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Old 03-31-2014, 12:30 PM   #11
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Here are the final photos. I have to blue the butt plate screws and hope to get it to the range but thats about it for this rifle.

This is a working refinish. There are some flaws, the base gun is 62, its not going to be perfect if the work is to be done by the owner at home. However, it looks great, it is well fitted and ready to be sighted in and go stalking quietly to the kill in the woods, get wet in the stand and get barked by bumps and scrapes.

Basket Case Marlin - DIY Projects

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And here are 5 more pics. Yall better git er done, theres a lot more out there that need TLC and I can't be doin em all ... I'm getting old and slow and you need to pick up my slack.

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Not bad, considering my old eyes. I didn't move the sights much at all. This was fired off my knees at 25 yards for rough sight in and included 150g Win factory, 160g LeverEvolution and 180g RN Handloads.

From there we went to shooting from the braced knees at 10" steel swingers at 75 yards. Mostly those were good solid hits and really moves the swinger around a bunch.

From there we fired both the Cougar and my sisters 336A short barrel rifle at the 16" 100 yard swinger. A bit harder, especially with Iron Sights compared to her scope (she got 6 of 6 at 100 yards) but I got 4 of 7 with irons!

As I thought, the action is still very tight. Reliability is 100% with snappy function of the lever in both directions. Right now, it still locks up tight enough that a good swift throw closed will assure proper function untill the bolt lock seats in perfectly with some more use. Every once in a while I'd baby this old gal and she'd misfire so it still needs a bit of time working the lever back and forth. I think this is best done at the range. In all, out of 100 shots today, she misfired two times because I didn't close her up just tight enough.

Heres todays quick target fired off braced knees and I wish yall could have been there to see that steel swing with nearly every single shot. Now my sister with her short barreled scoped 336A, she's gonna be one serious deer and hog killer at any range out to 150 yards I'm sure.

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I really enjoyed reading this thread. Lets hope others post up pictorial restorations.
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Can you name the bluing product you used?
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Sharps,

Well done! I also enjoyed the walk through the complete restoration. And thank you for giving an old Marlin workhorse a new lease on life! There is just something sentimental about older weapons! If only they could tell their stories! WOW! Fantastic Job and thanks again for the Thread!

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Dam fine restoration, thanks for sharing this...
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That was a waste of your time, and mine looking over all that crap..............
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