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Anybody here shoot a 444 marlin? I picked one up cheap last week due to it being mis-stamped from the factory. The barrel is stamped 44 rem mag and the pawn shop said it won’t feed properly it jams everytime. I told them I bet they are using the wrong ammo, and I ended up being right.
 
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Wow!
I would bet the company would like to get that one back!!!

I had a buddy that hunted with a 444 and he loved it.
 
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Two items:
1. I would be extremely careful with the first pull of the trigger with this rifle and a live round in the chamber.

2. The 444 has tremendous recoil, limited range, great knockdown capability. The recoil will definitely catch your attention.
 
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I would love to stumble across a deal like that. I have always wanted a Marlin 444 levergun to go with my 14" 444 T/C contender.
 
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I have no idea why but here recently I have really been wanting a big bore rifle for hunting woods and thicker areas. A 444 Marlin, 45-70 or something along those lines will probably find it's way to the safe before long.
 
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I have one, but I’ve never shot it. Looking to sell if anyone is interested.
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Hardwoodmaterials":17uulepb said:
I have no idea why but here recently I have really been wanting a big bore rifle for hunting woods and thicker areas. A 444 Marlin, 45-70 or something along those lines will probably find it's way to the safe before long.

I wouldn't mind having big bore as well for the same purposes.
 
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infoman jr.":2s5xol1x said:
I have one, but I’ve never shot it. Looking to sell if anyone is interested.
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Send me a Pm with a price please.
 
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snaildarter":2g8h0ivv said:
Anybody here shoot a 444 marlin? I picked one up cheap last week due to it being mis-stamped from the factory. The barrel is stamped 44 rem mag and the pawn shop said it won’t feed properly it jams everytime. I told them I bet they are using the wrong ammo, and I ended up being right.

Wondering if this may have been a 44 mag rechambered to 444 marlin.
 
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Wobblyshot1":hh1xkl9u said:
snaildarter":hh1xkl9u said:
Anybody here shoot a 444 marlin? I picked one up cheap last week due to it being mis-stamped from the factory. The barrel is stamped 44 rem mag and the pawn shop said it won’t feed properly it jams everytime. I told them I bet they are using the wrong ammo, and I ended up being right.

Wondering if this may have been a 44 mag rechambered to 444 marlin.

I don’t think so. It’s got a 24” round barrel, from my research marlin never made a 24” round barrel in 44 mag. However in 1970, which is what year the rifle is, they made a 24” round barreled 444. It was a centennial model.
 
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A couple of pictures of the rifle.
 

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Okay, a picture. The 44 mag brass is 1.285 inches long where the 444 marlin brass is 2.250 inches long.



I do not see how the rifle can chamber a 444 marlin round.

For sure the rifle has been rechambered.

I would be very careful pulling the trigger on this one.
 

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DaveB":17duqp1g said:
Okay, a picture. The 44 mag brass is 1.285 inches long where the 444 marlin brass is 2.250 inches long.



I do not see how the rifle can chamber a 444 marlin round.

For sure the rifle has been rechambered.

I would be very careful pulling the trigger on this one.

Yes the rifle feeds and chambers 444. The carrier for a 44 mag in a 336 receiver is unique and this rifle has the 444 carrier(which is completely different). I am almost 100% positive the barrel was mis-stamped when it left the marlin plant in 1970.
 
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No need to hide behind a rock, a gunsmith has gone through this rifle and agrees it is a factory built 444.
 

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