Bump, update on the Western Field/Marlin 30-30.
Anyone else picked up one of these in the last couple of years?
I fixed the cracked stock on mine, but it has a petrified recoil pad on it that needs to be replaced. I have some odds and ends Marlin lumber and have a stock with a Pachmayr pad from an 1895, and n end cap style fore arm that fits the 30-30 barrel profile. I'm going to try mounting these on the old Western Field and give it a bit of a facelift. This gun came with walnut stocks but they are very plain and finished with a very dark stain of some kind.
A few "before" pics
Compared with a couple of Glenfield 30GT's