Upgrading 30-30 Win. Truck Gun Becomes A Bear of a Project
Montana-based Grizzly Custom turns Roger Eckstines lever-action pawnshop truck gun into a work of art. Functionally, the Marlin also became faster and smoother to handle and shoot.
In the February 2003 issue of Gun Tests we published a single-page feature entitled “Mike’s Ultimate Truck Gun.” In that, we described how gunsmith Mike Montgomery had taken a pawnshop refugee 30-30 Winchester Marlin 336RC and upgraded it. First, it was modified for faster handling by shortening the barrel and stock. The action was checked and tuned. Montgomery changed the sights to a Williams adjustable rear peep sight and light-gathering filament Firesight up front. Also, the magazine tube was shortened, reducing capacity to four rounds. Total for the Truck Gun conversion at the time: $225.
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