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Hello All,

I posted these yesterday on the 336 picture thread, but I'm looking for a little feedback. I bought this 1976 a few weeks ago as my first lever action. Picked it up for $250, which I thought was a great deal, but it was worn with time as a lot of us are. I decided she needed a new look so I refinished her and cleaned and polished all parts and blueing. This is the fourth rifle I've refinished and found a passion for it. I'm thinking of possibly starting a small side business refinishing gems like this. Let me know your thoughts. I for one, love it even more now. Here are the before and after pics. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1411334490.519942.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1411334514.278559.jpg
 

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Looks pretty good, Lefty. The after pic might be a bit too glossy for some folk's likes, but it looks like you did a great job.
What type of bluing do you do? Hot? Cold?

Thanks.
 

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Thanks Dan. I actually didn't reblue it. Just used a gun wax for metal and polished a bit with 00 steel wool and buffing cloth.
I haven't come across anything to reblue yet, but I definitely need to learn that process.

Thanks again!
 

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heck, i like that dark, glossy wood! reminds me of browning's wood. you go man! :congrats:
Spot on. I thought the same thing. To be honest, I like it. I just know that there are some folks that don't like that much gloss. I think it looks good.
 

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I like it. I think it looks great. Nice job.
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nice work
 

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NICE.......nothing like a hobby that is self sustaining, win/win.
 

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What finish did you use on the stock? It's gorgeous!

Andrew
 

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To do gunsmith work you will need a FFL unless you have the customer stand around while you do the work. You can remove the wood and hand the remains back to the customer as long as you do not retain the part with the serial number. You can buy guns and do the work then resell them though without the FFL, don't what your state laws are like. I like what I can see but I would really like some better pics of the finished rifle with closeups. From what I see you could flip that rifle for a nice profit if you want to.
Blueing is a different subject and others can better inform you on that. If you put your state in your profile you can get some feedback on you enterprise from people that live there. Best of luck and good fortune in your endeavor.
And welcome to Marlin Owners from NE Indiana
 
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I like it, but have to agree that those scope rings would have to be changed. But that is just me.
 
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looks great!
 

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What finish did you use on the stock? It's gorgeous!

Andrew
I used Tru Oil for the finish.

I haven't done any type of gun smithing but that's definitely some good info. The ones I've completed so far were my own or family members.

I figured I'd get some purists that would frown at the gloss, but that's okay. I welcome all opinions.

Thanks guys.

In St. Louis, MO by the way.
 

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Looks good to me, nice job. Enjoy...
 

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I like it, but have to agree that those scope rings would have to be changed. But that is just me.
Any suggestion Gents? The scope and rings came with it. I do like to have the iron sights still available as an option. And I always enjoy hunting for firearm accessories.
 

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You can always dull the TruOil finish with Sheen or OOOO steel wool. I bought a TruOiled Texan a few years ago, and i have never bothered to dull it.

I did a lot of stock refinishing and pad jobs in the 70s. I never brought the metal home with me, just the wood. I ran across my jigs a few days ago.
 
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