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Old 01-28-2019, 11:35 AM
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I have been working on a Marlin 39A-DL for quite a while and got it finished up and back together last evening. This one is a 1960 year 39A. The wood was in bad need of a refinishing and the checkering was in pretty sad shape and had some pretty sad looking borders. This is a shooter rifle and not a collector of a good friend of mine or I would have said No Thanks. I don't need this headache. I did the finish over and did a complete recutting of the checkering and made new spacers and fitted a new reproduction Marlin butt plate and also a new bulls eye. It was a real pain to tape up the squirrel in the side of the stock to keep the finish out. Painters tape is your best friend doing these jobs. It was on there for 9 months with me being on and off working on this project and peeled right off with no glue left on the wood. A few pictures of it.



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Old 01-28-2019, 12:14 PM
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Fantastic wood, fantastic job!

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Old 01-28-2019, 01:58 PM
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That is sweet, NICE JOB!
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:12 PM
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What a beautiful job you have done. I wish I had your skills.

I have a 39D that someone refinished and didn't do a very good job on. If I had your ability I would have redone it years ago.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:58 PM
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Pretty wood and a very nice job! I'm sure your friend appreciated it!
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:36 PM
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Your friend is a lucky man. By the sound of it he may not even recognize it.
You did a great job on the wood. Do you by any chance have a pre reconditioning pic?
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The only pictures I have is after I had already removed the old finish and had the checkering almost completed. Might not be what you wanted to see.


Finish removed ready to sand the wood and the white spacer and the butt plate flush for a good fit.
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:52 PM
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Thanks for the in progress pics Bandit.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:36 PM
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That is one fine job you did there and it looks great.
What finish did you put on it?
Did you have to fill the grain before applying the finish?

I recently bought a 39a in really good condition and nice wood.
It's missing the bullseye and I have already ordered and received a replacement.
However the stock really needs to be refinished.
It looks like part of the stock had finished brushed on.
I do a lot of woodworking so I have no trepidation about refinishing.
Any guiding comments would be appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2019, 09:09 PM
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aww

That's very nice work, bandit... I think you're too modest, on several counts. Although it may be (just) a shooter to your friend, it's collectible enough for a lot of us folks who like handsome and well cared for 39's.
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Old 01-29-2019, 10:38 AM
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Very very nice hope your friend appreciates it, but still enjoys it, now it just needs a steel reciever sight.

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Old 01-29-2019, 11:29 AM
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Very very nice hope your friend appreciates it, but still enjoys it, now it just needs a steel reciever sight.

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That is the sight he has for it. Not sure if he going with the globe front.
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:38 PM
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You did good on that classic.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:12 PM
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Absolutely beautiful job That is one nice piece of walnut. I have several squirrel stock Glenfield 60's but nothing like that! Great work.
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Beautiful.

That's some old world craftmanship. The stock art really brings that rifle to life.
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