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Old 10-15-2020, 06:41 PM
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I just wanted to share the results of my first strip and refinish. For some reason, I became interested in seeing what a basic Marlin Model 60 stock might look like if the finish was removed and some kind of oil finish rubbed in. I was reminiscing about old GI rifles that were dipped or rubbed with linseed oil, etc. instead of sprayed with stains and varnishes like many inexpensive commercial rifle stocks.

I am pleasantly surprised that a basic Model 60 stock had some character to it, without hitting it with any stain or dye. All I did was sand the factory finish off, followed by a sanding with 600 grade. Then I applied Tru Oil (five coats) while hitting the entire stock with 000 steel wool in-between each coat.

It looks better than I expected! Now I have a unique Model 60.

How did I do?
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Old 10-15-2020, 09:38 PM
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Very nice! I have found that the Beech/Birch stocks typically have some interesting grain once the mud is stripped off.....


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Old 10-15-2020, 10:30 PM
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I like it a lot

Blondie's are cool

Model 20 with poly







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Old 10-16-2020, 05:24 AM
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Looks awesome to me!


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Old 10-16-2020, 07:06 AM
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Thanks!

That looks great.

For some reason I was curious about turning a brunette into a blond, as you say.

I hope my old Model 60 with the plain, dark brown finish doesn't get too jealous!
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Old 10-16-2020, 10:34 AM
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Thanks!

That looks great.

For some reason I was curious about turning a brunette into a blond, as you say.

I hope my old Model 60 with the plain, dark brown finish doesn't get too jealous!
Yours has way better grain than mine...really a nice job my friend

After I stripped mine I was wanting something more traditional but could not find what I was after as coloring.

I was a little apprehensive when I first started, but after the finished product it kind of grew on me

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Old 10-16-2020, 11:54 AM
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Very nice!

This is such a timely post for me.

I bought a Marlin Glenfield Model 15 (single shot bolt) about two weeks ago. I did not like the plastic trigger guard or worn front sight ramp. So, I replaced the front sight and inset a metal trigger guard. Parts bought from Numerich.

While the stock is in good shape, my inletting has caused me to want to refinish the stock. I think I'll do what you explained with yours.

How did you preserve the stamped squirrel from the sandpaper and get that part stripped?
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Old 10-16-2020, 09:04 PM
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You want to be careful around the squirrel

After the stripping has set and your ready to wipe of the varnish strip don't get to aggressive with the brushing cause things are quite limber and wet, i used a tooth brush, easy enough to remove parts of the squirrel and parts of the stippling around the squirrel if ones not careful

Better to let it dry, stiffen up more in that area before you start messing with it, or get on it and then stay away till dry...don't keep after it while wet. Didn't do much sanding in that area, and that that i did used, scotch brite/ steel wood and waited till totally dry.

I use distilled water as rinse and then /dry/ lightly sand..... i do this twice to help beautify the grain.

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Strip and refinish

Hi y'all, pics of an anschutz using satin finish polyurethane from a rattle can and a martini using boiled linseed oil.Scott.
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Old 10-17-2020, 10:27 AM
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Love the Martini with the BLO

They look good.. feel good in the hands..but are tinder little things in the brush

I do a lot of BLO on my projects



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Old 10-17-2020, 01:14 PM
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Old 10-17-2020, 04:43 PM
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Strip and refinish

Hi pipestone ,another BLO/ jw9 golden arrow(chinese copy of the brno).Scott.
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Nice!








Heres my Prosport in BLO




A favorite winter time project for me when not much is happening is, clean up and apply a coat or two to enrich the finish and fill the pores on the BLO stocked rifles...plus I love the aroma in the house as it flashes........mmmmm

Wife......not so much

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Old 10-17-2020, 08:45 PM
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Heres my Prosport in BLO




A favorite winter time project for me when not much is happening is, clean up and apply a coat or two to enrich the finish and fill the pores on the BLO stocked rifles...plus I love the aroma in the house as it flashes........mmmmm

Wife......not so much

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Ranks right up there with freshly cut walnut . Women donít seem to appreciate the finer smells in life.


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