Go Back   Weapons Forum > General Weapons > Rimfire Guns and Ammo



Rimfire Guns and Ammo

Marlin 25N Makeover


This is a discussion on Marlin 25N Makeover within the Rimfire Guns and Ammo forums, part of the General Weapons category!
I posted last week about a neglected 25N that I was able to acquire. It was rusty, dusty and in ...


Like Tree3Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-19-2013, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
priell3's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tioga County, PA
Age: 58
Posts: 852
Default Marlin 25N Makeover

I posted last week about a neglected 25N that I was able to acquire.

It was rusty, dusty and in need of some TLC.


Previous owner varnished right over the labels on the forend.


Small nick in the forend.


Worn stock with runs in the varnish.




Sanded clean and smooth.


Refinished in Red Mahogany and sealed with clear satin spar urethane.
Rust on barrel removed with 000 steel wool.




I hope to range test it later this week before buying mags and mounting a scope.
__________________
MikeP
priell3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 367
Default

Hey, that'll do.

Glad you decided to make a project out of it. Looking forward to the end result.

It'd make a great silencer host if you have enough barrel diameter to thread it 1/2-28.

Make some bunnies disappear in a puff of fur
cce1302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 05:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
Jo6pak's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West coast of WI
Age: 47
Posts: 762
Default

Cleaning up nicely. The stock may not have been varnished after manufacturer. The older Marlin 22s have a pretty shiny finish from the factory.

My first rifle was a Marlin Model 25 that my father bought me for Xmas when I was 13. It was a tack-driver, it bagged many rabbits back in my teens and twenties.
I haven't fired it in years since it has a worn out bolt and will sometimes discharge as soon as the bolt is closed. I haven't been able to track down a new bolt.
Apparently, the 25N is the replacement for the 25, which solved the issues with the bolt design
__________________
NRA Life Member, SAF contributor

"If you treat me as an enemy, I will become one."
dR
Jo6pak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2013, 08:25 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
SWSS's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: NETN
Age: 48
Posts: 899
Default

nice...
__________________
GOD, GUNS and LIBERTY!
Sorry, even duct tape wont fix your kind of stupid, unless it is over your nose and mouth...
NRA Lifetime Member
SWSS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 09:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
priell3's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tioga County, PA
Age: 58
Posts: 852
Default

Last night I gave it a few coats of Outers Gun Blue and mounted an old 4X scope on it.

Before:





After:



__________________
MikeP
priell3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 11:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
 
Concealed 27's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Tampa
Age: 47
Posts: 2,821
Default

Hey you did a great job brother, its beautiful now !!!!
__________________
The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
Thomas Jefferson
Concealed 27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
BrothersInArms's Avatar
Supporting Vendor

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cedar Creek, Texas
Age: 33
Posts: 464
Default

Very well done
__________________
Brothers In Arms
Home of W.A.R. Manufacturing
07FFL - 02 SOT

http://www.facebook.com/BrosInArmsWAR
BrothersInArms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
Jo6pak's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: West coast of WI
Age: 47
Posts: 762
Default

Classically beautiful. I'm a bit jealous
__________________
NRA Life Member, SAF contributor

"If you treat me as an enemy, I will become one."
dR
Jo6pak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
MrMarty51's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Miles City, Montana
Age: 67
Posts: 158
Default

That thing was a mess all right, maybe stored it under the seat of a pickup.
Nice job on the restoration, very nice.
__________________
If You`re going to be a BEAR, then be a GRIZZLEY !!!
He said, Whiskey for Me and My friends, I told Him, I drink whiskey and I have NO friends.
MrMarty51 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2013, 07:32 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
priell3's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tioga County, PA
Age: 58
Posts: 852
Default

First range test - my wife's target firing offhand air with open sights:

__________________
MikeP
priell3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On