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White spacers

#1 Post by t.r. » Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:13 pm

I removed the spacers, spray painted them black, and re-installed them. To my view, white spacers are not for me. If the paint wears off, I'll likely buy a black plastic trash can and make my own spacers.

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Re: White spacers

#2 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:50 pm

First thing I do is remove white spacers, can't abide them.
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Re: White spacers

#3 Post by Bronco » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:28 pm

Black Spacers matter :mrgreen:
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Re: White spacers

#4 Post by GunnyMack » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:10 pm

Just look a woodcraft.com, buy a piece of ebony and make a classy grip cap. Could even go one further, add the ebony and then inlet a skeleton grip cap! I'd bet it would be the only Marlin with one!

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Re: White spacers

#5 Post by piller » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:48 pm

Ebony and hickory side beside in perfect harmony on my Marlin buttstock.

Do you think Michael and Paul could have used those words? :lol:

Seriously, I never bothered with the white spacers. I guess it is because I don't care whether they are on or not.
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Re: White spacers

#6 Post by Bill in Oregon » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:03 pm

They made as much sense as fins on sedans in 1959.

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#7 Post by 765x53 » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:53 pm

If they really matter to you, a black sharpie is a quick and fairly permanent fix.

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#8 Post by Old Savage » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:15 am

Don't care if they are there or not.
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#9 Post by jeepnik » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:40 pm

Bill in Oregon wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:03 pm
They made as much sense as fins on sedans in 1959.
In which case they make a very great style statement. 8) I do love fins on cars. Straight up, rolled over or flaring out to the side, they add a stylish look.
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Re: White spacers

#10 Post by piller » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:51 pm

It would seem as if we have several opinions on style. It could be worse.
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#11 Post by Carlsen Highway » Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:33 pm

I can't live with white spacers either. If I meet them I take them off, or if I can't do that I paint them black.
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Re: White spacers

#12 Post by fordwannabe » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:51 pm

Well all youn genst that are taking them off your guns please send me an email and I will provide my address for you to send them to me. I buy and sell quite a few Marlins and lots of them have buggered spacers. Around here you will hear it if the Marlins don't have the white spacers when trying to sell.
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#13 Post by Chuck 100 yd » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:57 pm

There was a time when they were in style. Almost every gun maker used them. Removing then would remove collector value
on some guns. That said, I can take them or leave them but prefer my guns without them.

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#14 Post by Old Savage » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:04 pm

Then it became oh so popular to not like them, they had to go.
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#15 Post by M. M. Wright » Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:06 am

We bought out an old gunsmith's parts and among the old recoil pads was a box full of white spacers. Must be a bunch of people don't like them.
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Re: White spacers

#16 Post by Malamute » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:32 am

I never liked white spacers on anything. They always looked more modern than I cared for and tacky at best on anything. I discovered that on Marlins, they shot pins into the buttplates and spacers to hold them in place, I suppose when drilling and mounting the plate. I tapped the pins in a little more, filed the boss around the screw holes down that indexed the spacers, and put the hard rubber butt plate back on without the spacer.
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Re: White spacers

#17 Post by 44shooter » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:03 pm

I took them off a Fajen stocked sporterize do Swedish Mauser. Still has an exaggerated California style stock but it looks much better.

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Re: White spacers

#18 Post by Sarge » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:44 pm

Chuck 100 yd wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:57 pm
There was a time when they were in style. Almost every gun maker used them. Removing then would remove collector value
on some guns. That said, I can take them or leave them but prefer my guns without them.
when I was a kid growing up in the 6o's-70's, they were all the rage. So I was sort of numbed to them. Don't care for them on my personal guns either.

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