After seeing the post of the Marlin .44 that had been shortened with a scout scope the other day got me thinking. I have not been doing much with guns lately so seems like time to make a come back in a big way. I have a Marlin 1894 and was thinking of shortening it to 16", doing XS sights and a OD scout scope. Here are the 2 big kickers, having it made into a take down and having it threaded. Why? Well why not? You have a nice compact gun that has a hard hitting round that is super quite and super cool. I found this site and seems to have some good reviews, Takedown Lever Actions I know it says he is not taking work right now, but worth a call.