I've decided not to scope it.
I disassembled and cleaned it and put the receiver back together. Now that the wood is refinished, the bluing looks like crap. So...
I know a guy with a body shop that likes guns and has sprayed DuraCoat on his AR's.
He wants the wood on his Mini 14 refinished, so we'll do a trade. I'll refinish his stock and he'll spray the Marlin.
I'm pretty sure that I'm going to have it sprayed black
. This rifle isn't particularly collectible or even worth that much, I'm not a purist and I think it will look pretty good. So, it should be interesting.