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#3322054 - 08/13/13 09:04 PM Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag
robinhedd
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I bought a Marlin 336 in 44 Mag, it's sweet. Only prob the guy who had it painted the furniture black. He was in a gun club & he said they do all their guns that way. It's no rattle can job & it looks great but I'd like to see the walnut again. Any suggestions on stripping & refinishing? Or could I buy replacements reasonable? Here's some pics, like I said its sweet, even got the X'S Ghost Ring Lever rail. Thanks, RH


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#3322091 - 08/13/13 09:26 PM Re: Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag [Re: robinhedd]
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Paint stripper should work without damaging the wood. Then, clean, stain, and tru oil.
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#3322112 - 08/13/13 09:41 PM Re: Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag [Re: BigD_625]
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 Originally Posted By: BigD_625
Paint stripper should work without damaging the wood. Then, clean, stain, and tru oil.

Yup. And an old tooth brush will help get the paint out of the checkering.
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#3322117 - 08/13/13 09:47 PM Re: Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag [Re: Rubberduck270]
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Any idea what color stain to get the original Walnut stock look?
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#3322138 - 08/13/13 10:04 PM Re: Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag [Re: robinhedd]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: robinhedd
Any idea what color stain to get the original Walnut stock look?


There's one called gun stock, I believe. It gives that reddish color that you see on most stocks.
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#3322141 - 08/13/13 10:06 PM Re: Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag [Re: robinhedd]
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I would try just finishing the bare wood with tung oil. It will bring out the natural color of the walnut and if you don't like it, you can always go darker.

Also, any idea what kind of paint it is? Some of the new paints can be a real bear to strip, especially in the checkering.

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#3322204 - 08/13/13 10:54 PM Re: Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag [Re: TNRifleman]
robinhedd
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I wish I knew the type of paint. It's a really slick job, flat but glossy & almost has a little texture.
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#3322205 - 08/13/13 10:56 PM Re: Help with stock/forearm Marlin 336 44 mag [Re: robinhedd]
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Is the barrel channel painted? If so, you could try a little stripper in there and see how hard it might be to strip?
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