Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AStone, Feb 24, 2007.
Was the owner a patient in a mental hospital?
Holy cow, you scored.
I will DEFINITELY be going to that shop more in the future!
The shop's name is Hi-Caliber, about 30mins north of Atlanta.
Ok.... Here's one of mine...
A 336 Magnum chambered for .44 Magnum
I had a 1894 Marlin in that caliber that was a dandy, but a bit finicky.
(I think I've forgotten more than I ever knew. ... . .. . ... . .. Oh, wait a minute ... )
Oh, so THAT'S what's going on. Well, if there's a silver lining in that dark cloud, I guess that's it.
However I know the quality of the current spikehorns leave alot to be desired. My question is do ya'll think one of that age is worth that price. I have seen pics of the rifle and it is in mint contdtion. I am a bit concerned if it was one of the early Remalin/Marlington era spikehorns. (I think this predates this time) I have not been able to get the seller to pass the first few letters/numbers of the serial # to verrify if it is pre Freedom Group or not.
If it is pre FG I know it is better than current FG. This is not a needed rifle just a desire for another 336. Thanks for the input.
Sir, In my humble opinion...yes. It's worth the money.
Some people talk about a "litmus test" when evaluating "deals"... Well, I (and a friend or two) use what we call the "Glock test"
What I mean by this is....what does a soul-less, plastic, run-of-the-mill Glock cost? New or near new...five bills or there-abouts.
OK, so a Glock without a soul is $500 or somewhere close...you are looking at a well made Marlin (pre-Remlin) in EXCELLLENT shape made of blue steel and nice wood stock(s).
IMHO that Marlin flies right through the "Glock Test"...meaning I'd sure as heck rather have my $450 invested in that sweet looking Marlin than the same dollars invested in a soul-less Glock.
Now, one more thought....I do not in ANY way imply that a Glock should not be part of a man's (or woman's) gun accumulation. In fact, I own a Model 21 Glock and its the gun I'd grab if I was high-tailing it to the woods....but it's a tool, a crescent wrench to get a job done, not a gun to take out the safe and enjoy holding and cleaning. Glocks are tools. No more. That sweet looking 336 can certainly be thought of as a tool (many of us use Marlins as truck guns) but they have soul and therefore are of greater value....again...just my .02
Buy that gun. It's definatly worth the money...even if you don't agree with my crazy "logic"
Disclaimer: If the Marlin turns out to be a Remlin, based on so many concerns over these current production rifles, I'd pass unless you have an opportunity personally inspect the gun for fit, finish & function.
I had a good laugh at the tone of your response to my querry..........very well put. I enjoy the well made pistols I carry, but they are not the fine works of art that the wood and blue steel of the rifles that I love to carry into the woods to kill a deer whenever I get the chance during season. I am leaning towards contacting the seller and meeting him halfway to purchase the rifle after a good inspection (we both live in the same state). I made the mistake a few years ago of getting rid of a spikehorn that I had been sold instead of the 336A that I had ordered..(gun shop mistake). I should have kept both. I guess my resistance to the price is simply I remember getting a nice 336 for a price of $300, but that was a long time ago.............
P.S. when exactly (what year) did Freedom group purchase Marlin and start the Remalin/Marlington line of 336's anyway???
The merger was formally announced in December of 2007.
Go get that rifle. Sounds like its a keeper being it can't very well be a Remlin if the year of manufacture is as the seller advertized. "Safe Queens" usually are hard to capture and can be well worth the money.
I guess I am 2 for 2 on the snooze and loose catagory here lately. I have waited too long on the last 2 336's I looked and both were real beauties..............
both sold before I jumped.......but in my defense both sold before I had my $$ in hand to spend..............
easy come easy go..................
Isn't that what they make those little plastic wallet cards for?
Just kidding, E'trode. I don't have any of those evil little cards. Paid mine off in 1997 and haven't had one since. If I can pay cash, I just don't buy it. No more debt for me, thank you.
That rifle sounds great. I think it's a good idea to meet the guy if he'll do it and take a good look just to be sure.
But I agree with Von: I'd score it if I had the cash and needed one. Pre-Remlins are worth the extra price to me.
Plus I really hate using plastic any way......
I tried to scoop up the spike horn, but it escaped from the guys safe right before Christmas...........good news it went to a grandfather to give to his grandchild......hopefully it found a good home................
Well, there must be another gun out there with your name on it!
I found this Marlin 336 30-30 in an antique shop(that also deals in estate guns) right up the street from me. It was built in 1976, according to the shop owner it came from a big collection of over 200 firearms and has been shot only once or twice. Anyway, its super clean(only mark is a ding on the upper mag tube), the action is butter smooth(even without fresh lube) and the rifle is as solid as can be. I ditched the scope right after I took these and I have to round up a fs hood.
What is the best way to sling these rifles? The butt stock has a hole for a sling stud but what about up front?
I recently bought a Marlin 30as made in '82, but it was barely used. The trigger is pretty heavy, but breaks cleanly. How can I lighten the trigger pull? Will dry-firing or pulling the trigger and letting the hammer fall slowly under your thumb wear it in?
Is the front and hood typically visible in the lower portion of the scope's FOV on these rifles(on low power)?
I mounted a Weaver Classic V3 1-3x with Weaver rings and I've never had a setup that the fs encroached so much into the fov. The scope should be useable, as the hood is good amount (at 1x)below the reticle but I'm not sighted in yet.
You could also try a barrel-band sling mount (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/895209/marlin-rear-band-marlin-336-30-30-winchester-35-remington-1894c).
Fast forward 33 years. Woke up this morning and checked the local online classifieds and to my surprise what do I see, a listing for a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington for $300 FIRM. Even though the picture didn't look very good, I couldn't get to a phone fast enough.
Here she is. Sorry for the poor phone camera photo. She looks much better in person. Nice oil finished walnut stock with some honest wear from use over the past 44 years. Bluing is very good with only a couple of very small spots of light surface rust on the barrel. She sports a Leupold mount, Simmons 3-9 x 40 scope that's clear and bright and JM hammer spur. Also came with 30 rounds of 200gr ammo and gun case. Pulled the first test shot at 50yds. Took my time and eased into the second shot and ended up in the bulls eye. SOLD! Pretty sure I won't be selling this one.
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