Spud9 strikes again

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Spud9, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Spud9

    Spud9 Well-Known Member

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    Ok, so maybe I got too much time on my hands or my Marlinitis is flaring up and I forgot to take my meds... Either way here are two more.
    One is a 1981 Glenfield and the other is an early 60's Westerfield lever action .22 Both had the stocks redone, Complete rebluing, Duracoat and polished all internals.

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  2. R.Ph. 380

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    Yep, you've got waaaaaayyyy too much time on your hands. I would offer to let you refinish my Glenfield and my Marlin, but you would probably want to pay me too much to be allowed to do them.......................

    Gorgeous work. Congratulations. I'd be afraid to take them out and maybe scratch them.

    Bill
     

  3. Spud9

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    Thanks R.Ph.380, It has become a passion which is now becoming a business. Doors open the end of the month. I am working on a 10/22 stock next week that should come out awesome. Green and black snake skin dip and I did some modification on the stock.
    I also have two other marlins, 99m1 and 1972 glenfield that are getting the treatment soon. The 99m1 will be a straight up wax over stain on the stock.
     
  4. kybeagle

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    Beautiful work. They look brand new, no, better than new! And your workbench is so neat and clean. Nice job.
     
  5. greyhawk50

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    Based on previous post, you are most certainly a busy man.
    Looking at those rifles, your time is being well spent. No doubt about it, you have a gift for giving new life to old rifles.
    Those rifles are truly beautiful. The wood grain on the Glenfield is outstanding. As for the Westernfield, I believe that it is the first of it's kind that I've ever seen. I don't know what is so different about it? Could be the removable side plate or the design of the forearm or the barrel band or all three??? Very unique rifle.
    I wish you the best success with the new business.
     
  6. R.Ph. 380

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    OK, we're gonna have to talk. Do you have a FFL? or are you going to just work on stocks and forends? I think my marlin might be in need of your TLC.

    Bill
     
  7. 01Sporty

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    Do you do your own bluing? Is it hot or cold? Might make a terrific Tech article.
     
  8. Gumpy

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    Most excellent job!!
     
  9. Hyphenated

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    Oh my...those are purdy!!! I was thinking about trying to save the stock on a 32spl SC, but I can't compete with Spud.
     
  10. Spud9

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    Thank you all. I love doing this, giving new life to old shooters. So much so, yes it is becoming a business for me.
    R.Ph380, Yes I am getting my FFL. Just had my interview with ATF today and as soon as I appease the idiots at city hall.... I will be up before Feb. PM me and we can type back and forth to one another...

    Hyphenated, this ain't no competition... but thanks.

    01Sporty, yes I do my own bluing. I use Oxpho cream on barrels and reg Oxpho on small parts. I also use Arts Belguin especially when I am bronzing/browing a barrel. If people are interested I could do a thread on my methods, I have taken what I have learned from this forum and that and came up with what works for me.

    Now for all of you that comment about my clean work space.. A clean bench is a happy bench.... and a sick mind!!! I have been called AR/OCD by some. But who would you want working on your gun.... Besides, you can't see the work bench behind me when I take the pics..... There are some spots on the counter... that's where I do the dirty work...

    Again, thanks ya'll for looking and the comps.... I got's the "itis"
     
  11. Spud9

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    Greyhawk, I can't take credit for the grain inthe wood... I give that one to mother nature. But I will take credit for making it pop and showing it off. I love my Westernfield and to this day have not found another like it... and I am looking.
     
  12. 01Sporty

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    If you do decide to do a tech article, let me know and I'll throw in what I learned about doing brass when I did the trigger guard on my 60.
     

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  13. tCan

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    I like how you used molding on the side and back of your work bench so stuff doesn't 'get gone' when you're working and moving things around.
     
  14. storm

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    I've got the "itis" too, Spud - and don't worry, I haven't forgotten about what we PM'd about either :) Just trying to get life back in order.
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    Im working on a Remington 870
     
  16. Spud9

    Spud9 Well-Known Member

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    Storm, no problem. Just let me know.

    Four4d4, lets see the pics.....