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OR357
02-27-2013, 11:10 PM
I picked this up a couple of months back. It's a Marlin 336 in 30-30 manufactured in 1961. It's seen its time in the woods and has the scars to prove it. The bluing has turned to plum in some areas and in other spots it's just plain gone. There's some pitting here and there and on the bottom edges of the receiver. The sight hood was missing and there was a hole where the bullseye goes on the stock. It looks like a flush mount sling mount was there at one point, but now it's just a hole.

In the process of cleaning and disassembly I discovered the bore to be shiny bright with no pitting whatsoever. So I took it completely down. I ordered new springs and a sight hood from Brownells and they arrived super fast. I just oiled and steel wooled the steel and left the wood exactly as is.

Here are some before and after pics.

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1798.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1799.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1793.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1795.jpg

OR357
02-27-2013, 11:11 PM
After pics:

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1812_zps2c65198b.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1811_zpsb2d73f03.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1810_zps2c3c51e1.jpg

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee215/CA357/IMGP1813_zpse04c9996.jpg

Dog
02-28-2013, 12:31 AM
I think she looks gorgeous! The age spots and patina make her look refined :cool:

OR357
02-28-2013, 01:05 AM
I agree. Rebluing and redoing the wood would have taken away her character.

NitroxAZ
02-28-2013, 05:26 AM
Absolutely a beautiful rifle. What great character.

OR357
02-28-2013, 11:34 AM
Thanks. It's a keeper.

Dillinger
02-28-2013, 11:47 AM
Beautiful rifle OR. Don't change a thing! That looks like the historical rifle that it is and doesn't detract at all from it's beauty. A very nice addition. That .30-30 is one mean round and can do the job on a lot of the 4 legged mammals that wander these parts.

Thanks for sharing with us!

JD

OR357
02-28-2013, 12:02 PM
There isn't a shot over maybe fifty or sixty yards here at the house, so it should do.

Dillinger
02-28-2013, 12:28 PM
Unless you get a wandering bear family I think you will be okay. I'd be a little leery of taking a shot at a good sized brown of black bear with a .30-30 just because those things get a might crazy when pissed. And I like my blood on the INSIDE of my body. :eek:


There isn't a shot over maybe fifty or sixty yards here at the house, so it should do.

OR357
02-28-2013, 12:36 PM
We do have bears, cougars, coyotes, snakes and such here. The 12 gauge has alternating buck and slugs in it for just those critters. (assuming I can get to it) :p

I'm waiting for a used 7.5" Super Blackhawk that I bought from the LGS. That will be my woods carry gun. I got a delay on my background check for some reason, so it's not in hand yet.