So last summer, a neighbor of a friend ran afoul of the law and had to relinquish his firearms. I was asked if I wanted a rifle that was in the back of a closet for years. Who am I to turn down a freebie? It was a Marlin 25N, .22 LR. It was dusty and a bit rusty but nothing too bad. Bluing was pretty much gone from the barrel, but the bore looked great after I scrubbed it. The stock was sound except for one small nick on the forend though it had been varnished. The action was rust free and working good after cleaning and lubrication. There was white paint on the bolt handle.