Marlin Papoose take-down 22

    I decided to goof around with a Marlin Papoose take-down 22.

    1. Remove magazine safety cut-off. To allow single shots without magazine being inserted.

    2. Work on terrible 12 pound trigger pull. Now about 5 pounds. needs more work

    3. Install 4 power scope with 1 inch tube.
    4. Remove butt-plate and cut off rear 1.0 inch of stock.
    5. Install Limb-saver slip-on pad with heavy duty snaps.
    6. Insert minimal survival gear in butt-stock
    a. 60 rounds ammo
    b. Barrel install wrench / screwdriver tool
    c. Water proof matches
    d. 12 feet shot-line cord
    e. Fire tab ration heater (not in photo)
    f. Band-aids
    g. Spare 7 round magazine
    h. Lightweight razor knife
    i. Cleaning patches (in ammo bag)

    7. Used a lanyard to attach 10 round mag to rifle.
    8. Attach lightweight sling.

    It does not shoot well with high price ammo. The Ely's target ammo is horrible. But for some reason it really likes the cheap CCI- Blazer 22 ammo.

    Not bad for a touch over 4 pounds with everything attached or inserted.
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    I guess it still only lets you do a couple photos at a time
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    It still fits in the original floating case, but just barely.
    The hollow butt-stock filled up pretty quick.
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    I got the case now I need to find a rifle.I like it alot
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    Pretty slick! I have had a papoose for quite a while. The moving apes broke the wood stock and the wrench disappeared along the way. I put a composite stock on it and will probably durracoat it at some point. I like the stock modification on yours. Anyone know where to get a new barrel wrench?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    It does not shoot well with high price ammo. The Ely's target ammo is horrible. But for some reason it really likes the cheap CCI- Blazer 22 ammo.
    A firearm liking CCI Blazer LR ammo is not an unusual occurrence IME.

    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    Not bad for a touch over 4 pounds with everything attached or inserted.
    Looks like a great rifle for its intended purpose!
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    1-800-544-8892, Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM-5 PM EST

    Call Marlin and see what you can find....
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    Nice job Float!!

    I have a Rossi combo gun with a .22/20ga/.243 barrels and I have thought of doing something like that with the butt shock. Mind if I steal your idea?....I like it a lot!!! The snaps are a clever idea.
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    Shes-a-no-slippa off, that away....

    I did not want to loose parts or pieces in 3 feet of snow...

    I had to cut off an inch of the stock to have the same length of pull and it also made the end square.
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    BOY, I like that gun.

    CCI Blazer is the only 22 LR Ammo I buy.

    It works in 22 Autos when other brands don't.

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