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Old August 14, 2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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Project Mini-Magnum

I bought this ratty looking Marlin 25M in .22 Magnum for $10 and decided to refinish it

Before and after pictures









Blog posts documenting the process

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/20...um-part-1.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/20...um-part-2.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/20...um-part-3.html

https://tincanbandit.blogspot.com/20...um-part-4.html
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Old August 14, 2018, 10:26 AM   #2
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Nice work.

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Old August 14, 2018, 03:06 PM   #3
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Nice!
Thought my 22 magnum was worth more than $10 though.. Lol
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Old August 14, 2018, 05:47 PM   #4
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Nice work, and it looks like a detailed album, great! Now where do I fiind a serviceable Marlin for $10?
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Old August 15, 2018, 07:51 AM   #5
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Great restoration. We had to reblue guns in our bluing class and our instructor did not want us to do production style bluing like at Lassen College. Instead we concentrated on polishing with very little assistance from the machines.

I used a S&W Victory for my project that still had mill marks on it. All the milling marks were removed but I didn't have enough time to remove all the scratches. (I was concurrently trying to get it to work at the repair class - it had a replacement barrel and the cylinder would lock up against it. It also had a timing issue and needed a new center pin that I had to machine).
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Old September 12, 2018, 09:49 AM   #6
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I actually bought a bunch of guns for cheap....could've bought more. A local gun store was clearing out inventory of beaters, parts guns and just plain ugly guns.

I bought the following:
The Marlin 25M for $10
A Savage/Stevens 325A in 30-30 for $10
A J.C. Higgins model 36 (semi-auto .22 rifle) for $10
A 1980s vintage Marlin model 60 for $50 (has the 18 round magazine and the LSHO)
A nice 1955 vintage 870 Wingmaster for $150


My Father bought
Ruger Mark II for $125

My Son in law bought:
A 6.5mm Arisaka Carbine with intact mum for $50 (needs correct stock and refinishing)
A Hungarian (FEG) Hi-Power copy for $150
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Old September 12, 2018, 09:02 PM   #7
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Looks great! What did you use to refinish the stock? I have a Marlin 81DL that I tried to refinish years ago and it didn't turn out all that well. I now have a garage and work space again so I am thinking of stripping it all down again.
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Old September 13, 2018, 02:19 PM   #8
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Nice work on the stains.
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Old September 25, 2018, 08:56 AM   #9
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Chowder,
If you go to the blog posts you will see how I refinished the stock

The stain is brown Fiebings leather dye
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Old September 27, 2018, 09:17 PM   #10
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Chowder,
If you go to the blog posts you will see how I refinished the stock

The stain is brown Fiebings leather dye
Perfect thanks! The pictures were so nice I completely ignored the blog links haha.
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Old October 4, 2018, 09:05 AM   #11
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That is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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