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Old November 21, 2023, 08:29 AM   #1
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TC Encore rifle

What do I need to or can I buy to end up with a TC Encore .444 Marlin rifle with a brake on it?

Not sure what all swaps back and forth.

Can I buy any Encore action, pistol, shotgun or rifle and then buy a barrel?

Not sure what swaps and how hard it is to swap a stock or to come up with a forearm , stock or whatever

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Old November 21, 2023, 08:41 AM   #2
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I used to own a TC Encore. Bought it as a 12 guage shotgun. Bought a 223 barrel for it. Had to also buy a new forearm for the 223. That is all i know.
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Old November 21, 2023, 09:20 AM   #3
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Encores are still out there, even though S&W dropped them from the line up.
It should be relatively easy to find a used one, and then you can add barrels and stocks as you wish. E Arthur Brown and SSK industries still sell parts:
here's a .444 marlin barrel for you

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Old November 23, 2023, 08:20 AM   #4
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If the outside barrel diameter is significantly different from the barrel you have on the gun, you may have to get an different fore-end for that barrel.

Other than that, any Encore barrel should work on any Encore.

From a legal standpoint, you do want to make sure you don't run afoul of NFA laws
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Old November 23, 2023, 11:11 AM   #5
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I have a break-open single shot in .444 marlin from CVA--love it. I bet a TC will be at least as good.
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Old November 25, 2023, 09:06 AM   #6
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Encore prices have shot up significantly, so be prepared to spend well over $1K to put together a .444 Marlin rifle. Expect to spend $600 for a blued reciever, and over $700 for stainless. Stock sets will be at least $150 for a basic buttstock and forearm. Then you're looking $400+ to have a barrel made.

I'd buy a CVA Scout for less than $500 if I had to have a .444 Marlin.
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Old December 18, 2023, 03:08 PM   #7
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Thanks for the replies.

I wonder why I never got any email notifications?
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