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#7094403 - 02/27/18 05:43 AM THANK YOU - Marlin Project
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 2337
Loc: Cooke County, Texas
Bought a 1983 75C (think Model 60 with a short 16.5" carbine barrel) with rust, etc. for a low price from a THF member.



It including a Bear Creek scope and tip off rings. Seller shipped before he even got my check in the mail (TX to TX deal). When it arrived it had a crack in the wrist and a piece broken off the trigger guard.




It wasn't worth shipping back or filing a $50.00 insurance claim with USPS so he tore up my check.

I have bubba-blued the barrel and mag tube and refinished the receiver (blurry pic but it's semi-gloss).




When the first replacement stock arrived, it was for an old model. Seller didn't want it back or to be paid because of the error. He was only going to charge me for shipping anyway. Found the proper stock in take off condition ten miles from here through Texas Hunting Forum for cheap. Found a sight set (rear leaf, elevator, front ramp, screw) for free through Texas Hunting Forum.

I treated the stock to the fastest type of refinish I know of. I used a Scotch-Brite soaked in rubbing alcohol to thin the original color then applied three coats of Tru-Oil. I installed the rear sight to block the dovetail. I left front sight off and plugged that hole with a threaded plug screw. Add a new trigger and low rings from MidwayUSA, plus a couple homemade remedies, and now it looks like this.

Thanks to those that stepped up to assist.


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#7094409 - 02/27/18 05:57 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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#7094426 - 02/27/18 06:33 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 12/10/08
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Loc: Hen House Tx
looks good.
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#7094438 - 02/27/18 06:43 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 06/24/09
Posts: 2610
Loc: Houston
Awesome, love project guns.

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#7094443 - 02/27/18 06:46 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 10969
Loc: Bandera, Tx
That looks really good.

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#7094496 - 02/27/18 07:28 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 02/15/15
Posts: 3264
Loc: Addison Tx or Cisco Tx
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#7094499 - 02/27/18 07:31 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 12/16/08
Posts: 26052
Loc: Wolfe City, TX
Lots of good folks around here.

Good for you, for repairing a cabine that just needed some TLC.
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#7094503 - 02/27/18 07:35 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 09/01/04
Posts: 5593
Loc: The Dogwood Capital of Texas
Far OUT!! who'da thought you could breath some life in that ole warrior. Nice JOB up
Ron
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#7094629 - 02/27/18 09:16 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 8223
Loc: Wise Co.
I haven't heard "far out!" in about 30 years.
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#7094630 - 02/27/18 09:16 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
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Registered: 04/25/11
Posts: 416
Loc: Lake Texoma near Whitesboro
That turned out beautiful sir, it was a pleasure to meet you.

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#7094707 - 02/27/18 10:30 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: RiverRider]
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 2011
Loc: Graham
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
I haven't heard "far out!" in about 30 years.
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I thought it was "farm out".....

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#7094717 - 02/27/18 10:40 AM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: GasGuzzler]
Wytex Offline
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Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 581
Loc: Wyoming
Right on man, nice job ! up

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#7094795 - 02/27/18 12:05 PM Re: THANK YOU - Marlin Project [Re: snake oil]
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 8223
Loc: Wise Co.
Originally Posted By: snake oil
Originally Posted By: RiverRider
I haven't heard "far out!" in about 30 years.
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I thought it was "farm out".....


Ranch on!
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