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Which 30-30 Win 94 or Marlin 336?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RoostRider, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. RoostRider

    RoostRider Well-Known Member

    I have a real big problem here.... I have too many guns.... lol....

    The real issue is that I got a real good deal on a few guns (from a trusted source).... I got a couple of really really old .22's, a .308 and a Winchester Model 94 lever action 30-30...

    I had to dip into a vacation fund, and the GF isn't too happy about that... so I told her we could compromise and I would sell one of them.... which quelled her a bit *whew*....

    Little did she know, I already had a Marlin Model 336 lever action 30-30... so selling a gun was almost a given... lol... *everyones happy*woohoo*...

    But now I have to decide which one to sell....

    I used the Winchester as a kid out deer hunting, so it has some sentimental value that the Marlin doesn't (I bought it cause it was a good deal and I wanted a good brush gun)... but they both seem so similar in most ways...

    The Winchester is about 30 years old.... the Marlin.. who knows.... both in great shape....

    So, which one would you keep? Why? How much would you sell the other for?
  2. 32winspl

    32winspl Well-Known Member

    Well, if she really isn't aware of what you have in current inventory, do you have an old garbage gun that you might be able to sell someone? I'm not really advising you to lie to her.... well, maybe I am. If you have to move something to appease her, I suggest that you offer up your least favorite gun. Does she know a Winchester from a Marlin from an old Remington Boat Anchor? Is she expecting the sale of some firearm or the sale of a specific firearm? Heck, if you absolutely have to, sell the "loser" and keep the winners.

    Of course, I'm divorced, and could be a lousy advocate.
  3. Legionnaire

    Legionnaire Well-Known Member

    Sell the Marlin. Although I personally prefer Marlins, your 94 has sentimental value that will grow with age. Save it for a kid. You can more easily replace the 336.
  4. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    I agree. I personally like the Marlin better, but they ain't making Winchesters anymore.
  5. Shawnee

    Shawnee member

    Sell the GF.

  6. Jeff F

    Jeff F Well-Known Member

    I agree with Shawnee, you can allways get another girlfriend;)
  7. woof

    woof Well-Known Member

    I'd keep the one with sentimental value. You can PM me about the Marlin.
  8. TCB in TN

    TCB in TN Well-Known Member

    I am not a Winchester guy, Marlins are my thing, but I would agree. Keep the one with the sentimental value. Lots of good used Marlin's around, if you need to replace it later it will not be as hard.
  9. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    Keep the Winchester. The marlin can be replaced at a reasonable price and the Winchester has memory that will be passed along when you and your GF (if you have the same one) have children.
  10. Ben Shepherd

    Ben Shepherd Well-Known Member

    Easy, NWIH would I sell the winchester. She could go find a new BF first.
  11. 357sigRog

    357sigRog Well-Known Member

    The win. was my first deer rifle passed down from my grandfather, to father, to me. I guess it is a personal preference but I would have to keep the win. because of the sentimental value because they are both good guns.
  12. qwert65

    qwert65 Well-Known Member

    I agree you should sell the Marlin(or the GF) If you decide to sell the Win please PM me
  13. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Well-Known Member

    Can you post a picture and a price?

    I have to agree with the others and say try to get them both. A 30-30 is a very useful round. One of my favorites.
  14. +1. Trade it in on a new model with a non-functioning vocal module, a deluxe cook & clean algorithm, and clean/erased opinion drive, if possible. Anyone see "The Little Mermaid" - she was the perfect woman during the middle part of the movie. :evil:

    Seriously, I guess I'd keep the one that has sentimental value for you, the Winchester.
  15. RoostRider

    RoostRider Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I am leaning towards selling the Marlin for the sentimental reasons.... even though I'm not all that sentimental of a guy... lol

    What do you think they are each worth?

    On the other side of the equation... he threw in a couple of .22's.... real real old ones.... but I don't really want to sell them...

    One was my grandfathers first gun...

    a Stevens Arms Company- Little Scout 22 Long Rifle Model 14 1/2.... manufactured between 1911-1916 (according to information on the net)... little single shot

    second one down on the left...


    and a Winchester Model 1890 pump action .22 with an octagonal barrel... manufactured between 1908-1911


    And no one told me how much I should expect to get from the Marlin or the Winchester.... I hope I can recover enough that the vacation fund doesn't look too sad.... lol
  16. Don357

    Don357 Well-Known Member

    I just priced a Marlin 336 .30-30 with a scope today at a pawn shop. They were asking $279. Both are excellent guns as you have said, and if the Winnie has sentemental value, by all means sell the Marlin, It can be replaced later. But if you're actually going to be using it for hunting, sell the Winnie. The Marlin is easier to mount a scope on since it is a side eject. You have to have an offset mount for the Winnie which I find rather difficult to see thru and sort of inconvienent. Just my $.02 worth.
  17. woof

    woof Well-Known Member

    You would get more for the 94. Personally, I wouldn't scope either one so that wouldn't matter to me. The Win is a pound lighter.
  18. DevilDog0402

    DevilDog0402 Well-Known Member

    Keep the Winchester!!
  19. CajunBass

    CajunBass Well-Known Member

    My wife said to tell your GF/Wife/SO that you need to keep both of them because someday you plan to leave them to your sons, and don't want them to squabble over who gets "Dad's ol' thuty-thuty." She said "Women are always suckers for the "leave it to the kids" line. (Why do you think I have two 10/22's, two SKS's, two 12 ga pumps, two Mosin Nagants, two D/A 22 revolvers, etc.? :evil: Now I'm working on gettin one more of each to leave to HER son/my stepson.)
  20. MAKster

    MAKster Well-Known Member

    You can buy a brand new Marlin 336 with scope package deal for $350 at places like Dicks and Gander Mountain. I doubt you'll be able to sell a used one for more than $275.

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