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a Marlin 36A-DL in 30/30 followed me home>There is no rust on the metal,but the stock has been Bubba`d.The forearm has been scooped in at the rear to come even with the metal work.It does not look terrible,but nothing I would have done.The butt stock is a replacement Bishop stock.The bore looks to be in new like condition.I will throw a peep sight on it and see whatI can do!! This might become a 38/55.Click on link below for a slide show.OB
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The Bluing looks a bit weird. Did you cover it in oil?


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Yes ,my basement is damp so all my guns get a coating of WD 40 Rust Inhibiter.
Seems to me your precious collection needs to be relocated to a better climate!



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Seems to me your precious collection needs to be relocated to a better climate!



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Like maybe my house.:flute::biggrin: DP
 
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Not only a piece of history, a great rifle!


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I can see why someone would want to alter it ... They originally have a fat forearm with a flaky varnish on them. It's not a durable finish and scratches off easily.

I've been debating myself whether I want to remove the varnish and go with an oil finish. I think I'll leave it the original shape though.

It's always good to find an older specimen, even if it does have a little personalized love.
 
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Very Nice! :congrats:
 
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good lookin' rifle
congrats
 
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Looks like some beautiful wood. A refinish and some good oil rubs should really bring out that wonderful grain. Ya done good with that one.
 
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Nice looking rifle, congrats on the pickup!
 
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Nice! What year is it? Looks like the front sight ramp is much taller than the stock one on mine but the sight itself is the same. Looking again, I think that the sight doesn't even fit right on the ramp(?) Could be that it was replaced to work better with Lyman (or like) side mounted receiver peep sight. I put Williams on mine and in it's lowest setting I have to aim under for shorter distances. No biggie. I rather have that than do any alterations.
 

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Nice! What year is it? Looks like the front sight ramp is much taller than the stock one on mine but the sight itself is the same. Looking again, I think that the sight doesn't even fit right on the ramp(?) Could be that it was replaced to work better with Lyman (or like) side mounted receiver peep sight. I put Williams on mine and in it's lowest setting I have to aim under for shorter distances. No biggie. I rather have that than do any alterations.
1947,i believe you are right about the front sight.I put a Williams receiver sight on it and at 100 yards with a 6 O clock hold it is right in the bulls eye.
 
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