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    new look marlin 25n

    I sold my 10/22 the other day have I have worked out I prefer a bolt action 22 for hunting just seems safer than a semi
    the day after it sold @Toby listed this little marlin 25n and a 12ga as a combo deal for $300 which I thought was a good deal so I brought them
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    I've never had a camo stock before as ill be honest as say I don't like camo I thought they were plastic and not much I could do "but its only a bunny gun so didn't really care" didn't realize it was wood till it arrived so that was great I now can fuck the camo off and have a wood stock instead I prefer wood to plastic for rifle stocks so was stoked when I found it was wood

    the stock has reassemble checkering on it and I didn't want to sand that off so I decided to use paint stripper after 3 coats and a little sand it was back to bare wood (unsure of type) but it looked dark ish in colour and was a pretty nice bit of wood not stunning but not bad (sorry forgot to take a photo after stripping)

    for refinishing I chose to use haarlem danish oil I've used it on outdoor tables etc before and it looks awesome

    I found an offcut of 4mm ply and screwed it to the stock using the butt plate holes to make it stand up so I didn't have to touch it to much
    and I have just finished the 1st coat
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    looks good will have updates in near future
    cheers rambo
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    3 coats so far the haarlem danish oil is doing a great job it tacks off nice and quick could probably could recoat after an hour but im waiting at least 4-6 to be safe were as linseed oil can be 2-3 days between coats at times im giving it a rub with 1000grt between coats and a rub with a TAC cloth to remove dust

    starting to develop a slight sheen
    not the best photo but yeah

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    7 coats now getting there I will do a couple more tomorrow only using very thin coats and lots of em IMO that's the best way to get a good finish with oil
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    It's looking good, well done.
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    all done.... came out good a few little spots im not to happy with but nothing major it came out a little lighter than id hoped but again not a big deal its only a bunny gun

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    still paint left on the butt pad any ideas
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    Wow, that looks a lot better!


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    Shit hot! Quite a transformation

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    yeah I am happy with it looks far different to when I brought it off @Toby

    I've got the new mag catch and another mag in the mail from the usa as well so once they arrive it ill be good to go
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    id try one of those green scouring pads and water for a start check on the back of it first to make sure it doesn't scratch it up

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    It will shoot as good as it looks too

    I always wondered what the wood would look like if I stripped off the paint. This is that point in time where I wish I done it instead of thinking about it haha
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    yeah I was kind of worried about the stock as I thought to myself they wouldn't paint the good ones.... this one is a 2nd as it has been taken close to where a branch has come out but I reckon that just adds to the character is structurally sound as it the grains are all running how they should be so that's why they chose to paint that one I reckon

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    Lucky I still have one 25N in the cupboard


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    is that a factory finish @Toby or did you just do that? mine is at gun city getting cut down a bit and a thread put on the end gonna be 16 inches

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    I did that, factory finish was a plain dark finish, like really dark. Turns out it was cause the stock has bugger all grain but I might make it a bit darker at some stage.

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    @Toby looks good.... the grain on mine looks great on one side and not there on the other... what oil did you use how many coats?

 

 

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