Old Junk Guns

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I have a problem with junk guns. I just can't buy enough of em. I'm pretty friendly with the guys at out only LGS, ao they sell me their bulk bought junkers pretty cheap. While most of the metal gets cut up into art, and most of the old hardwood stocks get recycled into pens, there are a few gems in there they just don't want to deal with.

A few months ago, my LGS bro walked out of the back room with a rusted broken mess of a Marlin Model 60. The mag tube fell out of the dovetail, broken sights, missing firing pin. The usual suspects for a mistreated 40 year old gun.

I finally got around to playing with it the other day. Luckily, I save most of the salvageable parts off of other guns, so I had the sights and firing pin out of a Glenfield from an earlier project. A quick bit of solder, a bead blast and trip to the paint booth and a quick oil polish of the original stock, she turned out pretty good. Took it out back to see if it would fire, it's boringly accurate.

Not bad for $20 and three hours of tinkering.

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If you get a S&W K frame (just the frame or frame and barrel) that is not in to bad of shape I would be interested in it.
 

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Yeah, I haven't come across any junker Smith's yet. Believe me, I look all the time. I did make a couple of Jiminez chrome pimp pistol and FIE Saturday Night Special xmas wreaths last year. They were a hit.
I’d love to see a pic of those. Gives me an idea for next year...
 

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I have a problem with junk guns. I just can't buy enough of em. I'm pretty friendly with the guys at out only LGS, ao they sell me their bulk bought junkers pretty cheap. While most of the metal gets cut up into art, and most of the old hardwood stocks get recycled into pens, there are a few gems in there they just don't want to deal with.

A few months ago, my LGS bro walked out of the back room with a rusted broken mess of a Marlin Model 60. The mag tube fell out of the dovetail, broken sights, missing firing pin. The usual suspects for a mistreated 40 year old gun.

I finally got around to playing with it the other day. Luckily, I save most of the salvageable parts off of other guns, so I had the sights and firing pin out of a Glenfield from an earlier project. A quick bit of solder, a bead blast and trip to the paint booth and a quick oil polish of the original stock, she turned out pretty good. Took it out back to see if it would fire, it's boringly accurate.

Not bad for $20 and three hours of tinkering.

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That is awesome. A Marlin 60 that has been brought back to life...how cool is that?
 

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I use to get junkers from sooner police supply before they moved to 2A. I miss 10 and 20 dollar glenfield and off brand single shot 12s. My best deal was a sporterized 1903 I got for 60$ once in shooters grade.
 

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