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Instead of buying another rifle..
How about just re -barrel my 336 Marlin 30-30 to .32 special ?
Surly someone can do the job ? Cheaper than buying another rifle?
Anyone else swap barrel to another caliber?
Doable?
 

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I already have a 336 in .35 ..and a 51' Winchester 30-30.. and a Thompson center contender in .30-30AI
Have been wanting a .32 Winchester special.
 

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I recently rebarreled a Marlin back to 30-30 with a barrel I bought of of Gunparts.com. The rebarrel part was easy $50. at the local smith. I don't know where you would come up with a 32 Special barrel.
 

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I recently rebarreled a Marlin back to 30-30 with a barrel I bought of of Gunparts.com. The rebarrel part was easy $50. at the local smith. I don't know where you would come up with a 32 Special barrel.



Re-bore from 30-30 to .32 Winchester special
 

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Jesse might rebore it for you: http://www.35caliber.com/ give him a call (541-942-1342). It says to do so for "others on request." My Marlin to .38-55 cost $250 including shipping back to me.

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I already have a 336 in .35 ..and a 51' Winchester 30-30.. and a Thompson center contender in .30-30AI
Have been wanting a .32 Winchester special.

Sounds like a good reason to me. Something about the name .. 32 Special just sounds cool.
 

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i have a win m94 top eject in 35/30-30. Jesse did a wonderful job on it.


100 yards
2 shots, move the peep, 2 shots, move the peep......
 

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Not near my manuals. Is the 32 Special a rimmed case like the 30-30? Same case?

Found my answer from my friend Google. The 30-30 is the parent case. I was confusing it with the Remington round.
 

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See Jess for a 38-55 redo , I did and youll find it easy to load /brass is easy to find and a bigger hole created by a cast boolit is easier to find when you have a shorter walk up to the critter you kilt /Ed
 

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I never could understand the 32 special over the 30-30. Now a 38-55 I’d a larger bore and worthwhile. But a 30-30 has always done everything I needed. Except when I lived in Alaska. Then I carried a 45-70 guide gun or a 50 Alaskan.
 

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I don't think you are gonna appreciate going from a 30-30 to a 32 spl. They are just about identical twins on paper and the slightly bigger dia bullet won't make any difference in killing power. Tht, my friend, is why the 32 spl bit the dust and the 30-30 stayed popular. Don;t waste your money changing to 32 spl. Wallacem in Ga
 

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I never could understand the 32 special over the 30-30. Now a 38-55 I’d a larger bore and worthwhile. But a 30-30 has always done everything I needed. Except when I lived in Alaska. Then I carried a 45-70 guide gun or a 50 Alaskan.
me either. What do you gain? More costly bullets and about impossible to find brass. If you want more then a 3030 get a 35 rem. Now that is a great lever gun round as is the 3030. Cool thing about the 35 too is theres a ton of pistol bullets and pistol bullet molds to make your own with.
 

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What I remember, and I'm going from memory which is getting a tad unreliable lately, but I believe the .30-30 came out for smokeless powder, but there were enough calls for a similar cartridge loaded with the holy Black that Winchester came out with the .32 Special with black powder. So the were basically the same, just one was smokeless and the other not.

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