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Marlin 36G 30-30

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by MilitantBEEMER, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    So found a nice old Marlin 36G (Short 4 round tube with no barrel band) it has the original blond furniture and I would like to have a spare set of dark. Any suggestions on a place to get good quality replacement. New or used is fine as I am willing to invest some sweat equity to make it right.

    Also looking for any additional information you might have.

    Thank you

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  2. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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  3. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Why not refinish the wood and stain it walnut?
    I've had no problem making wood darker. It's lighter that's tuff. :D
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I would strip it with some orange citrus paint remover, then without sanding, lightly steam it to raise some grain and then apply the French Red method which means that you rub the solid pigment found at the bottom of a can of red mahogany into the woods pores, then use a quality walnut stain to finish staining it while rubbing it with 0000 steel wool between coats.
    I like Birchwood Casey's Tru Oil for it's ease of use and quick curing times.
     
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  5. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I have thought about that, bit have been leaning towards keeping the originals. I have not seen to many of the light wood stocks out there.
     
  6. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    Then learn to appreciate it. It's OK to like something different.
    Not all guns don't need to be dark walnut.

    I think it is a fantastic looking gun! And would let it be. What it is.;)
     
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  7. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    I here ya. It is this aversion I have to any pistol that is not black and any rifle that is not dark wood.... I am learning to step out of my comfort zone.. :)
     
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  8. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Here's a pic of one with a dark colored stock.

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  9. B5Ben

    B5Ben Boise Well-Known Member

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    The blonde furniture really stands out and has some nice activity in the grain. It appears to be in pretty good shape as well. I like it!
     
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  10. MilitantBEEMER

    MilitantBEEMER Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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    Yes in great shape for being 50 years old. Thank you
     
  11. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That blonde stock is starting to look pretty good next to that darker colored model.
     
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  12. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I have a blonde 30 Carbine. It's not walnut like it should be.
    But I really like the unique look. Even though It's not ''The Look'' for a carbine. ;)

    And I ended up using the spare walnut stock on another action I bought.
    I find keeping spare stocks help justify another gun! :D

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