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Old July 22, 2010, 04:37 PM   #2476
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Hello gents,
Just joined THR because of this thread. I owned a 336 in 30/30 as a first hunting rifle, then traded it in on a 30.06 after a couple years. That was about 20 years ago, and I haven't hunted in the past 4-5 years now. But lately I found myself wishing I had kept my old Marlin. About 6 months ago a guy I worked with needed some money for some car repairs, I think. Offered to sell me his father's rifle for $100.....Bought it, with leather sling and 15 cartridges (remaining from the first box shot through it). His father bought it new, shot it 5 times in preparation for hunting season, then he passed away before being able to use it. It remained in his son's closet until I bought it. Serial #'s show it as a 1972 production date, has no cross bolt safety (of course) and only needs the rear sight blade and ramp......Tell me I didn't take him too badly......
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:38 PM   #2477
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You are guilty of Grand theft Marlin! If you can't live with the shame just send it over to me for proper disposal.
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Old July 22, 2010, 09:53 PM   #2478
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You stole it. But he was an enabler.
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Old July 22, 2010, 10:23 PM   #2479
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They're being pretty hard on you, Gunit. But if he didn't research the value of the rifle before selling it, then so be it.

Welcome to the club. Shoot well.

Nem, now on the other side of the continent, still in transition
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Old July 22, 2010, 11:41 PM   #2480
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Yea I thought I would be labeled a thief, but I asked him if he was sure and told him it was worth more than that. He said it wanted it to go to someone that would use and appreciate it. And thanks guys for keeping this thread alive! It is full of info. I gotta keep reading and see if I can find a resource for the old sight parts....

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Old July 22, 2010, 11:47 PM   #2481
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Got a chance to do some 336 Cowboy in 38-55 shooting earlier this week.

Here's the Captain taking on the 400 yard Dinger, offhand... unfortuneately the camera ran out of memory before he ended his streak.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHelW...eature=channel

Here's me taking on the same dinger using the sticks. Poor quality video and we were too optimistic about the zoom capability. Still it's cool to hear the boom (delay) clang.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE1k-pp1EeA&NR=1



Two Marlin 336 Cowboys in 38-55. What a cool caliber. Way fun.
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Old July 23, 2010, 12:31 PM   #2482
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Thumbs up Shortcut to desktop? You betcha!

In on 100...!!!

Might have to get a 336 to keep my 1895 company.
Great thread.
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Old July 24, 2010, 04:55 PM   #2483
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Just bought my first Marlin ... a 1970 336 in .35 Rem. Paid $310 in Atlanta. Pictures to follow when I get a chance.

I'm trying to figure out a scope to mount on it. I've got a Leupold STD base. I'm probably going to put a 4x scope on it ... but I'm open to other options. Any suggestions are appreciated.

I have to say I'm very excited about finally getting this rifle!
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Old July 24, 2010, 05:23 PM   #2484
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I'm trying to figure out a scope to mount on it. I've got a Leupold STD base. I'm probably going to put a 4x scope on it ... but I'm open to other options. Any suggestions are appreciated.
I like a smaller scope on a 336, like a 4x. The objective lens should be 35mm or smaller so that you can mount the scope low. The lower the scope, the better on a 336 because its stock sits low to accommodate the irons. There are many 2-7x32mm size scopes out there that work very well on a 336. I really like the Nikon ProStaff version. But Sightron makes a nice 4x:

http://swfa.com/Sightron-4x32-SII-Riflescope-P9181.aspx
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Old July 24, 2010, 10:21 PM   #2485
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Thanks Abel. I like the idea of a 2-7x32mm, both to have low 2x, and the variable power in case it's needed. On my CVA Optima Elite .270 single-shot rifle, I use a Nikon 3x9x40scope and have been Very happy with its performance. I would buy Nikon again.

I think I'll go look at both a 4x and a 2-7x32 and see what I think is going to be most functional for me.
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Old July 25, 2010, 06:11 PM   #2486
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Wow.100 pages. Who'da thought.

Thanks for the heads up, Bus.

From a bar on cell phone in Rumford, Maine at the end of a camping weekend.
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Old July 26, 2010, 12:05 PM   #2487
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Speaking of Maine, .30-30 seems very well suited up here. Dense woods everywhere.

Not sure how long I'll be here, but if I stay, I'll definitely (finally!) cut my 336 barrel down for the thick woods.
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Old July 26, 2010, 02:51 PM   #2488
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Why not help with post http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost....ostcount=2469?
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Old July 26, 2010, 03:42 PM   #2489
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EB, I did see your questions a few days ago, but decided to let others answer. I'm a total newb when it comes to shortening barrels. And I've moved now to a different part of the country, so have no knowledge of smiths over here.

Others may have an opinion though.

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Old July 26, 2010, 04:12 PM   #2490
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Not a 336 but it is a Marlin 30-30

Marlin 30 TK
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Old July 26, 2010, 05:54 PM   #2491
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The 30TK is essentially a 336 Guide Gun. Made for sale in K-Mart, its officially a Texan model; that's what the T stands for.
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Old August 1, 2010, 02:20 PM   #2492
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Wow, it'll take a while to catch up in this thread. Just joined today, a web search brought me to THR and I'm definitely impressed with the couple of threads I've read so far. I had a 336W that I sold in 2006 when I got stationed in Korea, and a few days ago I picked up another one off a buddy for $230. It's 10 yrs old and still looks new. Took it out this weekend and sighted her in. She's a nail driver. Looking forward to cruising this thread and getting some good ideas.

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Old August 9, 2010, 05:40 PM   #2493
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How many rounds do you have through your 336?
Did you need to replace any parts along the way?
Any issues with copper fouling?

These are mostly curiosity questions. I've got around 500 rounds through my 336 and I'm happy as a clam with it. Given it's cylindrical bolt design I suspect my great grandchildren in 50 years from now will enjoy shooting it. I'm just curious on round count and if there are any know parts that need replacing. I've never bothered to use any of the copper cleaner for the barrel and when I look down it, it looks fine and the accuracy has been consistent. Just curious if you've found copper cleaner necessary. Actually, I don't use it in general.

Many thanks to all and have a happy day. The 336 is the one rifle than always makes me happy when I take it out.
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Old August 10, 2010, 01:34 PM   #2494
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Speaking of Maine, .30-30 seems very well suited up here. Dense woods everywhere.

Not sure how long I'll be here, but if I stay, I'll definitely (finally!) cut my 336 barrel down for the thick woods.
I had mine done recently. I sent it to Brockman and he did a fantastic job. It's something like 16.75" barrel and has a 5+1 capacity. I also had him smooth the action (it cycles very smoothly) and remove some of the sharp edges (such as the hammer). I am very happy with it's looks and the way it functions. Not that there was anything wrong with it in the first place. The alternative is to just buy a 336Y if you can find one.
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Old August 10, 2010, 08:49 PM   #2495
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Stopped in A gunshop today just to kill A little time. Ended up buying another 336 SC in 30-30. This one was born in 1956. It is going to be my 16" project gun.
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Old August 18, 2010, 09:26 PM   #2496
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And here it is.



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Old August 18, 2010, 10:30 PM   #2497
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Are the older 336 sans hammer safety more desirable than the new ones? If so, why?
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Old August 18, 2010, 10:34 PM   #2498
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Some like them some don't. It's A personal preference. The fit and finish was better on the older guns. But my two newer ones look fine to me!
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Old August 22, 2010, 02:46 PM   #2499
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Decided to leave the 1956 SC as is. To nice to cut down. Makes A nice mate to mt 1957 SC.


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Old August 22, 2010, 11:46 PM   #2500
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took me a while to read this thread... I am looking to take the plunge. I think I have settled on a 30/30 and I think I am going to go with the SS version. Looks too good to pass up. I can't wait to post my pic.
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