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But I'm going to anyway - ran accross these pics this afternoon - A good friend of mine found this 39A at a Greensboro show for 250 or so, took it home, tore it down, restocked it in Claro walnut, and sent it to Turnbull for a little TLC............pictures don't do it justice, and man, does it shoot!!!!



 

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Very nice

I take it that the 39A was casehardened by Turnbull ... boy did he do a nice job. The stock work matches the metal work! Till the M-1894M gets that nice new wood, my M 39 AWL has the best wood on it of my Marlins. Thanks for posting that outstanding workmanship! Mike

PS ... saw your AWL with tie strap on it ... mine will get shot in the next few weeks for the first time (bought used unfired in box with only mark on the side of the hammer). The range is about dried out ... untill next snow storm.
 

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Re: Very nice

Randall_1611 said:
I take it that the 39A was casehardened by Turnbull ... boy did he do a nice job. The stock work matches the metal work! Till the M-1894M gets that nice new wood, my M 39 AWL has the best wood on it of my Marlins. Thanks for posting that outstanding workmanship! Mike

When people who know Marlins fairly well look at it, it messes with their head. The features are current manufacture, but the casehardening throws 'em for a second or two. Claro is just a tab too orange for me - I still prefer black walnut - genetically the same, but a darker, richer brown. It was his first stock job, and I just offered a few words of encouragement. Turned out great.

PS ... saw your AWL with tie strap on it ... mine will get shot in the next few weeks for the first time (bought used unfired in box with only mark on the side of the hammer). The range is about dried out ... untill next snow storm.
Yeah - there's been a good deal of discussion of the shoot/don't shoot decision.......Can't bring myself to shoot it, but if I find a nice used one, may have to jump on it....Rob
 

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Rob, I figured if I shot mine, a few of the unfired AWL's will go up some in value. I got mine at a very good price (about retail for a 39A) sight un-seen from back east. It was described as unfired, used, no dings, 100%, with box ... but the Wood was SO NICE ...

Marlin did a good job of stocking these if the other 1999 have the same quality of wood. Other than shooting 'n being gentle with it, mine will remain stock. Mike
 

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Nice resoration !

This is not just gun porn, this is art.
 

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Its super nice for sure.
 

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That's a beauty Rob! Did you do the stock work for your friend's gun?
 

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That's a beauty Rob! Did you do the stock work for your friend's gun?
Nope - Actually, I was just an advisor - he called with a few questions, and all I did wass offer suggestions and support - he did all the work himself. Turned out VERY nice.

Speaking of which - I believe I'll be shipping a few parts out for caseing soon myself.
 

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spurgonmalinois said:
Shum8,
Where did your friend find the walnut for the re-stock? Was it a rough cut blank or just a block of wood? How much did it cost?
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spurgon -

He actually bought it off of ebay - don't remember what it cost him. And yes, it was just a block of wood. I have another chunk here for a 10/22 for him.....

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