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Just got back from the range..........

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..............with the Marlin/Glenfield rebuild #3. It's for a friend's son's 13th birthday. The little rifle need a crap-load of TLC when I got it! The stock needed refinishing (see pic below for reason), the bore looked like a sewer pipe and there was rust starting on most of the metal. I sanded the stock down and free-floated the barrel, then rebarreled the receiver. I derusted the metal and internal parts with Evapo-Rust. Reblued the receiver and barrel (left the bolt in the white), stained the wood and finished with three coats of spray-on satin spar urethane. I also "bedded" the action with a couple of spots of bedding compound. It shoots REALLY well, too! I think he'll like it. What do you think?



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Think back to colonial times when the colonists wanted their guns to blend in with the brush. They charred stripes on the stocks to break up the outline. That's what this yahoo did, except with a propane torch. I guess he thought it looked cool - wrong! I did a lot of sanding to get rid of the stripes, but some were deeper than others and you can still see some very light lines if you look hard enough. I'm happy with how it came out and how well it shoots. My friend's son will go nuts over it!
Thanks everyone. Yeah, you can actually only see the stripes when it's in shaded light. This is my third Marlin/Glenfield rebuild. Most of you saw the first a couple of years or so back. The second was given to my great-nephew for Christmas (it was more of a refinish than a rebuild). It's become kind of a hobby putting these old rimfires back shooting condition.
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