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mattt 01-13-2013 4:21 AM

Case colored marlin
Tues I am picking up a early 1920,s marlin 39m 22 levergun. .What causes old rifles to loose there case coloring ? This one has 100% of the finsh intact and dont want to damage the case colered resever.Rubing down with oil shouldnt hurt?

kendog4570 01-13-2013 6:35 AM

Handling it.

TRAP55 01-13-2013 8:50 AM

Handling, exposure to sunlight (I've been told), and rust.
What I hear from the collectors, de-grease with non chlorinated brake cleaner, and immediately soak all the metal with a silicon based gun oil like CLP.
Marlin used a different color case formula than Winchester and Colt, and JMHO, the Marlin color case was the best looking of the three.
Pics are required!:)

kendog4570 01-13-2013 10:22 AM


Originally Posted by TRAP55 (Post 10197331)
....Pics are required!:)


mattt 01-13-2013 10:57 AM

I will post pics after I pick it up.I will be the second owner and doesnt look like first owner took it out much if at all.

mattt 01-18-2013 4:41 PM

Gun store was closed till today. Rifle to nice for what I want to use it for. like new 90 years old any one interested in taking it off my hands?

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