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Old August 2, 2011, 08:32 PM   #2876
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Travis thanks for letting us know man damn I'm having withdrawals I need my MO fix!!! I did'nt know what the heck had happened!!!
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Old August 2, 2011, 08:34 PM   #2877
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It's back up.
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Old August 4, 2011, 02:16 PM   #2878
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Finally. A thread with style. My 336c (35 rem.) is aabsolutelyTHE best whitetail gun. Drops 'em like their hot. (sorry, could'nt resist)
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Old August 4, 2011, 05:23 PM   #2879
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Open sights - 336c .35

I just had to replace the rear sight on my .35 Rem and wanted to know if anyone out there knows where on the elevation piece (half-way up the ramp, etc.)the factory sets it, and at what approximate distance.
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Old August 8, 2011, 09:21 PM   #2880
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Here's my new (to me) 336. It's a '78 but I don't know how to tell which model it is. From what I've read, I think it's an RC. Not a speck of rust on it so I was surprised to find out the year it was made. Went to the pawn shop four or five times to oogle at it and finally pulled the trigger. Had the day off and went to the range to discover they were closed for repairs. I've got the rear sights off in anticicpation of my Skinner Express sights that should be here soon. It's my first lever action and my wife is already tired of me playing with it. Been wanting one of these for a long time and glad to finally have one.

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Old August 29, 2011, 11:03 AM   #2881
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Nice lookin' rifle Bojangles, did you get those sights mounted and head to the range? My 336, also a '78 that is the spitting image of yours, was my first lever action too, and is one of my favourites. Nothing fancy, but it shoots great with a williams sight, carries nicely, and .30-30 is a great all purpose round.

Anyway, congrats and welcome to the club!
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Old August 29, 2011, 06:36 PM   #2882
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Haven't gone yet. My sight actually just arrived today and (of course) I have to move this weekend. If I'm lucky I'll get to the range Monday if they're open. This is the longest I've ever had to wait before shooting a newly acquired gun and it's killing me.
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Old September 1, 2011, 04:50 PM   #2883
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Picked up A 336 ER in .356 win. today pics soon!!!
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Old September 8, 2011, 06:22 AM   #2884
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My latest and hopefully last 336. These are addictive.
Yep, it's an addiction with no known cure called Marlinitis
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Old September 8, 2011, 01:35 PM   #2885
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thankful

Finally found a thread where I belong. I'm a newby to the 336 but love everything about it. Mine was manufactured in '73 and guess what.. it was.. wait for it.. UNFIRED. I happened to stumble upon a guy selling it who never fired it bc it was made the same year he was born but was finally ready to let it go. Perfect timin I guess. It has a gorgeous black walnut stock but I can't quite figure out what exact model it is. I would have to guess it's a C but I would like some input, please help. What models were manufactured at that specific time, etc.? Thanks in advance fellas.

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Old September 9, 2011, 02:07 AM   #2886
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Need some 336 stock touch up advice

Well, took my 336 in 30-30 out bowling pin shooting. That was fun, although I find I can shoot the 1894 Marlin faster.

I'm a big fan of the Marlin lever rifles, they just feel right. Anyway the 336 is an old one, 1951 vintage, and in nice shape. Or at least it was.........

I let a few of the kids fire it on the practice range, probably 30 rounds or so. Then shot 2 rounds of pins, another 30 rounds. Within the space of about 30 minutes.

The barrel got so hot it actually bubbled the finish off the front stock. Sorry I don't have pics available right now, but it's a varnish/shellac type finish and I probably lost 40% of the finish along the top edges of the fore stock.

Does anybody have a recommendation of how to repair this? I want to match the original finish, of course.

I'm thinking remove the wood, sand it very carefully with very fine (320?) paper or a cabinet scraper until the loose edges of the holes in the finish finish are gone, trying not to sand through into the color. That shouldn't be so bad.

But what to recoat it with? Anybody know what they would have used back in the early 50's? Sorry, that's WAY before my time.

Thanks in advance for the advice, gentlemen.
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Old September 9, 2011, 10:53 AM   #2887
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be carefull with the sand paper, i would look into a chemical stripper and then take a warm towel and iron to get the dents out. lightly(cants stress that enough) sand it with some 600+ and start putting some tru-oil on it. good luck.
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Old September 9, 2011, 12:29 PM   #2888
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Here's my new to me 1959 336RC in 35Rem. I got it for a song. I only wish the previous owner would have held onto the original butt stock cap.


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Old September 9, 2011, 10:01 PM   #2889
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Shadowbob Did he cut the stock when he added the pad? Origional replacements are readily available. You can make the white spacer.
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Old September 9, 2011, 11:58 PM   #2890
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Nah, he didn't cut the stock. Just took off the cap so I have to get a new one and I'll cut my own white spacer from a laundry basket I guess.
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Old September 10, 2011, 06:17 PM   #2891
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It' A beauty even with the pad. Nice that he did not cut it.
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Old September 14, 2011, 01:23 PM   #2892
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Dear All. I've gushed on this thread at how much I've fallen in love with my 336. To the point where if the house was on fire and I had time to grab only one firearm from the safe the 336 would be it. About 76 percent of the time I go to the range this is what I bring. In 2010 I had Jim Brockman shorten the barrel to 16.75", put an enlarged loop, and smooth it up. It has been perfection for me. In about 4 months I will have enough saved up to do another modification. I'm seriously considering to send it to Jim West of Wild West Guns in Alaska to have it converted to a take down. Have any of you done this? Have you found it bo be reliable and robust? If cost for conversion isn't a driver iis there anywhere else you would send it to have it done? Many thanks for your feedback.
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Old September 14, 2011, 05:01 PM   #2893
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Was just reading about the XS Lever Scout in .30-30..

Sounds like a pretty neat setup. We live in a semi-rural area, where coyote's and mountain lions are a reality, and have been known to get a BIT too close for comfort, not to mention our share of roaming semi-feral dogs.

I love the idea of a lever-action that allows the eyes to stay open, hits hard, and has some back-up sights other than the blade/buckhorn stock setup.

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Old September 14, 2011, 06:49 PM   #2894
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You mean like this? Ok this one's A 45-70.




But I like the setup. Leupold Scout Scope. Skinner peeps.
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Old September 14, 2011, 08:55 PM   #2895
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when you pull the trigger to release the hammer in order to place in in the half-cock position, release the trigger as soon as the hammer is free to travel foreward. that way, if the hammer slips from your control, it should catch on the half-cock position.
I reccoment that you travel with the rifle loaded only if shooting appears imminant. the lever action is very fast to operate and you can go fron safe (no round in chamber) to ready to fire nearly as quickly by levering a round into the chamber as you can manually cock the hammer. and it is much safer.
the 336 is an exelent rifle, and is in my opinion, superior to the Winchester 94, if for no other reason than ease of cleaning and maintenance.
Hornady LeverEvolution 170gr rounds are my standard. not much more expensive than wal-mart ammo, and delivers consistantly. have never tried it at 300y, but have killed a 105lb Boar at 220y 1 shot.
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Old September 15, 2011, 10:50 AM   #2896
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Badlander, yeah, that's the setup the article was describing. VERY nice!

I think, purely based on preference, I'd go with a blued model, and I wonder about the advantage of a big loop lever vs. a smaller one, but definitely like your choice in scope, scout scope mount (as opposed to the full length version) and your buttstock cuff (ammo holder?) I have to say, that was my wife's favorite part. She really liked the stainless, wood and leather look.

Is that a good shooter for you? How is accuracy with the .45-70, and the short barrel?
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Old September 15, 2011, 04:09 PM   #2897
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Would like to join your club

I just bought my first 336CS here off THR last week--my wife got it for me for my birthday! I have owned Winchesters, but never a marlin. Guy I bought it from said he thought it was a '89 make.

I mounted a 3-9 bushnell and am heading to the range soon to try out a half dozen different brands of ammo. I have scanned these pages trying to find if there is a single brand or bullet weight that these things prefer, but haven't gained much knowledge. Hoping to try a box of hornady Leverevolution stuff too. Will post range report when complete.
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Old September 15, 2011, 04:53 PM   #2898
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Does my marlin in 375 winchester count
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Old September 15, 2011, 06:49 PM   #2899
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found a used marlin in 450 marlin today. Around $600ish. That thing looked like a beast!

The end of the barrel was compensated and the rifle itself had some real heft to it.

Was I looking at an 1895 or a 336? I'm thinking 1895...
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Old September 15, 2011, 07:25 PM   #2900
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On another tangent, do these gurlz feel a bit heavy to you guys? I swear, every time I shoot her or clean her or pack her in the case or shuffle her around in my safe, I'm always amazed that it feels at least 2 lbs heavier than my 8mm Husqvarna, or the 12 gauge shot guns, and especially the Marlin 925 wmr. It's just weird to me, given that I don't see a whole lotta extra metal on this thing.....
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