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inspired by Eli's work and a post about a Poor Man's Co-Pilot I saw here ages ago, I wanted to emulate my own: a used, '68 Glenfield I picked up a couple of years back, and got in to the 'smith at Elk Castle in Fort Worth. Reasonable amount of time I got her back with the barrel taken back to 16.5", picked up the Skinner rear sight here (thank you Trebor Snave) and the factory enlarged Marlin lever (thank you Tomray). Slicked up the action to my liking with what I've found here on the M.O. forums, and gave a good cleaning and scrubbing and going over.
Awaiting a front sight from Skinner being made, and then hit the range to see how she does...bluing is in good shape
still some things to do:
I'm thinking a simple sling and one of Levergun's slipcovers with belt loops...
The stock- not sure...refinish, or try my hand at some new wood...dunno..
The buttpad...seems like they tried a universal fit, doesn't fit that great. so I need to fit a 'grind to fit' model
kind of depends on if I go with new wood, then decide the options

only bad part? wanted to play with a scout set up, but the 336 scout set up DOES NOT fit a 68 model Glenfield. Kinda bummed by that, but gives me a reason to save up for a .357 or 45/70 to do that with and now use the scout mount for trading fodder to pick up my 45/70 or .357 gear. But without the scope I think it looks real Old West...nice old school...
itching for that front sight so I cn put her on paper

 

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Very nice!
 

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kbak303,

Well done, it look's great!!! 8)

WWG's (MO's industry partner) makes a scout scope base that will mount onto your barrel..
I believe the price is $30..
The barrel will need to be d&t..

http://www.wildwestguns.com/accessories.html
 

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I'll check into that, Maine, thanks

Yes, the holes at the receiver are fine and line up great, but then the dovetail area is is about a half inch or so inside where it should be, so just hangs out there in space.
It lines up just fine on my 336CS, but not on the older Glenfield. Oh well, trading fodder!

Do you think the forearm was slimmed? I haven't seen another older Glenny to compare, I just thought they didn't make them as bulky then, and I'm very happy it's a plain stock and doesn't have the carvings into it.
I appreciate the kind words
 

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I can see the difference now. I'll snap a couple around the forearm closer and post to see...thanks for showing that, good looking rifle
 

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kbak303 said:
I can see the difference now. I'll snap a couple around the forearm closer and post to see...thanks for showing that, good looking rifle
Here's some more pics for you to compare it with: http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,86507.0.html

Looking at the receiver and forearm cap on yours it sure does look like it has been slimmed. That is a very desirable attribute to a lot of folks.
 

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Very cool!

Jon
 

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I love the very business-like lines..........a no-nonsense rifle that carries easily and handles FAST.

The wood looks like a good candidate for re-finishing, and a grind-to-fit buttpad would fit right in with that notion.

Then again, you could just leave it as-is, and shoot the bejeebers out of it. It's nice to have choices! ;)
 

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Thanks for the input, gentlemen....

I did some dry-firing in the garage, I think I might do some more lil bits to it....

I do like how it comes up, and the Skinner seems to be a natural, everything falls in a line
through the peep (well, I can see the sight base, but I think the front sight will do very well once I receive it lol)
kind of like picking up my 1911A1 with my eyes closed, and open your eyes everything is lined up naturally
(just IMHO, my daughter is opposite, her Kinder-Glock lines up better for her, according to her lol)

I'm really liking this rifle, now if it'll print as good as I think she looks....gotta head to Lowe's and look at the wood products now...
 

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I did a similar project several months ago with a Glenfield. I like the way mine turned out and I like the way yours turned out also. Good job!
 

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sweet little rifle! Let us know how she prints.
 

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I like it.
 
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