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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-10-2012, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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CUT AND RECROWN

So, after carrying a .35 Marlin 336 and .30-06 Remmy 760 this season, I'm thinking about a few modifications. The 760 feels like a iron waste pipe after toting the little Marlin. I had this idea that I'd have a unique 20" brl unlike the factory 18.5" or the 22". I would also get rid of 1/4" of the moisture damaged and peely buttstock end and have a slick recoil pad installed. Since I'm in my right mind, it would also get a steel or aluminum left handed safety. Then, I thought "I'm not that creative... someone has to have already had these ideas!" Have any of you ever had a 760 cut and recrowned? Who did the job? What was the outcome? Was there a loss in performance? How about a metal LH safety? I don't want any plastic garbage.
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Re: CUT AND RECROWN

At one time years ago, I put a left hand safety button on a Ithaca 37 for my son-in-law. Think it maybe was a Buehler. I have had competition barrels re-crowned several times. Sometimes it helps, especially if there are any burrs right at the muzzle. Take a Q tip and run it around the muzzle, and see if any pulls off. If so, you probably need a re-crown.

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Harts in nescopeck, $40 while I waited. Nice job no problems, went to 18.5.

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I would also recommend Harts in Nescopeck. He does great work.

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Re: CUT AND RECROWN

I don't need a recrown, I just want something a little shorter, but not all the way down to 18.5. Agreed on Hart's... all good reports on their work. How about the stock and safety? I am only finding plastic replacements online.
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Left handed safeties are harder to find. Brownells should have it, I got 3 about 2 years ago. As for a stock, not sure about replacement wood. Refinish and Luton that pad like you said?

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Re: CUT AND RECROWN

If you cut the barrel it will need re crowned.
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