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Did I get a deal on this Marlin 336?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by pwolfman, Mar 9, 2006.

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  1. pwolfman

    pwolfman Member

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    I just picked up a Marlin 336RC 30-30, built in 1950, original finish and a mint barrel. No rust, and the finish was about 90-95%. Nice crisp trigger, and chamber looks clean and well maintained. Stocks look good and no cracks and (I think) original

    Picked it up in a pawn shop for $175.

    Any ideas if I should refinish or just clean up and have fun shooting?

    This is my first rifle (other than a .22 plinker).

    damn gun bug..:D

    pwolfman
     
  2. dakotasin

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    just clean it and shoot it.

    in 90-95% condition, it isn't far enough gone yet to wrry about re-finishing - and it is a shooter, so go shoot the thing. it will be fun!

    oh, yeah, at $175 you did fine. not a steal, but better than what i can get used ones for in worse condition out here.
     
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    Around most parts, $175 for a clean, 90% pre-safety 336RC is a DANG good price. I'm quite jealous.
     
  4. loadedround

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    marlin 336

    Great price on that rifle. The stock should be oiled walnut. Just rub it down with Linseed or Tung Oil and as the guys said...shoot it.
     
  5. joab

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    I paid $200 for my 336 CS in pretty good condition, '82 vintage I believe.

    Prices ain't going down. I'd say you got a good deal

    And just to save you some trouble working up a load, she's probably going to like 170 gr
     
  6. candr44

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    That is a good deal. I payed $160 for my 336cs in the mid 1980s at a gun show. Its the only gun I ever regreted selling but I did sell it for more than what I payed for it.
     
  7. Rube

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    Nice Find

    I purchased a 336 CS in 30-30 last week for $200 and I thought it was a good buy. My "book" says your RC is worth more than the CS. I think you made a great buy.
    Rube
     
  8. OldWolf

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    Oh yeah...that's a good price. I have paid a lot more for a 336. :eek:
     
  9. pwolfman

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    Well, went to the range to shoot this rifle today, and let me tell you...it was fun!:D

    Ran 40 rounds through it, and it functioned like a dream. Kick was not bad either. I tried to get this young kid to shoot it, but he wanted to stick to his 22 he was shooting with his dad..:p

    Very fun rifle to shoot!!

    pwolfman
     
  10. JNewell

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    I found a very nice 1952 (IIRC) 336 a few years ago in very nice shape with a Lyman 66 on it, priced at $175. I figured the sight alone was worth maybe $60 or so and bought it on the spot. :D
     
  11. shootinstudent

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    pwolfman,

    You got a great deal! I love old marlins and a 336 like yours was my first centerfire rifle too. I still have it, and it's still my favorite rifle for all around use.

    Are you going to take it hunting? I still haven't found a rifle that carries or points better. Hope you enjoy it.
     
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    If I could find 'em for that, I'd be buying all I could. Yeah, that's a good deal.
     
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    Dumb question: What is the difference between a RC and a CS model?

    Thanks for the edumacation.

    I don't have a lever gun, but I want one for some reason. Chuck Connors, I guess.
     
  14. joab

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    Don't know about RC but CS is scoped
     
  15. pwolfman

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    RC means Regular Carbine, (AFAIK). I remember seeing the listings of what each were on the marlin site, or maybe the brownells site...

    RC is now just C in the Marlin books...

    pwolfman
     
  16. Nathanael_Greene

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    Glad you like the rifle. Here in the DFW area, prices on Marlins have been climbing. Just a couple of years ago, rifles about like yours could be bought all day long for under $200, but now $250-300 is what I'm seeing.

    And the Glenfield and Marlin budget versions (hardwood stock, simpler sights) were routinely available for about $150, even scoped. Now it's more like $200just for the rifle.

    You done good!
     
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