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#3024845 - 11/09/12 10:54 AM Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336)
Spikes Tactical
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So a few weeks back I struck up a package deal on a Browning A-blot 30-06 and a Marlin 336 30-30.

The stock and forearm on the 30-30 had been painted black and barrel and tube had a good amount of rust. Some rust so bad it was pitted.

The good thing is the inside of the barrel looked great. So I decided I would refinish the Marlin.

Here is where I am today with it. Any suggestions / recommendations from those who have refinished a gun in the past would be greatly appreciated.

I know this gun will not win any beauty contests when I am done with it but I am hoping to have it completed for next years firearms season and with any luck I will kill something with it.

One thing - I neglected to take a picture of the rifle before getting started (for some reason I was just excited to get started I guess)...

Stock / Forearm before:


Stock / Forearm after: (I have added a gloss finish since this pic)


Barrel before:


Barrel after: (still needs more work)


Work in progress:


My plans are to continue to work on the barrel to remove as much of the rust in the pitted areas as possible.

Then I will degrease the whole gun and finally re-blue it. So far I am happy with the progress.

Please feel free to comment or give suggestions.

Jp
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#3024908 - 11/09/12 11:22 AM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: Spikes Tactical]
BigD_625
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Good work so far!
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#3025447 - 11/09/12 05:17 PM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: BigD_625]
fastbs
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Looking good. Its tedious work but the results will be nice.
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#3025460 - 11/09/12 05:27 PM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: fastbs]
FULLDRAWXX75
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With the amount of rust/pitting, you may want to consider an alternative finish such as Duracoat or the ceramic coating.............it may not show that pitting as badly.

FDXX75
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#3028249 - 11/11/12 07:22 PM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
With the amount of rust/pitting, you may want to consider an alternative finish such as Duracoat or the ceramic coating.............it may not show that pitting as badly.

FDXX75

Yup. Also you can fill in the pits with epoxy with a duracoat finish. Never know they were there.
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#3028542 - 11/11/12 09:40 PM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: Dienamic]
fastbs
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I'm a little weird and like the character of a refinished rough gun, pits and all. Curious how it's coming along and what route you're taking with it?

There are some good videos on YouTube of how to take a 336 apart.
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#3028864 - 11/12/12 07:09 AM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: fastbs]
Spikes Tactical
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Well here is an update:

Sanded the barrel with 0000 steel wool and Rem Oil all weekend.

It is still pitted but finally got it to where it was looking like bare metal.

I also put a few coats of blueing on the tube - it has turned out pretty good but is not as dark as it originally was.

I will post more pictures when I get the barrel and receiver blued and the rifle put back together.

Thanks for the advice.

Jp
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#3061417 - 12/03/12 03:10 PM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: Spikes Tactical]
Spikes Tactical
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Here are some updated pics from my project:

Full shot:


Barrel:


Receiver:


Stock:
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#3061438 - 12/03/12 03:29 PM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: Spikes Tactical]
FULLDRAWXX75
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Very nice job

FDXX75
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#3061459 - 12/03/12 03:43 PM Re: Gun Project (refinishing a Marlin 336) [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
BigD_625
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Good work. Looks great.
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