marlin model 60 project


January 4, 2007, 03:42 AM
well got this from my friend that got it from a guy that had a house fire, same guy who had the remington 514. that project is in here in the rifle board.
the model 60 was burnt a little more than the remington 514, but i chiped all the completly burnt wood off and sanded it heres the after sanding pics of the stock. i got to in a hurry and forgot to take a pic befor i started sanding.
i wanted to make it look like it could cut you so i cut the forend to a slant this is the cut i made heres the pic after fileing.
and i pointed the tip of it plus i had to match the side that didn't get burnt as much to the side that did (the black side) heres befor and after the fileing.

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January 4, 2007, 03:43 AM
heres the other pic after the fileing.
and heres a pic after the first sanding and shaping of the point & slant.
and heres a pic of the gun and bipod. oh yeah im going for a sniper look.
thats all for now but i have pics of the stock with its primer on, ill let yall see that tomorow i got to go to bed, sorry i didin't post this tread when i started the project, but ill keep yall posted. and if your wondering where the trigger gaurd is its melted so ill have to get one and a 16 shot inner mag tube.

January 4, 2007, 06:34 AM
I probably would have just stained it with the damaged color on the one side. It survived a fire. That's character, not damage. :D Good work on what you've done though and kudos on not giving up on it.

January 4, 2007, 07:28 AM
Looks like another nice salvage job on your part.Good work.Also, I have a Marlin model 60 I inhertied from my dad. It seems to be a pretty nice, accurate gun so far.I think you'll like it.Looks good.

January 4, 2007, 10:02 AM
While I'm a BIG fan of my Model 60, I would be real concerned about damage (due to the heating of the metal---loss of temper) on a gun like this. Yes, we're not talking about a high-pressure centerfile rifle cartridge, but I would would be a bit concerned about warping/softening of some of the pieces (the thin magazine tube and various springs in particular. Before I spent a great deal of time on it, I'd (carefully) test fire it, and see if eveything is still working properly.

January 4, 2007, 02:21 PM
pic after the shaping.
and heres the primer pics.

January 4, 2007, 04:25 PM
i had some flat black paint laying around so i used that heres the pic.
i ran out thats why theres some primer showing. i like the way that looks, went to wall mart and got some more flat black same brand to but its looks flater than the first can. heres the second can i hate it its to flat and it looks like charcole.

January 6, 2007, 02:36 PM
ok i got the flat black and i coat of clear on the stock its bumppy like sand paper heres what it looks like.
what is it? how did it happen?
how can i fix it?

January 6, 2007, 03:11 PM
My guess is you had incompatible finishes, such as a laquer clear coat on top of an enamel base coat. I personally like a textured finish over the smoth, my M-60 is painted with Krylon Stone Texture paint.

January 7, 2007, 12:19 AM
Im just curious, is this .22 still safe to shoot after being exposed to fire?

January 7, 2007, 12:52 AM
The first coat of paint on wood can 'raise the grain' - a light sanding before a second coat or finish knocks it down and smooths things out.

January 7, 2007, 03:14 AM
what can i use to clean off the dust after i sand betwen coats?
my dady said alcohall.

Sniper X
January 7, 2007, 03:20 AM
I think it looks very coll all pebblie.

January 10, 2007, 12:42 AM
im just going to leave the paint like it is it dont look bad. but iv been working on the metal and heres the the pic after i striped the barrel.
a lot of work, and heres a pic of the receiver after triped and first polish, with the stock and bipod and scope, its just siting on top of the receiver.
and heres the bolt befor striped and polished.
and heres the bolt and receiver after polish.
and heres a pic of the top of the receiver and some of the barrel after reblueing.
and heres a big pic of it all.
im wating on my trigger gaurd and inner mag tube to get here, when i get them on there, and get a sling stud for my bipod and some scope rings it will be done.

January 19, 2007, 10:07 PM
i'm all most done, i'm going to put a clear coat on the mag tube, and then it's done. here's the pics.
i did a trigger job on it, and put a plastic washer under the action to try to free float the barrel and mag tube, where the take down screw go's. i mesured off 37 FT. and sited it in, and got a 6 shot group about the size of a penny useing federal bulk pack, i can cover it up with a penny.
i'll get some beter pic's when it's done.

January 26, 2007, 08:06 AM
My guess is you had incompatible finishes...

I agree with Cawbaccer.

But - it was a heck of a resurrection.

So PITBULL - the receiver/barrel was a worn blued, and you polished the rest of the blueing off? I mean it looks great.

- w

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