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emilli00
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:20 pm  Reply with quote



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I have a Marlin Model 90 with 28" barrels choked Mod/Full but would like to have a barrel set choked IC/Mod. Anyone know of a source? I have also considered the 20 ga Mod/Full barrels that Numrich has and having them rechoked but I'm not sure of the fit of 20 ga barrels in the 16 ga frame. All I hear is that is hit or miss (pun intended). What wisdom can the Forum impart?
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old colonel
PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:00 pm  Reply with quote
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Believe 16 and 20 Marlin 90s have different frames so mounting them not a likely event..

Easiest course of action is Briley thin wall choke tubes.

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kennedy756
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there is a guy over on the marlin forum that tried converting a marlin 90 to another gauge and after months of trying it never worked and he was paying a gunsmith to do it.

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emilli00
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I guess it's true; there's no such thing as a free lunch!
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rdja
PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:53 pm  Reply with quote
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old colonel wrote:
Believe 16 and 20 Marlin 90s have different frames so mounting them not a likely event..

Easiest course of action is Briley thin wall choke tubes.



I had Briley thin walls put in my Marlin 90 and they work great. Just had them put a set in a Winchester Model 21 12 ga. They do nice work, and fast turn around.
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BarkeyVA
PostPosted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:22 am  Reply with quote
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According to Brophy in his book on Marlin Firearms, 16 and 20 ga. guns were made with the same size frame. However barrels may not be interchangeable without "tweeking" by a gunsmith.

Even replacement 16 ga; barrels may not fit without some "tweeking" by gunsmith. I have two sets of barrels for one of my 16 ga Model 90's and the second set had to be adjusted to fit properly.

Model 90's made before 1951 have a snap-on (spring clip) forearm. 1951 and later guns have a "lever release-type" forearm, and they are not interchangeable.

Also, the 16 ga. forearm wood will not fit 20ga. barrels properly, so you would need to find a 20 ga. forearm for the 20 ga. barrels.

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