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Just thought I would share my two latest projects. Top rifle is a 1952 RC that I rebarreled with a NOS 24 inch Micro Groove 30-30 barrel and shortened the magazine tube. Applied oil over original wood finish with 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Polished the metal down to 1,000 grit and then buffed it with fine polish and then had it hot blued. The bottom rifle is a 1953 336A in 35 Rem. I refinished the wood with oil and then polyurathane. Added target sights to both.
 

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Very nice rifles you have there, and Welcome to Marlinowners. I think I can tell already you'll fit right in!
I'll bet you enjoy those two.
Take care,
Rick
 

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The finished products speak for themselves. Well done.
 

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Beautiful work, shows a lot of craftsmanship. Must have been a joy to work on. Thanks for sharing.
 

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cstan, welcome to MO!! Very nice work you did on those two Marlins, as has been said already, you will fit right in here. take care, John.
 

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Nice pair. Welcome to M.O. from PA.
 

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Cstan you did do a fine job on the Marlins. It doesn’t look like it was your first time refinishing a rifle. I especially like the 35 rem. It looks real good. What kind of oil and polyurethane did you use?
 

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That is really beautiful work. Thanks for sharing the photos. I hope they are not too pretty to use.
 

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Welcome to MOs from NE Florida. Those are two very pretty rifles. You do fine work and will definitely fit in around here.
 

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There is nothing I can add to what already has been said!!! Two beautiful lookin rifles you have done a fine job with both rifles they look amazing!!!!
 

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I thank everyone for their welcome and compliments.

I used Watco Danish medium walnut Danish Oil Finish and then sprayed it with Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane Clear Semi-Gloss. I wet sanded between coats with mineral spirits and 800 grit paper. I then scraped the inlet surfaces and resealed it with urethane thinned one to one.

My love affair with Marlins started over 30 years ago when I saw a 1949 336ADL in a pawn shop and had to have it. I discovered that cowboys shot something besides Winchesters. I liked the way you could easily remove the bolt for cleaning. I did pretty well in the local sporting rifle matches with it. I next bought a 336A in 35 Rem. The other day I decided to inventory my Marlins and was surprised to count 18 that I had acquired over the years.

I keep thinking that being retired that I cannot afford anymore. So when I see a nice one on auction I just have to talk one of my shooting friends into buying it.
 

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... I rebarreled with a NOS 24 inch Micro Groove 30-30 barrel and shortened the magazine tube...
I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what is a NOS barrel? Where did you get one? And how is that reconfiguration working out? There is one less band and you had to drill and tap the new barrel for the tube - does it present any vibration or accuracy problems? . I like it a lot! So much so I'd like to do it myself.
 

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NOS stands for New Old Stock. Numrich Gun Parts had new 336A barrels about 10 years ago. I have a thing about buying extra barrels for the guns I like, so I bought two. The barrel comes with 2 dovetails cuts in the under side, one for the magazine stud and one for the forend tenon. The rear dovetail I filled with a sight blank and turned it down in the lathe. I then filed a notch for the band screw. I robbed a magazine stud from another rifle, thinking I could order another. Wrong, they are no longer in stock so I ordered one for a 1895 and will have to remachine it to fit the smaller diameter tube. I cut the original magazine tube down to match that of the A. I wanted it to look like an older rifle so I reshaped the lever. The headspace was under standard with the new barrel, but after smoothing the bolt face in the lathe it ended up standard minus .004 inch. The rim of most brass is undersize, so the action just closes. I have not shot any groups on paper yet to know about the accuracy.
 

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Not much more to say...it's all been said already.

Welcome to MO. Those are fine looking rifles. Looking forward to a range report.
 

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Welcome to MOP and thanks for sharing those very nice rifles with all of us! :)



Bob58 said:
I'm sorry for my ignorance, but what is a NOS barrel? Where did you get one? And how is that reconfiguration working out? There is one less band and you had to drill and tap the new barrel for the tube - does it present any vibration or accuracy problems? . I like it a lot! So much so I'd like to do it myself.
NOS = New Old Stock. Essentially it means that the part is old factory stock (inventory) that has never been used. The same term is used across a broad spectrum from automotive parts to to fishing lures. :)
 

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Super nice work. I am honored to own one of yours. Your work shows the care and time you have invested into your collection. Good job!
 

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Nice work...I would show'em off :congrats:too!!!!:congrats:
 
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