I have a question? I have a Marlin 39M that someone prior to me owned and they took what appears to be a wire brush or wire wheel to a couple spots on the receiver and barrel and thus has badly worn/damaged/removed the bluing.Why?? Who knows? There is no rust though and the wood is very good.Because of these a fore mentioned (bubba'd flaws) I have been contemplating having the rifle re-blued by a professional company that was previously approved by Marlin once they knew Remington was buying them ( as it was explained to me anyway?). Once said rifle has been re-blued I was then going to request that said company publish a letter (with their letter head) which states they are a Marlin authorized service center and that they re-blued Marlin 39M SN# XXXXXX. Said letter would then go with the rifle forever more. My question being...would this letter qualify my rifle as being considered still factory original, because a Marlin authorized service center did the work and not just some bubba? Thoughts please. Thanks
- Okay... perhaps I asked the wrong question above? Maybe I should have asked. How much would having the 39M re-blued by Marlin service center affect its value VS the way it sits now?