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marlin model 60 project

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by PITBULL, Jan 4, 2007.

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  1. PITBULL

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    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.
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    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.
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    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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  2. PITBULL

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    heres the other pic after the fileing.
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    and heres a pic after the first sanding and shaping of the point & slant.
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    and heres a pic of the gun and bipod. oh yeah im going for a sniper look.
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    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.
     
  3. FieroCDSP

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    my .02

    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  6. PITBULL

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    pic after the shaping.
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    and heres the primer pics.
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    i had some flat black paint laying around so i used that heres the pic.
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    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.
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    ok i got the flat black and i coat of clear on the stock its bumppy like sand paper heres what it looks like.
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    what is it? how did it happen?
    how can i fix it?
     
  9. Chawbaccer

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    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.
     
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    Im just curious, is this .22 still safe to shoot after being exposed to fire?
     
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    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.
     
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    what can i use to clean off the dust after i sand betwen coats?
    my dady said alcohall.
     
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    I think it looks very coll all pebblie.
     
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    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.
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    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.
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    and heres the bolt befor striped and polished.
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    and heres the bolt and receiver after polish.
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    and heres a pic of the top of the receiver and some of the barrel after reblueing.
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    and heres a big pic of it all.
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    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.
     
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    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.
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    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.
     
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    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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