My Blondie

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by mrvalpyro, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. mrvalpyro

    mrvalpyro Active Member

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    So stripped the finish and shaped the grip to my likening. Finished it with a clear wax. Painted the receiver with black gloss engine coat baked on. Upgraded internals,..(need I say the name) same as all you guys.. and a set of Williams fire sights...after 40 or so hours put into this project its not bad for a 85$pawn shop pickup
     

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  2. Underdog

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    Very nice work, it looks beautiful. Can you tell me more about what you did to the buttstock? Is that a pad or paint, it looks very nice.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Awesome job on the wood...well done !!

    ( deleted the duplicate post for ya too !! ;) )
     
  4. mrvalpyro

    mrvalpyro Active Member

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    The butt has got F4 tape wrapped around the end hiding the 1/4in hard foam pad. Some of you AF guys already know what F4 tape is, but for those who don't F4 tape only sticks to itself, it was a military only product till three years ago and was made in many different colors and put on the market. Best stuff ever completely seals, water, freeze proof.
    The original application of the tape was to wrap the wiring in planes.. my dad was so surprised when he saw it on TV. He's was like I used to use that stuff all the time... He was in the AF for 22 years as a mechanic
     

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  5. Windy

    Windy Well-Known Member Supporting

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    Beautiful. Great job and it looks so nice!!
     
  6. Oldbird13

    Oldbird13 New Member

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    Internals question on your re-build

    I am new to the Forum and read where you said "re-did the internals with you-know-who parts. Who would that be? Thanks and your gun looks nice. Also nice bit of new info on the F4 tape.
     
  7. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    nice looking rifle! really like the light colored wood too. you done good!:D
     
  8. mrvalpyro

    mrvalpyro Active Member

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    The Mcarbo spring kit is what it is...

    Thanks guys for all the complments next on the agenda is to float the barrel and bed the sucker
     
  9. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

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    You mentioned the F4 tape. Is that the same tape that I know as Live Rubber Tape that I've used for years when making high voltage motor connections?
    Just curious.
    And you done a good job on the refinish.
     
  10. mrvalpyro

    mrvalpyro Active Member

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    I believe that they are one in the same... I know its been around since Nam, but has only been available to consumers for only a few years
     
  11. Oldbird13

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    Mcarbo spring kit

    Thanks for your response. I have already replaced the 4 springs in one of my 60s with their kit that I ordered several weeks ago. I had a little difficulty installing the one spring where you were required to "bend it over, make a teepee and then flatten it with pliers". I was a little concerned but my work looks very close to the photos that came with the kit. I have not shot it yet so no results but am hoping this was a good move. I have a 2nd set I will install on a 2nd 60 if I am happy with results. How did you get that spring attached/bent/teepeed? Thanks again.
     
  12. mrvalpyro

    mrvalpyro Active Member

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    Check out YouTube there is many video on the install.. me just a pair of needle nose and a few practice attempts with a floppy disk spring
     
  13. storm

    storm Well-Known Member

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    Nice job! Glad to see I'm not the only one who likes blondes :)
     
  14. Spud9

    Spud9 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet job Mrvalpryo. Looks awesome. I may have to do one of my Squirrels as a blonde.