Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by marksman13, Nov 6, 2022.
7.7 Japanese ammo is magically available now. Ammoseek and others have it in stock. Not cheap, at over $2 a shot. Or you can form your own brass from 30-06 cases.
Great story, glad you got it back. If I'm not too late, use bronze wool, which you can buy from Brownells, to remove rust. If you don't rub too hard, bronze wool will remove the rust and not touch the blue. Steel wool will remove the blue along with the rust.
By the way, I can remember walking into Sears Roebuck stores when I was a kid. You could buy a Glenfield/Marlin at the time. Made by Marlin, but with a few production shortcuts to keep the price down. The same with a Winchester Model 1894, I forget the name they were sold under, but they were made by Winchester, a little bit less expensive than regular production line Winchester.
I've got the 336 in 32 Special that my grandfather gave my Dad in 1955 for his 14th birthday. Much of the bluing is gone, and the stock it pretty well beat up - Dad broke the toe off the buttstock in the '50's in a fall and Gramp's repair wasn't much to be admired. Dad shot a bunch of deer with it before moving to a scoped bolt in the mid-'70's and all of the wear is honest use, not abuse. I'll not be changing a thing.
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