Custom Marlin model 60 build

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What color for my Marlin Model 60 Stock

  1. OD Green

  2. Tan

  3. Dark Red

  4. Dark Blue/Slate ish

  5. Other (explain)

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  1. tomfoolery

    tomfoolery XDTalk 5K Member

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    Ok, im all finished with the build portion of my Marlin model 60....now its time for paint. I prefer paint over stain and have a guy on payroll who is going to do it (strip, sand, fill, prime, paint, and coat) for me. He said he can do any color under the sun.

    I need you guys to help me decide what...


    http://www.lenaburgs.net/images/Walthers/p99_military.jpg

    to match my p22

    http://www.buygifttissue.com/images/Desert_Tan.gif

    to match my AK mags and 1911 grips

    http://www.housebeautiful.com/cm/housebeautiful/images/headboard-color-red-xlg.jpg

    for no real reason...just kind of neat

    http://www.housebeautiful.com/cm/housebeautiful/images/bench-color-blue-xlg.jpg

    again, just neat looking

    OR

    Tell me what color (example provided)
     
  2. Steve_o113

    Steve_o113 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Do you have a pic of the gun?
     
  3. tomfoolery

    tomfoolery XDTalk 5K Member

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    Yeah, since this pic i have installed a Harris Bi-pod and a Simmons scope. The barrel and all metal has been coated flat black. The 60 is on the bottom (obviously:cool:)

    [​IMG]
     
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    Steve_o113 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Id say match it to your grips on your 1911... im guessing you carry the 1911 while using the marlin so it would look sweet together
     
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    tomfoolery XDTalk 5K Member

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    im leaning towards the slate/uniform blue color myself....still debating.
     
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    I would have just left the wood on! its a beautiful stock!!
     
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    tomfoolery XDTalk 5K Member

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    bump for more votes!
     
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    Is that a 870 express or police? Also, is that the older model 60 with the longer mag tube? I have bone stock model 60, id like to hear what you did to yours.

    By the way, if it were me id stain it. Id make it as classic looking as possible.
     
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    tomfoolery XDTalk 5K Member

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    It is the Express, I have the police stock and fore-end on the way though. As well as a wilson sling mount (side mount at mag tube), a scattergun tech. follower, safety, and i think thats it...

    It is the older model 60 with the 18 round tube. When i got it the thing wouldnt even move, rust everywhere, just in bad shape. I took it all the way a part and cleaned, grinded, smoothed, and polished everything. Then i recoated the metal on the gun as well as sanded the wood and stained it. When i got it i couldn't even get it to dry-fire...now the thing will shoot the 18 round tube just as fast as i can pull the trigger.

    Since then i have installed sling studs, mounted a harris bi-pod to the front, and installed a Simmons 3-9x adjustable scope. I will take a pic this evening and show you.
     
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    Nice, where did you find the police stock and forend at? Also, did that 870 +2 magazine extension come with the sling swivel or did you buy it seperate? I notice that the new 870 HD shotguns come standard with the sling swivel now and no J saftey.

    I also have the model 60 with the 18 round tube, it is the first firearm I ever owned. I actually took it out of storage not long ago and boy was it in bad shape. Check this out, I sent it into Marlin only paying shipping there and they completely switched out all the old parts including putting a new stock on it for free!!! They also gave me a new 5 year warranty and sent me back all my old parts and stock. I'll tell ya, Marlin has been the best company I have ever delt with in my life. I love my Marlin model 60..

    Heres a picture:

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    Oh wow!!

    Im gonna email them right now. The one i have is still a bit rough.

    My 870 police stock i found on ebay believe it or not. Yeah, the mag extension came with the swivel. Il snap new pics when i get the stock set in.
     
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    I think its kinda hard to get in touch with Marlin about the services, I think you just need to ship it to them. I didn't know they would fix everything at no charge. What I did was package up the rifle with a letter included that said something along the lines of how special the rifle was to me and that it was my first firearm I ever owned, I named a few concerning areas that needed attention and what not. The next thing I knew I received my old stock and parts from UPS, then a week later my rifle in a new Marlin box and paper work stating everything they serviced at no charge.

    So I don't know if this is a common procedure with Marlin but it's is sure worth a try. Please let me know the outcome. I have nothing but positive to say about Marlin, they really know how to treat their costumers. The really neat thing is, is that my first firearm ever is now in working mint condition once again. Very cool! :)

    Good luck!!
     

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