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Old April 16, 2007, 11:21 AM   #351
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Count me in...

I've got a 336 35 Remington... and a 336 30-30 Project gun...

Will post picture later...


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Old April 16, 2007, 03:32 PM   #352
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I know the answer is probably in here somewhere

But there are too many threads to search

I bought my first Marlin last week a 336W
Yesterday I saw another one at the shop and impulsed bought it.
When I was doing the paperwork I saw this one was a model 36.

Is it the same gun with different model numbers?
Thanks
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Old April 16, 2007, 03:54 PM   #353
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Welcome, Chad. Looking forward to hearing more about your "project gun". I like projects.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Z
Most dovetails are cut so that you need to go right to left when installing a sight, and left to right when removing.
Yikes.

Guess I should'a checked back through this thread. Somebody a few pages ago specified how it was to be done, and I was going on memory. (Not a good idea in my case ... but wait, what was the question ? )

Anyway, it came out very easily going from right to left. I only had to tap it pretty lightly a couple of times and it dropped right out. Didn't feel like I was forcing anything.

Thanks for the tip on the "blank filler". I'm going to hold off on that for now until I decide whether I'm going to put a scout scope on it. If so, the XS scout mount will use that dovetail slot.

Thanks, Z.

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Old April 16, 2007, 04:11 PM   #354
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Can I play, I've got a 30TK?
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Old April 16, 2007, 06:27 PM   #355
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Welcome to the 336 romper room, Cane.

Got any pics?

{Added by edit: just found this page about the 30TK.
Wow, a .30-30 guide gun that looks like an 1895G.
Very cool ... }
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Old April 16, 2007, 06:47 PM   #356
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Well, to start off, I bought a abused 336 30-30 from a member at marlinowners.com (he did not abuse it)..

It had a shortened feed tube and a decel pad (put on very badly). Everything else was in excellent condition. It is a 1994. I got it for $175.

Well Since then I have had the barrel shortened to 16ish... Greater than 16...

And have purchased a new stock from www.precisiongunstocks.com. It is the cowboy version.

I have just dropped it off at the gunsmith to have it fit to the rifle. I started it, but I found that my inexperience would lead to it's destruction. So in two months (he's pretty busy...), plus I'm not in a huge hurry. He is gonna get it right to the point where I can finish it. Tru-Oil...

My 35 is pretty much done. I had to update the barrel bands, but the parts only came in gold... Oh well..


I'll post pics of both when I get the 30-30 back.

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Old April 17, 2007, 09:26 AM   #357
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First, let me say thanks for the words of encouragement on my new rifle. I called Marlin today and they say they checked it in last Wednesday, April 11th, 10 days after it was sent in. According to the rather pleasant lady I spoke with they currently have a thirty (30) day turnaround on repairs. So that means, by my calculations, that I should be getting my rifle back sometime in mid to late May. While that surely is frustrating, I have seen estimates run this long with other Firearms companies and then have my gun returned within a week or two. I won’t be waiting for the call from Wally World until May but I will secretly be hoping for it sooner.

Updates as they become available…

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Old April 17, 2007, 04:21 PM   #358
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Cane: the 30TK looks a lot like my customized 336C, except mine has a walnut pistol-grip stock and XS Ghost Ring sights. How does she shoot?
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Old April 17, 2007, 05:19 PM   #359
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Falcon, hang in there. I know that must be amazingly frustrating, but you seem to have a great, patient attitude.

Rest assured, it'll be worth the wait. I hope Marlin offers you a speedy solution, and even does a few value added things for you in their repair process.

Please keep us posted.
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As I think I mentioned, the last two weeks prior to this one were weeks from hell. I'm still digging out. I've got some things I want to add to this thread soon as I dig out a bit more, and still need to call XS about my GR sighting problem. (Hope to do that this afternoon.)

Glad to see us still levering along ... Oddly enough, even with relatively low posting rates lately, 336 is still far and away the most viewed thread (10,282) of those currently listed in Rifle Country.

Just something about those 336's.

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Old April 17, 2007, 05:22 PM   #360
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Count me in too!

I purchased a 30-30 Marlin 336 in 1987. Mr. Lucky, as one of my long time hunting partners has dubbed it, is as accurate as any lever gun out there. Pop can accuracy at 100yds off hand with the standard open sights any day of the week. The leather sling has 8 notches carved in it. One for each Blacktail it's taken. 6 by me. And it's certainly not the only rifle I hunt with. (we only get one deer a year in the Evergreen state of confusion)

Someday I'd like to get it a big brother. Something like an XLR in .444Marlin would be nice.

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Old April 17, 2007, 11:38 PM   #361
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Well, I will be a member of the 336 club in 7 more days. I had the hangering for a new rifle and since I don't have a lever gun yet I figured I might as well add one to the flock. I'm really looking forward to taking it to the range and seeing what she can do.

I plan on scoping it with a 4x scope but I will go ahead and give it a go the first time out with iron sights. Look out tin cans...

Oh, I will also reload .30-30 for it since I'm enjoying that as a hobby.
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Old April 18, 2007, 12:08 AM   #362
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Jack (er, Steve) and Mark, welcome.

Mark, which version did you order? A, C, W, SS or other?

Steve, I handled an 1895G in .45-70 today for the first time at Bimart.

I've seen them before on the racks from a distance, and have been reading a LOT about them. But today was the first one I handled.

I was astounded at how good it felt. Astounded. The balance and quickness to point is ... well, beyond words. Even significantly faster than my 870. Makes me once again want to lop off a couple of inches of barrel off my 336A.

I have little doubt I'll get one sooner or later.

Just seems to be in my cards ...
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Old April 18, 2007, 12:55 AM   #363
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Nem, I am doing my best to keep my spirit up. I keep praying that they are just inflating the time quote so as not to look bad if they take a long time. I would be very happy to get a hat and my rifle out of the deal. Heck I would be happy to get my rifle back. Besides getting mad or frustrated just gets me in a bad mood, and won’t get my gun back any sooner.
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Old April 18, 2007, 02:57 AM   #364
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Heck I would be happy to get my rifle back.
Falcon, I know what you mean.

I can't imagine being without my 336 within 30' lately,
and am beginning to feel the ... um, need for an 1895G close by as well ...

Hang in, bro.
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Old April 18, 2007, 01:49 PM   #365
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I will hang in there. I may need to buy another rifle to have with me while I wait though.

In an odd twist of fate this is the first large bore rifle I have ever purchased. I have 4 now, but this is the first one I bought (inherited the rest), and I am really just learning how to use them effectively, or I would be if it were here.

I can’t afford to feed it often when it does come back, but I would love to be able to get it to a 100 yard range and learn how to fire it with confidence. I have been looking at many of the pictures of lever actions that have been posted and I am truly jealous at how beautiful they are. Mine is just a plain Jane W, but I am forming plans on how to make it truly mine. My first thought is a stock mounted leather ammo holder (God I wish I could remember the term for them). Most of the time I am a purest when it comes to firearms I like them for the most part stock.

The brief time I spent with my dear rifle did get me thinking of a bolt action. I am thinking of a Savage 116 in .30-06. first I need to see what my lever gun can really do.
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Old April 18, 2007, 07:03 PM   #366
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News, the 36 is the predecissor to the 336, a little less robust, and I beleive was made up to about 1947.
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Old April 18, 2007, 11:31 PM   #367
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Nematocyst, I ordered a 336A model. Time is passing too slowly!
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Old April 19, 2007, 01:08 AM   #368
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Congrats on the new purchase mark and welcome to THR
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Old April 19, 2007, 05:43 AM   #369
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update...not what I expected

I went to pick up the 336W that I ordered in; opened the box and I was very disappointed and not happy...the forearm had a very dark finish and the buttstock was wheat in color on the pistol grip and darkened to a medium hue by the buttplate; there was fingerprints in the oil on the receiver and when I wiped the oil off there was evidence of slight discoloration where the fingerprints were...I have never seen such a substandard specimen from Marlin; what the h%$& were they doing the day this one was assembled?!?

I refused delivery(I had a bunch of $$$ as instore credit), chose a different bolt action rifle, traded in the scope I was going to put on the Marlin (Sightron SI 3-9 X 40) and 'traded in' some .30-30 that I got for the Marlin as well as some assorted 12 ga ammo and broke even on a 97% Winchester M70 Black Shadow in .270 Win and a Sightron SII 3-12 x 42 scope;

the itch for a Marlin 336 refused to go away...yesterday while running errands I stopped at a local shop and spotted a LNIB (even had a box, just no owners' manual) Marlin 336CS with very nice Walnut wood; chose a Bushnell Trophy 3-9 x 40 scope and had it mounted with see throughs; I almost like the Marlin more than the Winchester...finally got another Marlin 336 after a 2 year hiatus after selling my 336A to cover moving expenses

oy vey!
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Old April 19, 2007, 12:51 PM   #370
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Going lever gun, and SAA shooting this Sunday! Can't wait! I will take the new to me 336RC in 30-30 and the Winnie in .357mag rifle, and both my SAA's, my AWA Longhorn that has the coil srping mod, and my Uberti Cattleman, both in .45 colt. Man, some fun will be had!
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Old April 19, 2007, 08:49 PM   #371
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Sniper,

That is such a great idea. I will need to get the Blackhawks out when I get my lever back. A .45 and a .357; that ought to be a fun day. You should post back here telling us how it went.

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Old April 20, 2007, 03:38 AM   #372
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kmrcstintn, glad to hear you scored on the CS. Congrats, and welcome back to 336-ville.
I know just how you feel, having been without one for 1.5 decades.

Sorry to hear of your bad experience with the W.

I have continued to wonder ... lingering doubts, despite opinions to the contrary,
if the W has less quality control than other model versions (C, A, SS, etc).

Any thoughts?

Nem, who continues to be buried at work,
but hopes to find some time real soon to contribute more here.
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Old April 20, 2007, 10:53 AM   #373
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I have heard that the A and W have less "hand finishing" and lesser quality wood on them but I don;t know if that is true. I was told that when I was first looking at the 336RC I just bought not long ago as someone here mentioned "if it IS a RC that is a great deal, if it is an A or W it isn;t that good of a deal" talking about the asking price of the rifle. They had said the A and W were Malins entry level lever guns in the 336 line.
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Old April 20, 2007, 11:23 AM   #374
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cross bolt safety thoughts....

my 336 CS is (IMHO) a beautiful rifle.

Hard to imagine cutting $100 out of the price of a rifle and getting the same level of detail.

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I have a thought for those with the cross bolt safety on their rifle.....if you understand why it's there and only use it for that purpose....it's a benefit and not a hinderance.

Using the half cock in the field is a perfectly adequate safety....and because the hammer is just 3" from your nose when taking aim, you're less likely to forget you have the safety set.

I think the driving issue for the cross bolt safety was unloading the rifle.

If you're not carefull about deliberately keeping your index fingure out of the trigger guard while cycling the action to discharge the cartridges, you could very easily have an accidental discharge....especially if you are cycling the action rapidly.

This is the only time I engage the cross bolt safety....period.

If you are going to use the cross bolt safety in the field, I'd suggest using it exclusively and never dropping the hammer to half cock.

One safety is enough.

I think the reason guys get all bent out of shape with the cross bolt safety is because they're used to lever rifles without it and wind up forgeting the darn thing is set (been there, done that) and miss their shot.

If you can't safely drop the hammer to half cock without first setting the cross bolt safety, lever action rifles might not be the best choice for you.
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Old April 20, 2007, 01:37 PM   #375
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I don;t have the safty on my 336RC it was produced in 1968, but I do on the Winnie 1894 in .357mag and actually like it. It is very small and secure.
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