A lot of people ask me about converting rifles from Straight stock to Pistol grip stocks.

The good news is that marlin centre fire rifles all have tut E same stock fittings, so this is possible.

It’s possible to fit a pistol grip stock on a straight stock rifle yes, but with caveats… a pistol grip stock will fit on the rifle, and work perfectly, provided you also buy a Pistol grip lever. (The straight lever won’t close)

However on the pistol grip guns the bottom plate is different – it’s thicker and profiled at the back to fit the stock cut out. 

The pistol grip bottom plates aren’t available as spares, so it would mean there’s a gap under the lever – something like the picture attached. 

If you don’t mind this gap, then yes, can be converted.