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Old 11-18-2009, 03:20 AM   #1
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Hey guys....I am still stuck on this fkn 30-30.....I just need to get the barrel off and it wont budge. The barrel is cracked so I dont give a damn what happens to it but I want the receiver in good shape. It is a 03030 model 30-30 I am almost wondering if the barrel was pressed in?? Is this possible? any help would be appreciated

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Old 11-18-2009, 08:40 PM   #2
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Do not know of a marlin that is a Model 30-30. DO know of a Model 336 that is in caliber 30-30. IIRC, the barel is threaded, but if it has been on there a while, can be a chore to remove. It DOES require some tools that a hobbyist does not usually have- barrel wrench, and an action block for a vise. Without the blocks, you will likely warp the receiver. if you DO have them, try soaking the joint overnight in Kroil, and heat the reciever (not the barrel) with a hair dryer- trying to get reciever, but not barrel, to expand. Me, I chicken out, and take my rebarrels to my friendly smith- who charges about $35 if I supply parts. You DO have a set of headspace guages for the new barrel, right? If not, you might seriously consider subbing this task out to someone with the tools.

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thnx I will give it a try....haha If you saw the condition of this gun you would understand what I am talking about.....I will post some pics

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Here it is.....rough I know but free

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It DOES require some tools that a hobbyist does not usually have- barrel wrench, and an action block for a vise. Without the blocks, you will likely warp the receiver.
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A pipe wrench and a bench vise isn't going to cut it....

FYI: The red vise seen here served ONLY to prop up the parts for the picture. The barrel vise is bolted directly to the work bench in actual use.

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By the way....
I believe what you have there is a model "C"3030 that is a variation of a model 30A or 30AS, which may or may not have been produced for Coast to Coast Firearms, by Marlin.

A replacement barrel can be found here:
MARLIN | C3030 | ITEM#809140 | e-GunParts.com

For what it's worth....

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thnks high power I believe you are right. I just bought a rifle vise and will see how that works.... I am looking to get a head space gauge. any suggestions?

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I'm partial to Clymer gauges myself.
CLYMER : CLYMER HEADSPACE GAUGES - World's Largest Supplier of Firearm Accessories, Gun Parts and Gunsmithing Tools

You'll need 2 gauges for rebarreling / chambering though. Both a GO gauge and a NO-GO gauge. And then there's the chamber reamers.....

The path to becoming a gunsmith doesn't come cheap I'm afraid.

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