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    Default Stock Replacement ? - Marlin Guide Gun

    I'm betting the answer is somewhere in this forum, but my quick search was not successful so ...

    Can I put a stock from a 1895 style rifle or other Marlin series on a 1895 guide rifle? Is it just the lever that needs to be changed out - or is it more involved? I've got a 1895GS that I'd like to tweak.

    Are there any synthetic options out there besides the WWG stock?

    Thanks!

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    To change over to a pistol grip stock you need to change the trigger plate...hard to get

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    If you just want a more durable stock material then just get a can of spray on bedliner. It works very well and leaves a nice hard finish that will repell water and hoold up to a pretty good beating.

    Here is my guide gun that I put the spray on beliner on the stock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebear_78 View Post
    If you just want a more durable stock material then just get a can of spray on bedliner. It works very well and leaves a nice hard finish that will repell water and hoold up to a pretty good beating.

    Here is my guide gun that I put the spray on beliner on the stock.


    That was a great idea. Did you do any special treatment to the wood prior spraying?

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    You definately want to remove the old finish and then rough it up a bit with sandpaper. one note of warning, spray on bedliner is extremely durable but some bug repellents, with high deet content will melt it. I never had a problem but have talked to a few people who did. I used the duplicolor brand that you can get for around $8 a can.

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    I think it is Brockman Brothers or some similar named company that sells a laminatesd stock set for the GG. there products can be found in the Midway USA catalog. Not cheap, but they look good and durable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thebear_78 View Post
    You definately want to remove the old finish and then rough it up a bit with sandpaper. one note of warning, spray on bedliner is extremely durable but some bug repellents, with high deet content will melt it. I never had a problem but have talked to a few people who did. I used the duplicolor brand that you can get for around $8 a can.
    No problem, mosquitos won't bother the gun. grin


    ps. thanks.

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    I too have used bedliner on quite a few firearms and have not been disappointed by its durabilty in the slightest.


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    Question what sights

    Hey kingfisher what ironsights are you using? I got the ghost ring sights and hate em cant hit anything past 50yrd with them. I took them off. I got the gg when they first came out and from the factory my front post was mounted cocked to one side its barely noticiable but unless I have a round bead for a front sight its really annoying and hard to shoot. The ghost ring set came with a square post. Also where did you get the lever and the light mount? Thanks

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    I have the ghost rings and like them, no complaints. The front site is a hi-viz and that definitely helps. I got my lever from Wild West Guns. TheBear_78 has the light mount, not me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnum Man View Post
    Hey kingfisher what ironsights are you using? I got the ghost ring sights and hate em cant hit anything past 50yrd with them. I took them off. I got the gg when they first came out and from the factory my front post was mounted cocked to one side its barely noticiable but unless I have a round bead for a front sight its really annoying and hard to shoot. The ghost ring set came with a square post. Also where did you get the lever and the light mount? Thanks

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    I put the cheapest stock I could find on mine. I have the 1895S but put the Ram Line synthetic for the Marlin 336 on it. I had to cut and redesign the forearm but it was easy. It has worked very well and only cost $46. Jim

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    As popular as the Marlin Guide gun is, I don't understand why one of the big after market companies doesn't make a stock for it. I've been looking for 6 yrs now, I just can't justify the prices of the couple that are available, WWG & Brockmans. I keep thinking that someone will release one soon, but never happens.

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    I had a RamLine on my 1895 for a day. It just didn't feel right. I also wish there was a quality synthetic stock out there

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