Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by TINCANBANDIT, Sep 19, 2014.
Here is this month's project: I took a $50 Marlin model 60 and created the "Super Deluxe Edition"
Rifle: 1988 vintage Model 60 with 18 round magazine and 22" barrel
Magazine: Brass 18 round magazine from "Golden 50 model"
Stock: Walnut thumbhole stock from Boyd's, fitted with factory Marlin butt plate
Trigger/Trigger Guard: Aluminum anodized from DIP
MCARBO trigger spring kit
New factory feed throat, recoil spring and buffer
newer Polished & jeweled bolt
newer stainless charging handle
Williams Fire Sights (fiber optic)
High polish blued barrel
Cerakoted receiver in graphite black
Now the pictures
and the blog posts with all the detail and pictures
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 1
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 2
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 3
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 4
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Marlin Model 60 Super Deluxe Project Part 5
Here are the before and after pictures. I found a better replacement stock and bolt for it
Blog posts with details
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: A Quick Clean Up
Just noticed this, THIS isn't a fix. The wedge bears against the rear of the barrel slot and against the front of the slot in the arbor. That's how the two assemblies stay together under tension. If the wedge is contacting the rear and front of the slot in the barrel, it can't apply correct tension to the arbor. The revolver will not perform as it should and will "shoot loose".
The correct fix would be to make a suitable wedge to fit the two main contact surfaces . . . the forward surface of the slot in the arbor and both of the rear surfaces of the slot in the barrel assembly.
before and after
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Winchester Model 70 Project Part 1
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Winchester Model 70 Project Part 2
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Winchester Model 70 Project Part 3
TINCANBANDIT's Gunsmithing: The Winchester Model 70 Project Part 4
If you follow the links....all will be revealed
before and after pics
This is the result
Before and After pics
Another refinishing project, this one a Winchester model 97
One thing I learned is that the finish on these old guns is not as smooth as people believe them to be. Bluing does hide some of that. Anyway, this gun belonged to a family member who passed away, I was asked to refinish it for whomever was going to inherit the gun. It is a 12 gauge, take-down made in 1926
The before and after pictures
The blog posts
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