Re: Marlin .22, anyone know this model?
I'd like to get some comments on this too. The barrel and receiver fit the stock like a glove but the trigger is too long for the guard. My first thought was that the guard was changed out so I checked to see if the screw holes lined up, which they do perfectly. What are the chances a different guard will fit the shape and line up perfecto? It's even less likely that a trigger would have been replaced with one longer than it's original.
But again it seems like the steel was made for this stock. The only thing that might say otherwise is this dark area behind the receiver. I have seen weapons show some of this but not to this extent. Too large of an area to leave unfinnished, wouldn't you agree?
I can only sumize that though it fits well it can't be the original stock.