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    Finish used on new 336SS

    Hi Folks,

    I am doing some work to smooth up my new 336SS. It started as "Damn, the edges of this lever are sharp" and has progressed to "I better just fiddle with everything now or it will be in parts in 2 months anyhow." I figured, if Marlin wasn't going to do it, I might as well. You know how it goes, right?

    I don't want to completely strip and refinish the wood (missus thinks I'm mad for disassembling a new gun already), so I am wondering what finish was used on these newer rifles? It would appear to be a poly with stain in it. What I need to do is match the colour and just refinish the small areas I've worked on. Any advice would be helpful, and thanks in advance.

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    Yeah mate, I've put a few boxes through it. Pretty good with 170 Gr Core Lokt. I'm happy with it overall, it's just some of the details that needed working on.
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    Welcome to the forum. If this is a new gun I think the finish is a thin type of poly spray. If you have modified the wood in any way it will be nearly impossible to touch it up without showing signs of such. It would be far easier to strip the finish and redo it with something else.
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    It's harder to get the newer stuff off. Even the later model JM stocks are harder to strip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris View Post
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    Yeah, mate. Guilty as charged
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingstrider View Post
    Welcome to the forum. If this is a new gun I think the finish is a thin type of poly spray. If you have modified the wood in any way it will be nearly impossible to touch it up without showing signs of such. It would be far easier to strip the finish and redo it with something else.
    You're right about it being impossible to touch up. I did eventually strip it and refinish it. The colour looks to be an acceptable match with the rear stock (if anyone is wondering I matched it with a teak stain and a few drops of mahogany). But the level of shine is different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tradarcher View Post
    It's harder to get the newer stuff off. Even the later model JM stocks are harder to strip.

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    Thanks mate, it's nice to be here. I used an automotive paint stripper which made short work of it. The main problem I had was the stock appeared to be stained by the factory to even out the colour a bit. It turned out alright in the end. Just a bit shinier than the rear stock. Even after the steel wool.
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    Yeah, mate. Guilty as charged
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