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A Marlin Story

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by quietsage, Dec 10, 2012.

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  1. jeff-10

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    Just bought a brand new Marlin 336 in 30-30 a few months ago. I at the time did not realize they have such a bad reputation or I probably wouldn't have bought one. I can remember the sales guy at the gun shop looking at all 3 and handing me one and saying it was the best looking one.

    It is truly flawless in fit and finish. I can not find one blemish on it and I really went over it. I bought a brand new Mini 14 Tactical that day also and it has several blemishes on the stock and the hand guard does not fit flush.

    Also, the 336 shot to the point of aim at 50 yards with 170gr Remington Core-lokts. I am exceptionally happy with the purchase. The loading gate was a little tight the first time I loaded it but it loosened up eventually.
     
  2. Pilot

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    I bought my Marlin 336CS new in 1994, and it has been flawless. Marlin was still turning out good rifles then. It is extemely accurate.
     
  3. Zeke/PA

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    My 336's ( .35 Rem, .30-30 ) shoot right around M.O.A. with reloads and the 39-A really likes Blazer ammo.
    The 39 was on consignment a my FFL's and was very well taken care of so I couldn't pass it up.After some "negotiating", I got it for $275.00 a year or so ago.
    With a vintage 6X Weaver on top, it's a Super shooter.
     
  4. T.R.

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    I bought my new Glenfield model 30GT in 1979 for $129. but clueless to its current value in inflated USA dollars. But not for sale anyways; its put a lot of venison on our table over the years.

    30-30 is a KEEPER!

    TR
     
  5. Roadking Rider

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    I had a friend give me $70 and a lightly used 1981 Marlin 336 30/30 pre cross safety,for a almost new Bersa thunder .380. It was under his bed for over 20 years in it's original box. The box looked like it had been through a war, But the rifle is about 95%. It has one scratch at the lever screw. Other than that the rifle is darned near perfect. He had two but the other one was SS and he didn't want to part with that one. With all the horor stories I hear on the new Remlins it makes me happier everyday that I made that deal.
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