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  1. Tru Oil or Linseed?

    Repairing Your Guns
    I want to do a little work on a 1982 39A. The gun is in fine shape, but I want to make the wood a little nicer. I want to sand it down to bare wood and refinish it, but I'm not too sure how to go about it. I like the Linseed oil but I'm not sure if I want to go that dark on it, and I think the...
  2. My New Stainless JM 1895GS - Checkering Removal, Refinishing, Sight Remodel

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello all, I purchased a beautiful 2009 JM-marked stainless 1895GS 45-70 last Saturday and decided immediately that I wanted to remove the checkering and refinish the furniture. At the same time, I slimmed down the forestock as it seemed unnecessarily bulky or "fat". Kind of reminded me of a...
  3. Topper Model 58 Furniture Refinishing

    H&R/NEF Shotguns
    Howdy fellow H&R owners! I recently acquired a Topper Model 58 from Cabela's for about $120. The break and ejector function fine, but the wood was all scratched to hell and so was the for-end. Since this is something I plan on keeping for a very long time, I decided to sand off the old finish...
  4. Marlin 336 & Golden 39-A Restore

    Hey there, I have two Marlin rifles. A 336 30-30 and a Golden 39-A .22 S.L./LR. that were my grandfather's beaver and squirrel guns. I've had them for about a year now and they both shoot really well. Since they've been field tested they've been pretty beat up. I've completely broken them down...
  5. Help fitting butt stock plate Marlin 336 SC

    I just sanded down my stock and refinished it with tung oil for the first time. But I ran into a small problem, the butt plate is a little wider then the stock. I was wondering if anyone out there has ran into this in the past, and what did you do to fit it? I will post before and after photos...
  6. My refinishing of the wood on a 1979 Marlin 336 in .35 Remington

    The .35 Remington
    Hi, I just want to brag a little since I'm proud of how my gunstock came out. When I got the gun a few months ago, the wood had scratches and dings, and I did not like the original finish anyway, so I decided to refinish it. And just for kicks, I decided to not use the modern polyurethane...
  7. Questions about Cerakote-ing a Marlin 336C

    First post here on the forums, so here goes: I just purchased my first beater 336C. The bluing is pretty beat and I want to strip it and put a Cerakote (bake on finish). Then I'll either refinish or replace the stock. My question is regarding the Cerakote. Are there any parts that are too...