After searching for weeks to find a synthetic stock for my Marlin MR7, i have found nothing. I bought another walnut stock that i will keep in good condition, and i am planning on painting the original. I want to go with a woodland pattern that will work well in hardwoods as well as some pine forests. I searched google and found some designs that i really like. I will be painting only the stock, the receiver and the barrel will stay blued. If you have any tips or tricks you can let me in on i would appreciate it, also i would love to see some of the work you guys have done to give me ideas. Thanks in advance!!!