Saturday, January 4, 2014

Project #1 - The Marlin 60 Rebuild

A few years back I picked up a Model 60 on gunbroker.com in pretty bad shape.  I suspected, based on appearances, the rifle was just neglected and a little abused.  I got it for a song.  I disassembled and cleaned the parts (lost of compressed air and really strong parts cleaner) and put the whole mess in a box to keep track of it all.  Along the way I also, apparently, ordered sights and a new trigger and trigger guard assembly from these good folks

Anyhow, about the time I was spinning this up, my son came along and so things stayed in box under my bench until I dug them out last night.  Admittedly, at one point I was far more in to revamping stock rifles than buying new ones and that's saying something.  I distinctly remember thinking I never reworked on of these and a $50 puzzle would be a lot of fun especially if I could get it to work.  So here we are in 2014, thinking this might be fun to do. 

I need to take some inventory of the parts and make sure everything is there and then some planning around finishes and stock options and so on.  I'll keep it posted up as best I can.  I think I'll target August 1 for a complete date on this.  With odds way up I will duracoat the action, I would imagine I'll have it working and tested by April 1 to allow time for the finish to fully set, etc.  Stay tuned.... more to come.  :)

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