Probably won't be hunted ( straight wall only here) it does need cleaned up and refinishing for sure. I've got almost zero in it now so no matter what I'll be ahead, least I think so. I was actually trying to figure out if it was an actual texan or bubba's conglomeration of parts. I can tell he worked on it by the wrong, cross threaded, twisted off front barrel band screw. I appreciate the input thank youI guess the question is what do you intend to do with the rifle. Hunt, shoot or full restore? Evaluate the cost of each level. It should be what you want and are comfortable doing or paying to have done.
Hunt. Just fix it up so every thing works. Replace the Bullseye. Replace the forearm band with one with a stud. Do a nice patch on the forearm.
Shoot. Every thing for hunt plus remove the stud in the butt. Refinish the stocks. Keep the forearm band.
Full restore. You would need collectors opinion here. What would they pay for a reblued, restocked rifle? Would it be worth what say a 85%, 90% or 95% rifle sells for? Would a patched stock original to the rifle be worth more than a restocked rifle?
Your rifle only you know what level you want to take it to.
That turned out sweet!I got one just like it for song 15 or so years ago. Lee Bonitz, Grizzly, a site sponspor turned it into my, "Faux Maurauder".
Lew is swamped right now. This was worth the wait! It was packed so well the gorilla in the American Tourister ad couldn't hurt it. I had a beater of a '65 Texan 30-30 with very little wear, a perfect bore, Oil soaked,split, sanded down 'til the metal was proud, browning, bare, and rusting...www.marlinowners.com