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26drawny 07-24-2012 04:39 PM

Trying to clean a Marlin Mod. 50.....
 
OK I have a Marlin 50. I picked it up for next to nothing. The guy didnt have time to see what was wrong with it. I took it apart but it was hard. the lube that was on it was hard. the bolt was tough to get out. it is missing the "bolt knarl"??? Or is it a charging handle?? Anyway, I did get it apart. nothing seems to be broken. An old shop teacher told me aI should soke the bolt in laqur thinner for a few days and it should remove anything that isn't supposed to be there but would really have to clean that off and only to use a brass brush to clean it. Is this all sounding right? Also he told me to clean the body up use 400 grit sand paper and use linseed oil? Is this right???

26drawny 07-25-2012 01:00 PM

ok well I should have said I did order the manual for the gun and plan on fixing it and my main question was are these chemicals safe to use on the gun?

UncleNorby 08-16-2012 12:45 PM

When you have the manual in hand, clean all of the metal parts and verify you have all of the parts. I'd use a typical gun cleaning solvent and a plastic or brass brush.

As far as the stock goes, I wouldn't do anything to it if the gun has some collector value. If not, it would depend upon how bad the condition is. I'd probably just clean it up without sanding at all.

26drawny 09-11-2012 06:25 PM


Originally Posted by UncleNorby (Post 3961018)
When you have the manual in hand, clean all of the metal parts and verify you have all of the parts. I'd use a typical gun cleaning solvent and a plastic or brass brush.

As far as the stock goes, I wouldn't do anything to it if the gun has some collector value. If not, it would depend upon how bad the condition is. I'd probably just clean it up without sanding at all.


Thanks... I just ordered the manual. I don't know if it has any value. I can't even find a serial number. I took it apart and nothing.


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