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marlin 444 stainless?

Discussion in 'Marlin' started by Peter, Mar 17, 2002.

  1. Peter

    Peter G&G Newbie

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    does marlin make a stainless version of the 444 lever action? who makes a weaver rail mount for the 444? thanks for your help.
     
  2. Tony @ WCG

    Tony @ WCG G&G Newbie

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    If you are wanting a receiver top weaver style mount for the 444, 1895, 336, etc., Weaver makes it, number 63B (one piece mount). For a silver weaver mount, have the black finish bead blasted off. As for Stainless 444, go to Marlin's web site and look it up. They do make a stainless 45-70 but have stated they will not make a 450 in stainless, don't know about the 444.
     

  3. Peter

    Peter G&G Newbie

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    Thanks for the mount info, that looks like it will work. I looked it up on cheaper than dirt.com . I checked out the marlin page and they only list stainless for 45-70, but i have seen a couple of classifid ads that listed "marlin 444ss" and I was wondering if maybe there was a stainless option in the past. If anyone has seen one let me know.
     
  4. Cuzzin Mitch

    Cuzzin Mitch G&G Newbie

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    Peter, I don't think they make the 444 in stainless yet.My 444 is marked 444S and it is the standard old blue finish.
    Man what a cannon though! You pop a big white tail buck anywhere near the vitals and it's going down!
    No tracking job to do there.And also VERY accurate
    with the Remington 240gr. SP's. I put a receiver
    peep sight on mine and over sandbags, she'll put 3 rds. into an inch at 100yds.No bull!
    When they do make them in stainless, I'm gettin one!The 336's in stainless are really neat lookin rifles.
    Just so you know, Ashley Outdoors makes a "scout" type scope mount that uses the dovetail notch on the rear sight for mounting purposes.You would need a LER scope for it though.It takes Weaver type rings.Good shootin to ya cuzzin!Later,yer cuzzin Mitch.
    P.S. Here's a pic of my "Big Medicine".If'n ya ain't got one, get one!
     
  5. Peter

    Peter G&G Newbie

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    marlin 444

    Thanks for the reply, Mitch. Especially the note about the scout mount as i'm thinking of putting on my c-more red dot from my pistol. How would you compare the recoil of the 444 w/ other calibres? I've shot .308 and 30-06. Have you tried the 18" barrel ? I was wondering if there is a significant loss of accuracy or recoil absorb. Thanks!
     
  6. Cuzzin Mitch

    Cuzzin Mitch G&G Newbie

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    Well cuzzin Pete,I don't know apout the short barrel 444's mine is the 22incher pretty much stock except for the receiver sight,fiber optic front sight and sling.I would expect the 18incher
    (that's ported,you know, the Guide gun configuration)to probably recoil a little less due to the porting,but the muzzle blast will be somethin fierce!(due to the porting)People will hate you if you touch one off and they are anywhere near you without proper ear protection.
    As for the recoil of my stock rifle,It's kind of like a big,slow shove against yer shoulder.Not as bad as a 20 gauge shotgun,but you know you've sent
    a big chunk of lead down range fer sure.
    Recoil is kind of an individual perception thing.
    What bothers some people,others don't mind at all.
    If you shoot a .308 boltgun or lever action(I have an old model 88 Winchester in .308),the 444 ain't a whole lot more.You could always put some kind of recoil pad on it if it bothers you any.Like a
    slipon Pachmyer type.Go ahead, take the plunge,
    get one, you'll love it.But if you hunt deer with it,avoid shoulder shots.Go for the heart/lungs
    cause it's a real meat mangler if you hit solid bone with the Remington factory 240 grainers.Been there,done that.With a good heart/lung shot, it's not gonna go more than 15 or 20 yds. after the shot.No trackin,just guttin and draggin!Talk at ya later cuzzin.Yer cuzzin Mitch.:p
     
  7. Kees

    Kees G&G Newbie

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    Instead of stainless, I strongly recommend going for the teflon finishes available now. I have a Winchester mod. 88 in .308 which I destroyed the collector value on by getting the "Black T" finish by W.F. Birdsong applied. I had Arctic gunworks up in Fairbanks (Alaska) put his "Arctic-Kote" on my Ruger Blackhawk and my NEF .30-06. These guns are virtually rustproof in our soggy S.E. Alaska weather and salt water environment. Since it is a matte finish there is no glare to spook the game. Stainless is okay, but not very hidable unless you paint it.
    -Kees-
     
  8. Peter

    Peter G&G Newbie

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    Thanks, Kees. Good input. Looks like stainless is not avail so I'll have to look into coating.-Peter
     
  9. MARLIN 444 SS

    I MAY BE A LITTLE LATE BUT I HAVE A MARLIN 444 SS
    444CAL PORTED T/D CO/PILOT TEFLON? COATED BY WILD WEST GUNS ANCHORAGE AK A SHORT SHORT SHORT GUN NEXT TO MY REGULAR 444 MARLIN GOT IT FOR MY COLLECTION A FEW YEARS AGO AND HAVE NEVER FIRED IT SHOULD BE A BLAST
    DANA
     
  10. Cuzzin Mitch

    Cuzzin Mitch G&G Newbie

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    DANA, sounds like a very nice piece! I saw an artical in G&A magazine last year on the Wild West
    guns.Really want one but can not justify the outlay of cash for it.My stock 444s will do me just as well I'm sure, but man are they ever cool
    looking.How about posting a pic? later,yer ol cuzzin Mitch.:cool: :wave:
     
  11. 444 SS PICTURE

    HERE IS YOUR PICTURE WITH A REGULAR 444 TO COMPARE.
    DANA

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  12. Cuzzin Mitch

    Cuzzin Mitch G&G Newbie

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    :D Thanks fer the "eye candy" Dana.That finish
    sure looks good on it.Bet she's a real loud sucker
    when you touch one off.
    Kind of off the Marlin subject, but I sent off a
    Savage 1899H 22HP that had been severly tampered
    with before I got it, to a feller in Oregon to tighten up the barrel to the action (it's a TD)and have it matte hard chrome plated.Real anxious to get her back to see how she shoots and what she looks like. When she comes home I'll post some pics of her.It will probably make the Savage "purists" go into a fit of the uncontrolable shakes and shivers,kind of like an ol hound dog tryin to poop out a peach pit,but she really needed some work done her and she was already "Bubba'd" to death,
    so I figgered a little more to get her up an runnin would'nt hurt any.Later cuz, Mitch.:cool: