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WORKING ON MY WOOD...

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Paul R Zartman, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Paul R Zartman
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    In the pics that follow, the original stock is on top, the lower one is the one I bought to replace the carved up stock, supposedly the bullseye on Marlin stocks means its walnut...both have the bullseye. Stock on top came with gun, marlin double nickel, bottom is from a 70's marlin goose gun. Wondering why the difference in color, both are sanded to remove finish.
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  2. ApacheCoTodd

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    Almost looks like a birch stock to me.

    I wouldn't have guessed it to be walnut but then, I'm in no position to argue it either.

    Todd.
     
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    I like the grain pattern in the top stock better in the first photo, but if that's the flip side of the same stock in the second photo then it's only good for firewood.
     
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    Walnut varies wildly in color and figure. Especially when the person doing the offering can choose between the sapwood and heartwood. Takes a close examination to prove one way or the other. Regardless, the end user has the final say about which they prefer. So choose based on what one prefers.
     
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    Yea...too bad, it did have some good lines...if it wasn't a bolt action I would cut it to a pistol grip...its beyond my repair abilities...
     
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    At least you know how to totally sand! Maybe you have a machine for this.

    Have you considered Red Mahogany oil-based Minwax, or Red Chestnut?
     
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    Had to sand totally on the ebay replacement, bunch of scratches, heres the first coat of minwax...
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    Finished...
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    Very nice
     
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    Nice grain reveal!! :thumbup:
     
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    For the old one, I would play with sanding, bondo, and maybe play with camo paint. Just for fun. It would make a good walking-around stock.

    Too bad they carved it, was a looker.
     
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    Heres the whole story...
    Stopped by the local pawn and saw this But! Ugly 12 guage bolt action in the case, full of surface rust and a green florescent/camouflage stock...with a picture of a bucks head crudely laminated on the stock. :what: What can I say...I always wanted a 12ga bolt action... I fell in love:p... probably paid too much...100 bucks...
    Brought it home, broke it down and started sanding the green goo...realized I couldn't save the wood, so I stripped the metal and cold blued it...turned out awesome. Then a decent stock showed up on ebay, buy it now... so I did. Sanded the scratches on the new stock, few layers of tung oil...
    To my surprise the green monster has turned into a Marlin Double Nickel... its cheap but its mine :)
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    Heres the last pic...didn't know there was a 10 picture limit per post...learn something new everyday around here.
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    The best way to fix that stock with the 'art' on the cheekpiece would be to plane that side of the rear of the stock off (keeping it perfectly flat) and laminate another piece to it. Carve to match.

    Matching the grain would be tough, but grain lines would at least be going the same direction as the lamination; could end up being fairly difficult to see.

    Larry
     
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    Yeah, that came out great, dude!
     
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