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Hi all, I'm new here, but figured it'd be the best place to ask this question. To my surprise, I found a Marlin Mod 25 stashed away up in the rafters of my attic. It appears to be a 1971 model, and was probably up there for decades? Anyway, the owner apparently did some DIY work, and made a stock for it. It doesn't look so great, so I was thinking of trying to restore it. At this point, should I try to find an original, or are there more modern, aftermarket stocks that would fit? It appears he made his own trigger guard, too, so I will need that. Any tips would be appreciated! Amazingly, the gun appears to be in great shape.
 

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Thanks. I'm guessing he probably made that, too. I wonder if it would work with the original stock. If not, I'm guessing I'd need to buy a stock, trigger and trigger guard to put it back to it's original form. Not sure if it's worth the trouble since I've only done basic stuff to other guns like changing some springs in a revolver, and putting a new trigger in my Hellcat (which actually turned out to be more involved than I thought). What would be the best place to buy parts for this Model 25?
 

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Yeah, he did a pretty good job on making the trigger light, but I preferred the gun in it's stock form. Luckily, I was able to find all the bits and pieces online, and got it running. For having sat in an attic for probably decades, it turned out pretty well, and shoots great now :)
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Went to the range, when I started shooting the first eight rounds looked like buckshot from 25 yds,this was at 50 yds ,then I had two ftf’s ,the third shot fired then the two previous rounds were shot again
( they only had slight marks on the primers)they fired,the group was three touching low and to the right of center ,in the white,I adjusted Lefteyeshot and up the next three were at nine o’clock in the whites little too far but in a 1 1/4” group ,I readjusted ,the next three were dead center bull 1 1/2” group,I can only say that the really bad shooting before was due to barrel break in( this is a brand new unused North Haven barrel) because it was like a lights switch,after about 45 rds total suddenly the rifle began grouping much better .when I was young still in the Marines,with my deerhead Marlin and peeps I could shoot those kind of groups at 100 yds(1 1/2”) at home on leave,opefully break in will continue to improve the barrels abilties.this a rare thing today,I have basically a brand new JM Marlin to play with!
 
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