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#7073625 - 02/10/18 05:29 PM Rifle Restoration
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Registered: 04/12/09
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I have my grandfather's Marlin that I want restored. It is an 1881 in 40-60.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks.


Edited by texasag93 (02/10/18 05:34 PM)

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#7073719 - 02/10/18 06:54 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: texasag93]
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Yes. Go see Scott Mays (gunsmith) at the Beretta Gallery in Dallas, off Mockingbird and the Tollway. I have sent several people to him, and he does good work.
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#7073739 - 02/10/18 07:14 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: texasag93]
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Brandon Luter in Lewisville could probably do it right

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#7073774 - 02/10/18 07:39 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: texasag93]
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Check those two out and his shop is far from local but every Turnbull Restoration I have seen looks new and shoots that way.
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#7073792 - 02/10/18 07:54 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Check those two out and his shop is far from local but every Turnbull Restoration I have seen looks new and shoots that way.


For sure
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#7073793 - 02/10/18 07:54 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: texasag93]
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First off, why do you want it restored?
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#7073885 - 02/10/18 09:03 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Check those two out and his shop is far from local but every Turnbull Restoration I have seen looks new and shoots that way.

Agree 100% on turnbull. Very nice man and willilling to talk to anyone.
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#7073914 - 02/10/18 09:24 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: Sneaky]
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
First off, why do you want it restored?


A removal of the original blurring and or case hardening wil desirous the value of the gun.
If you repair and make function well the gun will be worth more as a collectible.
I don't what you want?
It is survivor and few are around.

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#7073926 - 02/10/18 09:32 PM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: BIGDOG1956]
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Originally Posted By: BIGDOG1956
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
First off, why do you want it restored?


A removal of the original blurring and or case hardening wil desirous the value of the gun.
If you repair and make function well the gun will be worth more as a collectible.
I don't what you want?
It is survivor and few are around.


Right, well, there’s that, too.
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#7074327 - 02/11/18 09:51 AM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: Sneaky]
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Registered: 04/12/09
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Originally Posted By: Sneaky
Originally Posted By: BIGDOG1956
Originally Posted By: Sneaky
First off, why do you want it restored?


A removal of the original blurring and or case hardening wil desirous the value of the gun.
If you repair and make function well the gun will be worth more as a collectible.
I don't what you want?
It is survivor and few are around.


Right, well, there’s that, too.


My grandfather and his brother decided they wanted a .45 instead of a .40 and tried to bore it out. It did not work. Farmers from Central Texas trying to be gunsmiths.

My father remembers them trying, so I guess it was attempted in the late 1940s or early 1950s.

It will not hit paper at 25 yards.

I do want it to be functional. Marlins of that era are not worth the same as Winchesters. I probably will not do a full restoration, but a 'bring it back to where I can shoot it' job.

I have a donor gun, but the donor gun is in better shape, so I may get them both done.

I remember playing cowboys and indians with it. I was the second youngest of 9 grandsons. All of us boys played with it a lot.

I am the only one who can afford to pay for it to be done, so I got it.

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#7074350 - 02/11/18 10:09 AM Re: Rifle Restoration [Re: texasag93]
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TDK on the forum here is in Mineola Texas. He is a master. Bespoke.com I think?
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