Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by allin, Apr 14, 2014.
This! If you present something well with good photo's and descriptive copy, you can sell ice cubes to Eskimo's on EBay.
EBay proves over and over again to me that "one man's junk is another man's treasure".---especially if competitive bidding is involved.
Thanks for replies. Made sense as it isn't/wasn't a very expensive gun to begin with. I have taken it to a number of smiths and all say the same thing. Buy a new one, it will cost more to fix than a NIB same model.
Again, thanks for the replies.
Allin--Before writing off yr Marlin Model 60, for heavens' sake take it all apart, clean & lube all the parts, and re-assemble. That might do the trick right there. If it needs a minor part or 2, www.gunpartscorp.com (Numrich Arms) is the #1 go-to for gun parts, and they have exploded diagrams of a lot of models to help identify exactly what you are missing.
Gee Whiz--It doesn't work now, what have you lost if you tinker with it??
Supposing that it actually does need major work, or an expensive part, at least you'll know that for certain, and will have learned a bit about firearm maintenance, and assembly/disassembly into the bargain.
At the very worst, you will have created a nice-looking wall-hanger.
Go for it!!
I agree with your assessment. I am not giving up on it. I plan on using it to learn a lot about what actually makes the rifle run. Currently it is in pieces on my bench and I am (slowly) tinkering with it. I believe that the worst that can happen is that I do end up with a very good looking wall hanger. On the onther hand, maybe I'll actually get it running again.
Thanks for the encouragement.
. You don't have a lot to lose if it doesn't, and if your persistent it could develop into something more for you. After all there are hoards of marlin owners underserved by the aftermarket community.
Also, as custom wood worker, there are some really nice piece of birch out there
thanks for the support. Not sure if I have the talent for actually doing woodwork for others? I have done a lot of woodworking over the past 40+ years, and have turned a lot of very fine wood into very fine expensive firewood!! It does, however, give me a reason to buy lot's of tools. Sometimes that distracts my lovely wife from the guns I am buying.
I bet the flames are beautiful. LOL
Cherry I stay away from, I once ruined about 100.00 of it and it left a permanent emotional skid-mark.
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