Marlin 336a 30-30 glenfield model


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golfer_ray
November 1, 2012, 03:24 PM
I can get one of these for $350. I'm relatively new to buying rifles. It is in very good condition. Does this sound like a reasonable deal? Thank you.

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Hunterdad
November 1, 2012, 03:59 PM
Sounds a bit steep to me. I got my brand new pre remlin 336 for $300 a few years back.

W.E.G.
November 1, 2012, 05:17 PM
Its not a special deal, but with all the levergun fetish that's going around these days, you wouldn't be doing badly either.

Plus, its an "older gun" without the lawyer-imposed features found on current models.

If you can get it as a face-to-face transaction, all the better.
No taxes, no shipping, etc.

sansone
November 1, 2012, 05:31 PM
buy it, now that remington owns marlin I see original marlins selling higher.
If it looks real clean (bore included) that is a fair price.

if you are ok with a remlin you're lookin' at $400 new

heeler
November 1, 2012, 05:37 PM
Used Marlin lever guns have been creeping up in price over the last two or three years.
If it's very clean and a non crossbolt safety that price is not totally out of the ball park but it would never hurt to try to get it down a few bills.
Go over to GunBroker and you can get an idea on pricing.

sansone
November 1, 2012, 05:55 PM
all the competitive retailers are getting around 400 new

greyling22
November 1, 2012, 06:40 PM
I paid 220 in a parking lot for one 4 years ago. the wood was way cheesy what with the stamped deer heads an all, but sand it down, stain it brown and go to town! With a little action work it became the slickest 336 I've ever worked. Shot pretty well too. 350 tax included is not good, but not a robbery. 350+ tax and I'd pass.

Abel
November 1, 2012, 06:48 PM
Prices from 3-4 years ago have less and less bearing on today's prices since Remington bought Marlin and so far has had trouble producing lever actions of the same quality that Marlin did. $350 for a clean rifle is more than fair. $400 is on the high side, but fair if the condition is great, and $300 is a great deal.

Sheepdog1968
November 1, 2012, 08:31 PM
Sounds like a reasonable price where both buyer and seller should be happy. Go for it.

golfer_ray
November 1, 2012, 10:32 PM
He won't budge on the $350, but will sell it with a Nikon Prostaff 3x9x40 scope for $100 more. That sounds like the deal I should make.

heeler
November 1, 2012, 11:29 PM
Ray,in my opinion a 3x9 is way too much scope for your typical lever action carbine.
The scope in itself is decent but again it's way over scoping your typical 336 carbine.
Will it work?...Why certainly..But it's way too much bulk for a short carbine rifle.
Short,low power,and light is the best balance for these types of carbines.
Fwiw my old 336 sports a now discontinued Burris 2x7x26 Timberline scope.

TheotherMikeG
November 2, 2012, 12:02 AM
The deal sounds reasonable for a clean 336. I've been very happy with a fixed-power 2.5X Weaver on mine. A variable 3X9 would be overkill, in my humble opinion.

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