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    Default One for the girl

    Well I found a rifle for my young cousin this past week, and I just hope she likes it as much as I do. A friend saw my ad on here and offered me a great deal on a mint Marlin...EERR UMM.. Glenfield (you know Marlin with ElCheepo stocks and fancy deers pressed into the grip) Model 30A. I snatched it up thinking it will be perfect and won't matter too much if she scuffs the stocks.

    A quick phone call to my Dad let gave me an idea of what length of pull she would need, as I had no idea how much she had grown in the past year since I had seen her. I then fitted a Pacmyar Decel pad and proceeded to the metalwork. I bobbed the barrel at 16.5 inches, recrowned and ported it. I then did away with the barrel band for the mag tube and machined a dovetail in the appropriate place for a 2/3 magazine like a Guide Gun. After cutting the mag tube to length and all the rigamorow that goes along with the hanger and plug, I did a nice tune job so it feeds well and the action is very smooth.

    I put a red fiberoptic front sight in conjunction with the standard Marlin buckhorn factory rear. Then topped the whole thing off by mounting a Weaver K3 on it, a scope that was given to me by her father some years back.

    I cant wait to get back home to give it to her as a late Christmas present. I just hope that she is as happy with it as Vince's girls were with their new rifles.

    Thanks to everyone who came through with an offer, and Merry Christmas.

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    Default Oh Yeah

    I almost forgot to mention that the little rifle is chambered for the 30-30 Win.

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    Sounds great. She should absolutely love it. We all need a cousin like you.

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    i have no doubt! she will adore it...mine love hunting shooting and all....

    they love helping me poor powder and seat bullets

    and they simpley get a huge moment of glee out shooting dad







    haul her on up when the warm returns and well get the girls shooting together
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    Sounds awesome! but where is the picture of it????

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    Nice snag and it sounds like you did a good work over on it.

    I agree with Matt where are the pics?
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    Default About the pics

    I was planning on posting a couple last night, when to my horror, I discovered that my puppy had destroyed my brand new Fujifilm. I was not a happy camper, and I guess I know where that Freddies gift card is gonna go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kid View Post
    I was planning on posting a couple last night, when to my horror, I discovered that my puppy had destroyed my brand new Fujifilm. I was not a happy camper, and I guess I know where that Freddies gift card is gonna go.
    You have to love puppies and full grown dogs that never seem to outgrow those tendencies.

    Merry Christmas Kid!

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    I applaud any effort to reach out to the other half and get them into the sport. But 16.5" on a 30-30? If anything the increased muzzle blast may very well be problematic for her.
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