Sears 46C (Marlin 56) Levermatic :)

Discussion in 'Marlin' started by big shrek, Sep 17, 2010.

  1. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    I got lucky and snagged one for $80 at a local pawn shop :D
    It's an EG code (May 1963).

    Took some Before pics earlier today, just got thru oil/0000-steel wool the action/lever/barrel/bolt to remove minor rust,
    currently sanding the stock to prepare for refinishing (it was HORRIBLE),

    I plan to have it completed by Sunday Night & taking a lotta pics of the end result!
  2. Sounds like you got a pretty good deal.....let see some pics :D

  3. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    LOL, well...OK ;)

    1st coat General Finishes-Pecan Stain

    2nd coat stain & one coat Tru-oil

    Initial Cleaning of outside of rifle. I should have taken a closeup before pic of all the rust...
    But it looks MUCH better NOW!! 0000 steel wool & Hoppe's #9 oil :)

    I should be able to get 2-4 coats of Tru-oil on tomorrow after work :)
    More pics to follow ;)

    Mind you, Sanded for about 30 minutes, then went over it again carefully, making sure it was clean of all old finish.
    Put on 1st coat of stain, then started on the barrel & action cleanup.
    2nd coat followed, then after dry, 1st coat Tru-Oil.

    This thing will hopefully be ready for the range on Sunday ;)
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2010
  4. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I guess there's a hickup with pic but what caliber is it in?
  5. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    .22s/l/lr :)
  6. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    OKies, all done...

    Just as an aside, this is not my only project this weekend.

    If I figured it up as an hourly thing...the sanding took the longest.
    Sanding the stock, 1-hr
    2-coats stain, 15 minutes
    5-coats Tru-oil, 30-minutes
    Cleaning parts prior to reinstallation, 45 minutes
    Reinstall everthing on stock, 10 minutes
    Add sling, 5 minutes

    Took longer to upload the photos...LOL

    All the time in between...waiting on things to dry...which I don't count,
    because I was installing a new chair mechanism in my reclining sofa.
    Next comes the new cover/padding.
    Now THAT is difficult [​IMG]
    (no, I'm not doing pictures of that, there are badly paid furniture repairmen that need the $$)

    Ok, ran out & test-fired it [​IMG]

    Me likey!!

    Used Federal ammo, had ONE stovepipe FTE, where it caught the round as it was leaving.
    I don't know if it was my slow racking of the action or just a dirty adjuster, but it didn't happen again.
    I'll clean 'em out later after I run the Boresnake thru it again.

    All in all, a succcesful day :)
  7. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Here's the Before pics...FT seems to be having issues.

    First coat of stain :)
  8. dman24

    dman24 G&G Newbie

    My little brother has one of them. I don't think his looks that good though. Daddy got it from my grandpa. He likes the gun though, so I guess that's all that matters.
  9. big shrek

    big shrek G&G Evangelist

    Sears 4x Ted Williams Scope

    Dman, it's really, really easy to refinish checkering/stamps/etc :)

    Pretty much as I stated above...a pack of coarse sanding sponges & a weekend, it goes pretty fast :)

    Meanwhile...I went thru one of the local pawn shops to day and found a little gem...
    a Sears 4x Ted Williams Scope.
    And as it was only $10, I jumped on it.

    It looks appropriate on my Sears 46C (Marlin 57) :D

    It just pays to listen to your "Little Voice" when it tells you to stop someplace :D

    Something was tickling my brain...and I searched thru the entire store until I found the Scope.
    And I knew, as soon as I spotted it, that it was what I needed for this rifle :D
    Especially for only $10...LOL

    A classic scope for a classic rifle...mated with a Marlin leather sling...hard to beat :D
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2010
  10. flyingbrkracing

    flyingbrkracing G&G Enthusiast

    Dang,those are the deals that get me in my LGS 3-4 times a week.
    90 bucks and a little work(which I think is almost as fun as searching)and you have a neat addition to the collection.
    Nice rifle!