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Old May 7, 2009, 11:41 PM   #2201
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30-30 lever

I have among others ( 6 ) six 30-30s . 3 ea of Winchester and 3 Marlin 336 and one which is a Glenfield . Same as a 336 , Kind of like my ex's . On my forth marriage and I love them all. Course this say's she is the Last one. Said I might as well throw away my address books and notes, that those day's are over !
All B S aside, I would not give up this one for anything, Not even a gold SSA Colt. Now you know she has to be great . Even fixes me hotcakes at 3-4 in the mornning.
Or cakes, pudding, supper , you name it.
I really believe the 30-30 Is the best all around carbine for me . Next is the .357 in a rifle , and .45 Colt SAA 255 grain lead .
But the ol' thurty thurty is just hard to beat. Been around a long time...................Mutt
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Old May 8, 2009, 12:03 AM   #2202
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Gotta agree with ya Mutt, I have a bunch of them too, only two Marlins though. Winchester knew what they were doing when they came out with the ol .30WCF!
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Old May 8, 2009, 05:09 AM   #2203
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Quote:
But the ol' thurty thurty is just hard to beat.
I can tell that you grew up no'th of where I grew up.

Down there, we called it "thu'ty thu'ty" w/ no "r".

Same rifle, though, and I agree : ha'd to beat.

Obviously, since this is page 89.

Now, he'es a question:
what's the lightest bullet that
you've shot in your thu'ty thu'ty?

If you' answer is large'r than 110,
then you haven't experienced
the rifle for all its potential.
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Old May 9, 2009, 12:32 AM   #2204
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Kentucky--

Yep I can't figure out why they discontinued the .356 Win. OR why they discontinued the 336Y with its 16" barrel. It seems like they don't like producing what people want.

Just makes my custom job more rare I suppose.

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Old June 12, 2009, 01:50 AM   #2205
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My attempt at customizing an old 336 in 30-30

Here is the link to the new thread with more details of what I did. I thought the 336 club would be an appropriate x-reference for the old gun to participate in.

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=455935



Hi Fellas,

I finished it up yesterday, here are some photos of the finished gun; It was a fun project. I am flattered at the nice comments. I appreciate your taking the time to give me your opinions, some of the specs are;

Model: Marlin "336"
Caliber: 30-30
Capacity: 4+1
Finish: Norrell's Moly-Coat over 60 grit Aluminum Oxide Bead blast with "Metal ready" phosphate coating, mil-tech "bath"
Stock: Ram-Line, textured, foam filled & epoxy resin reinforced at swivel stud & butt plate
Front barrel band & swivel stud: home made & recessed into shallow barrel cut.
Front sight: New England Custom Gun "Masterpiece" banded ramp w/Gold Bead insert
Scope & Mount: XS Scout base with Talley steel rings, 1X Burris Short Mag scope
Rear sight: Williams FP (On order)
Action: Tuned & polished, Bear proof extractor


here is the before:



Now the after:











Thanks!

Jerry

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Old June 12, 2009, 08:32 AM   #2206
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Tractor - thanks for sharing your project with us. The versatility and practicality of these rifles continues to amaze me.

This may have been linked to before - For those looking for a GREAT article on shooting 30 caliber reduced round ball loads in the 30-30.

http://www.castbullet.com/shooting/rb30.htm

I shoot a few dozen of these loads every year. I prefer Red Dot powder (<6 grains) because it bulky - mitigates the possibility of an over charge and it seems less position sensitive. I also use '0' buckshot (~.314") rather than cast round balls and I seat them half way+ in so they'll feed easily through the magazine.

Where this load really comes in handy is while hunting with my 30-30. If I'm sighted in with the PapaJohn Load (150 grain Rem JSP over IMR 4895) this load will shoot very close to point of aim out to 50 yards. Inside of 25 yards it is most accurate and absolutely deadly on Forest Grouse and vermin. While hunting I put a few of these rounds in my pocket and if I come across a Grouse (Legal in WA) I slip one or two of these in the magazine (usually carried "cruiser read 4+0 or 3+1) work the action and make meat. Rather than hit them with a high velocity round that makes goo and a cloud of feathers.
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Old June 13, 2009, 04:17 AM   #2207
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Very cool project, Tractor. Yes, do keep us posted on results, including more photos of the finished rifle.

Mo, that's a really interesting article on round ball.

For some reason, this statement caught my eye:
Quote:
A tiny increase in charge can give a giant increase in velocity and pressure.
Remember that fact if you think you can get away with not checking charge level with a marked pencil, etc.
Bigga bada boom.

This so totally opens up the utility range of .30-30.
Add these pages on light bullets, (now a sticky), and we're covered.
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Old June 13, 2009, 05:26 PM   #2208
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I got primers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old June 13, 2009, 06:08 PM   #2209
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Tell us WHERE!!!!!
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Old July 10, 2009, 12:58 AM   #2210
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Well, my goodness. Here's an interesting new thread:

Winchester '94 v Marlin 336.

OP claims Marlin is relatively speaking a POS.

Hmmm. This'll be interesting to watch.

Added by edit: now I find the thread that gave birth to the new one.
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Old July 11, 2009, 01:54 AM   #2211
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Mo, no problem with feeding so far?

Right now, my cases are catching on the chamber edge. I'll smooth it a bit, and I still
need to do the Marlin Fix before it also becomes a problem.
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Old July 16, 2009, 02:50 PM   #2212
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Wow. Sure is quiet around here.

"Hello?! Anybody home?"

I've got 30-30 fever.
Need to get to a range soon to remedy that.

A friend of mine has found a new range.
Looking forward trying it out ... soon.

Also, having a pang to get my 336 cut down.

16.x" seems a bit too short - mostly concerned about muzzle blast.

I've thought about 17 - just to be different.

But I think I'm going w/ 18".
If it's good enough for a GG ...

Any thoughts welcome.

I'm going to put a limb saver pad on it, too.
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Oh, by the way: To fund the 336 work - and hopefully take first steps towards setting up for handloading (see below), I'm going to find a new home for my 1894C in like new condition. (I'm embarrassed to tell you how few times I shot it. Such good intentions, such an economic nightmare that tied me to work.)

I find that I'm just not moved to shoot it. Fine rifle. Fine rifle. Just feels good. But even though at first I liked the idea of having a carbine w/ matching caliber to my revolvers, I'm now wanting different calibers for rifle & revolver.

And, I'm eager to get into reloading so I can experiment with light bullets in the 336 that will fill the niche that I thought the 1894C would cover.

Haven't priced it yet. I need to do some research on current street prices.

Special deal for club members : If anyone wants dibs on the 1894C, send a PM.
You'll get first (second, third ...) right of first refusal once I set the price.
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{This is a cross post w/ a sister forum.}
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Old July 17, 2009, 09:15 PM   #2213
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Special deal for club members : If anyone wants dibs on the 1894C, send a PM.
You'll get first (second, third ...) right of first refusal once I set the price.
Sold (to a friend in town).

Wow. That was fast. Popular carbine.
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Old July 17, 2009, 09:34 PM   #2214
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i want to chop my 336 beater i got a going out of business sale at a gun shop to a home defense house gun i saw a picture of one here i need some ideas
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Old July 21, 2009, 09:40 PM   #2215
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hello all. i have been poring over this forum that the last month. i want a 336 so bad now i cant sit still. i have seen plenty on gunbroker and found a few i would like but i thought i might ask here if anyone might have one too many nothing special since this will be my first one, just something that shoots straight. thanks
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Old July 22, 2009, 01:45 AM   #2216
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Mo, no problem with feeding so far?

Right now, my cases are catching on the chamber edge. I'll smooth it a bit, and I still
need to do the Marlin Fix before it also becomes a problem.
velojym - mine feed fine from the magazine. Only the 1894's need the "Marlin Fix" is my understanding. Never heard of the "Jam" happening to an 336/1895
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Old July 22, 2009, 01:48 AM   #2217
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i gota 1967 marlin 336rc straigh grip stock
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Old July 27, 2009, 11:08 AM   #2218
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Marlin Lever Action

Hello, I'm Bill from N.E. Florida, Green Cove Springs area, and I love my Lever guns.
I currently own 7 Marlins of various bores, 3 Winchester 94's and 1 Henry 22lr.
I enjoy the 336 area of the THR forum and read it almost daily.
Keep up the great work.
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Old July 27, 2009, 11:14 AM   #2219
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And if they had bad eye sight they probably didn't hit much either.
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Old July 31, 2009, 12:02 AM   #2220
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woo-hoo

I finally got my first centerfire lever gun.. It's a Marlin 336 sc. $300 it's exactly what I wanted. Wll used but still perfectly useable and it came with a Lyman 66la sight. The fore stock is awful though, someone tried to checker it them self and it looks bad. I'll worry about that later though. It packs qite a wallup with the hard plastic butt plate so I'll try it with a slip on pad. I think it;'s pretty old serial # is F90**. Jeff
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Old July 31, 2009, 02:15 AM   #2221
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Lobo, MeanJoe, Chevy, Cman and Chef, welcome to the club.
We're glad you've joined us.

Been a bit quiet around here for a while ...
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Old July 31, 2009, 04:00 PM   #2222
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I went to a garage sale today and the guy had a Marlin 336 30-30. It has a Leather Marlin Sling, a SWIFT Scope, and a Hammer Extension.
He was selling for $250.00 which included two 20 round boxes of Ammo.

Well, I have always regretted selling my first Marlin 25 years ago, so I snatched it up.
I found this tread by searching for info on the 336.

I don't know if this is a A or C model. It was made in 76, as the Serial Number starts with 24 and the stock is absolutely beautiful with NO Checkering.
Barrel looks good no pitting.
Slight bit of pitting on the Receiver which I can re-blue.

It appears as if there is a machine stamp that looks like "JM" where the barrel attaches to the receiver directly in line with the Marlin Info on the barrel.

Can't wait to shoot it, but will first totally clean and fix the bluing.

Does the smooth stock mean anything? Do I have a A or C model?
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Old July 31, 2009, 05:12 PM   #2223
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Golocx4, welcome to THR and to the 336 club.

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He was selling for $250.00 which included two 20 round boxes of Ammo.
Assuming it shoots w/o hitches, I'd say you scored.

Let us know a range report, and images are required eventually (fine after you fix it up).

I'll let others more knowledgeable about "older" ones address your question re A v C. (Were those designations around in 1976? I confess, I don't know.)
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Old July 31, 2009, 07:11 PM   #2224
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I spent some time working through the thread and at present about 1/2 way through. I have a 336 CS plain jane with iron sights.Got it years ago by accident. Called a guy in local swap magazine about a pistol and asked if the ad was still good and how to find him. When I got there he had the rifle, never had a pistol for sale. I had called the wrong ad's phone # and never asked what the firearm was!! It was a deal I could not refuse. He said I was the only one to respond-probably due to the really low price-they were expecting junk. Never regretted that purchase either, like it better than either of my two Winchesters. It just fits and feels better in my hands.
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Old August 1, 2009, 10:44 AM   #2225
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Here are some pics as it is now.
and
As I said there is some pitting on the receiver.
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