February 18, 2012, 10:49 AM
I just finished my 336SC refinish project. I bought it from Cabelas last spring for $199. It was badly pitted, just short of a barn gun. I made the mistake of smoothing the internals before I finished it, got some alum ox in there from blasting and it roughed things up again. I wanted to do everything here so I scratched the idea of bluing and parkerizing because I didnt want the chemicals around our little one so I ordered some Duracoat Parker, with extra flatner. I got a couple of dings in there from reassembly but they are just touch ups. Couple of cool things I found. Mine was made in March 1952 with standard ballard rifling in 35Remington. The the gun was overall dark including the front sight when I got finished blasting I found there was a copper insert to reflect light at the top. It was never visible before. I left it in white until I figure out what Im going to do with the sights. I'm not a fan of them as so eventually they will go. Also on the underside of the lever loop the original owner had etched his name. I went extra light on the blasting to preserve that. Its no show piece but should be a good truck and occasional deer gun. Still working on ideas for the stock.