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Old 08-17-2013, 10:38 PM   #11
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heres mine. son took it to use in 2008. about a year ago i got it back. but not to to after i replaced it with a 980 ss from dicks

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Old 08-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by priell3 View Post
I picked up the rifle last night. My first impression was that while a bit dirty, it was in pretty good condition.

First thing I did was remove the bolt which didn't look too bad. That is a spot of white paint on the bolt handle.

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Mostly dust, minor rust inside:

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Next, I gave the bore a good scrubbing after which, it shined like a mirror with no obvious defects. The exposed parts of the barrel and action have lost most of the finish and one spot near the front sight it looks like it was scrubbed. Just a few minor rust spots with no pitting.

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Marlin 25N - .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion

The stock is solid with only a minor nick on the forend. The entire stock appears to have been varnished at some time in its life.

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Mechanically, everything is sound and functional. The action functioned smoothly after I cleaned and lubed everything.

I only had an hour to tinker with it but I got it cleaned and lubricated. My next step will be a range trip. After that I just have to decide how I want to restore the finish.
get some Kano Kroil, some very, very fine steel wool and some soft cotton cloths. you might be suprised how well it looks with just cleaning up the metalwork with the Kroil. that stuff does wonders for the finish.

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Old 08-17-2013, 11:36 PM   #13
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Kroil is the absolute Tiiiiiits!! Good stuff I mix it 50/50 with Shooters Choice Bore Cleaner
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:18 AM   #14
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I bought one for my little brother for his birthday when he was about 13. Bought him a decent 1" scope and rings for Christmas two weeks later. That thing was a tack driver. You could cut playing cards at 30 yards. He still has it and will pass it down to his son
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