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#3053839 - 11/28/12 06:49 PM Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul
drrxnupe
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This summer I worked on my uncle's Marlin 336 in .35 Rem. It's only purpose was to keep deer meat in the freezer and believe me it did a darn good job of it. He got the rifle in 1975 used and when I got it in 2012, it had never ever been thoroughly cleaned. Not to mention, the lever action was stuck open. So I decided to take it apart to undo the lever. While I had it apart, I decided to do a cosmetic overhaul. The metal was in too bad shape for me to do a cold blue, so I took it to a local gunsmith for a professional hot blue job. While this was being done, I keep the wood for a good refinish. Sorry I didn't take many pics during the process but this is what I have.

After initial take apart




After cleaning, sanding, and applying 1st coat of MinWax GunStock stain




After 3-4 coats of TruOil with 300 grain sanding in between each


The right side of the stock had a deep gash. I tried applying wood filler but it didn't absorb the stain very well. I decided to leave it as is just as a reminder of how bad off the rifle was


After 10 or so coats of TruOil




I was satisfied after 20 or so coats of TruOil. This was after I applied Meguiar's Gold Class Carnauba Plus Paste Wax





At last...the metal came back from the gunsmith and the rifle was put back together. I also put a Weaver Classic 4x38 on top of it



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#3053901 - 11/28/12 07:13 PM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: drrxnupe]
Bar7mag
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Dang man that is awesome. I know you will always think your unc when you take it afield.
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#3053966 - 11/28/12 07:40 PM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: Bar7mag]
Deerhunter
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Looks awesome man! I got the exact same gun execpt for being a '72 model.
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#3054238 - 11/28/12 09:37 PM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: Deerhunter]
AllOutdoors
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Looks great! I LOVE the 35 caliber. I have one too, except it has the short magazine tube. I wish my stock looked as as good as yours.

Edited by AllOutdoors (11/28/12 09:39 PM)
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#3054283 - 11/28/12 10:18 PM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: AllOutdoors]
cdw338
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I have a 35 336, I bought new at 1970 and I redone the stocks and have used it for using in hogs and alot of deer. It shoots as good as ever and used it last week.

I boutht for $87.00 new.

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#3054675 - 11/29/12 08:48 AM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: cdw338]
Grizzly Johnson
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Very nice job, looks like a brand new rifle!!
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#3054689 - 11/29/12 08:55 AM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
BigD_625
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She's a beaut!!! Excellent job!!!
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#3054776 - 11/29/12 09:41 AM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: BigD_625]
FULLDRAWXX75
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Very nice work, great looking rifle you have there. I have my eyes peeled for a 35 as well. Missed a great deal on a Rem. pump in the 35 over the summer. \:\(

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#3055131 - 11/29/12 01:21 PM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: AllOutdoors]
drrxnupe
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 Originally Posted By: AllOutdoors
Looks great! I LOVE the 35 caliber. I have one too, except it has the short magazine tube. I wish my stock looked as as good as yours.


After deer season when cabin fever kicks in, you should redo your stock. Trust me, if I can do it then it can't be very hard to do

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#3055358 - 11/29/12 03:53 PM Re: Marlin 336 Cosmetic Overhaul [Re: drrxnupe]
wsm
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Registered: 11/28/10
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Great job.
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