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I know this is probably here somewhere, but I can't find it. Does anyone know what year Marlin started using the Marshield finish? And not as important to me, but does anyone know when they stopped?
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Rick
 

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My 1966 gun didn't have it, my 1973 did. Someone told me it was 1969 or 70. I have some old catalogs, I'll see what they say.
 

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I'm going to hazard a guess that it was introduced in 1970, soley based on observation, though I don't know for a fact.
 

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Too many. ???
 

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mr fixit said:
As far as I know, they still use the Mar-shield finish. Only trouble is someone change it to look like chocolate spray paint. ::) Mr fixit
You are indeed correct!
 

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It does look like the same thing except with a more brown colored tint, and in thinner coats.
Thanks for all the replies,
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Rick, it's just my guess, but the finish they used in the early 70's might have been the "prototype" as we have come to find over the years the Mar-shield finish is tough. Seems the finish back then did a lot of flaking off for some reason, this was not a bad thing for the person who was going to refinish a stock as the finish could be scraped off. Mr fixit
 
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