Is this a good deal on a Marlin?


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JaxNovice
August 15, 2007, 04:47 PM
http://gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=77861281

Let me know. I am considering biding on it and want a second opinion before I do.

Thanks

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Brian Williams
August 15, 2007, 04:49 PM
$200 /$225 For Me

ArmedBear
August 15, 2007, 05:00 PM
Interesting.

Looks like an old SC (Sport Carbine with shorter magazine), but it's a Glenfield. Didn't know they made Glenfield SC's.

I'd be tempted, especially if I wanted a scoped one. The shorter magazine lightens up the gun so it's still handy with a scope. Marlin's quality hasn't gone down like some others (i.e. an old one isn't a lot better made than a new one), but the old guns don't have the crossbolt safety that many find distasteful. I don't know if that scope is any good.

On the other hand, between shipping and transfer fees (I don't know what FFL's charge in your area), it could get to be too expensive.

MaterDei
August 15, 2007, 05:10 PM
Looks like a good deal. Thanks for bring it to my attention! ;)

The Deer Hunter
August 15, 2007, 05:14 PM
I don't even bother looking at auctions that are all in CAPS LOCK LIKE THIS.

JohnBT
August 15, 2007, 05:17 PM
Looks like a nice rifle. The Glenfields have birch stocks, not walnut. And probably have pressed checkering if they have checkering.

A current Sportview scope is $39.95 from SWFA.

John

BobSeaman
August 15, 2007, 05:22 PM
Good deal you could have a $150 in the scope

ArmedBear
August 15, 2007, 05:24 PM
Looks like no checkering.

In my area, FFL's want about $40 for transfers (some more, a few slightly less) plus state fees, plus state/local sales tax if it comes from a dealer. This guy wants $25 for shipping.

So, if I were to, say, win the bidding at $275, the gun would cost me $340 plus tax and fees. So check on those details FIRST!

For $400, I can go get a brand-new 336C with nice cut-checkered walnut and a much nicer rubber buttpad. For $360 I can get a brand-new budget-model 336W with cut-checkered birch and a sling. They both have the full-length magazines, and the newer safety, so it depends on what really matters to you.

woof
August 15, 2007, 05:24 PM
My guess is that by the time the bidding is over and you pay shipping and FFL, you could get an equal or better deal locally.

MrDig
August 15, 2007, 05:30 PM
This link
http://www.newguns.net/products.asp?cat=102&pg=2
has Marlin 336 for as low as 380.00 NIB at this point the bid is fair but I would not go much higher for a used gun if you plan on using it a lot in particular.

ArmedBear
August 15, 2007, 05:33 PM
336W here is $20 less than that, but note that the link above has a SCOPED 336W (birch, but cut-checkered with sling) for $417. I'm guessing the scope is at least as good as what's on that Glenfield.

Also, click here: http://www.galleryofguns.com/GunLocator/gunsearch/Product.asp?Manuf=&item_num=336A%2DW%2FS&index=1&max=20&start=20&instock=None&manufact_combo=Marlin&mod_ser_combo=336&category_combo=None&model=None&g_type=None&act_type=None&finish_type=None&calib_combo=None&sight_class_combo=None&price_range=None&qPromoID=&EZ=&left_handed=&youth=&item_only=0&oldsql=WHERE+%28unk2+like+%27%251%27+or+unk2+like+%27%252%27%29++AND+manuf+like+%27%25Marlin%25%27++AND++%28Inventory%2Emodel%5Fseries+%3D+%27336%27+OR+Inventory%2Emodel%5Fseries+like+%27336%7C%25%27+OR+Inventory%2Emodel%5Fseries+like+%27%25%7C336%27%29+ORDER+BY+manuf%2C+unk2%2C+unk3

This is a 336A with a scope (similar nosecap to the SC, but checkered) that is $386 at a local dealer, brand new. Yes, it has the safety. But it's brand-new, with a warranty.

If you want an SC, then consider bidding. If you want a bargain, I'd pass.

JaxNovice
August 15, 2007, 06:51 PM
Thanks for the advice. If it stays at this level up until the end, i might toss in a bid.

Sniper X
August 15, 2007, 06:57 PM
Considering it is from 1967 judged by the serial number, and is a 336RC or a 30, it IS a great deal in the condition it appears to be in.

Heres a list in my next post that states Marlin Serial number designations.

Sniper X
August 15, 2007, 07:00 PM
It is a 1967 vintage rifle, and a great deal even though it has a fairly cheap scope.



check it out:



Marlin year of manufacture maybe determined from the following list of letter/numeral prefixs to the serial number:

1946-C
1947-D
1948-E
1949-F
1950-G
1951-H
1952-J
1953-K
1954-L
1955-M
1956-N
1957-P
1958-R
1959-S
1960-T
1961-U
1962-V
1963-W
1964-Y,-Z
1965-AA
1966-AB
1967-AC
1968-AD, -68
1969-69
1970-70
1971-71
1972-72

Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture maybe determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100:
Example: SN 2512345 would have been made in 1975 [100 - 25 = 75].

Rex B
August 15, 2007, 07:12 PM
New 336s run on sale at Cabelas, Bass pro etc for $314 in the Fall.
At least they did last year.

Gator
August 15, 2007, 07:12 PM
I have that exact rifle and really like it. I think I paid about $200 for it a few years ago.

Kilgor
August 15, 2007, 07:27 PM
Am I out of the loop? Last I checked, used Marlin and USRAC 30-30's were $150-$200 at local pawn shops.

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